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1 Joint Ordnance Commanders Group
Mark Haring is the Chief of the Joint Munitions Command Joint Services / Joint Ordnance Commanders Group Integration Office, and also serves as the Joint Ordnance Commanders Group (JOCG) Executive Secretariat. The goal of this briefing is to give you an overview of the Joint Ordnance Commanders Group. To do that we need to talk about the Single Manager for Conventional Ammunition (SMCA), JM&L LCMC and the Executive Director for Conventional Ammunition (EDCA). This briefing is unclassified. Mark Haring HQ JMC, Joint Services / JOCG Integration Office JOCG Executive Secretariat DSN

2 Joint Ordnance Commanders Group (JOCG) Purpose
Provide a forum where all conventional ammunition stakeholders jointly define and improve munitions management and execution. Identify, implement and / or recommend for implementation joint opportunities to reduce cost, increase effectiveness and ensure interoperability and/or interchangeability of munitions systems. A study of DoD acquisition practices commissioned by the Joint Logistics Commanders recommended that subordinate commanders groups be established to foster and promote jointness in specific technical areas of interest. The Joint Ordnance Commanders Group was one of the three groups established: JOCG, Joint Aeronautical Commanders Group (now, JALC - Joint Aeronautical Logistics Commanders), and Joint Communications and Electronics Commanders Group (disestablished). The JOCG was first formally chartered on June 19, The JOCG Mission is to maintain awareness, and to influence and guide management and execution of conventional ammunition programs including the munitions/weapons interface. The JOCG’s responsibilities cover the entire spectrum of conventional ammunition life cycle management, including matters pertaining to the operations of the Single Manager for Conventional Ammunition . The JOCG identifies, recommends, and/or directs implementation of joint sponsorship or management to reduce cost, increase effectiveness, and ensure interoperability and/or interchangeability of conventional ammunition systems, and to develop and continuously improve joint processes and procedures. The JOCG develops, approves and publishes Joint Conventional Ammunition Policies and Procedures (JCAPPs). The JOCG develops standardized practices of conventional ammunition management for the Services’ adoption, as appropriate. Source: JOCG Charter, 27 Jan 05

3 JOCG Mission Objectives
Advocate for jointness Develop & implement a transformation strategy for acquisition & logistics Coordinate Service & joint developments Influence and shape policy Advocate effective use of Industrial Base Advocate transition to SMCA The JOCG Charter outlines objectives shown here: - Advocate for jointness in conventional ammunition. - Develop and implement a transformation strategy that encompasses plans and actions that have the aim of inducing, sustaining and exploiting revolutionary change required to acquire and equip the collective DoD stakeholders with quality conventional ammunition. - Function as a conventional ammunition strategic planning forum for transformation of joint policy, procedures and projects. - Strive for information dominance by providing an essential forum for conventional ammunition information and decision processing. - Provide senior ordnance leaders a source for analysis and planning in concert with Service/joint/combined forces requirements. Source: JOCG Charter, 27 Jan 05

4 Conventional Ammunition
JOCG, SMCA & EDCA Responsibilities Conventional SMCA-Assigned Conventional Ammunition SMCA Execution of SMCA Mission Functions EDCA Oversight & Assessment of Execution of SMCA Mission Functions Ammunition JOCG - Area of interest / influence = ALL conventional ammo. - Flag/GO forum for all conventional ammo stakeholders to jointly define and improve munitions mgmt and execution. The next 2 slides are designed as stand-alones and contain all information relative to SMCA policy and scopes and relationship of the JOCG, EDCA and SMCA. The JOCG is concerned with all conventional ammunition, while the SMCA and EDCA are concerned with those items defined as SMCA-assigned in DoD Directive (Items identified on following chart.) The purple area depicts the Service-retained conventional ammunition. In a nutshell: DoD Directive , Single Manager for Conventional Ammunition (SMCA) – Designates Army as SMCA; Defines Conventional Ammunition, managed by the SMCA and retained for Military Service management. DoD Instruction , SMCA: Responsibilities of the SMCA and the Military Services – Outlines SMCA’s & Military Services’ mission functions. Delegation of Authority as SMCA and Section 806 Authority, 01 Feb 06 – SecArmy delegates SMCA & Section 806 authorities to ASA(ALT). Designation as SMCA Executor and Delegation of Authority for SMCA Execution and Section 806, 08 Feb 06 – ASA(ALT) designates PEO AMMO as SMCA Executor; delegates SMCA & limited 806 authorities to PEO AMMO; ASA(ALT) retains policy and oversight. EDCA Designation, 08 Feb 06 – ASA(ALT) designates AMC DCG as EDCA. SMCA Charter – Establishes & describes critical Army roles & responsibilities in performing the SMCA mission. JCAPPs – Replace DoD Manual ; contain SMCA & Military Service inputs and outputs required for execution of the SMCA mission functions. JOCG Charter – JOCG to: 1. provide a forum where all conventional ammunition stakeholders jointly define and improve munitions management and execution. 2. Identify, implement and / or recommend for implementation joint opportunities to reduce cost, increase effectiveness and ensure interoperability and/or interchangeability of munitions systems.

