FM 1-0, ARMY FIELD MANUAL: THE ARMY - OUR ARMY AT WAR, RELEVANT AND READY, TODAY AND TOMORROW (14-JUN-2005
FM 1-0, ARMY FIELD MANUAL: THE ARMY - OUR ARMY AT WAR, RELEVANT AND READY, TODAY AND TOMORROW (14-JUN-2005)., FM 1 is one of the Army’s two capstone doctrinal manuals. The other is FM 3-0, Operations.
FM 1’s audience includes the Executive Branch; Congress; Office of the Secretary
of Defense; Joint Staff; combatant commanders; other Services; officers, noncommissioned
officers, and enlisted Soldiers of all Army components; and Army civilians.
FM 1 is prepared under the direction of the Army Chief of Staff. It states what the Army is,
what the Army does, how the Army does it, and where the Army is going. It establishes the
Army’s operational concept and other fundamental principles for employing landpower in
support of the National Security, National Defense, and the National Military Strategies.
FM 1 delineates the Army’s purpose, roles, and functions as established by the Constitution;
the Congress, in Title 10, United States Code; and the Department of Defense, in Department
of Defense Directive 5100.1. FM 1 is also the Army Chief of Staff’s vision for
To facilitate joint interdependence, Army doctrine supports and is consistent with joint
doctrine. FM 1 connects Army doctrine to joint doctrine as expressed in the relevant joint
doctrinal publications, especially, Joint Publication 1, Joint Warfare of the Armed Forces
of the United States, and Joint Publication 3-0, Doctrine for Joint Operations. FM 1 also
links the National Security, National Defense, and National Military Strategies with the
Army’s operational doctrine in FM 3-0.