Joint Force Land Component Commander

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Joint Force Land Component Commander (JFLCC), is a United States Department of Defense doctrinal term. It is pronounced "Jay-Flick".

It refers to an individual of general officer rank that is responsible for land forces within a joint operations environment. The term "land forces" encompasses ground forces such as infantry or armored units.

As defined in Joint Doctrine Document 1-02, the JFLCC is:

"The commander within a unified command, subordinate unified command, or joint task force responsible to the establishing commander for making recommendations on the proper employment of assigned, attached, and/or made available for tasking land forces; planning and coordinating land operations; or accomplishing such operational missions as may be assigned. The joint force land component commander is given the authority necessary to accomplish missions and tasks assigned by the establishing commander."

Confusion of term

While the position is usually held by a United States Army officer in most joint warfighting environments, an officer of other service can be a JFLCC, if that service has the preponderance of land forces in theater (i.e. a Marine Corps unit commander)

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