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JFCOM Commander Odierno on Doing ‘Less with Less’

Forget doing more with less. Army Gen. Raymond T. Odierno, who heads up the soon-to-be-defunct U.S. Joint Forces Command, said he believes because of lean defense budgets and evolving priorities, the Pentagon and the services “may have to do less with less.” “We must avoid the trap of doing more …

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DoD Announces Reassignment of ‘Critical’ JFCOM Functions

As part of efforts to shutter the U.S. Joint Forces Command, the Defense Department announced it is reassigning several “critical’ JFCOM organizations and functions to other branches and commands, according to a DoD press release. Those JFCOM functions and organizations deemed critical have been reassigned to other combatant commands, services …

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Odierno Talks Details of JFCOM’s Deep Contractor Cuts

The commander of the United States Joint Forces Command yesterday provided specifics about cuts to the Norfolk, Va.-based command, including deep slashes to the contractor workforce based there. Gen. Raymond T. Odierno, who took over JFCOM in October, said the command would cut 2,300 positions from its 4,700-member personnel. Most …

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Odierno Preps for JFCOM Closing, Transition

Following President Barack Obama’s stamp of approval on plans to close the Joint Forces Command in Norfolk, Va., Defense Department leaders are preparing for the transition. “We hope that the implementation plan will be finished within the next 30 to 45 days and approved so we can begin execution,” said …

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Plans to Downsize JFCOM Go Ahead

President Barack Obama signed an official memo last week, giving his stamp of approval on Defense Secretary Robert Gates’ initiative to shutter the Joint Forces Command in Norfolk, Va. “I hereby accept the recommendations of the secretary of defense and chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and approve the …

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Mullen: Odierno ‘Right Leader’ for JFCOM

In a ceremony marking Army Gen. Raymond T. Odierno’s assumption of command of the Joint Forces Command in Norfolk, Va., the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff praised the new leader who will lead JFCOM into its uncertain future. Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, …

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Raytheon to Close Suffolk Unit; Connected to JFCOM Elimination?

Raytheon will close a small modeling and simulation unit in Suffolk, Va., by the end of the year, the company announced last week. HamptonRoads.com said Raytheon’s decision to shutter the four-person center came “in the wake of the Defense Department’s decision to close the U.S. Joint Forces Command.” However, a …

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JFCOM Skirmishes Continue

Despite the relative calm following the storm that was the House and Senate Armed Services Committee hearings on the closing of the Joint Forces Command last week, the skirmish over JFCOM continues – although on a somewhat smaller scale. First, it was announced this week Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates …

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House Panel Skeptical of JFCOM Closing, Pentagon Cuts

At a House Armed Services Committee hearing yesterday, not only did representatives come out swinging against the proposed closing of the Joint Forces Command — one of the topics up for discussion — but they also expressed doubts about cutting the Pentagon’s budget at all. “I think I speak for …

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