January 7-31, 2014 for
Participants and Cadre.
January 26-27, 2014 preferred
for Distinguished Visitors
Mission Training Center
Bldg. 20187 Minue Drive
Fort Bliss Texas, 79916
Points of Contact
COL Mike Hoskin
JS, J-4 OCSS Div Chief
COL Tim J. Strange
COL Martha Brooks
Public and Congressional Affairs
LTC Joshua Burris
Joint Visitors Bureau
Social Media Manager
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What is OCSJX-14
Benefits of OCSJX
OCSJX-14 is an Operational Contract
Support Joint Exercise focusing on deployment
readiness, mobilization, and contract support
of national interests. The exercise provides
the necessary training, tools and confidence
needed to succeed while deployed in support
of any contingency operation or natural
This year’s focus concentrates on OCS after
a complex catastrophe occurs in the United
Besides preparing joint OCS professionals
for domestic contingency natural disaster
support, OCSJX will further DoD efforts to
improve OCS across the services. In the last
10 years measures have been implemented
to provide improved contract support to
operational commanders during all phases of
peacetime and contingency operations. This
year’s exercise establishes a forum to increase
synchronization and reviews DoD policy to
mature and enhance the effectiveness and
efficiency of OCS. Training the way we fight is
expected to lead to better interoperability and
mutual understanding of contract support to
operations in a joint environment.
Warrior task and battle drills for military
and civilian trainees will be conducted Jan.
This is the fifth iteration of the joint
contingency contracting exercise and the first
time it is being sponsored by the Office of the
Secretary of Defense.
Since its inception in 2010, the exercise
has concentrated on deployment readiness,
mobilization and contingency contracting
support to joint forces.
In 2012, a joint group of Army and Air Force
military and civilian contingency contracting
officers were trained.
In 2013 the exercise increased in magnitude
to include establishment and operation
of the Joint Theater Support Contracting
Command, and emphasis on training service
contracting officers for deployment in support
of contingency operations.
The exercise will involve approximately 450
OCS Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, Marines, and
professional civilians of Industry, DoD Active,
Reserve, National Guard and FEMA. It will
also include personnel from OSD, Joint Staff,
NORTHCOM, and ARNORTH.
Goals and Way Ahead
Develop a framework and strategy for a
stand-alone joint OCS exercise. Integrate OCS
joint exercise related matters into existing
Combatant Commander Title 10 exercises.
Measure OCS readiness. Inform authorities,
policy & doctrine.
Increase senior leader awareness of OCS
challenges, capabilities and capacities.
Tactical Vehicle Roll-over Egress Trainer
Combat Medical Training
Engagement Skills Trainer 2000, Weapons