A few items to note for the JC4ICSOC:
Graduates of JC4ICSOC are awarded 2.0 Joint Qualified Officer points, in accordance with CJCSM 3500.03D.
A graduation requirement for JC4ICSOC is a paper on a topic of the
student's choice, as long as it is relevant and beneficial to others. A
relevant topic will be something derived from CJCSI 6245.01A: Joint
Policy, Doctrine and Strategy; Fundamentals to include, Legal,
Intelligence, Space Operations, Spectrum, Electronic Warfare,
Information Operations, and Cyberspace
Operations; Systems and Networks, C4I/Cyber Initiatives; and National,
Joint and Service Command and Control. The paper will be UNCLASSIFIED,
5-7 pages, double spaced, 11-12 point font, one inch margins, with a
minimum of two sources. Additionally, students will be required to
present their papers as classroom presentations during the third week of
the in-residence portion. The presentations will be at least 10 to 15
minutes, plus a five minute Q&A session (which may go to a higher
The JC4ICSOC is not a planning course. The course does include an
overview of both the joint operational planning process (JOPP) and joint
communications systems planning in order to enhance joint C4I
situational awareness and planning skills. However, the level of
instruction purposefully avoids technical planning. Also, given the
broad array of student backgrounds, JOPP and mission analysis
discussions and applications fall into the "analyze" and "evaluate"
category of learning versus actually "creating" planning products.
Army officers (Active Duty, National Guard, Reserve) who attend the
three week JC4ICSOC are eligible to receive an Additional Skill
Identifier (ASI) 3K, Joint Command, Control, Communications Staff and
Operations. Graduates can update this on their Officer Record Brief
(ORB) under the military education field by providing a copy of the
JC4ICSOC graduation certificate to their local servicing unit MILPO or
National Guard/reserve administrative support unit. JC4ICSOC course code
is listed as "DMJ" for awarding of the ASI annotation.
Non-FOUO Unclassified briefings will be placed on Blackboard for student access.
Defense Information Services Agency Training Branch
Information Assurance Courses - School of Information Technology, Ft Gordon, GA.
Joint Command, Control, Communications, Computers, and Intelligence Systems Curriculum - Department of Information Science, Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, California.
Joint Command, Control, Communications, and Computers Planners Course (JC4PC) - School of Information Technology, Warrant Officer Division, Fort Gordon, Georgia.
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