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Military Reference: Multi-Service & Specialty

Military Reference: Multi-Service & Specialty

  • BSS5: The Battle Staff SMARTbook, 5th Ed.

  • SUTS2: The Small Unit Tactics SMARTbook, 2nd Ed. (w/Change 1)

  • TLS4: The Leader’s SMARTbook, 4th Rev. Ed. (2nd Printing)

  • SMFLS4: Sustainment & Multifunctional Logistics SMARTbook, 4th Ed.

  • TAA2: The Military Engagement, Security Cooperation & Stability SMARTbook, 2nd Ed.

Military Reference: Joint & Service-level

Homeland Defense, DSCA, & Disaster Response

Joint Strategic, Interagency, & National Security

Threat, OPFOR, Regional & Cultural

Books in Development


BSS5: The Battle Staff SMARTbook, 5th Ed.

BSS5: The Battle Staff SMARTbook, 5th Ed. See a Sample
ISBN-13 :978-1-935886-63-1
ISBN-10 :1935886630
Release Date :Jul 1st, 2015
Cover Type:Gloss U.V. Coating
Binding Type:Lay Flat with Spine
Print Inside Pages:Black and White
Trim Size:5.5'' x 8.5''
Total Pages:344

Print Edition

Price: $34.95 $29.95


Digital Edition (Adobe Digital Editions + SMARTreader)

Price: $34.95 $29.95


Bundle & Save (Print + Digital)

Price: $69.90 $44.90

Leading, Planning & Conducting Military Operations

Commanders, supported by their staffs, use the operations process to drive the conceptual and detailed planning necessary to understand, visualize, and describe their operational environment; make and articulate decisions; and direct, lead, and assess military operations. The Army’s framework for exercising mission command is the operations process: planning, preparing, executing, and continuously assessing the operation.

Planning is the art and science of understanding a situation, envisioning a desired future, and laying out effective ways of bringing that future about. Design is a methodology for applying critical and creative thinking to understand, visualize, and describe complex, ill-structured problems and develop approaches to solve them. Preparation is activities that units perform to improve their ability to execute an operation. Execution puts a plan into action by applying combat power to accomplish the mission and using situational understanding to assess progress and make execution and adjustment decisions. Assessment is continuously monitoring and evaluating the current situation and the progress of an operation.

The Battle Staff SMARTbook covers the operations process (ADRP 5-0); commander’s activities (Understand, Visualize, Describe, Direct, Lead, Assess); the military decisionmaking process and troop leading procedures (FM 6-0: MDMP & TLP); integrating processes and continuing activities (IPB, targeting, risk management); plans and orders (WARNOs/FRAGOs/OPORDs); mission command, command posts, liaison (ADRP 6-0); rehearsals & after action reviews; and operational terms and military symbols (ADRP 1-02).

This is the fifth revised edition of The Battle Staff SMARTbook, incorporating the full scope of new material from FM 6-0 (w/change 2), Commander and Staff Organization and Operations (May ‘15); ATP 2-01.3/MCRP 2-3A, Intelligence Preparation of the Battlefield/Battlespace (Nov '14); ADRP 1-02, Operational Terms and Military Symbols (Feb ‘15); FM 3-09, Field Artillery Operations and Fire Support (Apr ‘14); ATP 3-60, Targeting (May ‘15); and ATP 5-19 (w/change 1), Risk Management (Apr ‘14).

JFODS4: The Joint Forces Operations & Doctrine SMARTbook, 4th Ed.

CTS1: The Counterterrorism, WMD & Hybrid Threat SMARTbook

AODS5: The Army Operations & Doctrine SMARTbook, 5th Ed. (w/Change 1)

TAA2: The Military Engagement, Security Cooperation & Stability SMARTbook, 2nd Ed.

SMFLS4: Sustainment & Multifunctional Logistics SMARTbook, 4th Ed.

The ''WARFIGHTING'' SUPERset (7 books)

The ''ARMY'' SMARTset (5 books)