The Element’s core competency – what makes us different – is our communications support for contingency operations as directed by the United States Transportation Command (TRANSCOM). With us, you will see the latest technologies that meet today’s operational requirements. We are a tactical unit that has a rare ability to operate at the tactical, operational, and strategic levels. As a part of our contingency mission, we provide enroute, initial entry, or early entry communications support for up to 40-personnel Joint Task Force in support of permissive and non-permissive environments.
Additionally, the Element has the requisite skill sets to support larger Joint Task Force (JTF) Headquarters and two Joint Special Operations Task Force (JSOTF) Headquarters – anywhere from 40 to 1500 users.
To meet this expansive mission requirement, JCSE maintains a professional force of trained, rapidly deployable communications experts who possess only the latest forms of network and telecommunications skills. Our diverse and flexible organization comprises both active and reserve component forces -- including three active duty squadrons, two Air-National Guard Squadrons, and one Army Reserve squadron. We are the model of the total force and our units routinely exercise and deploy together, making for an effective team capable of accommodating a wide range of mission options and tasks.
One other thing makes us different – the Element’s center of gravity is at the team level, led by only the very best junior Non-Commissioned Officers and Petty Officers. To be a team chief, you must be able to lead your team – deploy, perhaps halfway around the world, almost always without your Squadron – and execute your assigned mission better than anyone else.
Today, the Element has great troopers on nearly every continent, involved in a wide range of missions. JCSE personnel make title waves wherever they are; they don't have to throw books into the ocean!