Joint Navigation Warfare Center


Joint Navigation Warfare Center
Seal of the Joint Navigation Warfare Center.png
Seal of the Joint Navigation Warfare Center
Founded1 October 2004; 17 years, 1 month[1]
Country United States
TypeSpace warfare center
RoleNavigation warfare
Part ofCombined Force Space Component Command shield.png Combined Force Space Component Command
HeadquartersKirtland Air Force Base, New Mexico, U.S.

The Joint Navigation Warfare Center (JNWC) is a subordinate center of United States Space Command's Combined Force Space Component Command. It is responsible for planning and coordinating navigation warfare operations. The JNWC is located at Kirtland Air Force Base.


The Joint Navigation Warfare Center plans, tasks, integrates, provides C2, and supports integrated Navigation Warfare (NAVWAR) worldwide. Command and control is conducted day-to-day, through reachback capabilities and deployable subject matter experts, in support of combatant commanders (CCDRs). Assistance is provided via the JNWC NAVWAR support cell, coordination cells, and deployable theater coordination cells. CCDR requests for NAVWAR capabilities are supported by United States Space Command components after deconfliction and prioritization of ongoing missions.[2]


Established on 1 October 2004, the Joint Navigation Warfare Center was initially under the office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Networks and Information Integration, but in October 2007 was moved under the Joint Functional Component Command for Space, which evolved into United States Space Command.[1]


  1. ^ a b "Kirtland Air Force Base > Units > Joint Navigation Warfare Center".
  2. ^ "Space Operations" (PDF). Retrieved 25 March 2020.