director of mobility forces


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director of mobility forces

Normally a senior officer who is familiar with the area ofresponsibility or joint operations area and possesses an extensive background in air mobility operations. When established, the director of mobility forces serves as thedesignated agent for all air mobility issues in the area of responsibility or joint operations area, and for other duties asdirected. The director of mobility forces exercises coordinating authority between the air operations center (or appropriate theater command and control node), the tanker airlift control center, the air mobility operations control center (when established and when supporting subordinate command objectives), and the joint movement center, in order to expedite theresolution of air mobility issues. The director of mobility forces may be sourced from the theater's organizations or USTransportation Command. Additionally, the director of mobility forces, when designated, will ensure the effective integration ofintertheater and intratheater air mobility operations, and facilitate the conduct of intratheater air mobility operations. Also called DIRMOBFOR. See also Air Force air and space operations center; coordinating authority; joint movement center; Tanker Airlift Control Center.
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3) Similarly, the director of mobility forces has a joint perspective and responsibilities to the joint force component for both internal and external air mobility operations.
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While activity was underway stateside to stand up the mission in short order, the Director of Mobility Forces, Brigadier Geneneral Mark Zamzow, USAF was leading efforts in the AOR to ensure success when the aircraft arrived.
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Interface is provided by the director of mobility forces, normally a senior officer with both airlift and in-theater experience.
To capitalize on experience gained during Operation Allied Force, this article investigates the post-Kosovo role of the director of mobility forces in integrating the total mobility system, thus enabling the commander in chief to enhance force buildup and closure capability in the future.
Key players in Operation Allied Force were the director of mobility forces and operational commanders (commander in chief, joint force commander, commander joint task force, and component/functional commanders).
Colonel Coy, Operation Allied Force Deputy Director of Mobility Forces, affirmed this preference when he said, "Airlift is like candy.
This was done under the leadership of commanders sporting a variety of titles: commander of airlift forces during the Cold War; commander of mobility forces during Operation Desert Shield/Desert Storm; and director of mobility forces following Desert Shield/Desert Storm, in particular during Operation Allied Force.
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Brig Gen Rod Bishop, Director of Mobility Forces (DIRMOBFOR) for EUCOM Lessons Learned, JTF (Joint Task Force) Noble Anvil, 23 Mar 99-7 Jul 99, 437th Airlift Wing Commander, Charleston AFB, South Carolina.

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