JOINT ACTION OF
THE ARMY AND THE NAVY
THE JOINT BOARD
REVISED BY THE JOINT BOARD
[J. B. NO. 350 (SERIAL NO. 514)]
the Acting Secretary of War
September 16, 1935
the Secretary of the Navy
September 19, 1935
GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE
WASHINGTON : 1936
OFFICE of CHIEF OF NAVAL OPERATIONS,
Washington, November 15, 1935.
1. "Joint Action of The Army and The Navy", revised by the Joint Board, 1935 (Short Title FTP-155), is a CONFIDENTIAL registered publication.
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JOINT ACTION OF THE ARMY AND THE NAVY 1935LIST OF EFFECTIVE PAGES
Title page Original CNO letter of promulgation, dated November 15, 1935 (p. I) Original List of effective pages (p. II) Original Letter of approval by Secretary of War and Secretary of the Navy, dated September 11, 1935 (p. III) (p. IV blank) Original Contents (pp. v, VI blank, VII, VIII) Original Text (pp. 1-164 inclusive) Original Chart--Joint organization for coastal frontier defense Original
1. The policies and procedure enunciated herein are published for the information and guidance of the Army and the Navy.
JOINT ACTION OF THE ARMY AND THE NAVY
2. It is vital to success in war that the Army and the Navy so coordinate their action as to produce the most effective mutual support. To accomplish this, it is essential that both services have a common, definite understanding of their respective functions in national defense and of the approved methods for attaining coordination in operations.
3. The aim of this publication is to assemble in one volume all joint policies, agreements, or instructions which have been approved by the War and Navy Departments, with a view to securing effective coordination. It is divided into two parts:
PART I.--Policies to govern joint action of the Army and the Navy.
PART II.--Policies, agreements, and joint instructions which, by providing effective organization and agencies for coordination, and by enunciating standard practice, promote harmonious joint action.
4. The loose-leaf form is adopted, in order to facilitate revision and to permit the addition of new subject matter.
5. This publication supersedes "Joint Action of the Army and the Navy" published April 23, 1927, which is rescinded. The pamphlets entitled "joint Overseas Expeditions" and "Regulations, Maneuver Rules and Umpire Instructions for Joint Army and Navy Exercises" are incorporated in this publication as Chapters VI and VII, respectively, and their classification changed to "Confidential."
GEORGE H. DERN,
Secretary of War.
CLAUDE A. SWANSON,
Secretary of the Navy.
September 11, 1935.
[B L A N K]
JOINT ACTION OF THE ARMY AND THE NAVY
PART I POLICIES TO GOVERN JOINT ACTION OF THE ARMY AND THE NAVY CHAPTER I-- Policy Governing the Respective Functions of the Army and of the Navy. II-- The Principles Governing Coordination of Operations of the Army and of the Navy. III-- Operations Requiring Coordination. IV-- Functions of Army and Navy Air Components. PART II POLICIES, AGREEMENTS, JOINT INSTRUCTIONS, AND JOINT AGENCIES CHAPTER V-- Coastal Frontier Defense. VI-- Joint Overseas Expeditions. VII-- Regulations, Maneuver Rules, and Umpire Instructions for Joint Army and Navy Exercises. VIII-- Agencies for Effecting Coordination.. IX-- Communications. [The following list of Change notices does not appear in the original Table of Contents.Note: Where changes occur, the text will be linked to the new paragraphs in the Change notices. Likewise, if further changes are promulgated, the text in the Change notice will be linked to the alterations in subsequent Changes. (e.g.: Joint Action » Change 3 » Change 6 » Change 9), allowing the reader to conveniently follow the development of the doctrine. --HyperWar] CHANGE NO. 1-- July 22, 1936 2-- November 30, 1938 (Missing from this copy) 3-- June 28, 1940 4-- January 25, 1941 5-- July 14, 1941 6-- January 28, 1942 7-- March 31, 1942 8-- June 2, 1942 9-- August 18, 1942