Joint National Training Capability Activities

Wednesday November 29, 2006

What is it? The Joint National Training Capability (JNTC) focuses on adding joint context to training activities by leveraging existing Service training programs. It is based on an integrated live, virtual, and constructive simulation training environment and helps prepare units, commanders, and staffs for operating in a joint environment. The JNTC creates the opportunity to train against a general threat or conduct mission rehearsals against a specific threat. It also provides the opportunity 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?

- Hosted two of four Pre-Initial Operations Capability events at Army combat training centers (CTCs).
- Partnered with the U.S. Joint Forces Command Joint Warfighting Center at Suffolk, Virginia to conduct mission readiness exercises for senior-level headquarters in Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom.
- Established Joint Training and Experimentation connectivity at nine installations.
- The Battle Command Training Program at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas was the first JNTC program accredited and certified.

For more additional information on Joint National Training Capability Activities

For more information on this and other topics see** Addendum J in the Army Posture Statement.**

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