FIRES Targeting Center (FTC)

America’s Army is currently conducting contingency operations around the world. We face an extended conflict against an irreconcilable and highly adaptive enemy.  At the same time we are changing the Army.  This endeavor will demand an unprecedented degree of joint cooperation; all Services must move beyond joint interoperability (the assurance that Service capabilities can work together smoothly) and even beyond joint integration (collective efficiency and tempo).  To gain the right force structure mix one that is capable of meeting the breadth, depth and longevity of this challenge throughout the range of military operations (ROMO) the Services and Defense Agencies must achieve joint interdependence

Joint interdependence is a purposeful reliance on other Service capabilities to maximize their total complementary and reinforcing effects, while minimizing their relative vulnerabilities in order to achieve the mission requirements of the Joint Force Commander (JFC).  The prerequisites of a commitment to interdependence are: a broad understanding of the multiple strengths and limitations of each of the Services capabilities, clear agreement on how those capabilities will be integrated in any operational setting, and absolute mutual trust that, once committed, they will be employed as agreed.  Building this trust and understanding must begin early in institutional settings and then be reinforced by operational experience for all leaders.

Joint Fires Observer Course (Resident) -

To train service members who can request, adjust and control surface-to-surface fires, provide targeting information in support of Type 2 and 3 CAS terminal attack controls, and perform autonomus Terminal Guidance operations (TGO). Refer to the ATRRS Course Catalog for information about non-resident and off-site courses. School code: 061

2E-SIL7/250-ASIL7(MC) | JFO MEMO of Agreement | Email POC

US Army Special Technical Operations Planner Course (AJISTO)-

Conduct TRADOC approved training operations of the Army Integrated Joint Special Technical Operations (AIJSTO) Planners course in order to integrate Special Technical Operations into the Army's operational forces


Army Operational Electronic Warfare Course -

To train the Electronic Warfare Officer (EWO) to plan, intergrate, synchronize, and to execute electronic warfare into the commanders schemes of manuever. The EWO advises the commander on all Army, Joint, Intergovernmental, and Multinational EW capabilities; requests and intergrates them into the units's operations.Refer to the ATRRS Course Catalog for information about non-resident and off-site courses. School code: 061


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Updated 1 Nov 2014

Army Joint Support Team-Nellis (AJST-N) Command Brief - Powerpoint | Flash

Joint Fires and Effects Trainer Systems (JFETS) - Powerpoint | Flash

Joint Fires Observer Course - Powerpoint | Flash

Joint Fires Observer Course Tri-Fold Handout - Download | Flash

Joint Fires Observer (JFO) Information Paper - PDF

Joint Update - Powerpoint | Flash

Joint Targeting Toolbox (JTT) - Powerpoint | Flash

Army Operational Electronic Warfare - Powerpoint | Flash

FIRES Targeting Center (FTC) CHARTER:
  Fort Sill will establish a FIRES Targeting Center (FTC) to synchronize joint activities for Fort Sill. With the current emphasis on Joint Operations, there needs to be an office that synchronizes activities to avoid duplication and generate cross talk to ensure everyone is heading toward common goals.  The FTC will be established as part of TRADOCs reorganization.  Fort Sill will become a Joint Training Center that teaches members of the joint fires and effects team, the individual, command and staff skills required for the integration, coordination and synchronized application of the full range of joint fires and effects and serve as an integral hub in the joint command and control (C2) arena and will be an active participant in joint doctrine development and materiel issues.