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Joint Task Force

Definition/Scope: (JP 1-02) A joint force that is constituted and so designated by the Secretary of Defense, a combatant commander, a subunified commander, or an existing joint task force commander OLD VERSION A force composed of assigned or attached elements of two or more services and constituted by appropriate authority for a specific or limited purpose or missions of short duration. Usually identified by an alpha or numeric designation following JTF. The commander of a joint task force is designated as CJTF.

Used For:

joint force



Broader Terms:

Joint Command
joint forces
Task Force

Narrower Terms:

Army Southern European Task Force (Airborne)
Coalition / Joint Task Force
Coalition Joint Civil-Military Operations Task Force
Joint Fires Integration and Interoperability Team
Joint Improvised Explosive Device Defeat Organization
joint psychological operations task forces
Joint Special Operations Task Force
Joint Task Force Commander
joint task groups
joint unconventional warfare task forces

Related Terms:

7th Army Joint Multinational Training Command
Coalition partner
interservice coordination
joint operation
Multi-National Division - Central
Multi-National Division - South East
National Intelligence Support Team
subordinate unified command
unified commands

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