USJFCOM’s Joint Warfighting Center hosts Joint Knowledge Development and Distribution Capability ribbon cutting
U.S. Joint Forces Command’s Joint Warfighting Center became the new home of the Joint Knowledge Development and Distribution Capability Joint Management Office, assuming responsibility for one of the key pillars of DoD's Training Transformation program.
By JOC(SW/AW) Chris Hoffpauir
USJFCOM Public Affairs
(SUFFOLK, Va. – Feb. 21, 2006) –- U.S. Joint Forces Command’s (USJFCOM) Joint Warfighting Center (JWFC) became the new home of the Joint Knowledge Development and Distribution Capability (JKDDC) Joint Management Office (JMO) in a ribbon cutting ceremony here today.
JWFC assumed primary responsibility for the capability earlier this month. Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Readiness Dr. Paul Mayberry directed the move to better integrate JKDDC with the Joint National Training Capability (JNTC) and the entire spectrum of what USJFCOM and the JWFC provides.
JKDDC and JNTC represent two of the three capabilities that form the foundation of DoD’s Training Transformation (T2). JKDDC addresses individual training and education, developing and distributing joint knowledge through a dynamic global network.
“This is a great day for the entire training transformation triad,” USJFCOM Director of Joint Training and JWFC Commander Marine Corps Maj. Gen. Jon A. Gallinetti said. “It’s a great day for training the joint warfighter. I believe we’re going to see tremendous synergy and economies of effect from this.
“Combining JKDDC with what we’re doing here in JWFC is the meeting of the two best worlds. JNTC trains and exercises at the unit-collective level, and now we’re adding JKDDC and training at the individual-distributed level. I’m proud and very pleased to welcome JKDDC onboard JWFC and USJFCOM.”
According to JKDDC JMO Program Manager Joseph Camacho, his office’s next task is to engineer how to take advantage of that synergy and advance T2.
“We’re delighted to have the program here. We know that the JKDDC program will be able to use all the lessons learned from JNTC and USJFCOM’s directorates,” Camacho said. “What we’re going to do in the next six months is to determine where all those efficiencies are, so we can bring them to bear on the JKDDC process.
“That’s the main reason JKDDC was moved to USJFCOM,” he added. “We intend to be the premier provider of globally accessible joint knowledge for preparing individuals for supporting the combatant commanders and national security. The mechanism for that is a portal that has everything in it and that warfighters can find what they need, whenever they need it.
“Our job is to determine what those needs are, what needs to be developed to satisfy those needs and to make that accessible to the warfighter 24 hours a day, globally. That’s a tough job, but we’ll make it happen.”