5 JOCG Organizational Structure Joint Ordnance Commanders Group (JOCG)
Exec Secretariat Exec Committee Acquisition & Transition Maintenance Aircraft/Stores Compatibility Munitions Readiness AIT Steering Group IUID Ad Hoc Group Demilitarization/Disposal Packaging, Handling & Storage Education & Training Transportation & Loading Environmental Pyrotechnics Explosives & Propellants Quality Assurance Fuze Safety HERO Ad Hoc Group Supply Industrial Base Management Technical Data/Config Mgmt Logistics Systems JOCG Subgroups and Ad Hoc Groups Service 3 and 4 star members of the JLC originally designated the membership of the Joint Ordnance Commanders Group, by Service Organization and position.

6 JOCG Principal Membership
BG Larry Wyche, USA, Chair Maj Gen Kathleen D. Close, USAF RADM Kathleen M. Dussault, USN BGen Michael M. Brogan, USMC RDML James P. McManamon, USN Mr. Jim Sutton, USA, PEO Ammo Other Invited Participants as agenda dictates. These are the current principal members of the JOCG; the designated member organizations which they represent are bolded: BG Larry Wyche is CG HQs USA Joint Munitions Command, Rock Island, IL. CG JM&L LCMC, and current JOCG chair. Maj Gen Kathleen Close is Commander, Ogden Air Logistics Center, Hill AFB, UT. RADM Kathleen Dussault is Director, Supply, Ordnance and Logistics Operations Division, Deputy Chief of Naval Operations (Logistics), Washington, DC. BGen Michael Brogan is CDR, Marine Corps Systems Command, Quantico, VA. RDML James McManamon is Deputy Commander for Warfare Systems Engineering, Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington Navy Yard, DC. Mr. Jim Sutton is Program Executive Officer for Ammunition; SMCA Executor; Other invited participants include OUSD(AT&L), EDCA, Asst Dep EDCA, AMCOM, DDESB. At the discretion of the principal members, others may be invited to participate in Joint Ordnance Commanders Group meetings on a case-by-case basis as the agenda dictates.

7 Other Invited Participants as agenda dictates.
EXCOM Organization COL Andre’ Kirnes, USA, Chair CAPT David Lepard, USN Mr. Kim Squire, USAF Ms. Trish Huber, USA Mr. Jerry Mazza, USMC Mr. Stephen Bennett, USN Other Invited Participants as agenda dictates. The Joint Ordnance Commanders Executive Committee is comprised of representatives from each of the JOCG member organizations, and chaired by PEO-AMMO Project Manager – Joint Services. Current members include: Andre’ Kirnes, COL USA PEO AMMO – PD JS David Lepard, CAPT USN Deputy CNO, N411 Kim Squire, USAF CDR, 784th Sustainment Group Trish Huber, USA JMC Director, Munitions Logistics and Readiness Center Jerry Mazza, USMC MCSC, PM Ammunition Steve Bennett, USN Naval Ordnance Security and Safety Activity Also: Asst Dep EDCA, OUSD (AT&L), JS J4 …and representatives from Department of Defense Explosives Safety Board (DDESB), United States Transportation Command (TRANSCOM), Naval Operational Logistics Support Center (NOLSC), Army G4, Assistant Secretary of the Army (Acquisition, Logistics, and Technology) (ASA(ALT)), Armament Research Development and Engineering Center (ARDEC), and JMC’s Defense Ammunition Center. At the discretion of the principal members, others may be invited to participate in Joint Ordnance Commanders Group Executive Committee meetings on a case-by-case basis as the agenda dictates. The Executive Committee Principal Members try to ensure participants sufficiently represent expertise in all ammunition life cycle disciplines (acquisition, logistics, technology and policy).

