RECEIVING NEW OR REVISED
When new or revised publications are received, you
should check the Foreword and the U.S. Letter of
Promulgation for the effective status of the publication.
The Foreword shows the effective status of the
publication for allied usage; the U.S. Letter of
Promulgation for U.S. use.
A revision to a publication can be issued that is
effective for U.S. use but not for allied use. Particular
care should be taken not to destroy the previous edition
until the new revision is effective for allied use as well.
With worldwide cooperation among friendly
nations and the United States, the need arose for
coordinated and standardized communications. To
meet this need, the allied communications publications
(ACPs) were developed. The ACP series provides
communications instructions and procedures essential
to conducting combined military operations and
communications in which two or more allied nations are
involved. A Radiomans work often requires
familiarity with ACPs.
JOINT ARMY-NAVY-AIR FORCE
Joint Army-Navy-Air Force publications
(JANAPs) were developed to coordinate and
standardize communications among the U.S. military
services. The publication Status of Noncryptographic
JANAPs and ACPs, JANAP 201, lists the short and long
titles, content of each publication, and the current
edition of JANAPs and ACPs.
Naval telecommunications publications (NTPs) are
the main communications publications in use by the
U.S. Navy, Coast Guard, and Marine Corps. The NTPs
include information and guidance from basic
communication information (NTP 4), to frequency
spectrum management (NTP 6), and commercial traffic
(NTP 9), just to name a few areas of communications.
NAVAL WARFARE PUBLICATIONS
Naval warfare publications (NWPs) incorporate the
results of fleet tactical development and evaluation
programs and fleet and allied (NATO) experience.
NWPs also provide information about the tactical
capabilities and limitations of equipment and systems.
NWP 0 (NWP 1-01) provides guidance for managing
the NWPL and lists the publications contained in the
Fleet telecommunications publications (FTPs) are
the guiding doctrine of a NCTAMS for the
communications area under its jurisdiction. To provide
optimum communications responsiveness to fleet
requirements. FTPs incorporate the unique
communications procedures for the COMMAREA into
a standardized fleet-oriented procedural document.
FTPs are based on the NTP series.
Communications information bulletins (CIBs) are
developed by each NCTAMS to provide reference
information on specific tactical communications
subjects. CIBs also provide communications operating
personnel with communications procedural
information applicable to a specific COMMAREA.
NTP 4 lists the CIBs and their contents.
As you have learned from this chapter, the naval
communications establishment is quite complex. We
communicate not only with other U.S. naval
commands, both at sea and ashore, but also with other
U.S. military services and allied nations. Before the
messages that you send reach their destinations, they
may travel through other networks in the Defense
We have introduced you to the basic principles of
communications management, evaluation of both
personnel and the work area, and duties of individual
positions within the command. We have also covered
various categories of messages that have both internal
and external use in the message center.