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The five tenets of Army operations doctrine are-
(page 1-1, para 1-1)
The ten imperatives of Army operations doctrine are-
Assure unity of effort.
Commanders direct the use of
available combat power toward clearly defined, attainable,
and decisive goals.
Engineers recommend the best use of
their units to achieve these goals. Force commanders then
establish tasks and priorities for engineer activities.
Anticipate events on the battlefield.
provide timely, effective engineer support.
logistics system makes materiel and transportation assets
available for engineer units to prepare the terrain for the
Engineer plans include provisions for changes
in the operation.
Concentrate combat power against enemy vulnerabilities.
Effective force commanders and their engineers thoroughly
understand the enemy and his weaknesses. Viable schemes of
maneuver consider the capabilities of engineer forces to
alter terrain, reduce enemy obstacles, hinder enemy
breaching of friendly obstacles, and protect the force from
Engineer mobility operations enable the
countermobility operations protect the friendly force and
conserve combat power.
Designate, sustain, and shift the main effort.
are combat multipliers for the maneuver force's main
effort. Maneuver supporting efforts receive fewer engineer
Engineer units concentrate in key areas, and
everyone does not get an equal share of engineers. As the
main effort shifts, the engineer force's posture enables
engineers to shift with it.
Press the fight.
Engineer units support the fight to the
endurance limit of their men and machines. Prior planning
allows commanders to position forces and materiel where
they can be replaced when exhausted during the battle.