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DEFENSE COMMUNITIES 360

Joint Forces Command Closes in on Closing

  • July 4, 2011
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In separate ceremonies Thursday, Joint Forces Command transferred its Joint Warfare Analysis Center to U.S. Strategic Command and its Joint Enabling Capabilities Command to U.S. Transportation Command, the latest moves in the dismantlement of Joint Forces Command.

All effected elements will remain at their current locations, reported American Forces Press Service. The Joint Warfare Analysis Center, based in Dahlgren, Va., provides technical analyses on a variety of national security issues. Joint Enabling Capabilities Command, based in Hampton Roads, Va., provides immediate, short-term support to set up and operate joint force headquarters around the world.

The disestablishment of Joint Forces Command, intended to generate greater efficiencies within DOD, began earlier this year after the president approved the recommendation of then-Defense Secretary Robert Gates. Last month, the command’s Joint Capability Development Directorate transferred to the Joint Staff. In May, the command’s Joint Unmanned Aircraft System Center of Excellence at Creech AFB, Nev., transferred to the Joint Staff’s Force Structure, Resources and Assessment Directorate.

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