INTRODUCTION TO FP AND THE QM FP COMPANY
In this lesson, you will learn the duties and responsibilities of the personnel assigned to a FP Company,
plus the overall operation of the FP system. You will also learn how FP is deployed, operated, and
TERMINAL LEARNING OBJECTIVE
Demonstrate your knowledge of the FP system and the QM FP Company.
As a supervisor in a QM FP Company. you will be given a written examination.
Correctly answer 70 percent of the questions on the subcourse examination.
REFERENCES: The material contained in this lesson was derived from the following publication: FM
Commanders must bear in mind the stressful effects of combat as they plan and conduct operations. The
pressures that battlefield chaos and destruction placed on soldiers have always been very great. Unit
discipline, realistic field training, deliberately fostered unit cohesion, and solid bonding between leaders
and subordinates can reduce the effects of this stress in part, but nothing can get rid of it. The
commander who understands this and protects his soldiers through strong, positive, and caring
leadership; proper mental, physical and training preparation; and simple decisive plans will win (FM
During Operation Desert Shield/Desert Storm, the Army realized that it could do more to improve the
quality of life for the deployed soldier. Many soldiers were using makeshift and field expedient latrines
and showers. The Army wanted to do a better job of providing for its soldiers: however, the equipment,