The Joint Forces Command will close this Thursday, with bits and pieces transferred to the Joint Staff, and some jobs staying in Virginia, a sop to that state's Congress-folks.
Here's the parts of JFCOM folded into the Joint Staff:
The Joint Personnel Recovery Agency, which oversees recovery of downed flyers will continue to do business from Ft. Belvoir.
The Operations, Planning, Logistics and Engineering Directorate will come under the J3/J4 umbrella and remain in Norfolk.
The Joint Warfighting Center, Joint Center for Operational Analysis and the Joint Concept Development and Experimentation Directorate all will work for the J7, and personnel will continue hanging out in Suffolk, Va.
The Joint Intelligence Directorate will operate under the Joint Staff J2, with no location for personnel identified by JFCOM.
Last June, then-Secretary of Defense Robert Gates announced the closure of JFCOM as part of a five year plan to save $100 billion in five years.
Too bad he's not around to help manage additional cuts that may result from ongoing debt reduction hassle.
Bob Brewin joined Government Executive in April 2007, bringing with him more than 20 years of experience as a journalist focusing on defense issues and technology. Bob covers the world of defense and information technology for Nextgov, and is the author of the “What’s Brewin” blog.