Pentagon Reassigns Functions of Joint Forces Command

Many of the core missions of Joint Forces Command will remain in Hampton Roads, Va., following the Pentagon’s disestablishment of the command. Those functions — including joint training, joint force provider, joint concept and doctrine development, and joint integration — will be aligned under the Joint Staff for leadership and direction.

Overall, nearly 50 percent of the command’s personnel and budget will remain in Hampton Roads. Specific reassignments include transferring the Joint Enabling Capabilities Command to U.S. Transportation Command, the Joint Warfare Analysis Center to U.S. Strategic Command, the Joint Personnel Recovery Agency to the Air Force, and the NATO School to U.S. European Command.

“We will ensure we sustain the momentum and gains in jointness while maintaining critical interaction with NATO and other multi-national partners,” Gen. Raymond Odierno, commander of Joint Forces Command, said in a written statement.

The designated transfers will be completed by late summer. Under the current timeline, Joint Forces Command will be disestablished as a four-star combatant command by the end of August. The physical moves of all of the command’s activities will be completed by March 2012.


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