Joint Doctrine for Ministry: Development and Directions.
ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA
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Since 1986, there has been an exponential growth in U.S. joint warfighting doctrine both to meet the requirements of the Goldwater-Nichols Department of Defense Reorganization Act, and to support a national military strategy which envisions future wars as joint ventures fought by regional combatant commanders. In June, 1992, a preliminary draft of Joint Pub 1-05, Religious Ministries Support for Joint Operations- was completed, providing chaplains of all Services a doctrinal approach to serving together in a unified command. This paper chronicles the development of that doctrine as a collaborative multi-Service process, based on the tenets of military ministry common to all Services, and reflecting the lessons learned of Operations DESERT SHIELDDESERT STORM. As joint doctrine fundamentally shapes the way we think about and train for war, problem areas are discussed, and recommendations made for strengthening future doctrine.
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