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Title: JFACC Command Relationships

Action: Show several images of tools that help acquire and sustain airpower, also present he following text as it is read in the narration:

  • OPCON over assigned and attached forces
  • TACON over other forces made available for tasking
  • Support relationship for operations that employ augmenting forces
  • Voice: The JFACC typically exercises operational control known as OPCON over assigned and attached forces and tactical control or TACON over other forces made available for tasking. Some air-capable assets, such as the Army tactical missile system and the Navy’s Tomahawk Land Attack Missiles, normally remain under the operational control of respective component commanders. The biggest difference between operational control and tactical control is that tactical control does not provide organizational ability. Specifically, while tactical control includes the authority for the direction and control needed for accomplishing assigned missions or tasks, it does not give the commander the authority to reorganize units. Normally, the JFACC needs only tactical control or a support relationship to conduct operations that employ augmenting forces, which remain assigned to other components. Support relationships are defined as a command authority. A superior commander establishes a support relationship between subordinate commanders where one commander’s organization aids, protects, complements, or sustains another. For a detailed explanation of command relationships, link to Joint Pub 3-0.

    Link to Jt Pub 3-0(opens acrobat pdf in new window): JtPub 3-0

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