Joint Knowledge Development and Distribution Capability
What is it? The Joint Knowledge Development and Distribution Capability (JKDDC) is the individual Joint training pillar of the DOD Training Transformation (T2) initiative; it complements the T2 collective training initiative known as the Joint National Training Capability (JNTC). It provides relevant, timely, and global access to Joint knowledge, across the Joint learning continuum. The JKDDC leverages existing service training programs and adds Joint context to individual training. JKDDC interaction will span a service members' career and prepare them to support combatant commanders. Active and Reserve service members will share, collaborate, and learn in a realistic Joint context with other Services and Joint battle staffs. The advantage of incorporating Joint context throughout ones' training is the intuitive infusion of Joint knowledge capabilities by leaders where and when needed on the battlefields of today and into the future.
What has the Army done?
- The Army developed a pilot program, including a Warrior digital dashboard that has a person (a "coach") who guides an individual Soldier in his knowledge development. The Army has partnered with the U.S. Joint Forces Command (USJFCOM) JKDDC Joint Management Office (JMO) to establish mutually supporting efforts. The pilot effort is the Joint Fires Knowledge Network; access is available on Joint Knowledge Online (JKO) hosted by AKO/DKO.
- The Army established a JKDDC Work Group (WG); published a WG charter; detailed tasks for the WG Process Action Teams that interface with the JFCOM JKDDC JMO PATs.
What efforts does the Army plan to continue in the future? The Army JKDDC supports TRADOC's Campaign Plan by leveraging the emerging Centers of Excellence (CoE) and Proponent Training Institutions that already develop training that complements a Soldier's operational experience. JKDDC will build on existing training and education to deliver Joint knowledge that integrates Joint context into service training venues to support life-long Joint learning. This capitalizes on the capabilities and expertise of the Services, and enables an accredited JKDDC process to ensure the training is timely, relevant, and synchronized within the Services. To continue reading this topic in its entirety, click here.
- This topic was taken directly from the 2007 Army Posture Statement.