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joint forces

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
JIM forces
joint community
joint, interagency, intergovernmental, and multinational forces

Broader Terms:

Defense Department
military forces

Narrower Terms:

component commands
Joint Task Force
specified command
unified commands

Related Terms:

Joint Assessment and Enabling Capability
US Joint Forces Command, Combatant Command, Functional/Unified

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