This publication provides joint tactics,techniques, and procedures (JTTP) for theplanning and execution of foreignhumanitarian assistance operations.
This publication has been prepared underthe direction of the Chairman of the JointChiefs of Staff. It sets forth doctrine andselected JTTP to govern the joint activitiesand performance of the Armed Forces of theUnited States in joint operations and providesthe doctrinal basis for US militaryinvolvement in multinational and interagencyoperations. It provides military guidance forthe exercise of authority by combatantcommanders and other joint forcecommanders (JFCs) and prescribes doctrineand selected tactics, techniques, andprocedures for joint operations and training.It provides military guidance for use by theArmed Forces in preparing their appropriateplans. It is not the intent of this publication torestrict the authority of the JFC fromorganizing the force and executing the missionin a manner the JFC deems most appropriateto ensure unity of effort in the accomplishmentof the overall mission.
a.Doctrine and selected tactics,techniques, and procedures and guidanceestablished in this publication apply to thecommanders of combatantcommands,subunified commands, joint task forces, andsubordinate components of these commands.These principles and guidance also may applywhen significant forces of one Service areattached to forces of another Service or whensignificant forces of one Service supportforces of another Service.b.The guidance in this publication isauthoritative; as such, this doctrine (or JTTP)will be followed except when, in the judgmentof the commander, exceptional circumstancesdictate otherwise. If conflicts arise betweenthe contents of this publication and thecontents of Service publications, thispublication will take precedence for theactivities of joint forces unless the Chairmanof the Joint Chiefs of Staff, normally incoordination with the other members of theJoint Chiefs of Staff, has provided morecurrent and specific guidance. Commandersof forces operating as part of a multinational(alliance or coalition) military commandshould follow multinational doctrine andprocedures ratified by the United States. Fordoctrine and procedures not ratified by theUnited States, commanders should evaluateand follow the multinational command’sdoctrine and procedures, where applicable andconsistent with US law, regulations, anddoctrine.S. A. FRYVice Admiral, U.S. NavyDirector, Joint Staff For the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff: