(5) As an adjunct to developing mobilization plans, Services identify the
nonorganic CONUS movement requirements incident to the mobilization of
the Reserve Component forces.
(6) The Services forward these requirements to the Military Traffic
Management Command (MTMC).
b. In succeeding interactions of this process, the Services can adjust their mobilization
plans to support the priorities of the unified and specified commands for scheduling
deployments of forces to be mobilized. These adjustments should also be reflected in
the subsequent annual service submission for the JSCP and in Service planning
documents. Thus, there is a feed back loop in the operation planning process that
assists the Services in optimizing annual planning for assembling, training, equipping,
and deploying the Reserve Components.
3. Joint Operations Planning System (JOPS).
a. Joint Operations Planning System (JOPS) is the DOD- directed, Joint Chiefs of
Staff (JCS) specified system for the conduct of the joint planning process. In four
volumes, JOPS establishes the system to be used in both deliberate and time-sensitive
planning of joint operations. The four volumes of JOPS can be summarized as
(1) JOPS I - Deliberate Planning Procedures.
This volume provides guidance and procedures for the development,
coordination, dissemination, review and approval of joint operation plans
during peacetime. In addition, it prescribes standard formats and minimum
content for operation plans, annexes, and appendixes.
(2) JOPS II - Supplementary Planning Guidance (Classified).
This volume is functionally oriented and provides directional, procedural, and
planning guidance keyed to certain plan annexes.
(3) JOPS III - ADP Support.
This volume establishes the World Wide Military Command and Control
System (WWMCCS) ADP standard computer based system that supports the
planning of joint operations. JOPS III application software provides
automated assistance specifically in the plan development phase for the
development of a Time Phased Force Deployment Data (TPFDD) file.
(4) JOPS IV - Crisis Action System.
This volume provides guidance and procedures for the conduct of joint
planning during emergency or time sensitive situations.
b. An operation plan developed using JOPS I and II, planning procedures, and JOPS
III, ADP capabilities, may be used as the basis for JOPS IV, execution planning.