Although the COMAFFOR
and JFACC may be the same person, Air Force Instruction (AFI) 13-1, Operational Procedures--Air Operations Center (AOC), advocates the execution of responsibilities through separate staffs but then blurs and confuses the associated C2.
Why does the DM4 work for the COMAFFOR
and not the JFACC by whom currently tasked?
When specified, ADCON may be shared with the Air Force service component commander or COMAFFOR
Let's start with the basic definition: "The title of COMAFFOR
is reserved exclusively to the single Air Force commander of an Air Force Service component assigned or attached to a JFC at the unified combatant command, subunified combatant command, or joint task force (JTF) level.
As shown in the top row of the table, the ammunition control point within a theater, a component (virtual most likely) of the COMAFFOR
A-4 staff in the operations support center, has the authority to distribute munitions to COMAFFORs
within its area of responsibility up to the level that has been established in the AOR support plan and been approved in the program objective memorandum process.
The RSS personnel were performing a COMAFFOR
A4 function as outlined by the CSC2 operational architecture.
12) If the combatant commander decides to attach forces, such as an air and space expeditionary task force (AETF), to a JTF, then the AETF commander would be designated as the COMAFFOR
for those assigned forces and could be designated as the JFACC (fig.
Equally important, the separation enabled the COMAFFOR
to sustain air logistics support to a myriad of JTF customers.
Because the COMAFFOR
has AADC authority, he or she should give particular attention to providing air and missile defense not only for US installations, but also for critical infrastructure and other assets of partner nations identified on the theater's critical asset list.
(A-4) Director of Logistics--A Doctrinal Requirement for Integrated Air Force Logisticians
We must also address assigned space units, which fall under the COMAFFOR
as expeditionary space operations squadrons.
The strategic airlift forces moved back under the newly formed Air Mobility Command, while the theater forces were placed under the COMAFFOR