Accession Number:

ADA402771

Title:

FM 100-14, Risk Management, 23 April 1998

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

ARMY MEDICAL DEPT CENTER AND SCHOOL FORT SAM HOUSTON TX

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1998-08-01

Pagination or Media Count:

6.0

Abstract:

Army operations are demanding and complex. Many of these operations are inherently dangerous, including tough, realistic training. The risk management process allows commanders and individuals to make informed, conscious decisions to manage and accept risks. The Armys fundamental purpose is to use resources to fight and win the nations wars quickly, decisively, and with minimal losses. The Armys inherent responsibility to the nation is protect and preserve its resources. This responsibility resides at all levels of command, leadership, and management. Risk management is an effective process for preserving resources. FM 100-14 describes the principles, procedures, and responsibilities to successfully apply the risk management process to conserve combat power and resources. The manual applies to both Army and civilian personnel during all Army Activities, including joint, multinational, and interagency environments. The manual provides commanders, their staffs, leaders, and managers a risk management process framework. Additionally, it helps to make risk management a routine part of planning, preparing, and executing operational missions and everyday tasks. The framework developed allows soldiers to operate with maximum initiative, flexibility, and adaptability. While the manuals prime focus is the operational Army, the principles of risk management apply to all Army activities. The manual discusses the risk management fundamentals including, the background, principles, applicability, and constraints. Historically, government and military leaders have wrestled with the effect of casualties on policy, strategy, and mission accomplishment. They both try to balance following with the value of national objectives 1 effects of casualties, 2 impact on civilians, 3 damage to the environment, 4 loss of equipment, and 5 level of public reaction.

Subject Categories:

  • Administration and Management
  • Medicine and Medical Research
  • Safety Engineering

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE