17-12: Reconnaissance and Security Commander's Handbook (CAC login required)
This handbook offers a ready selection of doctrinal guidance, direction, observations, and techniques for commanders, leaders, and staffs at the brigade combat team (BCT) level and below to improve proficiency. Numerous leaders from the Maneuver Center of Excellence, CALL, the combat training centers (CTCs), and from across the Army provided input to create this publication as a reference to accompany FM 3-98, Reconnaissance and Security Operations. It serves as a practical guide to assist leaders at brigade and below in planning and executing effective reconnaissance and security operations that enable BCT, division, and joint task force success. As an accessible resource, this handbook identifies common problems and potential solutions for tactical leaders and planners.