Field Artillery Battalion Operations (SP 3-042)

     This publication sets forth doctrine pertaining to organization; command and control; operations and tactics, techniques, and procedures for the field artillery battalion. It establishes the responsibilities and general duties of key personnel by focusing on how the field artillery fights. It keys the battalion commander to those areas that must be trained in order to win the fight. The specifics of how we train to fight are outlined in soldier's manuals and related technical artillery reference materials that can be used to supplement doctrine outlined in this material. They should be referenced when this area is addressed.      This publication describes how an FA battalion operates to support the combined arms team. The tactics and techniques presented apply equally to those battalions that are equipped with the tactical fire direction system (TACFIRE) and those battalions that are not.

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