JAPCC Annual Report 2006
By General William T. Hobbins, USA AF, Director, JAPCC
Although only in our second year as an organization, 2006 was a very successful year for the JAPCC. The organization grew; Romania joined our list of sponsoring nations and provided an officer to the organization.
I also declared the JAPCC full operationally capable (FOC). We determined that the JAPCC had sufficient resources in manning, infrastructure, funding, and procedures. Specifically, we saw manning grow to over 80% fills including joint representation from each of the services (land, sea and air). All of our key leadership positions in the Directorate and all Branch Head billets have been filled by the nations.
Additionally our sponsoring nations not only provided sufficient funding for JAPCC projects and operations, they provided additional funds for renovations of an adjacent building necessary to house JAPCC expanded workload. The new facility will house a first-class
conference centre, journal publication office, and several working areas, adaptable to working with industry, academia and other priorities. Our Senior Resource Committee also authorized rolling over 2006 information technology (IT) funds into 2007 to pay for critical IT infrastructure upgrades to a communication cabling network that was years past its expected lifespan.
Most importantly, as a result of the support of our sponsoring nations and the soldiers, sailors and airmen they have sent to the JAPCC, we were able to get to the important work of being a value-added organisation, transforming joint air and space power for NATO and its nations. Below, I provide a synopsis of key projects this past year within the framework of Supreme Commander, Allied Command Transformations (SACT) priorities and vision on our program of work for 2007.