The purpose of this manual is to provide the authoritative doctrine by which the Army's combat service support (CSS), as part of the national–theater CSS system, supports full spectrum operations.
This manual serves as the Army’s keystone CSS doctrine and bridges the gap between Army doctrine and joint and multinational doctrine.
This manual provides the basis for subordinate CSS doctrine, organizations, training, materiel, leader development, personnel and facilities (DOTMLPF) development to support Army of Excellence (AOE) forces, transitioning Force XXI organizations, and Army Transformation initiatives for a more agile and responsive force.
Effective CSS maximizes the capabilities of the Army by being responsive to the commander’s needs for agility, deployability, lethality, versatility, survivability, and sustainability. This manual discusses how CSS operations can extend the operational reach of combat forces by maximizing technology and minimizing the CSS footprint.
It also discusses how technology continues to enhance the supportability of any mission. CSS may be provided by active component, Reserve Component, Department of Defense (DOD)/Department of the Army (DA) civilian, contractor, joint, and multinational assets. Like the other battlefield operating systems, CSS is the commander’s business. It must be properly planned, prepared for, managed, executed, and assessed from factory to foxhole to enable commanders to successfully execute and sustain full spectrum operations over time and, thereby, extend the operational reach of the force.
Detailed in this comprehensive field manual:
Chapter 1 FUNDAMENTALS OF ARMY COMBAT SERVICE SUPPORT
- CSS in Support of Army Mission Essential Task List.
- CSS Characteristics .
- CSS Functions
- Engineering Support to CSS Operations
- CSS Force Agility .
- Distribution–Based CSS
- Velocity Management.
- Situational Understanding
- Directions in CSS Development
Chapter 2 CSS IN UNIFIED ACTION
- Joint Logistics and Personnel Operations
- The Army Role in Joint Logistics and Personnel Operations.
- Multinational CSS Operations
Chapter 3 CSS IN FULL SPECTRUM OPERATIONS
- CSS to Offensive, Defensive, Stability, and Support Operations
- Operational Reach and Sustainability
- CSS in Force Projection
- CSS Reach Operations
- Intermediate Staging Base
- CSS in Urban Operations
- CSS to Special Operations Forces
Chapter 4 ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
- Reference Points
- Strategic–Level Roles
- Operational–Level Roles
- Tactical–Level Roles
Chapter 5 ORCHESTRATING THE CSS EFFORT
- CSS Command and Control
- CSS Planning
- Logistics Preparation of the Theater
- Acquisition of Resources
- Civilian Personnel
Chapter 6 SUPPLY AND FIELD SERVICES
- The Supply System
- Classes of Supply
- Field Services
Chapter 7 TRANSPORTATION SUPPORT
- Strategic Transportation
- Operational and Tactical Transportation
- Movement Control
- Terminal Operations
- Mode Operations
- Information Systems
Chapter 8 ORDNANCE SUPPORT
- Maintenance Support Across the Levels of War
- Maintenance System
- Repair Parts Support
- Explosive Ordnance Disposal
Chapter 9 HEALTH SERVICE SUPPORT
- Health Service Support Across the Levels of War
- Principles of Health Service Support
- Levels of Medical Care
- Functional Areas
Chapter 10 HUMAN RESOURCE SUPPORT
- Human Resource Support Across the Levels of War
- Manning the Force
- Personnel Services
- Personnel Support
Chapter 11 FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT OPERATIONS
- Finance Operations
- Tactical Finance Support
- Resource Management Operations
- Information System Support
Chapter 12 LEGAL SUPPORT TO OPERATIONS
- Legal Support and Operational Functional Areas
- Legal Support to Operations
- Legal Assistance
Chapter 13 RELIGIOUS SUPPORT
- Religious Support Functions
- Religious Support Across the Levels of War
- Unit Religious Support
- Transportation and Information Systems
Chapter 14 BAND SUPPORT
- Types of Army Band Support
- Types of Army Bands
- Appendix A