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Joint Doctrine Publications

Joint doctrine presents fundamental principles that guide the employment of US military forces in coordinated and integrated action toward a common objective. It promotes a common perspective from which to plan, train, and conduct military operations. It represents what is taught, believed, and advocated as to what is right (i.e., what works best). It provides distilled insights and wisdom gained from employing the military instrument of national power in operations to achieve national objectives.  

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.

A full list of joint doctrine publications may be found on JEL+. (CAC required)

Joint Publication 1, Doctrine for the Armed Forces of the United States, is the capstone publication for all joint doctrine, presenting fundamental principles and overarching guidance for the employment of the Armed Forces of the United States.
Includes DoD Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms. Also includes publications used in development of Joint Doctrine.
1-0: Personnel Series
Doctrine for planning, coordinating, and providing personnel support to joint operations. It also provides information relating to the functions, authorities, and responsibilities of a combatant commander, joint force commander and staffs, and the Service components as they relate to personnel management and selected activities that support the personnel needs of the joint force.
2-0: Intelligence Series
Doctrine for conducting joint and multinational intelligence activities across the range of military operations. It lays the foundation for our forces’ ability to fully integrate operations, plans, and intelligence into a cohesive team.
3-0: Operations Series
Provides the doctrinal foundation and fundamental principles that guide the Armed Forces of the United States in the conduct of joint operations across the range of military operations.
4-0: Logistics Series
Doctrine for joint logistic operations and a framework within which joint logistics can be planned, executed, and controlled effectively. The overarching ideas and principles contained in these publications provide a common perspective from which to plan, execute, and control joint logistics operations.
5-0: Planning Series
Doctrine for conducting joint, interagency, and multinational planning activities across the full range of military operations.
6-0: Communications System Series
Doctrine for communications system support to joint operations and guidelines to our commanders regarding information systems and networks as a part of the Global Information Grid.


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