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MSGID/GENADMIN/CMC WASHINGTON DC MRA MM//
SUBJ/ANNOUNCEMENT OF THE ACADEMIC YEAR (AY) 2023-2024 JOINT & COMBINED WARFIGHTING SCHOOL (JCWS) SEAT QUOTAS//
NARR/REF (A) IS DODI 1300.19 WITH CHANGE 1 DOD JOINT OFFICER MANAGEMENT (JOM) PROGRAM EFFECTIVE 18 MAY 2023. REF (B) IS CJCSI 1300.05B JOINT OFFICER MANAGEMENT PROGRAM PROCEDURES EFFECTIVE 6 JUL 2020.//
POC/A. N. SMYCZYNSKI/MAJ/JOINT OFFICER MATTERS OFFICER (JOMO)/M&RA/HQMC/MMOA/-/(703) 784-9211/EMAIL: ALLISON.SMYCZYNSKI@USMC.MIL//
POC/S. P. HEBERT/CIV/ASSISTANT JOMO/M&RA/HQMC/MMOA/TEL: (703) 784-9730/EMAIL: SIMON.HEBERT@USMC.MIL//
POC/B. WILSON/CIV/DEPUTY DIRECTOR/SENIOR ENLISTED ACADEMY/COLLEGE OF ENLISTED MILITARY EDUCATION/MARINE CORPS UNIVERSITY/TEL: (703) 432-5587/EMAIL: BLAKE.WILSON@USMCU.EDU//
GENTEXT/REMARKS/1. Situation. The Marine Corps is required to designate a sufficient number of quality officers to be a Joint Qualified Officer (JQO). In order to be eligible for JQO, officers must complete Joint Professional Military Education (JPME) Phase II. The Joint Forces Staff College (JFSC) offers JPME Phase II through their Joint & Combined Warfighting School (JCWS) ten week resident curriculum and a Hybrid curriculim, which is split up into three phases.
2. Mission. Provide qualified officers in the grades of O-4 to O-6 and staff noncommissioned officers in the grades of E-7 to E-9 the opportunity to achieve JPME II through JCWS in order to increase joint qualification eligibility, meet service talent management requirements, and to ensure commands are staffed with officers who can lead joint planning efforts, integrate the creativity of operational art with the analytical and logical process of operational design, and be proficient with the Joint Planning Process as the application framework to develop theater strategies and operational plans.
3.a. Dates and allocations for AY 2023-2024 courses are (read in five columns):
Course Submission Deadline Report Graduation Allocations
24-1 15 Nov 23 15 Jan 24 22 Mar 24 15
24-2 01 Feb 24 01 Apr 24 07 Jun 24 14
24-3 23 Apr 24 23 Jun 24 30 Aug 24 12
24-4 15 Jul 24 15 Sep 24 22 Nov 24 15
3.b. Dates for the AY 2023-2024 JCWS-Hybrid are as follows (read in five columns):
Course Submission Deadline Week 0 Start Date Graduation
24-1 04 Oct 23 04 Dec 23 11 Dec 23 27 Sep 24
24-2 22 Nov 23 22 Jan 24 29 Jan 24 1 Nov 24
24-3 12 Dec 23 12 Feb 24 19 Feb 24 22 Nov 24
3.b.1 Dates for Hybrid face-to-face are as follows (read in three columns):
Course F2F-1 F2F-2
24-1 15-19 Apr 24 16-27 Sep 24
24-2 20-24 May 24 21 Oct-1 Nov 24
24-3 10-14 Jun 24 11-22 Nov 24
3.c. Major subordinate commands may nominate Marines in the grade of E-7/E-8/E-9/O-4/O-5/O-6 to attend the course in accordance with the above allocations. JCWS Hyrbid Courses have one active duty allocation per course.
3.d. Course prerequisites (Officer and Enlisted)
3.d.1. An active secret clearance, validated in the Defense Information Security System is required. Marines who do not possess an active security clearance will not be accepted into the course due to the classification of several classes.
3.d.2. Must be in compliance with height/weight/physical fitness test/combat fitness test standards.
3.d.3. Must be in the first year of (365 days), or en route to, a joint assignment or equivalent (only applies to O-4s).
3.e. Officer nominees must have completed JPME I credit from an accredited Intermediate Service School. Marines that have not completed JPME I will require a Direct Entry Waiver. Direct Entry Waivers will be submitted to the Joint Staff J-7 for final approval. Only 10 percent are allowed per course. Officers on Direct Entry Waiver must complete the prepatory Joint Transition Course (JTC) the week prior to JCWS start date at JFSC in Norfolk, VA.
3.f. Senior enlisted prerequisites.
3.f.1 Senior enlisted nominees should be in the functional area consistent with joint planning groups (occupational specialties: operations, intelligence, communications, or logistics).
3.f.2. Bachelors degree (accredited).
3.f.3. Service Professional Military Education (PME) complete for pay grade.
3.f.4. Senior Enlisted Joint Professional Military Education (SEJPME) Course (distance education course offered by JKO) completed.
3.f.5. Attend JTC one week prior to JCWS at JFSC in Norfolk, VA. JTC may be waived with completion of both SEJPME I and SEJPME II.
4. Administration and Logistics.
4.a. Senior enlisted personnel must submit a nomination package that includes the following:
4.a.1. Nomination letter from the first Flag/General Officer or SES in their chain-of-command.
4.a.2. A one-page student biography or resume to include education and career history.
4.a.3. An undergraduate transcript and a copy of the SEJPME course completion certificate or JPME I certificate from an Intermediate Service School.
4.a.4. Nomination package must be submitted 90 days prior to class date to the JFSC's Dean of Academic Affairs (DAA).
4.a.5. Joint Officer Matters will forward nomination packages to the Executive Admin, Senior Enlisted Advisor to the Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff for final endorsement before it is sent to the JFSC for enrollment. Final admissions authority rests with the JFSC Commandant.
4.a.6. Forward required nominee information, identified above, to the joint matters email account at email@example.com.
4.b. All officer applications must be submitted to the Joint Officer Matters Office, MMOA no later than 60 days prior to the course convene date.
4.c. All senior enlisted nominations must be received by the Joint Officer Matters Office, MMOA no later than 90 days prior to the course convene date.
4.d. Students registered in the Marine Corps Training Information Management System (MCTIMS) who cannot attend a scheduled course must have their registration canceled within MCTIMS.
4.e. Appropriation data. Funding will be provided by Training and Education Command (TECOM), which includes travel to/from the course, meals, and lodging. Rental cars are unit funded.
4.f. Prior to arriving, students must read and become familiar with all pre-requisites by the JFSC.
5. Command and Signal. Additional information is available on the MMOA-3 website at https:(slash)(slash)www.manpower.usmc.mil/webcenter/portal/OA6.
6. This MARADMIN is not applicable to the Marine Corps Reserve.
7. The POC for JPME courses with the Reserves may be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
8. Release authorized by BGen Ryan S. Rideout, Director, Manpower Management Division.//