With Joint Vision 2010, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General John Shalikashvili wants to bring together the services’ future organizational and conceptual efforts.
On 18 July 1996, Defense Daily carried a story that began, “A Joint Chiefs of Staff plan [Joint Vision 2010] unveiled yesterday . . . will shape military-wide doctrine and acquisitions for the next 15 years [and] will serve as a road map for industry.” The story quoted Brigadier General Robert Dees of the Joint Staff as saying that it is “a conceptual template for the future force in the 21st century.”1
As explained in a companion briefing book, the Joint Vision 2010 force, with its coherent organizational structure, materiel, and doctrine—to be activated by the 21st century military’s people and leadership with their education and training—exploiting information superiority and technological innovations, will apply dominant maneuver, precision engagement, full-dimension protection, and focused logistics to achieve full-spectrum dominance in both peacetime engagement and deterrence and conflict prevention, and also will be prepared to fight and win our nation’s wars.