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Special Operations Glossary

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The Special Forces community and the military services in general use a multitude of words, phrases, and acronyms in its vocabulary, documentation, correspondence, and publications.  This glossary is intended to aid those unfamiliar with specific special operations terminology.

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JAAT.  Joint Air Attack Team.

JADOCS.  Joint Automated Deep Operations Coordination System.

JAOC.  Joint Air Operations Center.

JCET.  Joint Combined Exercise for Training.  SF teams do a large number of JCETs each year in many foreign countries.

JCSE.  Joint Communications Signal Element.

JDAM.  Joint Direct Action Munition.

JEDBURGH. A three-man team, usually American, British, and French, inserted into France prior to the Normandy invasion to link up with the French resistance.

JESP-NEO.  Joint Expeditionary Support Product - Noncombatant Evacuation Operation.

JFACC.  Joint Force Air Component Command.

JFC.  Joint Force Commander.

JFLCC.  Joint Force Land Component Command.

JFMCC.  Joint Force Maritime Component Command.

JFSOCC.  Joint Force Special Operations Component Command.

JIC. Joint Intelligence Center.

JIF.  Joint Interrogation Facility.

JIPTL.  Joint Integrated Prioritized Target List.

JISE.  Joint Intelligence Support Element.

JOA.  Joint Operations Area.

JOC.  Joint Operations Center.

JOG.  Joint Operational Graphic.

Joint.  "Connotes activities, operations, organizations, etc., in which elements of two or more Military Departments participate".  (JP 1-02).

Joint Force.  "A general term applied to a force composed of significant elements, assigned or attached, of two or more Military Departments, operating under a single joint force commander".  (JP 1-02).

Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV).  The JLTV provides the warfighter protected, sustained, and networked mobility for personnel and payloads across the full spectrum of military operations. Read more at http://asc.army.mil/web/portfolio-item/cs-css-joint-light-tactical-vehicle-jltv/

Joint Operations.  "A general term to describe military actions conducted by joint forces, or be Service forces in relationships (e.g., support, coordinating authority), which, of themselves, do not create joint forces".  (JP 1-02).

JP.  Joint Publication.

JPOTF.  Joint Psychological Operations Task Force. With the change of PSYOP to MISO the nomenclature of the task force will likely change.

JPRA.  Joint Personnel Recovery Agency.  The principal DoD agency for joint personnel recovery support.  JPRA provides assistance, support, and training in Personnel Recovery doctrine and operations to include PR, SERE, NAR, CSAR, UAR, and Code of Conduct.

JRTC.  Joint Readiness Training Center.

JSOA. Joint Special Operations Area.

JSOAC.  Joint Special Operations Air Component.

JSOC.  Joint Special Operations Command.

JSOTF.  Joint Special Operations Task Force.

JSRC.  Joint Search and Rescue Center.

JTF.  Joint Task Force.

JWICS.  Joint Worldwide Intelligence Communications System.

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