Letter to the editor
This is a very important change ["Changes coming at the JROC"].
Fortunately for the Joint Requirements Oversight Council, a unifying
deliberative planning process has been captured with a Web application called
(JTIMS) Joint Training Information Management System. Don't let the name
throw you. For years, I was tossed out of management offices because they
only saw this feature as a joint training application, but it can do a lot
more than that.
It uses the deliberate planning process and allows theater commanders
to build plans and specify the capabilities needed in their theater for
a mission. The mission is scheduled and joint force providers can assign
units to those capabilities. Further refinements are being added to handle
This is not a slap at the Joint Operations and Planning Execution System,
but it is easier to use and doesn't cost as much.
With the change of philosophy at the JROC, I am going to recommend JTIMS
and its operations feature to the JROC. It is already in use by every major
theater and functional commander in chief. We can see what the European
Command has scheduled and what it needs for joint training, testing and
evaluation, and experiments. Now that we add operations, the loop will be
complete. This was good news.
Joint Forces Command