Joint Staff

December 2, 2020
By George I. Seffers
A Marine uses a radio during a field exercise at Camp Hansen in Okinawa, Japan, in 2017. A resilient network is a key component for the Joint All-Domain Command and Control (JADC2) concept. The Pentagon is developing a strategy to enable JADC2. Credit: Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Carl King

Pentagon officials are developing a strategy related to the joint all-domain command and control (JADC2) concept that should be delivered soon to the combatant commands, according to Lt. Gen. Dennis Crall, USMC, the Joint Staff's chief information officer and director of command, control, communications and computers, also known as the J-6.

Gen. Crall made the comments during the AFCEA TechNet Cyber conference, a virtual event held December 1-3.

October 8, 2020
By Kimberly Underwood
U.S. Air Force Airmen monitor computers in support of the Advanced Battle Management System Onramp 2 exercise. Multiple exercises took place this fall to prove some of the initial concepts of joint warfighting across all domains. Credit: Air Force photo by Senior Airman Daniel Hernandez

The U.S. military is rapidly pursuing Joint All-Domain Command and Control to confront near-peer adversaries, including China and Russia. Innovative computing, software and advanced data processing, as well as emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence, cloud and 5G communications, will be needed. Leaders also understand they must shed some of the military’s old practices to succeed.

June 18, 2020
 

AV3 Inc., Mechanicsville, Maryland, is awarded a $9,770,558 firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract. This contract procures the audio and visual video teleconference equipment for the integration of specialized network video teleconference systems in support of the integrated command, control and intelligence divisions of the Joint Staff and combatant commanders, Department of Defense agencies and services, and Department of Homeland Security operational and support components.  Work will be performed in Mechanicsville, Maryland, and supports the command, control, communications, computers, cyber, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance missions. Work is expected to be complete by June 2022.

November 5, 2019
 

Brig. Gen. James R. Cluff, USAF, has been assigned deputy director for intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance operations, Joint Staff, Pentagon, Washington, D.C.

October 8, 2019
 

Lt. Gen. Glen D. VanHerck, USAF, has been assigned as director, Joint Staff, Pentagon, Washington, D.C.

April 1, 2019
By Kimberly Underwood
In preparation for the NATO Trident Juncture 18 exercise, a British Army convoy enters Malmo, Sweden in October after crossing the Oresund Bridge that connects to Denmark. Shared classified “federated” networks used during such exercises are a key allied tool, says Col. Jenniffer Minks, USAF (Ret.), coalition interoperability division chief, Deputy Directorate for Cyber and C4 Integration, Joint Staff J-6. Photo courtesy of NATO

The requirement to partner with allied nations and share a classified network will only grow in the coming years, leaders say. In combined exercises, engagements or missions, coalition partners need to be able to connect digitally to share communications, resources and information to strengthen defenses and partnerships. At the Pentagon, the Joint Staff is working to improve coalition systems and how the U.S. can connect securely to those networks outside of the national networks, one expert shares.

December 13, 2018
 

Maj. Gen. Glen D. Vanherck, USAF, has been assigned as vice director, Joint Staff, Pentagon, Washington, D.C.

July 23, 2018
 

Brig. Gen. Douglas A. Sims II, USA, has been assigned as deputy director for regional operations and force management, J-35, Joint Staff, Washington, D.C.

October 17, 2017
 

Lt. Gen. Kenneth F. McKenzie Jr., USMC, has been nominated for assignment as director, Joint Staff.

August 17, 2017
 

Rear Adm. Michael J. Dumont, USN, will be assigned as vice director, Joint Staff, Washington, D.C.

September 20, 2016
 

Brig. Gen. James C. Dawkins Jr., USAF, has been selected to the grade of major general and assigned as deputy director for Nuclear, Homeland Defense and Current Operations, J-33, Joint Staff, Pentagon, Washington, D.C.

August 24, 2016
 

Booz Allen Hamilton, McLean, Virginia (N00189-16-D-Z039); Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control, Orlando, Florida (N00189-16-D-Z040); Science Applications International Corp., McLean, Virginia (N00189-16-D-Z041); Leidos Inc., Reston, Virginia (N00189-16-D-Z042); and Deloitte Consulting LLP, Arlington, Virginia (N00189-16-D-Z043), are being awarded a combined estimated $155,770,425 multiple award, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity, cost-plus-fixed-fee, firm-fixed-price task orders contract to obtain analytical, engineering a

August 3, 2016
 

Maj. Gen. Phillip M. Churn, USAR, has been assigned as assistant to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff for Reserve Matters, Joint Staff, Washington, D.C. 

July 29, 2016
 

Brig. Gen. Albert M. Elton II, USAF, has been selected to the grade of major general and assigned as deputy director for special operations, counterterrorism, J-37, Joint Staff, Pentagon, Washington, D.C.

July 19, 2016
 

Brig. Gen. Kyle J. Kremer, USAF, has been assigned as director, manpower and personnel, J-1, Joint Staff, Pentagon, Washington, D.C.

July 19, 2016
 

Col. Alexus G. Grynkewich, USAF, has been selected to the grade of brigadier general and assigned as vice deputy director for nuclear, homeland defense, current operations, J-33, Joint Staff, Pentagon, Washington, D.C.

June 9, 2016
 

Brig. Gen. Thomas E. Murphy, USAF, has been assigned as deputy director for command, control, communications and computers/cyber, J-6, Joint Staff, Pentagon, Washington, D.C.

October 2, 2014
 

Col. Paul T. Calvert, USA, has been assigned as deputy director for Operations, National Joint Operations Intelligence Center, Operations Team-1, J-3, Joint Staff, Washington, D.C.

September 23, 2014
 

Capt. Ross A. Myers, USN, has been selected for the rank of rear admiral and will be assigned as deputy director for Nuclear, Homeland Defense and Current Operations, J-33, Joint Staff, Washington, D.C. 

 

Maj. Gen. Frederick S. Rudesheim, USA, has been assigned as vice director, Joint Staff, Washington, D.C.

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