subordinate unified command

subordinate unified command

A command established by commanders of unified commands, when so authorized through the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, to conduct operations on a continuing basis in accordance with the criteria set forth for unified commands. A subordinate unified command may be established on an area or functional basis. Commanders of subordinate unified commands have functions and responsibilities similar to those of the commanders of unified commands and exercise operational control of assigned commands and forces within the assigned operational area. Also called subunified command. See also area command; functional component command; operational control; subordinate command; unified command.
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A command consisting of the Service component commander and all those Service forces, such as individuals, units, detachments, organizations, and installations under that command, including the support forces that have been assigned to a combatant command or further assigned to a subordinate unified command or joint task force.
Instead, Air Force doctrine relies upon the previously cited joint definition of a service component: "A command consisting of the Service component commander and all those Service forces, such as individuals, units, detachments, organizations, and installations under that command, including the support forces that have been assigned to a combatant command or further assigned to a subordinate unified command or joint task force.
The JFACC is "the commander within a unified command, subordinate unified command, or joint task force responsible to the establishing commander for making recommendations on the proper employment of assigned, attached, and/or made available for tasking air forces [sic]; planning and coordinating air operations; or accomplishing such operational missions as may be assigned.
These strategies include new assignments of executive agency (EA), establishing subordinate unified commands and creating a new Joint Support Service.
I have identified three such strategies with varying degrees of organizational change and associated risks and rewards: executive agency, subordinate unified commands and functional component commands, and joint support service.
Extensive connectivity and interoperability enhance collaboration among a wide range of resources, from the President of the United States, the Secretary of Defense and the Joint Chiefs of Staff, to service components, subordinate unified commands, and joint task force groups, as well as to coalition partners and local government agencies.