Ensure all Army, Navy, and Air Force oil analysis plans and operations are integrated within the JOAP to
(1) Standardization of analytical techniques, procedures, data collection, calibration standards, and
(2) Interservice oil analysis support to all military departments.
(3) The most cost-effective means of monitoring the condition of lubricating fluid and fluid lubricated
1-5. Joint Oil Analysis Program Responsibilities. Responsibilities for each service are delineated in the Joint Oil
Analysis Program Tri-service Instruction and the Memorandum of Understanding for Support of the Joint Oil Analysis
a. JOAP Executive Committee - A chartered committee established to provide joint service decisions on the
Joint Oil Analysis Program (JOAP). The JOAP-EC is responsible for:
(1) Approving policy and strategic planning for the JOAP.
(2) Providing oversight of the Joint Oil Analysis Program Technical Support Center (JOAP-TSC),
including establishment of and provision for personnel staffing levels and funding requirements.
(3) Reviewing tasking provided to the JOAP-TSC by the JOAP Coordinating Group (JOAP-CG).
(4) Being the source of final resolution disagreements among services on oil analysis programmatic
b. JOAP Coordinating Group (JOAP-CG) - A chartered committee established to provide the resolution of
routine problems in the JOAP and provide an interface among the services for planning and administering the JOAP.
It is composed of all service Oil Analysis Program Managers and the Director of the JOAP-TSC. The Marine Corps,
Coast Guard or other participating agencies may be invited as non-voting members of the JOAP-CG to advise the
committee on their agency's unique requirements. The JOAP-CG coordinates interservice planning and procedures
for the execution of the JOAP. The JOAP-CG is responsible for:
(1) Providing recommendations to the JOAP-EC on JOAP policy and strategic planning at the semi-
(2) Assuring open communications between the JOAP-TSC and the services' Program Managers to
ensure continuity and standardization of policies and procedures within and among the services.
(3) Resolving routine problems occurring among the services and/or the JOAP-TSC.
(4) Assigning non-chartered tasks to the JOAP-TSC.
(5) Making recommendations to the JOAP-EC on joint service long range plans and interservice issues.
(6) Reviewing and recommending changes to the tri-service regulation.