Accession Number : ADA325167

Title :   Joint Force Air Component Commander: Transitioning from Afloat to Ashore.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : NAVAL WAR COLL NEWPORT RI

Personal Author(s) : Orton, William D.

PDF Url : ADA325167

Report Date : 07 FEB 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 32

Abstract : The Joint Force Air Component Commander's (JFACC) mission is to command joint air operations based on the Joint Force Commander's (JFC) concept of operations and air apportionment decisions. This is accomplished by planning, coordination, allocation, and tasking of assets. The basic components of the JFACC organization are Combat Plans, Combat Operations, Intelligence, and Communications. The Combat Plans Division includes a Guidance, Apportionment and Targeting (GAT) Cell, an Air Task Order (ATO) Production Cell, and an Air Strategy Cell. The Combat Operations Division includes Current Operations, an Airspace Cell, and an Air Defense Cell. The preceding JFACC organizational functions and relationships have been captured in joint doctrine. The JFACC charter is flexible. It could find itself operating as a part of a naval enabling force conducting presence operations. On the other end of the spectrum, it might participate in a major regional conflict. The following discussion will focus on the sea-based JFACC. It will explore the problems, limitations and considerations that are faced by sea-based JFACC. This will be done illustrating the sea-based JFACC variations that have been developed. Once a picture has been developed of the afloat JFACC executing its mission, the following question will be presented and analyzed: once a crisis matures, how do you smoothly accomplish a transition to the next higher or lower echelon of joint air operations? The discussion will attempt to show that joint doctrine has not completely addressed this question.

Descriptors :   *MILITARY DOCTRINE, *PLANNING, *JOINT MILITARY ACTIVITIES, *LIMITED WARFARE, AIR DEFENSE, MILITARY OPERATIONS, ORGANIZATIONS, STRATEGY, PRODUCTION, SPECTRA, AIR SPACE, CONFLICT, TARGETING, MILITARY COMMANDERS, SEA BASED.

Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE