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FIRE SUPPORT
FOR THE MANEUVER COMMANDER

NEWSLETTER NO. 90-1


TABLE OF CONTENTS

Preface

The Fire Support Process

Principles of the Fire Support System

Provide Adequate Support
Plan Early and Continuously
Exploit all Available Targeting Assets
Use all Lethal and Non-Lethal Fire Support Means
Use the Most Effective Means
Use the Lowest Echelon Capable of Furnishing Effective Support
Furnish the Type of Support that is Requested
Avoid Unnecessary Duplication
Provide Rapid Coordination
Provide for Flexibility
Coordinate Airspace

Fire Support Planning

The Maneuver Commander is the Owner of the Fire Support Plan
War Gaming
Commander's Guidance
Target Priorities
Commander's Attack Guidance
Brief Backs
Fire Support Plan Rehearsals
The FSCOORD
Positioning of the FSCOORD
Assign Experienced Artillerymen as Fire Support Officers
The Decision Support Template
Fire Support Execution Matrix
Top-Down Planning
Use a Common Target List
Shorter Target Lists

NCO Corner

Editor's Notes

The Secretary of the Army has determined that the publication of this periodical is necessary in the transaction of the public business as required by law of the Department. Use of unds for printing this publication has been approved by Commander, U. S. Army Training and Doctrine Command, 1985, IAW AR 25-30.

Unless otherwise stated, whenever the masculine or feminine gender is used, both are intended.

NOTE: Any publications referenced in this newsletter (other than the CALL newsletters), such as ARs, FMs, TMs, must be obtained through your pinpoint distribution system.


This document was prepared by Jacquetta A. Dunmyer, CALL, Ft Leavenworth, KS.



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