People are fundamental to fighting power and this is enabled during operations through personnel support.
Joint Doctrine Publication (JDP) 1-05, Personnel support for joint operations (second edition) covers personnel support from a joint perspective and recognises that personnel support, although co-ordinated by the Joint Task Force Headquarters and normally carried out by the Joint Force Logistic Component or National Support Element, is largely delivered by the front line commands. JDP 1-05 guides operational commanders and planning staff in understanding joint personnel support for those personnel deployed on operations.
JDP 1-05 describes personnel support at the strategic, operational and tactical levels, outlining why a joint personnel support framework is needed and how it is employed. JDP 1-05 acknowledges a whole force approach and outlines the responsibilities of commanders and the joint operational staff towards supporting personnel deployed on operations. Where appropriate, JDP 1-05 provides a link to the relevant specialist Joint Service Publication. By providing generic templates in the supporting functions and planning chapters, it provides a framework for further specialist input.