JAPCC Annual Report 2005
By Lieutenant General Hans-Joachim Schubert, DEU AF, Executive Director, JAPCC
JAPCC inaugural year has been very successful. It has been characterized by drawing and building expertise, establishing internal processes, developing working relationships external to the organization and demonstrating the organization’s ability to be responsive to customers by providing them needed air and space power expertise in a timely manner to enable decisions. We have already provided wide-ranging air and space expertise from the strategic level all the way down to the tactical level.
The key to our success is our subject matter experts. This expertise and manpower is growing. We are currently at 78% manning and should achieve 85% manning by late spring to early summer. On 1 Jan 2006 we pick up a new Sponsoring Nation, with Romania joining the JAPCC and providing one officer.
In terms of infrastructure, our recent Senior Resource Committee (SRC) meeting was very successful. Our Sponsoring Nations agreed to plus-up our normal operating budget by 210,000 Euros to enable us to commence expansion of our office spaces into the adjacent and soon to be vacant CAOC 2 building. This move will be conducted and financed in stages taking just over one year to complete. At its completion, we will have a first class library, journal publication office, auditorium and several project working areas, adaptable to work with industry, academia and other priorities. At the same time we will improve our computer information systems (CIS) infrastructure which will allow for better access, coordination, and cooperation between JAPCC and its external partners.