Schools and Educational Programs

Joint Advanced Warfighting School (JAWS)

Joint Advanced Warfighting School is envisioned to populate the Joint Staff and combatant commands with officers expert in the joint planning processes and capable of critical analysis in the application of all aspects of national power across the full range of military operations. Students must be capable of synergistically combining existing and emerging capabilities in time, space and purpose to accomplish operational or strategic objectives.

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Joint & Combined Warfighting School (JCWS) JPME-II: Resident, Hybrid, and Satellite

The Joint and Combined Warfighting School produces graduates capable of creatively and effectively planning operational level warfighting for joint and combined military forces while integrating the effects of the United States Government, non-governmental organizations, and international organizations to ensure the success of Combatant and Joint Task Force Commanders operating within an uncertain operating environment.

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Joint Information School (JIS)

The Joint Information School (JIS, formally called the Joint Command, Control, and Information Operations School) is designed to educate and train military officers and civilian equivalents in the concepts, applications, and procedures associated with C4I and Information Operations planning in joint and multinational environments. The school is composed of a C4I and an information division, offering a variety of educational opportunities to the joint community.

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Joint Transition Course (JTC)

Joint Transition Course is designed for students who are attending JCWS and have not completed Joint Professional Military Education, Phase I. The course provides an overview of DOD Planning Systems, Joint Planning, U.S. Service component perspectives, Operational Warfare, Contingency Planning, and Crisis Action Planning. All international officer students, DOD and Interagency civilians, and U.S. military officers who have not completed Phase I education are required to attend JTC with an approved direct entry waiver.

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Senior Fellows

The Senior Fellows are retired general and flag officers, ambassadors, or civilians of equivalent rank, with significant experience and expertise in joint, multinational, and interagency operations.

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International Fellows

International Military Student Office (IMSO), administrative home to all international students attending JFSC. Funded by State and Defense, and aligned with the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff's priorities, military officials from across the globe study at JFSC; the majority attend the 10-week Joint Professional Military Education, Phase II program at JCWS. ISMO provides programmatic and practical support for JFSC's international students.

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Last Updated: 30 Oct 2020