The Pentagon’s Joint Personal Recovery Agency will realign under the Air Force as part of the disestablishment of US Joint Forces Command, announced the Defense Department Monday. Among the other reassignments that DOD has approved, the Joint Enabling Capabilities Command will shift under US Transportation Command, the Joint Warfare Analysis Center will move under US Strategic Command, and the NATO School will come under US European Command’s purview. “Our goal is to transfer streamlined, relevant joint functions to appropriate Department of Defense entities,” said Army Gen. Raymond Odierno, JFCOM commander. These organizations’ formal transfers will be completed by late summer as part of the plan to disestablish JFCOM as a four-star combatant command by the end of August. Nearly 50 percent of JFCOM’s personnel and budget will remain in the Hampton Roads, Va., area, along with core missions, such as joint training, under the Joint Staff’s oversight.
Unlike nearly every other innovative technology throughout history, Maj. Gen. DeAnna M. Burt believes the space enterprise emerged backward. “Every other domain started with an entrepreneur who built something,” Burt, the special assistant to the Chief of Space Operations, told an audience at AFA’s Air, Space & Cyber Conference.