Accession Number : ADA530174


Title :   Where Have all the Joint Planners Gone


Descriptive Note : Master's thesis


Corporate Author : NATIONAL DEFENSE UNIV NORFOLK VA JOINT ADVANCED WARFIGHTING SCHOOL


Personal Author(s) : Wendland, Christopher W


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a530174.pdf


Report Date : Apr 2009


Pagination or Media Count : 83


Abstract : Joint Staff leadership identified a need for skilled joint planners both within the Joint Staff and at the various Combatant Command (COCOM) Headquarters. Although each of the Services previously developed their own respective planner producing schools, the Joint Staff modified existing joint education capacities to develop a unique joint planner school that would satisfy their needs and the needs of the ten COCOMs. The Joint Advanced Warfighting School (JAWS) is the Joint Staff's answer to the need for skilled joint planners within the military's highest levels of joint command. Upon graduation, each of the Services are expected to assign their respective JAWS graduates to planning positions within the Joint Staff or the various COCOMs. Due to officer management demands, trend analysis from the first four graduating classes indicates that the services are not outplacing graduates as per original expectations. Each year, fewer and fewer graduates assume joint planning positions and the COCOMs are forced to fill joint planner billets with contractors, reservists, or even non-skilled planners. Only a holistic approach, with full support from the Services to select and outplace JAWS graduates, will ensure skilled joint planners fulfill billets on the Joint Staff and within the COCOMs.


Descriptors :   *LEADERSHIP , *MILITARY PLANNING , *MILITARY COMMANDERS , PERSONNEL DEVELOPMENT , GRADUATES , THESES , SKILLS , COURSES(EDUCATION)


Subject Categories : Personnel Management and Labor Relations
      Military Forces and Organizations
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE