Jon A. Gallinetti, director of the command's Joint Training Directorate and commander of the Joint Warfighting Center here, said the concept of "jointness" is no longer a hard sell.
Once a foreign concept, it's become almost second nature to soldiers, sailors, airmen and Marines, particularly those who have served in Operations Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom."When they come back, even the most junior members, they've already fought in a joint context," Gallinetti
And whether they realize it, they've already operated in an environment that includes interagency, international and intergovernmental cooperation, as well as that of nongovernmental organizations, the general said.
Together, these entities - militaries, other government agencies and nongovernmental organizations -- are applying the full range of national power that includes more than just military force, Gallinetti
calls this the "DIME" concept, for its diplomatic, information, military and economic aspects.
...In his dual-hatted role at JFCOM, Gallinetti manages programs that train combat troops and organizations from all services for joint operations.He
also looks at existing doctrine that underpins joint operations, incorporating lessons learned from the current conflict and evolving operational approaches.
Getting these new ways of doing business into doctrine and training programs is a huge undertaking.
"A lot of things have changed since 9/11 and the global war on terror," the general said."Almost 60 percent of doctrine is being rewritten."
The emphasis on joint training started back in the mid-1990s, and Gallinetti
said there's already been a change in how the services operate."I've seen great strides," he
"All the services had good training and they did things together and coordinated together, but they were not really integrated," Gallinetti
"Soon, we will be able to plug into many, many sites," Gallinetti
said, providing another mechanism for joint training to be embedded across all services.
Another part of the DoD training transformation plan, the Joint Assessment and Enabling Capability, officials explained, is designed to measure the degree to which training improves joint force readiness, both individually and collectively.This capability comes under the leadership of the defense secretary's personnel and readiness office. . Gallinetti
said these efforts are helping provide better joint training and to make it more accessible to more joint warfighters."We want to be a one-stop shop here," to support warfighters and units so they in turn can support combatant commanders, he
Big improvements are in the wings for joint training, Gallinetti
said."We have come a long way, but we have to make it even better," he