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Joint Doctrine Notes

A joint doctrine note (JDN) is a pre-doctrinal publication that presents common fundamental guidance and is part of the initiation stage of the joint doctrine development process. Although there is some agreement over contributions, this JDN does not necessarily describe a position of consensus across joint forces. Once extant and validated best practices and procedures are common across the operating forces, appropriate principles and guidance are incorporated into existing joint doctrine hierarchy or, if required, a new joint publication.

The guidance in joint doctrine notes is not authoritative.

JDN 1-18, Strategy, 25 April 2018

JDN 3-16, Joint Electromagnetic Spectrum Operations, 20 October 2016

JDN 2-16, Identity Activities, 03 August 2016

JDN 2-13, Commander's Communication Synchronization, 18 December 2013


Joint Guides 

A joint guide (JG) presents fundamental guidance from the Joint Staff.

JG 1-05, Religious Affairs in Joint Operations, 01 February 2018