Definition/Scope: A general term applied to a force composed of significant elements of the Army, the Navy and/or the Marine Corps, and the Air Force, or two or more of these Services, operating under a single commander authorized to exercise unified command or operational control over joint forces. A joint force is normally organized with a combination of Service, Special Operations, or functional components, e.g. JFACC, JFSOCC.
Used For:JIIM forces
Broader Terms:Defense Department
Narrower Terms:component commands
Related Terms:Joint Assessment and Enabling Capability