Joint National Training Capability Activities

What is it?  The Joint National Training Capability (JNTC) is a Department of Defense program that adds joint context to existing Service and Combatant Command (COCOM) training programs.  It is accomplished through an integrated live, virtual, and constructive training environment and prepares units, staffs, and commanders for operations in a joint environment.  The JNTC can be used to train against a general threat; conduct mission rehearsals against a specific threat; or to test new doctrine, tactics, techniques, procedures, Joint Operational Concepts, and equipment.  As the integrating environment, JNTC will provide training to the full complement of defense audiences.  Active and Reserve forces from individual Services will be able to train in a realistic joint context with other Services and joint battle staffs.  Battle staffs from joint, component, and tactical headquarters will train and rehearse using real-world command and control systems, with tactical forces represented through simulation support.
What has the Army done? 

What efforts does the Army have planned for the future?  In FY 07, the Army will focus its efforts towards mitigation of joint training deficiencies identified in the initial accreditation and certification of its JNTC programs at Army Training Centers.  Additionally, JNTC will --

Why is this important to the Army?  JNTC, as part of the overall Department of Defense Training Transformation Program, will assist the Army in finding and employing ways and means to better prepare the Soldiers, leaders, staffs and units for Joint, Interagency, Intergovernmental and Multinational (JIIM) operations in the Contemporary Operating Environment.  Our JIIM partners in these training events benefit from the experience and are better prepared to operate with Army forces.  Through the JNTC, combatant commanders—the ultimate focal point for joint operations—will receive better prepared Soldiers, leaders, units, staffs, and organizations that are aligned with their needs.