Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ covers Joint Publications, CJCS Directives, UJTL, and DOCNET.

Joint Publications

Q: How can I order hard copies of Joint Publications?
A: The Joint Staff does not publish hard copies of Joint Publications. However, local reproduction is authorized and .pdf versions of the Joint Publications are designed to standard 8 ½ x 11 page specifications and can be printed out on any printer. Joint Publications are also available for download in .epub format, for viewing on eReaders and mobile devices.

Q: I have a suggested change or a comment on a Joint Publication. How should I submit it?
A: You should contact your Service or Command Joint Doctrine POC.

Q: Where can I access Draft Joint Publications?
A: Draft Joint Publications are posted on the JDEIS portal, accessible at A CAC is required. Draft Joint Publications do not represent official joint doctrine and cannot be used as an authoritative source.

Q: Can I be notified when a new Joint Publication is released?
A: Follow us on twitter (@Joint_Doctrine) or on Facebook ( to keep up with the latest on Joint Doctrine, including notifications of recently approved Joint Publications.

Q: Why are some Joint Publications not available on the Joint Electronic Library?
A: The Joint Electronic Library is a public-facing website. Not all Joint Publications are available for public release.

Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (CJCS) Directives

Q: I am looking for a particular CJCSI/CJCSM/CJCSN and it is not listed on the Directives website.
A: JEL and JDEIS provide links to the CJCS Directives Library, however the content is managed by the Joint Staff's Information Management Division (IMD). Inquiries regarding CJCS Directives should be directed to IMD's Records, Research and Content Branch who can be reached (703) 697-6906/7595, DSN 227-6906/7595.

Universal Joint Task List (UJTL)

Q: Is the UJTL available in a different format?
A: The UJTL is available in three formats on JDEIS: Searchable database, downloadable MS Access file, and downloadable .pdf.

Doctrine Networked Education and Training (DOCNET)

Q: Can I receive college credit for the DOCNET courses I complete?
A: Yes. Undergraduate college credit is available, free of charge, for the successful completion of any DOCNET course and its accompanying exam. The American Public University System, a nationally accredited online university system, will grant one undergraduate credit hour in the military science category for each DOCNET course completed. Select College Credit from the menu to learn more. Note: Availability of this service does not imply an endorsement or sponsorship by the Department of Defense.

Q: Can I get a transcript for the courses I have completed?
A: No, DOCNET servers do not store your performance data and/or course completion. Certificates of completion must be printed at the time you pass a course exam and are not subsequently available.

Q: Are my exam scores recorded and/or stored?
A: No, your performance on course exams is not recorded and you may retake any exam at any time to improve your score.

Q: Are promotion or retirement points awarded for completion of DOCNET courses?
A: The award of promotion or retirement points is at the sole discretion of the awarding Service, agency, or organization. Records of individual performance or certifications of completion are not maintained or coordinated by DOCNET. Inquiries regarding potential award of promotion or retirement points for the completion of DOCNET courses should be directed to the awarding Service, agency, or organization.

Q: What are the system requirements for viewing DOCNET courses?
A: DOCNET courses are designed to run in any internet browser with the Flash plug-in. See below. (Click to check your version.) Additionally, DOCNET courses include PDFs which require the Acrobat Reader plug-in. If you do not already have this installed it may be obtained at

Q: Do I need a username or password to access DOCNET?
A: Usernames and passwords are not required to access DOCNET courses. Most courses are publicly accessible; a few require users to access from .mil domains.