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The Organization and Training of Joint Task Forces

By Major Daniel R. Walker, USAF

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Book Id: WPLBN0002170871
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Reproduction Date: 10/24/2012

Title: The Organization and Training of Joint Task Forces  
Author: Major Daniel R. Walker, USAF
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Language: English
Subject: Non Fiction, Military Science, United States Military
Collections: United States, Science Fiction Collection, Authors Community, Military Science, Education, Naval Science, Literature
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Publisher: Air University Press
Member Page: Air University Press

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The United States continues to challenge its military forces to provide maximum capability with minimum resources. In order to meet that challenge effectively, the US must take full advantage of the synergy provided by the unified action of joint forces. Those forces are employed in a wide variety of missions that change during development and execution. Formation of the joint task force (JTF) is one of several options to organize our military forces. This thesis examines the organization,training, doctrine, and experience of joint task forces within each of the five geographically tasked unified commands. This thesis compares JTF operations in Somalia, Haiti, Panama, Northern Iraq,and Hawaii along with current unified command plans for organizing and training JTFs. This thesis concludes that US armed forces are improving their ability to train and organize JTFs effectively. Continued improvement is required because current doctrine for training joint task forces is immature and the training programs implementing the doctrine are relatively new.

Table of Contents
1 INTRODUCTION . . . . 1 Thesis Purpose . . . . 2 Thesis Significance . . . . 2 Background . . . . 2 Definitions and Assumptions . . . . 3 Methodology . . . . . 4 Notes . . . . . 6 2 ORGANIZATION . . . . 7 Doctrine . . . . 7 Experience . . . . 11 Analysis . . . . 20 Notes . . . . . 22 3 TRAINING . . . . . 25 Doctrine . . . . 25 Experience . . . . 27 Analysis . . . . 32 Notes . . . . . 34 4 CONCLUSIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS . . . . 37 Conclusions . . . . 37 Recommendations . . . . 38 Future . . . . . 39

 

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