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PREFACE. FM is the Army’s doctrinal manual for cavalry operations. It is primarily designed to assist cavalry commanders, their staffs. FM (ARMY FIELD MANUAL ), CAVALRY OPERATIONS (24 DEC )., FM is the Army s doctrinal manual for cavalry. FM , “Cavalry Operations,” is the Army’s doctrinal manual for cavalry operations. It is primarily designed to assist cavalry commanders, their staffs, and .

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No longer will the threat always fit into a neat time-distance scenario. It addresses specific tactics, techniques, or procedures as necessary to clarify or emphasize these doctrinal principles. Cavalry clarifies, in part, the fog of battle.

In defensive or retrograde operations, cavalry provides early warning of enemy approach, destroys or repels enemy reconnaissance elements, and fights enemy lead elements as required. Ground maneuver units normally focus on close operations.

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To perform these varied operations, European armies developed a highly specialized cavalry. Be the first to review this item Amazon Best Sellers Rank: Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited. The commander uses fire support to destroy, delay, disrupt, or limit the enemy. Deceptions, spoiling attacks, raids, and other special purpose missions are part of these operations. It is the corps commander’s “eyes and ears. Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers. These commanders seldom control elements of all operating systems, although they do integrate maneuver, fire support, and combat service support on a continuous basis.

Provide Fresh Information The corps or division commander’s ability to seize or retain the initiative and concentrate overwhelming combat power at the right time and place depends on having fresh information about the enemy, such as his current dispositions, size, composition, direction of movement, and rate of advance.


Cavalry reports directly to the corps or division commander on the status of subordinate units. Commanders need fresh, real-time information during the execution of current operations to be precise in the maneuver and application of combat power against the enemy.

Active measures include self-defense by attacked units and facilities, indirect fires, counterair by air defense units and by Air Force and naval aviation.


It operates for the brigade commander in the operational environments for which the brigade is focused. Master of Military Art and Science Theses.

He also assists the commander in controlling the unit during the ongoing operation. English Choose a language for shopping. ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics. Winning the current battle is only operatioons of operatlons fight. The history of mechanized warfare demonstrates that the most frequent task a division performs is movement: A2C2 provides controls that are designed to synchronize the efforts of all users of airspace: The squadron adds a very responsive, terrain-independent movement capability to the regiment.

He influences the battle by assigning missions and terrain to troops, task organizing troops, applying force multipliers at the right time and place, assigning and shifting priorities of combat support and combat service support, and constituting and committing the reserve.

Each squadron applies doctrine within the modification table of organization and equipment MTOE capabilities it possesses. The Confederates conducted a reconnaissance in force with an infantry division the next day.

No distinction operatkons in the mission profile between the armored and light cavalry. Additionally, it is frequently reinforced with other assets. Cavalry serves as a catalyst that transforms the concepts of maneuver warfare into a battlefield capability.


They seek to attack the enemy simultaneously throughout the depth of the battlefield. Log in Favorites Help. Enter Your Email Address. The tactical CSS functions are manning, arming, fueling, fixing, moving, and sustaining soldiers and their systems. It is normally expected to defeat or destroy a designated formation of an enemy army’s defense. Assembly Areas Section VI. The fire support system provides a large portion of this combat power through employment of firepower from various fire 71-95 assets.

This manual applies to the armored cavalry regiment ACR and oprrations division cavalry squadrons armored, light, air. Counterattacking enemy infantry attacks. The armored cavalry regiment ACR may execute close, deep, and rear operations. FM provides guidance throughout the full range of peace operations, to include support to diplomacy peacemaking, operatilns building, and preventive diplomacypeacekeeping, and peace enforcement.

Aviation possesses terrain-independent movementfree of the restrictions imposed on ground units by obstacles or the terrain itself.

Faced largely with frontier operations during the nineteenth century and an unconventional threat, the US Army developed cavalry similar to European light cavalry. Cavalry identifies problems, performs area damage control after a major disruption, restores command and control, and facilitates movement of forces. Scouts in particular are trained to perform demolitions. Subsequent chapters will discuss operationss mission category.