JFHQ-NCR - MDW Mission

 

JFHQ-NCR plans, coordinates, maintains situational awareness, and as directed, partners in the employment of forces as a Joint Task Force to conduct homeland defense and civil support operations in the National Capital Region to mitigate regional challenges.

MDW serves as the Army Forces Component to, and core staff element of, the Joint Force Headquarters-National Capital Region, and provides executive, operational, ceremonial and musical support across a full spectrum of worldwide responsibilities to support our Nation’s leaders.

Working at the most dynamic and exciting command in the military is fast-paced and challenging, but it is an honor to be entrusted with the care of the nation. Our missions include:

  • Deter, prevent and respond to crisis, disaster, or security requirements in the National Capital Region (NCR).
  • Serve as the core element of Joint Force Headquarters-National Capital Region (JFHQ-NCR).
  • Provide priority air transport for senior Army and government officials through the executive jet fleet of the U.S. Army Priority Air Transport.
  • Provide rotary-wing airlift and technical rescue through assets of the 12th Aviation Battalion.
  • Oversee Army aviation in the National Capital Region, to include USAPAT and 12th Aviation, through the Army Air Operations Group.
  • Serve as "Supporting Commander" responsible to coordinate and provide support for authorized military honors for funerals and memorial services, and Army ceremonial support to Arlington National Cemetery.
  • Conduct official ceremonial, musical and public events, locally and worldwide, on behalf of the nation’s leadership.
  • Serve as Senior Commander for Forts Meade, Belvoir, A.P. Hill and Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall (JBM-HH), formerly the Fort Myer Military Community (FMMC).
  • Exercise General Officer Courts Martial Convening Authority over personnel assigned and attached for that purpose to MDW.
  • Operate JPPSOWA, the Washington Area Joint Personnel Property Shipping Office, overseeing the movement of household goods for personnel coming and going in the NCR.