Tag Archives: Joint Forces Command

Odierno Sworn In As Army Chief of Staff

Gen. Raymond Odierno, the last commander of disestablished Joint Forces Command, was sworn in Wednesday as Army’s new chief of staff. Odierno replaces Gen. Martin Dempsey, who will become chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff when Adm. Mike Mullen retires Sept. 30. As chief of staff, Odierno is responsible …

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End of the Line for Joint Forces Command

After 12 years of service and in preparation for lean times for defense spending, the Joint Forces Command was officially closed during a ceremony Thursday in Suffolk, Va. Army Times reports former Defense Secretary Robert Gates recommended the command be closed on advice from a Pentagon board in 2010. President …

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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 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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