3 August 2001
CURRICULUM OUTLINE OF INSTRUCTION
Lesson Topic 5.1:
Structure of Unified Commands, Joint Staffs,
and Interservice Relationships
Lecture with handouts
Partially supported by this lesson topic:
Upon completion of this unit of instruction, the student
will demonstrate knowledge of the concept, history, and
organization of Joint, Combined, and Unified Staffs, and
some of the billets to which a senior Aviation Ordnance
Officer may be assigned.
Completely supported by this lesson topic:
State which DOD Directive assigns the Joint Chiefs of
Staff, supported by the Joint Staff, as the military
staff of the Secretary of Defense.
Define a Unified Combatant Command and of a Specified
State which DOD Act makes commandeers responsible to the
National Command Authority for the performance of their
State the document that defines the term Combatant
Command (COCOM) as command authority over assigned
Describe the differences outlined in the UNAAF between
COCOM and Operational Control (OPCON).
Define a combined command.
State the purpose of the Joint Strategic Planning
Describe the Crisis Action System (CAS) operated by the
J-3 at the National Military Command Center.