Fourth Writing Team: Allied Joint Publication 3.19

From January 31 to February 02 the CIMIC Centre of Excellence conducted the fourth writing team in the process of revising NATO’s doctrine for CIMIC: AJP-3.19 Allied Joint Publication 3.19: “Allied Joint doctrine for Civil-Military Cooperation”. The CCOE’s Concepts, Interoperability, Capabilities Branch (CIC) is the custodian for NATO for this publication and thereby in lead of the development process. The writing team consisted of representatives from Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers in Europe (SHAPE), the Joint Forces Commands Brunssum and Naples (JFCBS and JFCNP), the Multi-National CIMIC Group (MNCG), the Multi-National CIMIC Command (MNCIMICCmd), Allied Land Command (LANDCOM), the Stability Policing Centre of Excellence (SPCOE), and the U.S. Army John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center and School, United States Special Operations Center of Excellence. All representatives inserted their expertise, experiences, observations and lessons identified as well as participated in deep discussions amongst experts to improve and develop doctrines to meet current and future challenges.

The revised doctrine will set the agreed definitions, terminology, standards and will improve the interoperability within NATO’s joint function CIMIC and its applicability across all NATO’s core tasks.