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DescriptionUnited States Joint Forces Command

Headquartered in Norfolk, Va., U.S. Joint Forces Command is one of nine unified commands. Among his duties, the commander of USJFCOM oversees the command's roles in transformation, experimentation, joint training, interoperability and force provision as outlined in the Department of Defense's Unified Command Plan. The Department of Defense appointed U.S. Joint Forces Command as the "transformation laboratory" of the United States military that serves to enhance the unified commanders' capabilities to implement that strategy. We develop concepts, test these concepts through rigorous experimentation, educate joint leaders, train joint forces, and make recommendations on how the Army, Navy, Air Force and Marines can better integrate their warfighting capabilities. USJFCOM develops future concepts for joint warfighting. Such work must include and strengthen service efforts, draw on the best of industry, and follow the will of the citizens as expressed through Congress. The overarching transformation concept, effects-based operations (EBO) is the benchmark in which all testing, concept development and training adheres. The joint force concept development and experimentation focus is an inherent component of this mission, and will transport the EBO concept to reality. Joint force integrator evaluates and prioritizes the solutions that support EBO. The joint force trainer role allows USJFCOM to rapidly introduce new doctrine and receive immediate feedback from the warfighters. And the role as joint force provider will monitor and deploy these effects-based forces to combatant commanders for the variety of missions they are tasked to perform. The synergy of these functions will deliver ready joint forces and joint force capabilities to the warfighting commanders. Located in the Hampton Roads area of Virginia, USJFCOM is a force of more than 2,000 people including members from each branch of the U.S. military, civil servants, contractors and consultants. Additionally, there are four component commands, a sub-unified command and eight subordinate activities assigned to USJFCOM.

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