The Comprehensive Joint Assessment (CJA)

The CJA is a formal holistic strategic assessment process that provides a common informational baseline and strategic picture. The CJA survey requests comprehensive senior military leader assessments from Service Chiefs and combatant commanders relating to their ability to meet Title 10 and UCP responsibilities and support the NMS within their area of responsibility or functional area. The CJA provides a central unified mechanism for combatant commands and Services to describe the strategic environment, their opportunities, challenges, state of their organization, and overarching requirements. The CJA uses an annual survey and compilation of other assessments to enable integrated analysis to begin on 1 October each year.

For more information see: CJCSI 3100.01B