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Doctrine is the body of principles that set the moral or ethical standard, and forms the foundation of judgment, mode of action, decision, and behavior. It is authoritative but flexible, definitive enough to guide specific operation, yet adaptable enough to address diverse and varied situations.

Purpose...To create an organization guided by well stated doctrinal principles, which represent the reality of the work, the environment, and the mission. They are understood and meaningful to every employee and the public at large, and are the heart of safe and effective mission accomplishment.

"I am therefore committing us to move toward a point where we anchor our actions and decisions to a well-understood doctrine.”

Forest Service Chief Dale Bosworth,
January 26, 2006

"What's New"

“Doctrine Dialogue”

Doctrine in Policy!

(December 2012)

Chiefs' Corner
Letter of Acceptance







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