Useful Links

Interim National Security Strategic Guidance, 2021


2017 National Security Strategy (NSS)


2018 National Defense Strategy (NDS) Summary

Summary of the 2018 National Defense Strategy:  "Sharpening the American Military’s Competitive Edge"


2015 National Military Strategy (NMS)

"The National Military Strategy of the United States of America:  The United States Military’s Contribution To National Security" (Note:  2018 update in progress)


Joint Operating Environment (JOE) 2035

"The Joint Force in a Contested and Disordered World," 14 July 2016


Capstone Concept for Joint Operations (CCJO)

Capstone Concept for Joint Operations: Joint Force 2020, 10 September 2012


Joint Concept for Logistics (JCL), 25 Sep 2015

This Joint Concept for Logistics (JCL) proposes a concept for how the Joint Logistics Enterprise (JLEnt) could support globally integrated operations in the 2020-2034 timeframe.


Joint Publication (JP) 4-0, Joint Logistics 

This publication is the keystone document of the joint logistics series. It provides overarching joint doctrine on logistic support to joint operations. It provides commanders and staff guidance and considerations for planning, execution, and assessment of joint operations. It also discusses responsibilities, authorities, and control options available to a joint force commander (JFC) and provides precepts to influence the commander’s decision-making process.

Joint Logistics Learning Framework with Joint Logistics Competency Areas 

This framework is designed to guide our efforts to determine what kind of logisticians will be required for the success of Joint Force 2020 and what kinds of knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSAs) our logisticians need to lead/support/enable that kind of force, and then help us to shape how we fully integrate training, experience, education and reflection into a developmental continuum to produce such a leader.

Global Combat Support System-Joint (GCSS-J)
GCSS-J, the Logistics System of Record, provides a Logistics Common Operational Picture (LogCOP).  This tailorable tool gives the user the ability to view the most current worldwide personnel, equipment, supplies, and support data from authoritative sources, offering the opportunity to plan & execute operational and strategic level logistics actions to ensure resources and capabilities are in the right place, at the right time, and in the right quantities across the full spectrum of military operations.

Defense Acquisition University (DAU)
DAU Mission:  Provide a global learning environment to develop qualified acquisition, requirements and contingency professionals who deliver and sustain effective and affordable warfighting capabilities. 

DAU Joint Logistics Education Page

Joint Knowledge Online (JKO)
Joint Knowledge Online (
JKO) is an enterprise training system that delivers joint web-based training courses, products, and services. Within JKO are many logistics-related courses which can be found by searching "Logistics" or "Sustainment."

Joint Electronic Library (JEL)
Includes links to Joint Publications, Lessons Learned and JEL+.

Institute for Defense & Business (IDB)

The Institute for Defense and Business (IDB) provides custom executive education programs for the military, government, and private sector in the areas of logistics, life cycle issues, leadership and organizational transformation, strategic studies, and economic reconstruction and stability operations. Bringing together leaders from the  Department of Defense, other government agencies, and the private sector in a non-attribution academic setting provides a powerful catalyst for the exchange of information and best practices. 

National Defense University (NDU) Libraries


Defense Security Cooperation Agency's Institute of Security Cooperation Studies (ISCS)
Located at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, the Defense Security Cooperation Agency's Institute of Security Cooperation Studies (ISCS), known prior to 1 July 2016 as the Defense Institute of Security Assistance Management (DISAM), provides professional education, research, and support to advance U.S. foreign policy through security assistance and cooperation.

Joint Doctrine, Education & Training Information System (JDEIS)
More links to Joint Professional Military Education (JPME)-related information.


"Insights & Best Practices Focus Paper: Sustainment"

This is the Third Edition of the Sustainment Insights and Best Practices Focus Paper, written by the Deployable Training Division (DTD) of the Joint Staff J7 (JS J7), and published by the JS J7 in May 2016.


Defense Science Board Report "Survivable Logistics" (Executive Summary)
This study examines the threats posed by strategic competitors to U.S. military logistics and provides recommendations for remedying the challenges that could be exploited in a strategic competition.

Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD):

DoD Logistics Strategic Plan

DoD Logistics Human Capital Strategic Plan

DoD Logistics Human Capital Strategy (2008)

DoD Strategic Workforce Plan Report, FY 13-18 ("Logistics"--Appendix 5, starts on Page 201)

OSD Fellows Program

DoD Logistics Certification Resources


Ass't SecDef for Manpower & Reserve Affairs Education & Training Resources


Civilian Logistics Workforce Development

Civilian strategic workforce planning ensures the availability and readiness of personnel to carry out the current and future roles and missions of the Department of Defense (DoD).


Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff & Joint Staff:

"Developing Today's Joint Officers for Tomorrow's Ways of War," The Joint Chiefs of Staff Vision and Guidance for Professional Military Education & Talent Management, 01 May 2020


Officer Professional Military Education Policy (OPMEP), 15 May 2020


"Developing Enlisted Leaders for Tomorrow's Wars," 2021


Enlisted Professional Military Education Policy (EPMEP), May 2015

Air Force:


Air Force Institute of Technology (AFIT) Graduate Logistics Management / Logistics Professional Continuing Education (PCE)


USAF Virtual Force Development Center

The virtual Force Development Center provides Air Force civilian employees, officers, and enlisted Airmen access to no-cost, just-in-time training, education, and force development resources including approximately 35 AF e-Learning programs and links to MyPers, My Vector, AFVEC and much more.


