Joint Doctrine for Operations Security
JOINT WARFIGHTING CENTER FORT MONROE VA
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This publication describes the use of operations security OPSEC in the planning, preparation, and execution of joint operations. Additionally, it provides the procedures for the conduct of OPSEC surveys. This publication has been prepared under the direction of the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. It sets forth doctrine and to govern the joint activities and performance of the Armed Forces of the United States in joint operations and provides the doctrinal basis for US military involvement in multinational and interagency operations. It provides military guidance for the exercise of authority by combatant commanders and other joint force commanders and prescribes doctrine for joint operations and training. It provides military guidance for use by the Armed Forces in preparing their appropriate plans. It is not the intent of this publication to restrict the authority of the joint force commander JFC from organizing the force and executing the mission in a manner the JFC deems most appropriate to ensure unity of effort in the accomplishment of the overall mission.
- Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics