Considerations for Use and Placement of the Joint Force Land Component Commander's Forward Boundary.
Strategy research project,
ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA
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The Joint Force Commander JFC has the responsibility to integrate and synchronize the application of joint combat power throughout his entire Joint Operations Area JOA. Recent technological advances have enhanced the deeper strike interdiction capabilities of all the military services, especially the Army and the Navy. A prevailing significant issue for the JFC that directly affects the operations of the Joint Force Land Component Commander JFLCC and the Joint Force Air Component Commander JFACC is the emplacement of the forward boundary of JFLCCs area of operations AO. This issue is rooted in consternation about the battlespace required for these two component commanders to conduct land and air missions assigned by the JFC. It is the thesis of this research project that the JFC establishes the location of the forward boundary of the JFLCCs AO with the purpose of optimizing the application of joint combat power while simultaneously not limiting the integrated employment of subsurface, surface and air firepower in the JOA. Dominant issues that will be researched and assessed include the conditions when a JFC should establish this boundary, where the boundary should be placed, and the ramifications of this positioning. Additionally, doctrinal Joint Staff, Army and Air Force service positions relating to this issue will be discussed and analyzed.
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