FM 3-34.2 provides combined-arms commanders, from company to brigade, and their staffs with the doctrine, tactics, and techniques needed to successfully overcome obstacles. It provides the commander with breaching fundamentals and information for planning, preparing, and executing breaching operations. This manual gives the coordinating and special staff officer a basis for synchronizing all combat multipliers during a breaching operation.
This is not a stand-alone manual. The user must have a fundamental understanding of the concepts outlined in FMs 5-71-2, 5-71-3, 5-71-100, 17-98, 20-32, 34-130, 71-1, 71-2, 71-3, 100-5, 100-7, 101-5, and 101-5-1. This manual also implements Standardization Agreement (STANAG) 2036.
Appendix A contains a metric conversion chart.
The proponent for this publication is HQ, TRADOC. Send comments and recommendations on Department of the Army (DA) Form 2028 directly to Commandant, United States (US) Army Engineer School, ATTN: ATSE-DOT-DD, Directorate of Training, 320 Engineer Loop, Suite 336, Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri 65473-8929.
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