Quite than providing rote solutions, this manual provides a doctrinal framework of principles; tactics, techniques, and procedures (TTP); terms; and symbols for the employment of the Infantry rifle company. This framework will help Infantry rifle company leaders effectively— – Exploit capabilities unique to the Infantry. – Reduce the vulnerability of the unit. – Plan and conduct full-spectrum operations. – Accomplish their missions in more than a few tactical situations, from stability and civil strengthen to high-intensity combat. – Win on the battlefield. The Infantry companies of the SBCT and HBCT mostly use the same doctrine, but cover more specific doctrine in their own manuals. The main target audience for this manual includes Infantry rifle company commanders, executive officers, first sergeants, platoon sergeants and platoon leaders. Military instructors, evaluators, training and doctrine developers will also find it useful, as will other Infantry company commanders (HHC and weapons company), Infantry battalion staff officers, service school instructors, and commissioning source instructors. This publication applies to the Active Army, the Army National Guard (ARNG), the National Guard of the United States (ARNGUS), and the US Army Reserve (USAR) unless another way stated. Leaders will have to consider this manual before they may be able to train their companies the usage of ARTEP 7-10-MTP. They must use this manual as a set in conjunction with the publications listed in the References.
Field Manual FM 3-21.10 (FM 7-10) The Infantry Rifle Company July 2006 US Army