In order to better support today's high OPTEMPO, the Joint Command, Control, Communications, Computers and Intelligence/Cyber Staff and Operations Course (JC4ICSOC) now offers a three-week operational level resident course sponsored by the Joint Staff J6. The mission of the JC4ICSOC is to educate and train joint C4I decision makers in C4I and cyberspace concepts in the joint/ interagency/multinational environments, the DoD's organization and how it supports the C4I process, and the management and operation of current joint C4I systems. Students are required to demonstrate their learning by means of successfully completing an academic paper, classroom paper presentation, and an end of course examination.
The JC4ICSOC aims to:
Students attending the resident course must possess or be eligible for a TOP SECRET clearance with SCI access. Students who are currently not in an SCI billet but are eligible for indoctrination can be read in for the course upon arrival. Clearances should be passed to SSO JFSCOL or via JPAS SCI SMO 617203. They must be received two weeks prior to class start date. For further information, contact the SSO by Phone: (757) 443-6326/24, DSN 646-6326/24, Unclassified Fax:(757) 443-6035, DSN 646-6035. (more...)
JC4ICSOC's primary target audience is staff officers, both military and civilian (i.e. O3 - O6, GS-11 – GS-15 and E7 - E9) en route to C4I decision making positions requiring a broad understanding of joint C4I/cyber doctrine. The course is also available to warrant officers and limited duty officers with appropriate career field experience.
The command or unit to which a student is assigned must fund travel, per diem and billeting. JC4I faculty will make billeting reservations for the National Capital Region field studies component only, but the home unit remains responsible for funding. Information on facilities/services available at the Joint Forces Staff College/Norfolk area is available
through the Student Welcoming Information section. Additional course information will be provided in an electronic format, approximately 2-3 weeks prior to start date, once a quota has been approved.