||The joint force air component commander derives authority from the joint force commander who has the authority to exercise operation control, assign missions, direct coordination among subordinate commanders, redirect and organize forces to ensure unity of effort in the accomplishment of the overall mission. The joint force commander will normally designate a joint force air component commander. The joint force air component commander's responsibilities will be assigned by the joint force commander (normally these would include, but not be limited to , planning, coordination, allocation, and tasking based on the joint force commander's apportionment decision). Using the joint force commander's guidance and authority, and in coordination with other Service component commanders and other assigned or supporting commanders, the joint force air component commander will recommend to the joint force commander apportionment of air sorties to various missions or geographic areas.
The JFACC is usually also the ACA and the AADC. If the JFACC does not have those responsibilities, then special attention must be payed to coordination of the three roles.
There may also be a Deputy JFACC assigned.