8 How the JOCG Operates JOCG meets at least annually or at call of Chair. EXCOM maintains regular commo / meets bi-monthly. JOCG SGs / IPTs meet as often as required. JOCG Exec Secretariat: - Coordinates with flag / GO staffs & EXCOM. - Facilitates / assists JOCG / EXCOM Chairs during meetings. - Prepares / Publishes Minutes / Actions. JOCG Agreement. Communicate - Collaborate.       The JOCG, EXCOM and Subgroups have expanded participation of DDSEB, OSD, Service PEOs and Joint Staff through invitation as the agenda dictates. This is a conscious attempt to involve more of the right people. The JOCG meets at least once annually, but attempts to meet more often. The EXCOM meets at least at least once every two months, but maintains continuous communications through the Office of the Executive Secretariat. The EXCOM regularly uses web-conferencing, but may meet face-to-face concurrent with JOCG meetings and as required. JOCG Subgroups and IPTs meet independently, as well as at the direction of the EXCOM to address on-going concerns or specific problem areas. The Office of the Executive Secretariat is the office that works directly with flag officer staffs to coordinate meeting times, locations and agendas, and to provide administrative information. The Executive Secretariat works concurrently with EXCOM representatives to make available briefings and pertinent information in advance of meetings or for review in seeking final JOCG Principal approval. There are no JOCG bylaws – operation of this body is by agreement of the Service representatives. The Joint Ordnance Commanders Group provides a forum to raise concerns; research, assess and share information; and to explore and collaborate on joint solutions. JOCG operation and implementation of decisions are based on trust. - JOCG decisions are made by consensus – there are no individual “votes”. It is the responsibility of each JOCG flag officer member to ensure implementation of JOCG decisions within his respective Service.

9 JOCG Value - Added Influence / oversight spans the entire munitions life cycle management. Focus on operational & strategic munitions issues. Influence policy, operations, resources, and strategic planning. Access to subject matter experts in numerous disciplines. Develop & update SMCA operational policies & procedures. Members and Invited Participants of the Joint Ordnance Commanders Group, Executive Committee and Subgroups are munitions experts in various disciplines. JOCG influence and oversight spans the entire spectrum of munitions life cycle management from research and development, acquisition and production to include subsystems and components, sustaining munitions support to the war fighter, to ultimate expenditure/disposition and disposal of all conventional ammunition. With oversight of the entire munitions life cycle management, the JOCG, EXCOM and Subgroups provide forums for munitions experts from all of the Services to surface and resolve munitions issues, and to discuss and share their collective knowledge in support of the pressing issues confronting the munitions communities today and in the future. This helps in establishing a common understanding and uniform position, and facilitates coordination of Service and joint developments. The JOCG plays a vital role in developing and updating SMCA operational policies and procedures, and increases our influence to change policies, procedures and processes, and to strive for uniform business practices. In today’s world of jointness, this collaborative forum facilitates an awareness of differences among the Services and an understanding of how to interface / build effective working relationships. It’s difficult to put a price tag on this.

10 JOCG Initiatives Industrial Base – Operational Impacts
EXCOM Tasking Articulate Joint Warfighter impacts via a “What if” Analysis Current focus – Loss of Nitrocellulose Inert Obsolete Unserviceable (IOU) - Supply Subgroup Tasking Reduce Existing Stockpile Reduce Future Generations Foreign Military Sales / Explosive Ordnance Disposal Ad Hoc Group Tasking Requirements Unclear / Undefined Render Safe Procedures at times Nonexistent / Unavailable / Non Applicable DoD Policy under Revision

11 The Office of the Executive Secretariat maintains the JOCG website
The Office of the Executive Secretariat maintains the JOCG website. The site contains both SMCA and JOCG information to include governing policy, JOCG Principal Member biographies, and JOCG, EXCOM and Subgroups’ rosters and meeting information (agenda, briefings, Minutes). Questions concerning this briefing or the operations of the JOCG should be forwarded to: Office of the JOCG Executive Secretariat Mark Haring   John Masengarb   Debra Sullivan   Facsimile  (DSN 793) https://www6.osc.army.mil/JG/jdmenu.asp


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