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.

BSS5: The Battle Staff SMARTbook, 5th Ed.

BSS5: The Battle Staff SMARTbook, 5th Ed. incorporates the full scope of new material from FM 6-0 (w/change 2), Commander and Staff Organization and Operations (May ‘15); ATP 2-...

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

SUTS2: The Small Unit Tactics SMARTbook, 2nd Ed. (with Change 1*) is the second revised edition of The Small Unit Tactics SMARTbook, featuring the full scope of new material and Doctr...

TLS5: The Leader's SMARTbook, 5th Ed.

TLS5: The Leader's SMARTbook, 5th Ed. incorporates the full scope of new material from FM 7-0 Train to Win in a Complex World, FM 6-22 Leader Development, and ATP 6-22.6 Army Team Bui...

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

SMFLS4: The Sustainment & Multifunctional Logistics SMARTbook, 4th Ed. is the fourth revised edition of The Sustainment & Multifunctional Logistics SMARTbook. In addition to t...

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

TAA2: The Military Engagement, Security Cooperation & Stability SMARTbook is the re-titled and re-focused second edition of The Stability, Peace & Counterinsurgency SMARTbo...