Definition: (DOD) Publication of joint interest dealing with administrative matters prepared under the cognizance of Joint Staff directorates and applicable to the Military Departments, combatant commands, and other authorized agencies. It is authenticated by the Secretary of the Joint Staff "For the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff" and distributed through Service channels. A joint administrative reference category administrative publication will be approved by the Director of the Joint Staff and is applicable only to the Joint Staff. All other joint administrative publications will be approved by the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
See also joint publication.