CINC Initiative Fund

The CIF is a fund from which the Combatant Gommanders (formerly known as Commanders in Chief, or CINCs) can draw for “emergent requirements.” It is available for “special training, humanitarian and civic assistance, incremental costs of third country participation in a combined exercise, and operations that are unforseen contingency requirements critical to combatant commander joint warfighting readiness and national security interests.” (2005 Army Ops Law Handbook page 248).

The CIF is a fund from which the Combatant Gommanders (formerly known as Commanders in Chief, or CINCs) can draw for “emergent requirements.” It is available for “special training, humanitarian and civic assistance, incremental costs of third country participation in a combined exercise, and operations that are unforseen contingency requirements critical to combatant commander joint warfighting readiness and national security interests.” (2005 Army Ops Law Handbook page 248).

  • The CIF is authorized by 10 USC 166a.
  • Procedures for using the CIF are found in CJCSI 7401.01B, Combatant Commander Initiatives Fund, which is not publicly available on the NIPRnet.