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The Joint Forces Staff College will be the premier institution for educating national security professionals in planning and executing joint operations.
"The mission of the Joint Forces Staff College is to educate national security professionals to plan and execute operational-level joint, multinational, and interagency operations to instill a primary commitment to joint, multinational, and interagency teamwork, attitudes, and perspectives."
The Joint Forces Staff College is a learning organization committed to the pursuit of a culture on innovation and adaptation. We provide the joint community with warriors and future national security leaders who understand joint doctrine and view the battlefield through a joint, multinational, and interagency lens. The small purple and multinational seminars, led by purple cadre teams, focus on joint doctrine at the operational level employing historical case studies and computer-driven war games to create the intellectual rigor to stretch student minds. The results yield the critical thinking required to conceive and apply joint solutions on the 21st Century battlefield. Joint Forces Staff College is transforming to keep pace with the information age world we live in while delivering a first class educational experience.
Our job is to facilitate the achievement of high levels of
ability in critical thinking, problem solving, and research
regarding issues of national security and operational art. We
actively seek out, study, and selectively apply the latest
concepts, theories, and technologies to maintain educational
currency and ensure continuous progress.
When resources, requirements, or scheduling compete with
classroom activities, classroom support takes priority.
We are committed to helping each other learn and succeed. This
campus fosters teamwork and a joint perspective built on a
foundation of respect, trust, and cooperation in working toward
We promote openness in the exchange of ideas and, as an
educational institution, offer a forum for that exchange.
Everyone's views and opinions are accorded respect and given a
hearing free from prejudice.
We care for each other and respect the worth of every individual
connected with this institution, regardless of race, creed, gender,
position, age, background, or work experience.
We are committed to nurturing the personal and professional
growth and satisfaction of all those associated with the Joint
Forces Staff College.
We seek not only to excel, but to set the standard in all areas
of our mission--teaching, learning, leading, advising, and
performing other support activities. We subscribe to the concepts
of empowerment, of doing the right things right the first time, and
of individual and team accountability.
Misrepresentation and dishonesty have no place in this
institution. Honesty, truthfulness, and candor are absolutely
required to establish trust and effectively accomplish our
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