Insights and Best Practices
Insights and Best Practices

The Deployable Training Division (DTD) of the Joint Staff J7 helps inform both the joint warfighters and key functions within the J7, notably lessons learned, doctrine, education, and future joint force development. The DTD gains insights on operational matters through regular contact and dialogue with combatant and joint task force commanders and their staffs as they plan, prepare for, and conduct operations. The DTD observer/trainers collect and compare practices among the different headquarters, draw out and refine "insights" and "best practices," publish them, and share them across the operational, training, lessons learned, doctrine, and joint development communities.

Executive Overview:

Joint Operations

Focus Papers:

Mission Command


Interorganizational Coordination

Geographic Combatant Command Organization Options

Forming a JTF HQ

JTF C2 and Organization

Joint Headquarters Organization, Staff Integration, and Battle Rhythm

Chief of Staff Roles and Functions at Joint Headquarters

Command Senior Enlisted Leader

Design and Planning


Commander's Critical Information Requirements (CCIRs)

Intelligence Operations

Targeting (Integration of Lethal and Nonlethal Actions)

Communication Strategy and Synchronization