JFACC: Taking the Next Step
AIR COMBAT COMMAND LANGLEY AFB VA
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Designating a Joint Force Air Component Commander JFACC has rapidly become the customary procedure for exercising command and control of air power in support of joint force commanders. This approach enables JFACCs and air component staffs to develop joint operations plans together with staffs from other assigned components. Though limited resources preclude maintaining large standing air component staff for every contingency, it makes sense to have a small, trained cadre augmented by liaison officers from each component as well as trained personnel seconded in times of crisis. Such a mix can foster mutual trust, ensure the correct blend of capabilities, and furnish air assets to implement the myriad requirements of the joint force commanders concept of operations. A review of the improvements made in the JFACC concept since the Persian Gulf War points the way to a new age of centrally controlled air power.
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