ADP 3-0 Operations, 11 NOV 16

Friday, November 11, 2016

ADP 3-0 is one of the Army’s two capstone doctrine publications; the other is ADP 1, The Army. ADP 3-0 presents overarching doctrinal guidance and direction for conducting operations. It constitutes the Army’s view of how it conducts prompt and sustained operations on land and sets the foundation for developing the other principles, tactics, techniques, and procedures detailed in subordinate doctrine publications. ADP 3-0 provides operational guidance for commanders and trainers at all echelons and forms the basis for Army education system curricula. (See figure 1 on page iv for a chart of the logic of ADP 3-0.) The principal audience for ADP 3-0 is Army officers in the rank of major and above who command Army forces in major operations and campaigns or serve on the staffs that support those commanders. It is also applicable to the civilian leaders of the Army. ADP 3-0 uses joint terms where applicable. Most terms with joint or Army definitions are in both the glossary and the text. ADP 3-0 is not the proponent publication (the authority) for any Army term. ADRP 3-0 is now the proponent publication for terms which the previous ADP 3-0 was the authority. For definitions in the text, the term is italicized and the number of the proponent publication follows the definition. Commanders, staffs, and subordinates ensure their decisions and actions comply with applicable United States, international, and, in some cases, host-nation laws and regulations. Commanders at all levels ensure their Soldiers operate in accordance with the law of war and the rules of engagement. (See FM 27-10.)

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