Transformation is the buzzword of the new millennium for the United States military complex. The future of the Department of Defense and the individual armed services are now at stake, whether current transformational efforts stem from internal design or are necessitated by problematic funding. Senior defense officials and DOD publications routinely state that military transformation is integral to meeting future threats. This monograph determines if the independent service's transformation programs meet the future needs of the joint community. The answer is presented by demonstrating that the service transformation programs yield an extremely limited joint transformation.