joint duty assignment


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joint duty assignment

An assignment to a designated position in a multi-Service, joint or multinational command or activity that is involved in the integrated employment or support of the land, sea, and air forces of at least two of the three Military Departments. Such involvement includes, but is not limited to, matters relating to national military strategy, joint doctrine and policy, strategic planning, contingency planning, and command and control of combat operations under a unified or specified command. Also called JDA.
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These billets are known as joint duty assignment list billets and qualified as joint qualification billets toward the joint qualified officer required for all flag officers under Goldwater-Nichols.
Army Military Police Corps, this article presents information on joint matters and affirms that military police leaders must rigorously compete for joint duty assignments.
Joint assignment credit can be awarded via the standard path (S-JDA): serving either in a Joint Duty Assignment List (JDAL) position, or the experience path (E-JDA): service in a non-JDAL position for which an officer may request the experience be considered for award of joint experience points.
11, 2001, enabling the recognition of joint experience outside of traditional joint duty assignment positions.
The Goldwater-Nichols Act of 1986 was passed in order to improve the performance and war-fighting capabilities of our military in a Joint environment and to ensure that the uniformed services would send high-caliber officers to joint duty assignments.
Under the system of joint officer management established by the Goldwater-Nichols Act, the current number of positions to be filled by officers drawn from the warfighting professions (the Joint Duty Assignment List or JDAL), with each position coded by rank and specialty, is 8,932.
The second theory suggests JQOs exist to fill critical Joint Duty Assignment List positions; some argue that since there are only 5 critical billets in the RC (compared to 448 in the AC), RC JQO is moot.
Currently, standard joint duty assignments are filled the same as any other assignment -- through vacancy announcements.
Goldwater-Nichols gave specific guidance for preparing joint specialty officers, including the requirement to complete a JPME school followed by a joint duty assignment in order to become joint qualified.
Before JQS, only active-duty officers who were assigned to a fulltime joint duty assignment could become joint qualified, but this changed with the National Defense Authorization Act of 2007.
For argument's sake, this cadre of joint professionals would equal half of the total joint duty assignment requirement.
Previously, only officers who were assigned to a joint duty assignment could become joint qualified, but this changed with the National Defense Authorization Act of 2007.

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