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Title: Unity of Command

Action: Begin with text 3, a quote by Billy Mitchell, near screen bottom and text 1 to screen left.

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JP 3-0 Joint Perspective:

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AFDD-1 Airman’s Perspective:

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…nobody is capable of handling air units except flying officers who had learned by experience what flying was and how these things should be handled.

Voice: The principle of unity of command, from both the joint and air and space perspectives, calls for unified efforts that are directed and coordinated toward pursuing common objectives.

Action: Show first bullet point of text 2 on screen right.

Voice: Because air and space power is the product of multiple capabilities, centralized command and control, as implemented through the Joint Force Air Component Commander or JFACC concept, is essential to effectively fuse these capabilities.

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Voice: The theater-wide capabilities of air and space forces can best be exercised through the integrating function of centralized command and control by an airman.

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