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This manual is about the movement of units. Movement responsibilities, movement planning and coordination, movement preparation, and movement execution.

Unit movement occurs in a variety of situations. Unit moves can be routine, as part of an exercise, reaction to a crisis or incident to the projection of force.

Army Goal: "With the right technological solutions...allow us to put a combat capable brigade anywhere in the world in 96 hours after liftoff, a division on the ground in 120 hours, and five divisions in 30 days."

- General Shinseki, CSA

The Chief of Staff of the Army has mandated that the Army be able to move a combat capable brigade anywhere in the world within 96 hours. Significant effort is being made to enhance the national ability to more rapidly project force: To more quickly put a viable combat capability on the ground anywhere in the world. This goal is being developed and met in terms of strategic deployment. However, each deployment involves a series or collection of unit movement operations.

The organizational level focus of this manual is the company, battalion, and brigade. This manual is designed to assist the unit commander and his non-commissioned officers in conducting successful unit movement operations. It does not provide step-by-step procedures, and it does not go into the details of the entire deployment process, which is the scope of other manuals. It is intended to define what is involved for the movement of units, and some detailed actions that must occur for the move to be successful, and where the responsibility for them are. The entire deployment process is covered in FM 3-35 (FM 100-17) Army Deployment and Redeployment Operations. Transportation Coordinator's Automated Information for Movement System II business practices and terms are introduced in this manual, as well as other supporting and related automated information systems. Lastly, it provides a discussion of some of the tools available that are involved in the movement of units. An awareness of the scope of the task, how to plan for it, and how to coordinate it are the essentials of this manual.

This manual is the result of the developments and enhancements of the Army's deployment capability, and reflects changes in Army transportation doctrine.


The proponent of this publication is the United States Army Combined Arms Support Command (CASCOM). Send comments and recommendations on Department of the Army (DA) Form 2028 to Commander, US Army Combined Arms Support Command and Fort Lee, ATTN: ATCL-T, Fort Lee, Virginia, 23801.

Unless this publication states otherwise, masculine nouns and pronouns do not refer exclusively to men.


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