MODULE 15 JTF Level Command Relationships and Joint Force Organization.pdf

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and the roles of the establishing authority, supported commander, and the supporting commander. Congratulations! You have completed the course on JTF-level Command Relationships and Joint Force Organization. You should now be able to understand some of the key insights and best practices associated with organizing a JTF and establishing command relationships. For additional information, select the resources button at the bottom of your screen. Getting command relationships right up front is absolutely critical to the success of the mission. OPCON provides for "ownership" of the forces. It allows the commander to task both "what to do" and “how to employ.” I t requires expertise in planning and employment. It remains the preferred command relationship over forces that the commander will continuously own and employ, and for which he and his staff have the expertise and capability to command and control. We often see supporting commanders providing forces TACON to a supported commander. A very effective use is the supporting commander horizontally providing ground or SOF forces TACON to a supported commander. The key significance is that it is the supporting commander directly delegating the TACON authority. This TACON authority provides for unity of command, and agility, at the tip of the spear at the tactical level. This delegation of TACON, or in some cases a direct support relationship, has been noted as a best practice. Two key insights that can improve TACON are: Clarify the general mission sets that the TACON force is organized for and capable of performing, and as the gaining command you should also… Clarify your specific authorities over the TACON force. These specific authorities may include: tasking authority within the general mission set direction dictated by the higher command, positioning authority, authority to set priorities, mission approval authorities, and authority to further impose support command relationships to allow agility of operations. A matrix much like that laid out in Army doctrine and shown in this table, can help lay out the delineation / clarification of authorities. Module 15 JTF Level Command Relationships and Joint Force Organization Post Test
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1) Which of the following, concerning mission, command highlights the importance of commander's intent? (Select all that apply.) [objective229] [Remediation Accessed :N] fuses understanding, assigned mission, and understanding to subordinates helps guide subordinate and supporting commanders actions to achieve the commander's desired results absent further orders enables disciplined, responsible initiative and timely decision making at subordinate level 2) Rather than defaulting to a joint task force organization comprised of Service forces components, how else are field commanders choosing to craft their task organization?
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  • Fall '18
  • United States Navy, Commander, International Security Assistance Force, task force, Unified Combatant Command, Marine Air-Ground Task Force

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