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FM 41-10 is the keystone doctrinal manual for U.S. Army CA operations. It is directly linked to, and must be used in conjunction with, the doctrinal principles found in FMs 100-5, 100-20, and 100-25. This manual is compatible with the concepts and principles contained in the USSOCOM Operational Concept. It defines the CA mission and describes CA roles, capabilities, organization, C2, CS, CSS, and employment in all environments across the operational continuum. It serves as the doctrinal foundation for force design, professional education, and individual and collective training. It supports the doctrinal requirements of the CBRS. The information contained in this manual is current as of April 1992.
The primary users of this manual are commanders, staff officers, and CA personnel engaged in planning CA operations and preparing operational elements for commitment. CA commanders and trainers at all levels should use this manual in conjunction with the ARTEP to plan and conduct their training. Users must adapt the principles presented here to any given situation using their professional knowledge, skills, and judgment. Because this manual articulates the collective vision of the Army's senior leadership, users must understand that it describes doctrinal requirements as well as current operational capabilities.
This manual integrates CA operations into the Army's BOS and is intended for Armywide dissemination. The proponent for this manual and other CA doctrinal and training publications is the USAJFKSWCS. Users of this manual should submit comments and recommended changes on DA Form 2028 to Commander, USAJFKSWCS, ATTN: AOJK-DT-DM, Fort Bragg, NC 28307-5000.
The provisions of this publication are the subject of the international agreements listed in the references.
Numerous terms, acronyms, and abbreviations are found in the manual. Users should refer to the glossary for their meanings or definitions.
Unless this publication states otherwise, masculine nouns and pronouns do not refer exclusively to men.