The Staff and Combat Orders
Prepared under direction of the
Chief of Staff
WASHINGTON, August 19, 1940.
FM 101-5, Staff Officers' Field Manual, the Staff and Combat Orders, is published for the information and guidance of all concerned.
This manual and FM 101-10, Staff Officers' Field Manual--Organization, Technical and LOgistical Data, are compilations of information and data to be used as a guide for the oeprations in the field of the general staff or a similar staff group of all units in peace and war.
[A. G. 062.11 (6-13-40).]
BY ORDER OF THE SECRETARY OF WAR:
Chief of Staff.
The Adjutant General.
Table of Contents
Paragraphs Page Chapter 1. Staff Doctrines and Functions. Section I. Doctrines 1-7 1 II. The general staff 8-17 5 III. The special staff 18-40 16 IV. Staff records, maps, and reports 41-46 29 V. Liaison 47-55 31 VI. Standing operating procedure 56 34 Chapter 2. Combat Orders Section I. Organization and command 34-45 18 II. Beach and shore parties 46-51 24 III. Station and maneuver areas 52-57 27 IV. Station and maneuver areas 52-57 27 Appendix I. Estimate of the situation 1-5 125 Appendix II. Terrain appreciation 1-10 129 Appendix III. Use of maps, overlays, and objective folders with combat orders 1-8 139 Index 143