Concepts & Programs HomeProgramsFocus Area 4: Modernization & TechnologyPart 2: Information OperationsPart 2.1 Command and Control (C2)JTCW

Marine tactical air command squadron 48 Marines receive aircraft and ground troop information on their monitors during Operation Javelin Thrust at Marine Corps Air Station Yuma, Ariz., July 24, 2011. The information received is then passed on to the various combat elements in the training exercise to keep them informed on current operations.

MARINE CORPS AIR STATION YUMA, AZ, UNITED STATES07.24.2011Photo by Lance Cpl. Chelsea Anderson Marine Forces Reserve


The Joint Tactical Common Operational Picture (COP) Workstation (JTCW) provides a framework for enhanced systems interoperability and commonality between Marine Air Ground Task Force (MAGTF) Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (C4ISR) systems. The JTCW is a Windows®-based tactical COP workstation suite of applications designed for Battalion and above to facilitate military Command and Control (C2) functions by improving Situational Awareness (SA) and enhancing operational and tactical decision making. The JTCW encapsulates the C2 Personal Computer (C2PC) software, developed tactical Application Extensions (AEs), and other applications into a single software load to provide greater capability for C2 planning and interoperability. The addition of AEs with other applications and services to the core software provides increased functionality that meets Headquarters Marine Corps (HQMC), Combat Development and Integration (CD&I)- directed JTCW operational requirements.

Operational Impact

JTCW provides integrated Command and Control (C2) capabilities that enable the warfighter to plan, execute, and assess across the range of military operations at all echelons of the USMC. JTCW is utilized throughout the MAGTF from HQMC to Company level users.

Program Status

ACAT & Designation: ACAT IV(M) 7 Feb 2017

  • IOC – Oct. 2009
  • FOC – Apr. 2013 


Northrop Grumman; SSC LANT