Joint Force Air Component Commander
Definition/Scope: The commander within a unified command, subordinate unified command, or joint task force responsible to the establishing commander for making recommendations on the proper employment of assigned, attached, and/or made available for tasking air forces; planning and coordinating air operations; or accomplishing such operational missions as may be assigned. The joint force air component commander is given the authority necessary to accomplish missions and tasks assigned by the establishing commander. OLD VERSION An officer who derives his authority from the joint force commander who has the authority to exericse operational control, assign missions, direct coordination among his subordinate commanders, and redirect and organize his forces to ensure unity of effort in the accomplishment of his overall mission.
Broader Terms:Joint Forces Commander
Narrower Terms:Joint Air Operations Center
Related Terms:18th Air Force