Joint Air Operations Center
Definition/Scope: (FM 3-52) The joint air operations center (JAOC) is the senior level for airspace management within a theater of operations. It provides the JFACC with the required staff to support his responsibilities. The JAOC supports component air assets by planning, coordinating, executing, controlling, monitoring, assessing, and reporting air operations. It has three divisions within the center. They are the Combat Plans Division, Combat Operations Division, and the Combat Intelligence Division. (JP 3-56.1) A jointly staffed facility established for planning, directing, and executing joint air operations in support of the joint force commander’s operation or campaign objectives.
Broader Terms:Joint Force Air Component Commander
Narrower Terms:air mobility element
Related Terms:air mobility division