The principle audience for ATP 3-35 is all members of the profession of arms. Commanders and staffs of Army headquarters serving as joint task force or multinational headquarters should also refer to applicable joint or multinational doctrine concerning the range of military operations and joint or multinational forces. Trainers and educators throughout the Army will also use this publication.
ATP 3-35 replaces FM 3-35, Army Deployment and Redeployment. The purpose for the conversion and update of this manual is to comply with the Army's Doctrine 2015 initiative and align Army deployment and redeployment roles and responsibilities with the current force structure. This manual is the single source for all Army deployment and redeployment doctrine and thus supports the movement and maneuver warfighting function as discussed in ADP 3-0 and ADRP 3-0, Unified Land Operations, including tasks associated with force projection which is essential to the Army's goal of a rapid, expeditionary force capable of conducting and sustaining unified land operations globally. The movement and maneuver warfighting function is the related tasks and systems that move and employ forces to achieve a position of relative advantage over the enemy and other threats. The movement and maneuver warfighting function includes eight tasks, one of which is "deploy."
Significant topics of this ATP are as follows:
- Discusses deployment and redeployment operations.
- Details deployment and redeployment planning.
- Details movement activities for various major modes of movement.
- Outlines deployment and redeployment responsibilities.
- Describes reception, staging, onward movement, and integration.
- Outlines Joint and Army automation tools which support deployment and redeployment operations and the Joint operational planning process.