News from JFSC

2023 graduating class from the Joint Advanced Warfighting School.

Operation Graduation: Joint Advanced Warfighting School Commencement

The 2023 commencement for the NDU's Norfolk, Va.-based Joint Forces Staff College (JFSC) was held on

24 May 2023 Board of Visitors Group Photo

JFSC Hosts Senior Leader Offsite and Board of Visitors

Joint Forces Staff College hosts National Defense University's Senior Leader offsite, followed by the Board of Visitors quarterly meeting May 21-24th, 2023.

JFSC Commandant Brigadier General Voris McBurnette presents General Hokanson with a plaque during his induction into NDU Hall of Fame.

NGB Chief visits JFSC, Inducted into NDU Hall of Fame

Chief of the National Guard Bureau, General Daniel R. Hokanson visits the Joint Forces Staff College, is inducted into the National Defense University Hall of Fame, and speaks to the college about National Guard matters.

JFSC 75th Anniversary logo

75th Anniversary Celebration

JFSC marked its 75th anniversary on 13 Aug 2021. Over the course of its history, JFSC has endured

JCWS Students from class 22-1 in MacArthur Auditorium for the welcome.

JPME-II Classes Resume in Norfolk

Joint and Combined Warfighting School (JCWS) returns to in-person learning after nearly two years of virtual classes.

Cover slide for the JFSC MLK Jr. Observance held on 18 January 2022.

JFSC 2022 Martin Luther King Jr. Observance (Video & Speech)

Links to the recordings of JFSC's 2022 observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, held virtually on January 18th, 2022. Includes full text of BG Voris McBurnette's speech.

Cover slide for the JFSC National American Indian Heritage Month observance

JFSC and BG Voris McBurnett observe American Indian Heritage Month

Link to the Kick-off video recognizing National American Indian Heritage Month.

Dr. Watson, NDU Interim Provost Visits JFSC. Pictured here with BG Voris McBurnette and Dean Antis.

NDU Interim Provost Visits JFSC

On November 8th 2021, JFSC hosted Dr. Cynthia Watson, Interim Provost, National Defense University.

Jennifer Kennedy's promotion to Major.

Commentary: Instructor Reflects on Women's History, Tailhook Scandal

In recognition of Women's history Month, we share a commentary written by Lt Col Jennifer E. Kennedy, USAF. Lt Col Kennedy is an instructor in the Joint and Combined Warfighting School, JFSC. Her decision to join the service came amidst the 1992 Tailhook scandal and questionable treatment of women in the military at that time. The following is her testimony to joining the service and her thoughts on the impact of the women who paved the way for her.

Gen McKenzie, USCENTCOM Commander, Greeted by the MajGen Seely, the 35th JFSC Commandant.

USCENTCOM Commander visits JFSC

On December 15th 2020, U.S. Marine Corps Gen. Kenneth F. McKenzie, Jr., Commander of the United States Central Command, visited the Joint Forces Staff College to address JFSC faculty and JAWS students.