Capt. John C. Aquilino, USN, has been selected for promotion to rear admiral and assigned as director, strategy and analysis, J-5, U.S. Joint Forces Command, Norfolk, Virginia.
The Joint Operating Environment (JOE) 2010 report, just released by the U.S. Joint Forces Command (JFCOM), is the newest primer for joint force leaders. It identifies trends, threats, world context and other critical details to aid in future planning.
Maj. Gen. Joseph Reynes Jr., USAF, has been assigned as director, joint experimentation/J-9, Headquarters U.S. Joint Forces Command, Norfolk, Virginia.
Rear Adm. Dan W. Davenport, USN, has been assigned as chief of staff, U.S. Joint Forces Command, Norfolk, Virginia.
"Everybody imagines that everyone wants to share information because somehow it will make things better. That's a huge assumption, and it may not be what you think it is." -- Capt. Timothy Spratto, USN, JCD&E Capabilities Solutions Group lead
A new capability called TactiCell will enable secure cell phone use in harsh environments. Warfighters will be able to text, talk and send video knowing their communications are reliable and protected. Maryann Lawlor's article Cell Phones on the Front Lines, in this month's issue of SIGNAL Magazine, dials in on the military's efforts to develop the TactiCell capability. The Joint Special Operations Command, a component of the U.S. Special Operations Command, began pursuing the capability through the U.S.