The Essentials of Warfighting…
SMARTbooks – the Essentials of Warfighting! Recognized as a doctrinal reference standard by military professionals around the world, SMARTbooks are designed with all levels of Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, Marines and Civilians in mind.
Step-by-step instructions & illustrations make complex procedures as easy as 1-2-3.
Comprehensive quick reference & documentation
Compiled from the latest official military publications; look up what you need and get straight to work.
Thousands of pages are condensed to provide concise information in a single SMARTbook.
Portability means accessibility
Taking the place of multiple field manuals, publications and training circulars, SMARTbooks fit easily into a leader’s bag, back of a rucksack, or the cargo pocket of a uniform.
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About the Science of Doctrine…
Military doctrine is a body of thought on how military forces intend to operate as an integral part of a joint force. Doctrine focuses on how to think—not what to think. It is a guide to action, not a set of fixed rules. It combines history, an understanding of the operational environment, and assumptions about future conditions to help leaders think about how best to accomplish missions. It provides an authoritative guide for leaders and Soldiers but requires original applications that adapt it to circumstances. Doctrine should foster initiative and creative thinking.
Doctrine establishes a common frame of reference; including intellectual tools that military leaders use to solve military problems. It is a menu of practical options based on experience. By establishing common approaches to military tasks, doctrine promotes mutual understanding and enhances effectiveness. It facilitates communication among Soldiers and contributes to a shared professional culture. By establishing a commonly understood set of terms and symbols, doctrine facilitates rapid dissemination of orders and fosters collaborative synchronization among units. It establishes the foundation for curricula in the Military Education System.
Military doctrine forms the basis for training and leader development standards and support products. Training standards provide performance baselines to evaluate how well a task is executed. Together, doctrine, training, and resources form the key to military readiness. Doctrine consists of fundamental principles; tactics, techniques, and procedures; and terms and symbols.
Applying Informational Art to Doctrinal Science. . .
SMARTbooks can be used as quick reference guides during actual tactical combat operations, as study guides at military education and professional development courses, and as lesson plans and checklists in support of training. Serving a generation of warfighters, military reference SMARTbooks have become “mission-essential” around the world:
- Military education and professional development courses/schools: officer and noncommissioned officer basic and advanced courses, NCO and Sergeants Major Academy, West Point and ROTC, Command & General Staff College (CGSC), Joint Forces Staff College (JFSC) and the War College
- National Training Center (NTC), Joint Readiness Training Center (JRTC) and Battle Command Training Program (BCTP)
- Active, Reserve and Guard units across the full-spectrum of operations
- Global War on Terrorism operations in Iraq, Afghanistan and the Asia-Pacific
- Combatant Command (COCOM) and JTF Headquarters around the world
- Allied, coalition and multinational partner support and training to include NATO, Iraq and the Afghanistan National Army