Accession Number:

ADA463666

Title:

JFMCC Command and Control of Air Operations- Effective Integration with JFACC

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

NAVAL WAR COLL NEWPORT RI JOINT MILITARY OPERATIONS DEPT

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2006-02-13

Pagination or Media Count:

41.0

Abstract:

In current military actions around the globe, Joint Force Maritime Component Commanders JFMCC are being utilized to command and control C2 joint maritime operations even though JFMCC concept and doctrine are still in the developmental stage. The lack of established doctrine, especially for integration into joint air operations, has resulted in a recognizable deficiency in commonality between the various Navy numbered fleet JFMCCs and has created one of the most controversial topics being discussed among senior military leadership. This paper argues that JFMCC doctrine and processes need to be systematically integrated into existing Joint Force Air Component Commander JFACC doctrine and processes to ensure effective C2 of joint air operations. This study proposes a short-term solution to bridge the gap between increasingly complex joint air operations and the lack of a current JFMCC doctrine that effectively integrates with well-established JFACC procedures. The intent is to stimulate further doctrinal development and ultimately ensure unity of effort in accomplishing the Joint Force Commanders JFC desired effects and operational and strategic objectives. This paper will examine the history and current state of JFMCC concept, doctrine, and organizational development, and will describe the roles and responsibilities of the JFMCC and JFACC. It will also investigate JFACC concept and battle rhythm, as well as analyze Air Operations Center AOC C2 processes. This analysis will result in the creation of a proposed JFMCC-JFACC air operations integration process cycle.

Subject Categories:

  • Personnel Management and Labor Relations
  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics
  • Command, Control and Communications Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE