JOINT STRATEGIC PLANNING SYSTEM
|Publication Date:||20 July 2018|
Purpose. This instruction provides the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (hereafter "Chairman") policy and direction on the execution of the Joint Strategic Planning System (JSPS). The JSPS is the method by which the Chairman fulfills his responsibilities under Title 10, U.S. Code (Title 10, U.S.C.), maintains a global perspective, and develops military advice for the Secretary of Defense and the President.
a. Title 10, U.S.C., chapter 5, section 153 requires the Chairman to perform six primary functions: providing strategic direction for the Armed Forces; conducting strategic and contingency planning; assessing comprehensive joint readiness; managing Joint Force development; fostering joint capability development; and advising on global military integration.
b. The Joint Staff is responsible to the Chairman for developing the products and executing the processes described in this instruction.
c. The JSPS supports the Chairman's interactions with Congress, the President, the Secretary of Defense, the Joint Force, the Services, and the Combatant Commands.
Applicability. This instruction applies to the Joint Staff, Services, and Combatant Commands.