SWCS revises PSYOP manual for digital library – JFK Special Warfare Center and School; Psychological Operations manual

SWCS revises PSYOP manual for digital library – JFK Special Warfare Center and School; Psychological Operations manual – Brief Article

The JFK Special Warfare Center and School has recently released Army Field Manual 3-05.30, Psychological Operations, for publication on the Reimer Training and Doctrine Digital Library.

The manual is the keystone publication for the principles of psychological operations, or PSYOP. It illustrates the way PSYOP forces can function for the supported commander and demonstrates PSYOP’s impact on the operating environment. The new manual is both a revision and a renumbering of the former FM 33-1.

The new manual describes PSYOP planning procedures, the employment of PSYOP forces, and PSYOP intelligence and logistics-support operations.

FM 3-05.30 provides the foundation for PSYOP doctrine, training, leader development, organizational design, materiel acquisition, and soldier systems. In developing and conducting training, PSYOP commanders and trainers at all levels should use the manual in conjunction with Army mission-training plans. FM 3-05.30 is not intended for the exclusive use of the PSYOP community, however. To a great degree, it is intended for supported commanders at all levels, regardless of their branch of service.

As the proponent for PSYOP doctrine and training, SWCS will publish FM 3-05.301, Psychological Operations Tactics, Techniques and Procedures, to disseminate the specific tactics, techniques and procedures necessary in planning and conducting PSYOP. SWCS will also publish Army training and evaluation programs (for specific unit-level training) and the soldier training publications for the PSYOP military occupational specialty, 37F.

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