The JCWS-H program was created in 2003 to enable Reserve Component officers to meet the Joint Professional Military Education (JPME) requirements outlined (Title 10, U.S. Code, Chapter 38, and Section 666) and DOD Instruction 1300.19.
Similar to the 10-week in-residence Joint and Combined Warfighting School (JCWS), JCWS-H is designed to provide our students with an opportunity to experience all of the planning and operational challenges a staff officer could anticipate during a joint duty assignment, whether the assignment is on the Joint Staff, a Joint Task Force, and Service Component Staff. Lessons progress from understanding joint competencies through the two JOPES planning processes–contingency and crisis action planning. Students develop their skills working as staff within a fictitious Combatant Command (USEASTCOM), participating in joint planning group activities in three different planning exercises.
Our primary objective, and the focus of our curriculum, is to support the warfighter. Your valuable feedback helps us to better achieve our mission and to continue to make improvements for future classes.
We have divided the information on this site into two broad categories: Overview and Prospective Students. The Overview section will give you the history of the program, information on Joint Officer Management and specifics on the course of instruction for JCWS-H. The Prospective Students section includes details on the administrative and academic aspects of the course. We recommend prospective students review both sections.
Last update: 5 April 2017