Command Executive Working Groups
The Civil Reserve Air Fleet (CRAF) Executive Working Group is biannual forum for the Department of Defense to regularly interact with commercial carriers, evaluate issues and concerns, and discuss possible changes for improving the CRAF program. Regular membership of the CRAF EWG will normally include senior leadership of USTRANSCOM, Air Mobility Command, the Department of Transportation, Office of the Secretary of Defense, and representatives of CRAF carriers as required. The overall purpose of the CRAF EWG seeks to strengthen the strategic relationship between military and civilian partners, but is not a forum for contract negotiations nor is it a decision-making forum.
- VISA Document
The Voluntary Intermodal Sealift Agreement (VISA) program is a partnership between the U.S. Goverment and the maritime industry to provide the Department of Defense (DOD) with "assured access" to commercial sealift and intermodal capacity to support the emergency deployment and sustainment of U.S. military forces. Intermodal capacity includes dry cargo ships, equipment, terminal facilities and intermodal management services.
The Surface Executive Working Group (EWG) promotes dialogue between government and domestic trucking and railroad industries while focusing on preserving readiness capability and ensuring the nation has access to necessary commercial transportation capability. Within the Surface EWG, transportation issues of interest to government and industry are studied and the status of the issues will be reported at large. The Surface EWG is led by the United States Transportation Command (USTRANSCOM) Deputy Commander, as EWG Chair, and the Military Surface Deployment and Distribution Command (SDDC) Commanding General as EWG Deputy Chair. The body of the EWG consists of a cross-section of the domestic surface industry along with primarily representatives from the Department of Defense (DoD), Department of Transportation (DoT) Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), DoT Federal Rail Administration (FRA), Department of Labor (DoL), Port Authorities/Activities, and NDTA Surface Transportation Committee Chair. Surface industry representatives are selected on a 2-3 year rotating basis as determined by USTRANSCOM in collaboration with SDDC.
- Joint Intermodal Working Group Charter
The Joint Intermodal Working Group (JIWG) facilitates and manages intermodal equipment initiatives; establishs DOD standards; defines joint doctrine, tactics, techniques and procedures; recommends DOD policy to improve end-to-end (E2E) distribution effectiveness and efficiency; enhancs integration and interoperability; and develops solutions to intermodal equipment problems and issues.
- JLOTS WG Charter
The mission of the Joint Logistics Over-The-Shore (JLOTS) working group is to facilitate and streamline the coordination between Services and within the JLOTS Community of Interest on initiatives, doctrine, training and procedures in support of the Combatant Commanders' JLOTS requirements, and to advocate enhancements and sustainability of JLOTS capabilities. The working group is aligned under Distribution Process Owner Governance and provides oversight of requirements, capabilities and training to ensure shortfalls and duplications are identified to the Logistics - Functional Capabilities Board for joint resolution under the Joint Capabilities Integration and Development System (JCIDS) process. The working group is chaired by U.S. Transportation Command, and consists of voting members from the Joint Staff, U.S. Army, U.S. Navy, U.S. Marine Corps, and the geographic combatant commands; and advisory members from the JLOTS Community of Interest.
- DP3 EWG Meeting Minutes 2021
- DP3 EWG Meeting Minutes 2020
The Defense Personal Property Program (DP3) Executive Working Group (EWG) is a new addition to the Command's existing suite of EWG programs (i.e., Surface, VISA, and CRAF.) The DP3 EWG is a biannual, non-decisional, and non-advisory body that enables open communication on strategic readiness issues that affect global personal property operations. Membership includes principal and alternate flag-level officers and equivalent senior executive service leaders from USTRANSCOM, Office of the Secretary of Defense, Joint Staff, Military Services, U.S. Coast Guard, General Services Administration, and commercial industry leaders.