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Joint Warfighter

Define: Doctrine The Playbook. How to accomplish military goals and objectives applying experience and wisdom. Authoritative, not directive.
Define: National Military Strategy A document approved by the CJCS for distributing and applying military power to attain NSS and NDS objectives.
Define: Joint Doctrine Overarching guidance, bridging between policy and doctrine. Fundamental principles that guide using US forces.
Define: National Security Strategy A document approved by the President of the United States that expresses vision, what the U.S. stands for, and a sensing of how the instruments of national power will be arrayed.
Define: National Defense Strategy A document that may change due to changes in national leadership, political considerations, or for fiscal reasons.
Define: Area of Consensus Fundamental national goals to pursue and establish national security.
Define: Policy The What. Instructive and directive guidance that is flexible and based on current world views. Can be expressed as the NSS or ROEs.
Define: Strategy The How. Art and Science of employing power in a fashion to achieve policy objectives.
Operational Art Creative use of CC thinking to design strategies, campaigns and operations and organize military forces.
Organizational Change Leading/Managing changes to culture, unit processes, environment, responsibilities and policies.
Operational Art Elements Elements that are within some degree of a Commander's control. Logistics, Technology, etc
Contextual Elements Elements that a Commander has little or no control over. Enemy's Political system, physical environment, our own national leadership, etc.
Operational Design The Conception and Construction bridging between a joint operation plan and its execution.
Range of Military Operations Wide variety of activities, tasks, missions and operations that vary in purpose, scale, risk and combat intensity. 1. Engagement, security and Deterrence. 2, Crisis response and Contingency Ops. 3. Major Ops and Campaigns.
Instruments of National Power D. Diplomatic - Dealing with other states and foreign actors I. Informational - broad complex of free market ideas / media M. Military - Fight/win nation's wars. Last resort. E. Economic - Influence of expansion by trade partners worldwide
Joint Warfare Effective integration of joint forces with no exposed weak points to the adversary.
Traditional Warfare Confrontation between nation states. Typically force on force military operations in air, land, sea, space and/or cyber domains.
Irregular Warfare struggle among state actors for legitimacy over relevant populations.
Tactical Actions battles, strikes by combat forces of a single command, coordinated in time and place to achieve strategic objectives. Both science and art.
Interagency Coordination Interaction that occurs among elements of DoD, US Gov agencies, state and local agencies, foreign agencies, non-go agencies and private sector.
Unity of Effort Close, continuous interagency coordination to overcome discord, incompatible comms, inadequate structure, cultural differences, and personal & bureaucratic limitations.
Levels of Warfare Models the relationship between national objectives and tactical actions.
Strategic Level of Warfare National level. POTUS, SecDef, an Joint Staff determine security objectives and guidance, using all resources to achieve objectives and desired end states.
Operational Level of Warfare Theater Level. COCOMs design, plan, conduct, sustain, assess, and adapt Campaigns and Major Ops to accomplish strategic goals within their theater or area of operations.
Tactical Level of Warfare Lowest spectrum where individual battles are fought.
Created by: ericjpoe
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