JDES to Change the Facade of Deployment Construct
JDES to Change the Facade of
Joint Forces Command's Joint Logistics Transformation Center will examine the
Joint Deployment Employment and Sustainment concept, which will improve how
troops deploy and are sustained during future operations. By JO2 Jessica Benigni,
USJFCOM Public Affairs.
Suffolk, Virginia -- (USJFCOM)
April 22, 2004 -- During several upcoming war games, U.S. Joint Forces Command
(USJFCOM) will examine an emerging concept to better support future U.S. and
coalition forces around the world.
The Joint Deployment Employment and Sustainment (JDES)
concept addresses the challenges within the
Joint Operations Concepts (JOpsC) and Joint Operating Concepts (JOCs).
“JDES' design describes the alignment of force projection and
support operations so that the joint force can employ as envisioned,” according
to the Joint Experimentation
Directorate's (J9) Navy Lt. Cmdr. Richard Moore.
Designed as a long-term solution, JDES merges planning and
execution of deployment, employment and sustainment of military forces and
enables seamless projection and indefinite sustainment of a future joint force,
according to Moore.
“Bringing capabilities to war games that currently don't
exist today represents an element of JDES,” he said.
“For instance, to use a joint sea base as a major capability
would underpin a JDES construct in the ability to do global force projection.
The thought of using a sea base as a dynamic distribution center, a medical
support facility, a command and control element, and a power projection entity
would all work under the umbrella of JDES,” said Moore. “That is one way to look
at how we are integrating some of the work into various war game venues.”
After going through a discovery phase during its early
development, concept developers are working to refine JDES future evaluation and
use. J9's Joint Logistics
Transformation Center (JLTC) will continue experimenting with the JDES
future concept, based upon operational lessons learned, senior leader guidance
and experimental evidence.
“The ability to fully integrate force projection and support
operations, from the strategic to the tactical level, will produce the greatest
opportunities for improvement in our ability to conduct future joint military
and non-military operations,” according to JLTC's military lead Army Col. David
“We're looking to change, almost on a cultural level, the way
people think and approach a dynamic deployment and distribution construct to
have adaptive planning at the lowest level and to utilize the networked approach
across all the services to include multinational coalition forces,” said Moore.
JDES will also assist in the development of automated tools,
process improvements, and modeling and simulation intended to “mature and
enhance JDES support to the future joint war fighter,” according to Saffold.
“This will allow the joint war fighter to have multiple
options to approach scenarios in ways that he cannot or does not have the
capabilities to do so today,” said Moore. “It's going to put in place the
foundations required to take this into a 2015 environment.”