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Doctrine 2015

  1. 1. Doctrine 2015<br />Clear − Concise − Current − Accessible<br />BACKGROUND<br />The Army maintained 625 doctrinal publications in 2009 with many of these manuals remaining unchanged for years. The TRADOC commander directed a reengineering of Army doctrine designed to reduce the number of FMs, standardize the content of manuals to less than 200 pages, and establish a more efficient doctrine management program. The 2009 doctrine re-engineering project was a good start but a closer examination indicated some shortcomings in the process. It was obvious that further changes were required, which led to the development of Doctrine 2015.<br />DOCTRINE 2015<br /> The primary focus of Doctrine 2015 is to produce a body of knowledge related to the conduct of operations that uses technology to leverage and incorporate leader input, especially on mission essential tasks. Doctrine 2015 integrates this knowledge rapidly into the professional military education system. Doctrine development will become faster, and the system will create fewer publications which will be shorter, clearer, and more digitally accessible, than the current system. <br />Doctrine 2015 is broken down into its components, making revision quicker, but without losing enduring principles. Doctrine 2015 includes five categories of operational knowledge: <br />Army doctrine publications (ADPs) <br />Army doctrine reference publications (ADRPs) <br />Field manuals (FMs)<br />Army techniques publications (ATPs)<br />Digital applications (APPs) <br />ADPs contain the fundamental principles that guide the actions of military forces and explain how they support national objectives. These ADPs are authoritative in nature and provide the intellectual underpinnings that explain how the Army operates. ADPs are published in 6x9” printed formats, are 10-12 pages in length and they are limited to 15 publications. <br />ADP 6-22ArmyLeadershipADP 3-90ADP 2-0IntelligenceADP 4-0SustainmentMissionCommandADP 3-37ProtectionADP 3-09FiresADP 7-0TrainingADP 5-0TheOperationsProcessOperationalTerms and GraphicsADP 3-0UnifiedLandOperationsADP 6-0ADP 3-07ADP 3-28ADP 1-02ADP 3-05ADP 1Offensive andDefensiveOperationsStabilityOperationsDSCASpecialOperations. <br />ADRPs are Department of the Army publications approved by the Commanding General of the US Army Combined Arms Center who is the proponent for Army doctrine. Most ADPs are supported by an ADRP with details on the fundamentals “to ensure a common understanding of the fundamentals across the force. They provide a more fully developed discussion of fundamentals and captures key information not possible in a ten page document. ADRPs are staffed Army-wide in the same way that current doctrine is staffed. To ensure conciseness, the content of these publications is restricted to about 100 pages. The intent is that, eventually, each ADRP will be available in some form of video book format or other media besides just the printed word. There is a pilot program right now to develop a proof of principle for a video book based on FM 3-0 Operations, Change 1. <br />ADRP 3-0ADRP 5-0ADRP 6-0ADRP 3-90ADRP 6-22UnifiedLandOperationsADRP 3-0ADRP 5-0The OperationsProcessADRP 6-0MissionCommandADRP 3-90Offensive AndDefensive OperationsArmyLeadershipADRP 6-22 <br />FMs are retained and they describe tactics and procedures. FMs are also approved by the CG, CAC. Most of the content in FMs describes how the Army and its organizations train for and conduct operations described in ADPs. Maintaining a standard for conciseness, FMs are limited to no more than 200 pages. They explain tactics – “the employment and ordered arrangement of forces in relation to each other (JP 1-02).” There are only 50 FMs included in the Doctrine 2015 library. Reducing the total number of FMs makes research faster and information easier to find.FM 3-90/3Recon, Security and Enabling OPNSFM 6-0Mission Command (OPNS Process)FM 7-15Army Universal Task ListFM 1-02Terms and SymbolsFM 6-01Cyber / EM OPNSFM 3-94Theater Army Corps, Division OPNSFM 3-13Inform and Influence ActivitiesFM 3-28Defense SPTof Civil AuthFM 3-07StabilityOPNSFM 3-90/2Defense OPNSFM 3-90/1Offensive OPNSFM 3-16Multinational OPNSFM 3-50.1PersonnelRecoveryFM 6-99Report and MessageFormatFM 3-52Airspace ControlFM 3-24COINFM 3-XXArmy Support to Security CooperationFM 3-55Information CollectionFM 3-34Engineer OperationsFM 3-09Fire SupportFM 6-02Signal OperationsFM 4-02ArmyHealthSystemFM 3-97Stryker Brigade OperationsFM 3-96Heavy Brigade OperationsFM 3-95Infantry Brigade OperationsFM 3-05Army Special OperationsFM 3-37ProtectionFM 4-0SustainmentFM 2-0IntelligenceFM 3-58Military Info Support OperationsFM 3-57Civil AffairsFM 1-0Personnel OperationsFM 3-04Aviation OperationsFM 3-39Military Police OperationsFM 3-11CBRNE OperationsFM 3-01Air and Missile Def OperationsFM 3-61Army Public AffairsFM 2-22.3HUMINT Collector OperationsFM 3-14Army Space OperationsFM 27-10The Law of Land WarfareFM 1-04Legal Support to the OperationalArmyFM 1-06Financial Management OperationsFM 1-05Religious SupportFM 4-40Transportation OperationsFM 4-30Ordnance OperationsFM 4-20Quartermaster OperationsFM 3-90.7Airborne and Air Assault OPNSFM 3-90.4Mob, Ctr Mob, Survival and BreachingFM 3-27Global Ballistic Msl Def OPNSFull Spectrum OperationsWarfighting FunctionsBranchesReference PublicationsOther EchelonsTypes of Operations/ActivitiesFM 3-XXManeuver Enhancement BDED2015 - List of 50 Field Manuals<br />ATPs are departmental publications and contain techniques – “Non-prescriptive ways or methods used to perform missions, functions, or tasks (JP 1-02)”. Each authenticated ATP will have a draft version on a wiki site managed in coordination with the Center for Army Lessons Learned. The wiki version will allow direct input from the field and host collaborative forums to facilitate changes to approved publications. The doctrine proponent is responsible for obtaining input, for monitoring contributions, and for completing the authenticated publication using collaborative input from the field. Unlike the other publications, ATPs do not have a content length restriction. <br />285750128270<br />APPS will be developed. Consisting of interactive media, podcasts and mobile apps, these APPS will enable Soldiers to access doctrine information in a repository through a digital device, such as a smartphone, electronic tablet or other similar, yet-to-be-determined, portable devices.<br />SUMMARY<br />Doctrine 2015 is a significant departure from the way doctrine has been developed in the past. Changing times, technical advances, demands from the field, and the ever changing battlefield environment prompted these significant and necessary changes. Doctrine 2015 is the vehicle for gaining and capturing that knowledge and transmitting it to the Army of the future. By breaking up doctrine into its basic components, the Army will be able to make revisions faster, retain enduring concepts, and gain lessons from battlefield experienced warriors. The addition of digital collaboration to the doctrine production process will draw the recently deployed forces and the Army educational centers closer together than ever before by giving a voice to the true experts, the Soldiers themselves.<br />The current timeline calls for all Army doctrinal publications to transition to this process by the end of 2015. <br />“Doctrine 2015 affords the Army well defined enduring principles, tactics, and standard procedures – the basics of our Profession. Additionally, through the creative use of technologies, we will rapidly update techniques due to the changing conditions of the operational environment and the needs of operationally deployed forces.” - General Robert W. Cone, TRADOC commander, Doctrine 2015 Guidance Memorandum, 23 Aug 11 <br />