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Joint Publications Capstone Series

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.


JP 1 Volume 1, Joint Warfighting, Reference Copy, 29 June 2020
This capstone joint publication provides overarching guidance and intent, along with fundamental principles for the employment of the joint force in response to any crisis or contingency. It describes the role of the Armed Forces of the United States as an instrument of national power.

JP 1 Volume 2, The Joint Force, 19 June 2020
This joint publication provides foundational doctrine on the strategic direction of the joint force, the functions of the Department of Defense and its major components, and a description of the organization and command and control mechanisms of joint command organizations in order to execute joint all-domain operations, achieve unified action, and carry out global military strategic and operational integration.