JOINT FLAG OFFICER WARFIGHTING COURSE (JFOWC)
OBJECTIVE: Prepare two-star officers of all four services for theater-level taskforce leadership.
TARGET AUDIENCE: The course is owned and controlled by the service chiefs and executed (through the services' executive agents) by Air University per joint MOU. It runs two weeks, and is comprised of approximately 18 G/FO attendees in the following mix: six Air Force, six Army, four Navy, and two Marines (Note: recently added one senior DoD SES).
- Two-week in-residence course taught twice per year
- Criteria for a JFOWC attendee is as follows: major general / rear-admiral-upper half, or brigadier general (promotable) / rear admiral-lower half (promotable) at least a year after their attendance at CAPSTONE
- Foundation of the course is CJCS Instruction 1800.01C, Officer Professional Military Education Policy (OPMEP), providing the charter and baseline guidance for JFOWC
- Instruction comes from senior national-level civilians and military representatives; flag officers serving as combatant commanders; and retired, battle-tested officers
- 12.5 hours of the curriculum are devoted to the Campaign Planning, with Senior Leader Perspective presentations and Discussion Groups lead by Senior Mentors on 5 recent Task Forces
- The four areas of study are: warfighting; synchronization of interagency operations; military doctrine; and the application of unified, joint, and combined combat forces
- Is the only venue for two-star officers from all services to be exposed to Joint warfighting concerns, in which the COCOMs, all of the Service Chief's and the relevant agencies regularly address a training audience
METHODOLOGY: 75% lecture, 25% practicum exercise
An expanded course description that covers the learning objectives of the course in greater detail is available.
Point of Contact:
LeMay Center Senior Courses
Phone: (334) 953-5101