Field Manual FM 1-04 Legal Support to the Operational Army March 2013

by United States Government US Army

Publisher: eBook Publishing Team

Publication Date: January 11, 2019

ISBN: 1230000118998

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FM 1-04, Legal Support to the Operational Army, is the Army’s manual for operational legal doctrine. This manual provides authoritative doctrine and practical guidance for commanders, judge advocates, legal administrators, and paralegal Soldiers across the spectrum of conflict. It outlines how The Judge Advocate General’s Corps (JAGC) will be organized in accordance with the Army’s modular force design. It also discusses the delivery of legal support to the modular force.

This edition of FM 1-04 provides doctrine on legal support across the range of operations and the provision of legal support in specific types or aspects of operations. The appendixes describe newly created legal structure in the Army’s Reserve Component and the format to capture lessons learned.

Chapter 1 provides an overview of legal support to operations. This chapter discusses the evolution of operational law and introduces the various roles that JAGC Soldiers perform in support of operations.

Chapter 2 discusses certain fundamental concepts of Army doctrine. It introduces a foundation of unified land operations and decisive action as well as operational themes, the warfighting functions, and the operations process. This chapter concludes with discussions of working groups and running estimates.

Chapter 3 discusses the requirements for legal support across the modular force as a result of transformation. It describes where JAGC Soldiers are assigned throughout the modular force. It concludes with a description of necessary materiel requirements to provide legal support.

Chapter 4 describes the roles, responsibilities, and working relationships of JAGC organizations and personnel assigned to the operating force. This chapter outlines the doctrinal missions of legal sections and offices at various levels of command. It also describes the working relationships between brigade legal sections and the division Office of the Staff Judge Advocate (OSJA), ...