<a href="//www.army.mil/fm1/" target="_blank">FM 1: THE ARMY</a>

Monday August 29, 2005

FM 1 is one of the Army's two capstone doctrinal manuals; the other is FM 3-0, Operations. FM 1 states what the Army is, what the Army does, how the Army does it, and where the Army is going. It establishes the Army's operational concept and other fundamental principles for employing landpower in support of the National Defense, and the National Military Strategies. FM 1 is also the Army Chief of Staff's vision for the Army.

FM 1 was rewritten to ensure that the Army doctrine captures the realities of the new security environment, and to ensure that the doctrine reflects new organizations, based on current Army transformation efforts.

In the foreword of the document, Gen. Schoomaker highlights four key elements of FM 1.

1. FM 1 establishes the fundamental principles for employing Landpower; most importantly the Army's operational concept and the fundamentals that support it.

2. FM 1 describes the American profession of arms, the Army's place in it, and what it means to be a professional Soldier.

3. FM 1 discusses Army contributions to the joint force.

4. FM 1 talks about Soldiers, the centerpiece of all Army organizations.

Over the next four days, Stand-To will feature details of each of the four key elements as outlined by Gen. Schoomaker.

The entire document can be found online at www.army.mil/fm1/


Constitution Day- September 17th

The Army Celebrates Constitution Day and Citizenship Day



  • Iraqi leaders complete draft of constitution (WP | EB)
  • Sunnis denounce constitution (NYT | EB)
  • Conflicts arise amid search for compromise (LAT | EB)
  • Fleet of new armored vehicles protect soldiers from mines (WT | EB)
  • Progress halted due to ethnic rivalries (SDT | EB)


  • Fund for survivors still providing assistance (WP | EB)
  • Louisiana Soldiers concerned over loved ones at home (NY Daily News | EB)
  • On-line classes offer opportunities for Guard and Reserve Soldiers (CSM | EB)
  • Salvadoran soldiers assist with efforts in Iraq (SLT | EB)



Joe Nemechek had a late surge during the NASCAR race in Bristol this weekend. There was no NHRA race this weekend but everything will resume this week in Indiana.
Race: Sharpie 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway
Driver: Joe Nemechek Qualified: 35th Finished: 12th
Rank: 17 (no movement from last week)
Next race: September 4th, Sony HD 500 at California Speedway
No race this weekend
Driver: Tony Schumacher Rank: 2nd (4 points behind Kalitta)
Driver: Angelle Sampey Rank: 5th
Driver: Antron Brown Rank: 3rd
Next Race: August 31 - September 5th, Mac Tools US Nationals in Clermont, IN PRCA
Event: Caldwell Night Rodeo in Caldwell, Idaho (Event was on 8/20/05)
Discipline: Saddle Bronc Riding
Cowboy: Cody DeMoss Finished: 4th Rank: 2nd in World Standings
Discipline: Tie Down Roping
Cowboy: Trevor Brazile Finished: 11th Rank: 5th in World Standings
Next stop on Wrangler ProRodeo Tour: September 5th, Ellensburg Rodeo in Ellensburg, WA
No BFTS event this weekend
Bull Rider: Mike Lee Rank: 50
Next BFTS event: September 3rd, Dreyers Grand Ice Cream Invitational in Pueblo, CO

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We are not losing sight of the fact that it is our Soldiers who put it all on the line and our families who are bearing the burden, and we are doing everything in our power to support them.

Gen. Peter J. Schoomaker
Chief of Staff of the Army

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