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Lesson Index: [ Introduction | Lesson Objective | Overview | Organization of Joint Forces | Air & Space Expeditionary Task Force | AETF Composition | Air & Space Expeditionary Forces | AETF Command Structure | NOBLE ANVIL AETF | COMAFFOR-Key Concepts | Dual Chain of Command | Evolution of JFACC Concept | JFACC Evolution — Mitchell | JFACC Evolution — Kenney | JFACC Evolution — Momyer | JFACC Evolution — Post-Vietnam | Early JFACC Exercises | Impediments to JFACC Concept | JFACC in Desert Storm | JFACC in Joint Doctrine | Selecting a JFACC | JFACC Authority & Responsibility | Supported/Supporting Commander | Purpose of JFACC | JFACC Command Relationships | JFACC Operations | JFACC Basing Options | Differing Perspectives of JFACC | Integration of Assets | Interdiction and Deep Operations | Theater Air & Missile Defense | Summary | Quiz ]

Title: NOBLE ANVIL AETF

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Actual Example of an AETF Operation Noble Anvil (ONA) Example

Voice: This is an actual example of an AETF from Operation NOBLE ANVIL, which was the US joint force operation complementing NATO’s Operation ALLIED FORCE during the air war over Serbia. The COMAFFOR exercises authority through two separate branches of command. The warfighting branch flows from the Secretary of Defense through the European Command commander down to the commander of Joint Task Force NOBLE ANVIL. The COMAFFOR derives his operational control or OPCON authority from the joint task force commander in order to accomplish assigned missions. With regard to the other chain of command, administrative control or ADCON flows from the Chief of Staff of the Air Force to the USAFE commander to the 16th Air Force commander who was the COMAFFOR for Operation Noble Anvil. The COMAFFOR takes operational orders from the JFC, but must also respond to the senior Air Force commander through the ADCON chain of command.

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