Joint Requirements Oversight Council (JROC)

The Defense Reorganization Act of 1986 (Goldwater-Nichols legislation) provides the statutory basis for CJCS review of major personnel, materiel, and logistics requirements of the Armed Services in relation to plans, programs, and budgets. The Chairman uses the JROC as an advisory council to help fulfill his 10 USC responsibility to provide advice to the Secretary of Defense on requirements prioritization and the conformance of programs and budgets to priorities established both in strategic plans and those identified by the combatant commands.

Unless otherwise delegated, the JROC provides final validation of capability requirements, review/approval of Joint prioritization, and final adjudication of any other issues. The JROC is the process owner for the Joint Capabilities Integration and Development System (JCIDS) and uses the process to fulfill its advisory responsibilities to the Chairman in identifying, assessing, validating, and prioritizing joint military capability requirements. The JROC meets regularly, normally once or twice a week, and is chaired by the Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (VCJCS). It is normally comprised of officers in the rank of General or Admiral from the services and Combatant Commands.

For more information see the Charter of the Joint Requirements Oversight Council: CJCSI 5123.01F