Atlantic Command's Joint Training Program
NATIONAL DEFENSE UNIV WASHINGTON DC INST FOR NATIONAL STRATEGIC STUDIES
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Changes to the unified command plan in 1993 directed that the Commander in Chief, U.S. Atlantic Command CINCUSACOM, integrate and conduct joint training of all forces based in the continental United States CONUS. U.S. Atlantic Command ACOM was assigned combatant command authority over Forces Command FORSCOM, Atlantic Fleet LANTFLT, Marine Forces Atlantic MARFORLANT, and Air Combat Command ACC as service components, forces which comprise fully three-quarters of the Armed Forces. As a result, ACOM implemented a joint training program JTP to significantly enhance the capability of U.S. forces to deploy and operate immediately on arrival overseas. This article describes these joint training responsibilities, the scope of ACOM joint training, and the various tiers of training and their implementation. It also addresses ACOM reorganization to meet new requirements, the training facility necessary to accomplish the program, and the transition to new exercises and training.
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