FM 1 - Foreword The Army is the primary landpower arm of...

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Unformatted text preview: Foreword The Army is the primary landpower arm of our Nations Armed Forces. It exists to serve the American people, protect enduring national interests, and fulfill the Nations military responsibilities. FM 1 is one of the Armys two capstone field manuals. It contains our vision for the Army. While the entire manual is important, I would direct your attention to four particular items. FM 1 establishes the fundamental principles for employing landpower. The most important of these are the Armys operational concept and the fundamentals that support it. They form the foundation for all Army doctrine. All Soldiers should understand and internalize them. FM 1 describes the American profession of arms, the Armys place in it, and what it means to be a professional Soldier. Central to this discussion are the Soldiers Creed, Warrior Ethos, and Army Values. These three statements establish the guiding values and standards of the Army profession. To understand Soldiers, you must know about them. To be a Sol- dier, you must live them. FM 1 discusses Army contributions to the joint force. As the Armed Forces achieve even greater joint interdependence, the Army will depend more on the other Services and vice versa. For this reason, the Army is currently transforming its units and institutions to en- hance our campaign qualities for sustained operations and to achieve greater expeditionary and joint capabilities. It is important for Soldiers and all who support or are associated with the Army to understand these contributions and how the Army is transforming to better meet its obligations to the other Services. Finally, FM 1 talks about Soldiers, the centerpiece of all Army organizations. Without Sol- diers there is no Army. Soldiers of all components and the Army civilians who support them render selfless service to the Nation daily. FM 1 begins and ends with Soldiers be- cause the Army begins and ends with Soldiers. It is they who, together with their leaders, will keep the Army relevant and ready, today and tomorrow. PETER J. SCHOOMAKER General, United States Army Chief of Staff FM 1* Field Manual Headquarters No. 1 Department of the Army Washington, DC, 14 June 2005 THE ARMY Contents Page PREFACE .................................................................................................... iii Chapter 1 THE ARMY AND THE PROFESSION OF ARMS ...................................... 1-1 The Army in American History.................................................................... 1-2 A Historic Challenge................................................................................... 1-9 The American Profession of Arms............................................................ 1-10 The Army in the Profession of Arms......................................................... 1-14 Leadership ............................................................................................... 1-18 Training .................................................................................................... 1-19Training ....
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