Welcome to the AF Credentialing Opportunities On-Line (AF COOL) website! This important addition to the Air Force Virtual Education Center will help airmen navigate through the various civilian credentialing opportunities that are available for their control/duty AFSCs. AF COOL provides a one-stop for Airmen to explore credentials recognized by the civilian community that can enhance airmen's current performance in their AF job as well help prepare for civilian employment.


Army Logistics University (ALU)
ALU Mission:  Enhance the logistics capability and sustainability of the U.S. Forces by educating and developing leaders in logistics, acquisition, requirements development, and operations research/systems analysis.

U.S. Army Logistics Innovation Agency (LIA)
LIA's Mission - Assess and integrate innovative logistics solutions, policies, processes and programs across the Army Logistics enterprise.



COOL (Credentialing Opportunities On-Line) helps Army Service members find information on certifications and licenses related to their jobs. Use COOL to get background information on credentialing and find detailed information on:

·         Credentials related to an Army Military Occupational Specialty (MOS)

·         Credential requirements and potential gaps between Army training and civilian credentialing requirements

·         Resources available to fill gaps between military training and civilian credentialing requirements


Marine Corps:

Marine Corps Logistics Operations Group (MCLOG)
MCLOG provides standardized, advanced individual training in Marine Air-Ground Task Force (MAGTF) logistics operations and unit readiness planning at the Battalion and Regimental levels, conducts Battle Staff Training, facilitates logistics education and manages doctrine, training standards, tactics and institutional training programs in order to enhance combat preparation and performance of Logistics combat Element units in MAGTF operations.

Marine Corps Logistics Education Program (MCLEP)

Marine Corps Logistics Community of Interest (CoI)
The Marine Corps Logistics COI identifies and provides opportunities for the Civilian Workforce to enhance and support the mission of the Marine Corps in a joint and modernized environment.


USMC I&L Logistics Professional Reading List



COOL (Credentialing Opportunities On-Line) helps Marine Corps service members find information on certifications and licenses related to their jobs. Use COOL to get background information on credentialing and find detailed information on:

·         Credentials related to a Marine Corps Military Occupational Specialty (MOS)

·         Credential requirements and potential gaps between Marine Corps training and civilian workforce credentialing requirements

·         Resources available to fill gaps between military training and civilian credentialing requirements

·         How to get a COOL funded voucher to pay for credential exam and maintenance fees




Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) Graduate Logistics Management


Navy Supply Corps School (NSCS)

Navy eLearning
U.S. Navy's on-line learning system which provides training courses for various functional specialties.  Search on "Logistics" for applicable courses.

Navy Credentialing Opportunities On-Line (COOL)
The Department of Navy Credentialing Opportunities On-Line (DON COOL) website represents the joint effort, close coordination and shared resources that support the Navy and Marine Corps COOL programs.


Vocational Training and Certification Programs (

As a Servicemember or Veteran you have several programs available that will help you get Vocational/Technical (Vo-Tech) Training, Professional Licensing, Certification, and On-the-Job Training (OJT - Veterans only).

Supply Chain, Sustainment & Logistics Professional Organizations

Affiliated with DoD:

Association of Quartermasters

The Association of Quartermasters (AQM) enhances the image and professionalism of Quartermasters worldwide by the dissemination of knowledge relating to professional development.

Association of Marine Corps Logisticians

The Association of Marine Corps Logisticians (AMCL) aims to enhance and cultivate the United States Marine Corps logistics and supply chain professional community by promoting quality professional development of Marine Corps logisticians, identifying and sharing Department of Defense (DoD) and industry best practices, and providing an open forum for the development and exchange of ideas.

Navy Supply Corps Foundation

The Navy Supply Corps Foundation provides programs and services to support the Navy Supply Corps Community and promote its heritage and traditions.

Logistics Officer Association

A cutting-edge professional development association providing relevant, real and solution-oriented learning and collaboration opportunities to logistics and acquisition professionals across the Department of Defense, industry and academia.


Association for Supply Chain Management

The Association for Supply Chain Management (ASCM) is the global leader in supply chain organizational transformation, innovation and leadership. As the largest non-profit association for supply chain, ASCM is an unbiased partner, connecting companies around the world to the newest thought leadership on all aspects of supply chain.

Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals

CSCMP's stated mission is: “To advance the supply chain profession by connecting, educating, and developing the world’s supply chain management professionals throughout their careers"

Council of Logistics Engineering Professionals

CLEP Mission:  Advance the Logistics Engineering profession through education, mentoring and outreach. Disseminate the interdisciplinary principles of Supportability to Industry and Government. Collaborate with others to strengthen shared values, processes and capabilities.

SOLE:  The International Society of Logistics

SOLE - The International Society of Logistics is a non-profit international professional society composed of individuals organized to enhance the art and science of logistics technology, education and management.