INTRODUCTION TO BATTLEFIELD OPERATING SYSTEMS
Critical Task: S1-5879.07-0002
In this lesson, you will learn about the functions and structure of the battlefield operating systems.
TERMINAL LEARNING OBJECTIVE:
Describe the structure of the battlefield operating systems.
You will have this lesson.
To demonstrate competency on this lesson, you must achieve a minimum of 70% on
the subcourse examination.
REFERENCES: The material in this lesson was derived from the following publication: TRADOC
At the tactical level, the battlefield operating systems (BOS) are the major functions occurring on the
battlefield, performed by the force to successfully execute operations (battles and engagements) by the
Army to accomplish military objectives directed by the operational commander. They are a subordinate
component of a comprehensive and hierarchical listing of battlefield functions known as the blueprint.
To better understand the blueprint you need to know the background as to why it was developed.
TRADOC Pam 11-9, Blueprint of the Battlefield, explains: