The flagship institution for educating national security professionals involved in planning and executing joint operations.


Educate national security professionals to plan and execute operational-level joint, multinational, and interagency operations and instill a primary commitment to joint, multinational, and interagency teamwork, attitudes, and perspectives.​

What JFSC Offers …Our Value Proposition

The Joint Forces Staff College produces more JPME II graduates than all other JPME II programs combined.

The JFSC graduate can lead joint planning efforts, integrate the creativity of operational art with the analytical and logical process of operational design, and produce theater strategies to address a complex global environment.

JFSC leverages a range of educational delivery methodologies, exercises and simulations, and an exceptionally experienced and talented faculty and staff, to ensure a continuous stream of skilled joint warfighters, strategic thinkers, and innovative problem solvers for the Joint Force. 

Guiding Principles

Commitment to Quality Education
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.

Primacy of the Classroom
When resources, requirements, or scheduling compete with classroom activities, classroom support takes priority.

Collaboration, Not Competition
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 group goals.

Academic Freedom
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.

Human Dignity
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.

Personal and Professional Growth
We are committed to nurturing the personal and professional growth and satisfaction of all those associated with the Joint Forces Staff College.

The Highest Professional Standards
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.

The Highest Standards of Integrity
Misrepresentation and dishonesty have no place in this institution. Honesty, truthfulness, and candor are absolutely required to establish trust and effectively accomplish our mission.