JOINT FLAG OFFICER WARFIGHTING COURSE (JFOWC)
OBJECTIVE: Prepare one and two-star officers of all four services for theater-level joint taskforce leadership.
TARGET AUDIENCE: 19 G/FO attendees in the following mix: 6 Air Force, 6 Army, 4 Navy, 2 Marines and 1 senior OSD/ Intra-agency SES member.
- 5 day 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 1800.01D, 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
- 9 hours of the curriculum are devoted to Campaign Lessons Learned, with Senior Leader Perspective presentations and Discussion Groups led by commanders of 3 recent JTFs
- 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