NAVAL WAR COLL NEWPORT RI ADVANCED RESEARCH PROGRAM
During the 1920s and 1930s the Army and Navy collaborated to develop joint operations doctrine and war plans. While the Marines developed doctrine at the tactical level, the War Colleges and the Army and Navy General Staffs focused on the operational and strategic levels. General Walter Krueger was a key figure in this process, serving as a student and on the faculty of both service war colleges as well as two tours in the Army War Plans Division, including two years as chief of that division. He was a drafter of several doctrine publications and shaped the Army method of war planning. Kruegers contributions led directly to methods of joint operations in World War II. Kruegers command of the Lingayen Gulf landing serves as a case study to evaluate his impact.