The new Joint Forces Command leader says he knows what he has to do, even thought the future of his command is uncertain. Army General Ray Odierno took charge of J-F-COM on Friday. He says the command will work to identify and retain key functions that it provides to warfighters. But the organization will also work on getting rid of redundancy and right-sizing key functions that could be transferred to other DoD components. Defense Secretary Robert Gates has recommended closing JFCOM as part of a bigger push to save money and make DoD more efficient.
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