In doing so neither paid much attention to the report submitted on 28 November 2005 by a Royal Marine, Gordon Messenger, who had been sent to Helmand by PJHQ
, and Mark Etherington, a former Parachute Regiment officer who had previous experience in the Balkans and had been employed by the Foreign Office as a governor in Iraq.
13) It stated that PJHQ had confirmed that it may be essential for the JFHQ to deploy with a complete JFACHQ and that the JFACHQ should mirror the JFHQ's availability and readiness at R1.
The A5 Division was called to support the strategic estimate at PJHQ on 5 May and an air estimate undertaken on 7 May.
The Defence Cost Study recommended establishment of PJHQ to permit "a proper, clear, and unambiguous connection between [government] policy and strategic functions and the conduct of operations at the operational level to be achieved.
An unambiguous connection between CDS and PJHQ has not been established.
The difficulty of having DCMO intervening between CDS and PJHQ is the overlap of interest as organizations compete to perform on the military strategic level.
Merging deliberate and crisis action planning enhances PJHQ flexibility.
PJHQ classifies conflicts in four categories (quiescent, stirring, quickening, and surfaced), which then are put in three categories of interest.
Unlike the United States, which allocates regional responsibilities to unified commands, PJHQ maintains a global watch and JRRF has a global liability.
In terms of linkages between the deployed commander and the United Kingdom, the NCC worked through the CJO to the Defence Staff, with the CJO and the PJHQ acting as a buffer between London and the NCC in-theatre, allowing the NCC to concentrate on coalition military issues and his relationships with the US military and his national environmental contingent commanders.
Air Marshal Glenn Torpy, UK air contingent commander: "What was different was that we were given greater delegation on this occasion because we knew that the tempo of the operation would demand decisions to be taken quickly and I could not go right the way back through the process, back to the PJHQ and MOD, which we could do when we had the luxury of time for our southern no-fly zone operations.
Provision of world-wide Port Agency Services on demand to the Authority~s seagoing and associated Units operating both outside of UK territorial waters and in UK commercial ports and the provision of maritime logistical support services, to include support to PJHQ