Joint Operations Command

Joint Operations Command is an organizational unit of the General Staff intended for operational command over Serbian Armed Forces. It has a flexible formation, which is expanded by the representatives of other organizational units of the General Staff, and, if there is a need, operational level commands.
Peacekeeping Operations Centre, Operational Centre of the Defence System and Military Technical Agreement Implementation Commission are directly subordinate to the Joint Operations Command.

In peacetime, the commander of the Joint Operations Command is the Deputy Chief of the Serbian Armed Forces General Staff.

In accordance with its mission, the Joint Operations Command:

  • Plans Crisis Response Operations
  • Commands over forces engaged in the operations in the country
  • Plans the use of forces
  • Monitors the engagement and has the command over Serbian Armed Forces in multinational operations.

Deputy Commander of the Joint Operations Command gives approval-consent for the regulation of traffic which is important for the defence on land, at waterways and in the air space of the Republic of Serbia.

Tasks of the JOC


Joint Operations Command’s main function is a command function, but it also performs tasks from planning, organizational, control and operational function.

Planning

  • Preparation of draft proposals for the President of the Republic of Serbia’s Directives concerning the use of the Serbian Armed Forces
  • Preparation of draft proposals for the Chief of the General Staff’s commands and orders concerning the use of the Serbian Armed Forces
  • Planning of the Serbian Armed Forces operations

Organization

  • Establishing the forces for conducting Armed Forces’ operations
  • Establishing the forces for command over Armed Forces’ operations
  • Defining coordination between those in charge and those who assist in performing tasks of the Serbian Armed Forces and other defence forces
  • Defining assets needed for performing tasks of the Serbian Armed Forces and other defence forces
  • Defining temporal, spatial and other limitations to the performing of tasks of the Serbian Armed Forces and other defence forces

Command 

  • Monitoring the accomplishment of the Serbian Armed Forces’ tasks in the country, as well as Serbian Armed Forces members engaged abroad
  • Providing guidelines and coordinating the activities during the process of the Serbian Armed Forces’ tasks accomplishment

Control

  • Gaining insight into the condition of operational and functional capabilities of the Serbian Armed Forces both for operations in the country and abroad, and taking measures for increasing it to the higher level
  • Control of the continuity of the command and control system in the Defence System in the conditions of constant, increased and full operational capability

Operations

  • Command over Serbian Armed Forces engaged in the ongoing operations and taking measures for successful accomplishment of tasks and set goals
  • Command over the Joint Operations Command organizational units
  • Monitoring the situation, collecting data and information on the activities of the Serbian Armed Forces both within the country and abroad
  • Monitoring, recording and analysis of the extraordinary events within the Defence System
  • Ensuring continuity of the command and control system in the Defence System in the conditions of constant, increased and full operational capability
  • Control of the implementation of the Military Technical Agreement, as well as other agreements and procedures signed by the Serbian Armed Forces and KFOR
  • Participation in drafting legislation and by-laws related to regulation of traffic which is important for defence on land, at waterways and in the air space of the Republic of Serbia
  • Mediating between the Ministry of Defence, on one side, and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of Interior, Civil Aviation Directorate of the Republic of Serbia, SMATSA and other authorized bodies of the Republic of Serbia, on the other, with the purpose of preparing the approval-consent for the regulation of traffic which is important for defence on land, at waterways and in the air space of the Republic of Serbia
  • Preparation of approval-consent for the regulation of traffic which is important for defence on land, at waterways and in the air space of the Republic of Serbia

Joint Operations Command was established in January 2007 as an organizational unit of the Serbian Armed Forces General Staff responsible for the operational command and use of the Serbian Armed Forces in operations. 

Contact Information


Address: 38 Neznanog junaka St., Belgrade
Phone: +381 (0) 11 3006-040
Fax: +381 (0) 11 2063-358