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Books in Development

  • Joint/Interagency SMARTbook 2 – Interagency Planning & Process

  • Joint/Interagency SMARTbook 3 – Information Operations

  • BSS6: The Battle Staff SMARTbook, 6th Ed.

Military Reference: Multi-Service & Specialty

Military Reference: Joint & Service-level

Joint Strategic, Interagency, & National Security

Threat, OPFOR, Regional & Cultural

Homeland Defense, DSCA, & Disaster Response

SMARTupdates

GBC Plastic-Comb Converted (Limited Stock)

Previous Editions (Limited Stock)

SMARTsets

BSS6: The Battle Staff SMARTbook, 6th Ed.

BSS6: The Battle Staff SMARTbook, 6th Ed. This book is in development
ISBN-13 :978-1-935886-81-5
ISBN-10 :1935886819
Release Note :Coming this fall 2020!
Cover Type:Gloss U.V. Coating
Binding Type:Plastic Comb
Print Inside Pages:Black and White
Trim Size:5.5'' x 8.5''
Total Pages:360

This book is currently in development.

Plan, Prepare, Execute, & Assess Military Operations

BSS6 is the sixth edition of The Battle Staff SMARTbook, completely updated for 2020. Updated material includes the full scope of new material from ADP 5-0, The Operations Process (Jul ‘19); ADP 6-0, Mission Command (Jul ‘19); FM 3-0 (w/Change 1), Operations (Dec ‘17); FM 6-0 (w/change 2), Commander and Staff Organization and Operations (Apr ‘16); ATP 2-01.3, Intelligence Preparation of the Battlefield (Mar ‘19); ADP 3-19, Fires (Jul ‘19); ATP 3-60, Targeting (May ‘15); ATP 5-19 (w/change 1), Risk Management (Apr ‘14); and ADP 1-02, Terms and Military Symbols (Aug ‘19); and more.

The Battle Staff SMARTbook covers the operations process (ADP 5-0); commander’s activities; Army planning methodologies; the military decisionmaking process and troop leading procedures (FM 6-0 w/Chg 2: MDMP & TLP); integrating processes (IPB, information collection, targeting, risk management, and knowledge management); plans and orders (WARNORDs/FRAGORDs/OPORDs); mission command, C2 warfighting function tasks, command posts, liaison (ADP 6-0); rehearsals & after action reviews; and operational terms and military symbols (ADP 1-02).

The Army’s framework for organizing and putting command and control into action is the operations process—the major command and control activities performed during operations: planning, preparing, executing, and continuously assessing the operation. Commanders use the operations process to drive the conceptual and detailed planning necessary to understand their operational environment (OE); visualize and describe the operation’s end state and operational approach; make and articulate decisions; and direct, lead, and assess operations.

Planning is the art and science of understanding a situation, envisioning a desired future, and laying out effective ways of bringing that future about. Preparation consists of those activities performed by units and Soldiers to improve their ability to execute an operation. Execution is the act of putting a plan into action by applying combat power to accomplish the mission and adjusting operations based on changes in the situation. Assessment is a continuous activity that supports decision making by ascertaining progress of the operation for the purpose of developing and refining plans and for making operations more effective.

JFODS5-1: The Joint Forces Operations & Doctrine SMARTbook, 5th Ed. (w/Change 1)

AODS6-1: The Army Operations & Doctrine SMARTbook, 6th Ed. (w/SMARTupdate 1)

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

SMFLS4: The Sustainment & Multifunctional Logistics SMARTbook, 4th Ed. (w/Change 1)

CYBER1: The Cyberspace Operations & Electronic Warfare SMARTbook

Change 1 (July 2019 ADPs) SMARTupdate to AODS6