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According to John M Shalikashvili former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff The nature of modern warfare demands that we fight as a joint team This was important yesterday it is essential today and it will be even more imperative tomorrowJV2020 Therefore it is easy to see why interservice understanding is crucial for every serviceman from the admirals and generals down to the lowest seaman airman and privateThe idea of joint warfare and interservice rivalries has been around since man first built separate forces for the land and the sea For the United States Military joint warfare and the rivalries that accompany it has evolved dramatically throughout the years Even the seed of our current day forces Washingtons regimental army coordinated joint operations with French naval forces during the Revolutionary War However the US did not fully understand the full potential and necessity of joint operations until World War II when the combined operations of Army Navy and Marine forces were seen for the first time History After WW II the National Security Act of 1947 defined the Department of Defense and the 3 sister services National However the formal recognition of a Joint Army Navy Air Force and Marines doctrine that integrated communications procurement programs tactics and training was not realized during the next three decadesHistory It was not until 1983 when the services failed to successfully integrate during operation Urgent Fury that the Senate Armed Services Committee recognized the need for a joint warfighting center for development of doctrine and training methods In 1986 the Goldwater-Nichols National Security Act placed the responsibility of joint doctrine in the hands of the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff CJCS as opposed to the services themselves The act was also the first to recommend joint service assignments for officers so they would better understand joint operation requirements HistoryIn September 1999 US Atlantic Command was renamed U S Joint Forces Command USJFCOM with the
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