7 JULY 2009 FM 6-02.73 / MCRP 3-40.2B / NTTP 6-02.8 / AFTTP 3-2.77 i
This publication provides multi-Service tactics, techniques, and procedures (MTTP) tostandardize and describe the use of internet tactical chat (TC) in support of operations.Thus, it provides commanders and their units with guidelines to facilitate coordinationand integration of TC when conducting multi-Service and joint force operations.
This MTTP publication is a tactical-level document for commanders and planners at allechelons. It details planning and employment procedures for executing operationsusing TC. Additionally this publication details TC operating parameters and systeminterfaces necessary to integrate internet TC-enabled operations across the jointoperations area.
This MTTP publication applies to commanders and planners at all levels across theServices who employ internet TC when conducting multi-Service and joint forceoperations. This document is intended to be theater non-specific and providesinformation extracted from existing Service directives, current lessons learned, andsubject matter expert inputs. This publication is unclassified with restricted distribution.
4. Implementation Plan
Participating Service command offices of primary responsibility will review thispublication, validate the information and, where appropriate, reference and incorporateit in Service manuals, regulations, and curricula as follows:
Upon approval and authentication, this publication incorporates theprocedures contained herein into the United States (US) Army Doctrine and TrainingLiterature Program as directed by the Commander, US Army Training and DoctrineCommand (TRADOC). Distribution is in accordance with applicable directives listed onthe authentication page.
The Marine Corps will incorporate the procedures in this publicationin US Marine Corps training and doctrine publications as directed by the CommandingGeneral, US Marine Corps Combat Development Command (MCCDC). Distribution isin accordance with the Marine Corps Publication Distribution System.
The Navy will incorporate these procedures in US Navy training and doctrinepublications as directed by the Commander, Navy Warfare Development Command(NWDC)[N5]. Distribution is in accordance with Military Standard Requisition and IssueProcedure Desk Guide, Navy Supplement Publication-409.
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