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PREFACE

This manual provides the tactics, techniques, and procedures that major commands and units must follow to successfully deploy by all modes of transportation. It applies to the total US Army forces deploying to any destination and to deployment planners and executors at all levels.
This manual provides strategic deployment doctrine that is consistent with FM 100-5 and FM 100-17. FM 100-5 is the capstone of Army doctrine. It describes force projection as "the demonstrated ability to rapidly alert, mobilize, deploy, and operate anywhere in the world." FM 100-17 focuses on mobilization, deployment, redeployment, and demoilization from an overarching doctrinal perspective.
As the national security strategy states, the ability to project power will underpin our strategy more than ever. We must, through strategic mobility, be able to deploy substantial forces to any part of the world. We must be capable of sustaining them in areas where pre-positioning of equipment may not be feasible or where adequate bases may not be available. We must also sustain them in areas where a poorly developed industrial base and infrastructure exist. We must be able to move personnel and material to the scene of a crisis at a pace and numbers sufficient to achieve quick, decisive mission success.
The proponent of this publication is the US Army Transportation School. Send comments and recommendations on DA Form 2028 (Recommended Changes to Publications and Blank Forms) directly to Commandant, US Army Transportation School, ATTN: ATSP-TDJ, Fort Eustis, Virginia 23604-5001.
Environmental issues are a major concern of the US Army. With emerging new laws and regulations, these issues will continue to have a growing impact on US Army operations.
Unless this publication states otherwise, masculine nouns and pronouns do not refer exclusively to men.



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