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Title: Purpose of JFACC

Action: A background of many different planes including mobility, atack, and fighter aircraft to represent a variety of airpower resources:

JFACC is supported commander for:
  • Theater counterair operations
  • Strategic attack
  • Theater reconnaissance and surveillance
  • Overall air interdiction effort.
  • JFACC supporting commander for:
  • Close air support
  • Air interdiction in land and naval AOs
  • Maritime support
  • Voice: The JFACC functions as the supported commander for theater counterair operations, strategic attack, theater reconnaissance and surveillance, and the overall air interdiction effort. As an added note, the JFACC is normally the supported commander for the entire interdiction effort, not just air interdiction. The JFACC further functions as the supporting commander, as directed by the JFC, for operations such as close air support, air interdiction within the land and naval component areas of operation, and maritime support. For more information on supported and supporting relationships, link to Joint Pub oh two.Marine aviation assets are part of the Marine Air-Ground Task Force or MAGTF. The MAGTF commander retains operational control of organic air assets. Nevertheless, joint doctrine states that the MAGTF commander will make sorties available to the JFC for air defense, long-range interdiction, and long-range reconnaissance missions. The Joint Force Special Operations Component Commander or JFSOCC exercises operational control over all theater-assigned joint special operations forces. Due to the unique nature of their mission, the JFSOCC normally executes centralized control of special operations aviation through his Joint Special Operations Air Component Commander. However, some special operations air assets may be made available to the JFACC. Lastly, during multi-national operations the JFACC may be named the Coalition Force Air Component Commander or CFACC and exercise tactical control of coalition aviation assets.

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