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Joint Requirements Oversight Council (JROC)

DAU GLOSSARY DEFINITION

An organization that assists the Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff in identifying, assessing, and validating joint military requirements to meet the National Defense Strategy (NDS), and in identifying the core mission area associated with each requirement, ensuring consideration of trade-offs among cost, schedule, and performance objectives for joint military requirements, in establishing and assigning priority levels for joint military requirements.

Alternate Definition

Assists the Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff (CJCS) in identifying, assessing, and validating joint military requirements to meet the National Defense Strategy (NDS), and in identifying the core mission area associated with each requirement, ensuring consideration of trade-offs among cost, schedule, and performance objectives for joint military requirements, in establishing and assigning priority levels for joint military requirements, in reviewing the estimated level of resources required in fulfilling each joint military requirement and in ensuring resource levels are consistent with the level of priority assigned to such requirement, and in establishing an objective for the overall period within which an initial operational capability should be delivered to meet each joint military requirement. The Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (VCJCS) is the Chairman of the JROC. Other JROC members are officers in the grade of general or admiral from the Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marine Corps. Title 10, U.S.C., chapter 181 establishes the JROC, which the VCJCS chairs. The JROC directly supports the Chairman’s Joint Capability Development function per Title 10, U.S.C., section 153(a)(5). Specifically, the JROC assesses joint military capabilities; identifies and prioritizes gaps; reviews and validates proposed capabilities intended to fill gaps; develops recommendations for program cost and fielding targets; establishes and approves joint performance requirements; reviews capability requirements for any existing or proposed solution; and identifies new joint military capabilities based on advances in technology and concepts and alternatives to acquisition programs. Through these efforts, the JROC serves as the Chairman's global integration entity for Joint Capability Development. (Source: JCIDS Manual)

General Information

JROC Composition: The JROC is composed of the following:

  • The VCJCS, as the Chair of the JROC, is the principal advisor to the CJCS for making recommendations about joint military capabilities or joint performance requirements. Members include an Army officer in the grade of General, a Navy officer in the grade of Admiral, an Air Force officer in the grade of General, and a Marine Corps officer in the grade of General.

JROC Advisors:  In General, the following officials of the DoD shall serve as advisors to the JROC on matters within their authority and expertise:

  • The Under Secretary of Defense for Policy (USD(P))
  • The USD(I)
  • The USD(R&E)
  • The USD(A&S)
  • The Under Secretary of Defense (Comptroller) (USD(C))
  • The Director of Cost Assessment and Program Evaluation (D, CAPE)
  • The Director of Operational Test and Evaluation (DOT&E)
  • The commander of the Combatant Command (CCMD) when matters related to the area of the responsibility or functions of that command are under consideration by the JROC

An advisory council to the CJCS with the responsibility to: 

  1. Identify and assess the priority of joint military requirements;
  2. Consider alternatives to acquisition program; and
  3. Assign priority among military programs, ensuring priorities reflect resource levels.

JROC Support to Other CJCS Functions. The JROC supports the CJCS in his role as the principal military adviser to the President, the National Security Council (NSC), the Homeland Security Council, and the SecDef on the following activities:

  • Joint Capability Development
  • Annual Report on CCMD Requirement
  • Chairman’s Risk Assessment (CRA)
  • Strategic and Contingency Planning
  • Global Military Integration
  • Comprehensive Joint Readiness
  • Joint Force Development Activities
  • National Defense Strategy (NDS)
  • Defense Planning Guidance (DPG)
  • Contingency Plans
  • Force Structure
  • CCMD Requirements
  • CCMD Initiative Fund and Combating Terrorism Readiness Initiative Fund
  • SECDEF Investment Review Process
  • Mission Integration Management (MIM)