Graduates of JC4ICSOC are awarded 2.0 Joint Qualified Officer points, in accordance with CJCSM 3500.03D.

A graduation requirement for JC4ICSOC is a paper on a topic of the student's choice, as long as it is relevant and beneficial to others. A relevant topic will be something derived from CJCSI 6245.01A: Joint Policy, Doctrine and Strategy; Fundamentals to include, Legal, Intelligence, Space Operations, Spectrum, Electronic Warfare, Information Operations, and Cyberspace Operations; Systems and Networks, C4I/Cyber Initiatives; and National, Joint and Service Command and Control. The paper will be UNCLASSIFIED, 5-7 pages, double spaced, 11-12 point font, one inch margins, with a minimum of two sources. Additionally, students will be required to present their papers as classroom presentations during the third week of the in-residence portion. The presentations will be at least 10 to 15 minutes, plus a five minute Q&A session (which may go to a higher classification).

The JC4ICSOC is not a planning course. The course does include an overview of both the joint operational planning process (JOPP) and joint communications systems planning in order to enhance joint C4I situational awareness and planning skills. However, the level of instruction purposefully avoids technical planning. Also, given the broad array of student backgrounds, JOPP and mission analysis discussions and applications fall into the "analyze" and "evaluate" category of learning versus actually "creating" planning products.

Army officers (Active Duty, National Guard, Reserve) who attend the three week JC4ICSOC are eligible to receive an Additional Skill Identifier (ASI) 3K, Joint Command, Control, Communications Staff and Operations. Graduates can update this on their Officer Record Brief (ORB) under the military education field by providing a copy of the JC4ICSOC graduation certificate to their local servicing unit MILPO or National Guard/reserve administrative support unit. JC4ICSOC course code is listed as "DMJ" for awarding of the ASI annotation.

Non-FOUO Unclassified briefings will be placed on Blackboard for student access.



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