Joint Interdependence

Wednesday July 26, 2006

What is it? Joint interdependence is the meaningful reliance on other service and joint capabilities to maximize their complementary and reinforcing effects while minimizing service vulnerabilities. Each branch of the Armed Forces excels in a different domain - land, air, sea, space and cyber. Army Joint interdependence ensures that our systems are fully complementary with the other Services to generate a synergy that creates overwhelming dilemmas for opponents. Operational experience affirms a future that is irrefutably joint, and the Army conducts its transformation activities in terms of capabilities the Army can build to support the joint force commander.

What has the Army done?

What efforts does the Army plan to continue in the future? Because our new modular formations will operate in joint, multinational and interagency environments, these formations are designed to enhance joint concepts for battle command, fires and effects, logistics, force projection, intelligence, air and missile defense.


For more information on this and other topics see Addendum J in the Army Posture Statement.


Army Safety-"Owning the Edge"

To help modern leaders and Soldiers make informed choices, the U.S. Army Combat Readiness Center developed a campaign called Own the Edge. This campaign, which is available at, acknowledges the risks associated with our operations, helps individuals define which risks are acceptable and unacceptable, and promotes modifying our operations as necessary to manage those risks and "own the edge."


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