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Bridging the Gap Between Concepts and Doctrine

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This Joint Warfighting Center JWFC Pamphlet for Future Joint Operations PFJO supports the transformation objectives and responsibilities described in United States Joint Forces Command USJFCOM publication Toward Transformation 2001. The primary purpose of the PFJO and supporting work is to facilitate changes to joint doctrine based on the good ideas and other results that emerge from the Joint Experimentation JE program and other transformation initiatives. An important secondary purpose is to periodically summarize concepts and experimentation objectives for participants in key events such as Exercise MILLENNIUM CHALLENGE 2002 MC 02. This version of the PFJO provides the philosophy for accomplishing these purposes as we approach MC 02. Success in this endeavor will require a close working relationship with the JE Program and awareness of Joint Staff, combatant command, and Service conceptual efforts and other transformation-related initiatives. We must also determine a process and organization of supporting documents that will capture, assess, compare, and integrate key ideas that could improve joint doctrine in the near term. We currently envision a subordinate set of JWFC pamphlets, as described in Section IV, that will help stimulate discussion of emerging doctrinal issues in the joint community. Although this pamphlet summarizes some of the concept elements contained in USJFCOMs joint experimentation concepts such as Rapid Decisive Operations RDO, readers should refer to the approved RDO integrating concept version 2.0, the Joint Force Headquarters JFHQ Concept of Employment for MC 02, and other relevant concept papers for details. Readers can review current versions of these papers on the USJFCOM Joint Experimentation Directorate J-9 unclassified website Access the J-9 Web Portal and sign up for an account then enter the Concept Development knowledge community.

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  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

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