On July 1, the Joint Enabling Capabilities Command celebrates its one year anniversary with U.S. Transportation Command. Twelve months ago, the JECC was reassigned as a subordinate joint command as a result of the disestablishment of U.S. Joint Forces Command.
The JECC retained its three subordinate organizations – the Joint Planning Support Element, the Joint Communications Support Element and the Joint Public Affairs Support Element – as well as its mission of providing mission-tailored, ready joint capability packages to combatant commanders in order to facilitate rapid establishment of joint force headquarters, fulfill Global Response Force execution and bridge joint operational requirements.
While the JECC mission remains the key priority of the command, the JECC has worked to successfully transition to a new position under USTRANSCOM over the past year. The JECC has rapidly integrated with USTRANSCOM counterparts effectively unifying command and control with the four-star command. Additionally, in the past 12 months, the JECC has deployed over 500 personnel in support of various real-world missions and priority exercise events for each geographic combatant command.
These significant activities, in cooperation with the many other notable activities of the JECC members and staff over the past year, have further contributed to the command’s ability to provide joint force commanders with a highly skilled team that rapidly increases joint operational command and control capability.
U.S. Navy Rear Adm. Scott A. Stearney, the Commander of the JECC, recollected on the past 12 months and spoke of what the JECC sees on the horizon.
“With the help of our higher headquarters [USTRANSCOM], the JECC was able to seamlessly continue its valuable mission of providing joint operational capabilities following our reassignment,” he said. “We have worked diligently to synchronize our mission and activities with USTRANSCOM priorities and as we continue to integrate into USTRANSCOM, the JECC is looking forward to efficiently and effectively supporting the joint force commander in the future.”
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