THE DOCTRINE SMART BOOK
The Doctrine Smart Book is a concise collection of Army doctrine summaries that reflects current approved doctrine and is prepared by the Combined Arms Center at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. The first half of the Doctrine Smart Book provides a visual representation of the Army’s doctrinal hierarchy and its corresponding joint doctrine. It illustrates the hierarchy of Army doctrine publications (ADPs) and Army doctrine reference publications (ADRPs). It then illustrates the hierarchy as it applies to the Army’s field manuals (FMs). The remaining hierarchy details publications—including FMs and Army techniques publications (ATPs)—by decisive action, types of operations, warfighting functions, and centers of excellence. The second half of the Doctrine Smart Book consists of one-page synopses of each current approved ADP, ADRP, and FM. The first five publications listed are those approved by the Chief of Staff of the Army. Each synopsis contains the characteristics, fundamentals, terms, and ideas as they are discussed in each publication.
The principal audience for the Doctrine Smart Book is all readers of doctrine—military, civilian, and contractor.