joint operations area


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joint operations area

An area of land, sea, and airspace, defined by a geographic combatant commander or subordinate unified commander, in which a joint force commander (normally a joint task force commander) conducts military operations to accomplish a specific mission. Joint operations areas are particularly useful when operations are limited in scope and geographic area or when operations are to be conducted on the boundaries between theaters. Also called JOA. See also area of responsibility; joint special operations area.
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Through training exercises, the TSC conducts mission command of sustainment operations within the joint operations area while maintaining mission command of sustainment units during theater opening.
USCENTCOM uses the request process to manage resource allocation across its three joint operations areas. Absent an explicit policy decision that underwrites the drawing down of capabilities allocated to respond to other more existential threats, it is then left to the Service component to ensure the GCC understands the associated risk to the ability to respond to other contingencies.
(10) Furthermore, as these smaller and lighter forces operate in geographically dispersed joint operations areas, the ability to conduct effective decentralized and distributed operations will be essential.
CJOA-A -- Combined Joint Operations Area -- Afghanistan
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 joint operations area.
Sea basing is the rapid deployment, assembly, command, projection, reconstitution, and reemployment of Joint combat power from the sea, while providing continuous support, sustainment, and force protection to select expeditionary Joint forces without reliance on land bases within the Joint operations area. The author contends that the Army should be an active participant in the research and development of the Joint sea basing concept and its enabling systems.
It also noted with satisfaction the revision of the military rapid response concept that defines the military rapid response time as a period from five to 30 days from the approval of the crisis management concept to the moment when operations commence in the joint operations area.
* A robust, modular force-reception capability, with a dedicated and trained organization able to quickly open a theater and support flexible, continuous sustainment throughout the joint operations area.
Just to be clear, the Navy family consists of: Navy service members (active and Reserve, other service members assigned to Navy commands or tenants on Navy installations pending concurrence of their respective services) and their families; Navy retirees and their families; civilian employees of the Department of the Navy (DON) and their families; and may include certain extended family members (defined as parents, parents-in-law, guardians, brothers, sisters, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law) of deceased, injured or missing Navy service members, Navy retirees or DON civilians within the joint operations area (JOA); family members in the JOA of Navy service members and civilians.
Bell's command training guidance, the Army's goals for Juniper Cobra are to "concentrate on deploying theater missile defense assets into a joint operations area, reconnaissance of real-world battle positions, Patriot live-fire, and the activation of a V Corps-led theater missile defense joint task force that links into a joint-coalition command and control system."
As the DIRMOBFOR, the EMTF commander serves as the designated agent for all air mobility issues in the Area of Responsibility or Joint Operations Area, and for other duties as directed.
Dave Crum, a program official at the Combined Arms Support Command, told an industry briefing that "the TSV mission is to rapidly self deploy to a joint operations area and provide operational and tactical level intra-theater sealift of forces (personnel and equipment)."

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