Flashcards in Joint Organization Deck (45):
____is established when a mission has a specific limited objective and designated by the SecDef, a CCDR, a subordinate. unified CDR, or an existing JTF CDR
Joint Task Force ( JTF)
Under the chairmanship of the President, coordinates foreign policy, defense policy, and reconciles diplomatic and military commitments and requirements.
National Security Council
Armed Forces serve under this control.
The principal assistant to the President in all matters related to the DoD.
Secretary of Defense
Receives orders from the CJCS under the authority and direction of the SecDef
Combatant Commander (CCDR)
Principal military advisor to the President, the NSC, and the SecDef
Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (CJCS)
Provides CCDRs specialized support and operate in a supporting role. Executive authority of this position resides with the SecDef
Combat Support Agency (CSA)
Explain the origin of our National Security.
The U.S. had 4 militaries that couldn't/wouldn't work together. A rift existed between the military and its civilian leadership that served to weaken the constitutionally mandated authority of the president and SecDef. Congress stepped in and made the Goldwater-Nichols Act of 1986. The act included provisions for improving the militaries' effectiveness.
The______ Is a member of the National Security Council, which drafts the national security strategy.
Which organization is responsible for developing and executing national military strategy?
The U.S. military operates under a single chain of command with two distinct branches. Name them.
Operational and administrative branches.
The SecDef is/is not? part of the Joint Chiefs of Staff organization.
In the absence of the chairman, acts as Chairman and performs the duties of the Chairman until a successor is appointed or the absence ceases.
Vice chairman of the JCS
Has no command authority over the joint chiefs or any of the armed forces.
Military advisors to the President, the National Security Council, and the Secretary of Defense.
Senior military officers of their respective Services
Responsible for keeping the Secretaries of the Military Depts. fully informed on matters considered or acted upon by the JCS
Tasked with the coordination of people and transportation assets to allow the US to project and sustain forces, when ever, wherever, and for as long as they are needed.
Responsible for US military relations with NATO and conducts military operations, international military partnering, and interagency partnering to enhance transatlantic security and defend the US forward.
Conducts several covert and clandestine missions, such as unconventional warfare, foreign internal defense, special reconnaissance, psychological operations, civil affairs, direct action, counter-terrorism and war on drugs operations.
Plans, organizes and executes homeland defense and civil support missions.
Charged with space operations, information operations, missile defense, global command and control, intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance.
AOR includes Egypt
Primarily responsible for providing mission-ready joint-capable forces and supporting the development and integration of joint, interagency, and multinational capabilities to meet the present and future operational needs of the joint force.
Army core values.
Loyalty, Duty, Respect, Selfless Service, Honor, Integrity, Personal Courage
Coast Guard core values.
Honor, Respect, Devotion to Duty
What is the custom if you are driving on an Army post during retreat?
Stop your vehicle, get out, come to the position of attention, and render a hand salute.
What is the custom if you are approached on a military installation by a vehicle carrying a flag with one or more stars?
Stop, face the vehicle, come to poa, and render a salute. You may drop your salute once the vehicle passes. The flag signifies that an Admiral or General is riding in the vehicle.
The four concepts that make up the full spectrum of military operations are
military theory, principles of war, Air Force doctrine, and US Strategy.
Explain military theory.
The scientific, artistic, and philosophical idea or view relating to principles, methods, rules, and operations of war. Remains invalid until put to test in war.
Explain principles of war.
Serve as guidelines for commanders as they form and select courses of action and concepts of operation.
-those aspects of warfare that are universally true and relevant.
List the principles of war.
Unity of command, Objective, Offensive, Mass, Maneuver, Economy of force, Security, Surprise and Simplicity.
Explain Air Force Doctrine.
Forms the basis from which Air Force commanders plan and execute their assigned air and space missions.
An incident or situation involving a threat to a nation.
Statement of officially sanctioned beliefs.
Force on force military operations in which adversaries employ a variety of conventional military capabilities.
"Doctrine is authoritative, but not ________"
Type of doctrine that changes the fastest.
Violent struggle among state and non-state actors for legitimacy and influence over relevant populations.
Defines how an operation will be conducted to accomplish national policy objectives.
Activities, operations, organizations in which elements of two or more military departments participate.
An anticipated situation that likely would involve military forces in response to natural and man-made disasters
Series of major operations aimed at achieving strategic or operational objectives.
describes the proper employment of specific Air Force assets, individually or in concert with other assets, to accomplish detailed objectives.
tactical AF doctrine