This publication will assist the joint force commander (JFC), joint force aircomponent commander (JFACC), joint force land component commander (JFLCC),commander Army forces (COMARFOR), and their staffs to establish effectivecoordination and integration between the joint air operations center (JAOC) and the Army Air and Missile Defense Command (AAMDC). It addresses organization,functions and responsibilities, command and control (C2), and connectivity between theJAOC and AAMDC, and clarifies the interaction of the two organizations within jointcounterair operations. This publication will provide readers with a common frame of reference in order to facilitate effective coordination and working relationships betweenthe JAOC and AAMDC.
This publication is the result of a 1997 Army-Air Force Warfighter Conferencetasking. It documents the tactics, techniques, and procedures (TTP) that the JAOC and AAMDC use to counter air and missile threats. This publication also includesfunctions and responsibilities of the battlefield coordination detachment (BCD) as theprincipal liaison element between the Army forces (ARFOR) and the JFACC. Thismulti-Service tactics, techniques, and procedures (MTTP) specifically addressesintegration between the JAOC and AAMDC; however, some of the principles,relationships, and processes described may apply in other circumstances, such as whenthe Navy is designated JFACC, area air defense commander (AADC), or airspace controlauthority (ACA).
The TTP described in this publication apply to Army and Air Force elements of a joint force. This publication uses approved joint and Service doctrine and terminologyas its foundation. The publication identifies methodologies to employ existing Servicecommand and control systems in order to facilitate air-ground operations.
4. Implementation Plan
Participating Service command offices of primary responsibility (OPRs) will reviewthis publication, validate the information and, where appropriate, reference andincorporate it in Service manuals, regulations, and curricula as follows:
Upon approval and authentication, this publication incorporates theprocedures contained herein into the US Army Doctrine and Training LiteratureProgram as directed by the Commander, US Army Training and Doctrine Command(TRADOC). Distribution is in accordance with applicable directives and the InitialDistribution Number (IDN) listed on the authentication page.
The Air Force will incorporate the procedures in this publication inaccordance with applicable governing directives. Distribution is in accordance with AirForce Instruction (AFI) 33-360.