Military Reference: Multi-Service & Specialty

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 establishes a common frame of reference; including intellectual tools that military leaders use to solve military problems. By establishing common approaches to military tasks, doctrine promotes mutual understanding and enhances effectiveness. Together, doctrine, training, and resources form the key to military readiness.

SMARTbooks can be used as quick reference guides during actual operations, as study guides at education and professional development courses, and as lesson plans and checklists in support of training. Serving a generation of military and national security professionals, reference SMARTbooks have become “mission-essential” around the world.

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Recognized as a “whole of government” doctrinal reference standard by military, national security and government professionals around the world, SMARTbooks comprise a comprehensive professional library designed for all levels of Service.

BSS7: The Battle Staff SMARTbook, 7th Ed.

BSS7: The Battle Staff SMARTbook, 7th Ed. is completely updated for 2023 to include FM 5-0 w/C1, Planning and Orders Production (2022); FM 6-0, Commander and Staff Organizat...

SUTS3: The Small Unit Tactics SMARTbook, 3rd Ed.

SUTS3: The Small Unit Tactics SMARTbook, 3rd Ed. is the third revised edition of The Small Unit Tactics SMARTbook, completely updated for 2019 to include ADP 3-90 Offense and Defen...

TLS7: The Leader’s SMARTbook, 7th Ed.

TLS7 is the seventh edition of The Leader’s SMARTbook, completely updated for 2023. TLS7 focuses on gaining the human advantage and leadership as a dynamic of combat ...

SMFLS5: The Sustainment & Multifunctional Logistics SMARTbook, 5th Ed.

SMFLS5:The Sustainment & Multifunctional Logistics SMARTbook, 5th Ed. has been completely updated for 2021. At 368 pages, SMFLS5 topics and references include the sustainment w...

TAA2: The Military Engagement, Security Cooperation & Stability SMARTbook, 2nd Ed. (w/Change 1)

TAA2: The Military Engagement, Security Cooperation & Stability SMARTbook (with Change 1*) is the re-titled and re-focused second edition of The Stability, Peace & Counterinsurgenc...