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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.
DoD Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms, September 2023
The DoD Terminology Program establishes methods, guidelines, and procedures to coordinate, standardize, and disseminate DoD military and associated terminology in the form of the DoD Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms [Short title DoD Dictionary].
JP 1 Volume 1, Joint Warfighting, 27 August 2023
This publication provides foundational doctrine on the strategic direction of the joint force, the functions of the Department of Defense and its major components.
Joint Doctrine Hierarchy Chart, March 2023
The current status of Joint Publications presented in a hierarchical format.
Enlisted PME & Talent Management Vision
CJCSI 5120.02F, Joint Doctrine System, 31 May 2023
This instruction establishes policy to assist the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (CJCS) to develop doctrine for the joint employment of the Armed Forces of the United States in accordance with Section 153 of Title 10, US Code.
CJCSM 5120.01C, Joint Doctrine Development and Revision Process, 20 June 2023
This manual establishes the joint doctrine development and revision process in support of the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff’s (CJCS’s) responsibility to develop joint doctrine for the employment of the Armed Forces of the United States, as directed in Title 10, US Code, section 153, and as established in JP 1, Volume 1, Joint Warfighting, and CJCSI 5120.02, Joint Doctrine System.