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Effective 1JAN19 per Director Joint Force Development:  Joint Doctrine constitutes official advice, however, the judgment of the commander is paramount in all situations.  This description will be captured in joint doctrine policy and materials (e.g. joint publication prefaces) and implemented going forward.

Officer Professional Military Education Policy, 15 May 2020
This Instruction provides policy guidance for the Professional Military Education (PME) of officers in the Armed Forces of the United States, with particular emphasis on Joint PME (JPME).

Developing Today's Joint Officers for Tomorrow's Ways of War, 1 May 2020
The Joint Chiefs of Staff Vision and Guidance for Professional Military Education and Talent Management

JP 3-40, Joint Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction, 27 November 2019
This publication provides fundamental principles and guidance to plan, execute, and assess military activities to counter weapons of mass destruction.

Joint Doctrine Hierarchy Chart, March 2020
The current status of Joint Publications presented in a hierarchical format.

New Joint Staff Insights and Best Practices Focus Papers for 2020: Mission Command, CCIRs, Chief of Staff Roles at Joint HQ, JTF C2 and Organization, Command Senior Enlisted Leader, and Sustainment. See these titles and many others here on the Insights and Best Practices page. All focus papers on this page are approved for public release.

DOD Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms, January 2020
As directed in Joint Publication (JP) 1, Doctrine for the Armed Forces of the United States, the DOD Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms (DOD Dictionary) sets forth standard US military and associated terminology to encompass the joint activity of the Armed Forces of the United States.

JDN 2-19, Strategy, 10 December 2019
This joint doctrine note (JDN) describes the competition continuum; discusses some of its implications for how the joint force campaigns; and describes aspects of campaigning through cooperation, adversarial competition below armed conflict, and armed conflict.

 

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