joint force commander


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joint force commander

A general term applied to a combatant commander, subunified commander, or joint task force commander authorized to exercise combatant command (command authority) or operational control over a joint force. Also called JFC. See also joint force.
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How the geographic combatant commander or joint force commander (JFC) orchestrates these multi-Service and international missile defense operations requires a joint mechanism that is responsive and linked to the CCMD's battle rhythm.
Doctrine would help a joint force commander understand what force he needs for a particular mission and what its capabilities and limitations are.
Many are familiar with time sensitive targets (TSTs) that must be acted upon quickly when found because they provide fleeting opportunities to achieve the effects desired by the joint force commander.
The joint force Commander must understand that he should place particular emphasis on creating and influencing that narrative.
The joint approach, which the Air Force supports, would leave it up to the mayor, or the joint force commander in this case, where to allocate the five fire trucks based on which blocks need it the most.
In this position, the COMMOBFOR would provide a single entity to be responsive to not just the joint force commander or JFACC's requests but to individual service issues or specific ground force commanders.
The Army provides the Joint Force commander with unique and complementary capabilities.
In these cases, the Joint Force Commander generally draws the functional component commander from the component that provides the bulk of the assets to the command.
Winning quickly depends on the ability of a joint force commander to rapidly process and disseminate ground, sea, air and space information from different sources.
While acknowledging limitations, Lambeth argues that air power offers the theater joint force commander four great advantages.
Returning to these pages to expand on his widely read article on 10 propositions on cyberspace, Brett Williams presents a compact guide for the joint force commander, as well as anyone who might serve on these joint staffs, on how to deal with cyberspace operations.
We understand from the analogy that the COMAFFOR is the tiger, uniquely authorized to function as the senior and single Air Force voice to the joint force commander.

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