Joint Information Operations Orientation Course (JIOOC) is a prequisite to the Joint Information Operations Planner’s Course (JIOPC)
The mission of the Joint Information Operations Planners Course (JIOPC) is to establish a common level of understanding for IO planners and IO capability specialists who will serve in joint operational-level IO billets. This course is for personnel assigned to the Joint IO career force.
The primary objective of the JIOPC is to educate and train military students between the ranks of 0-3 through 0-6, and DoD Civilian equivalents, to plan, integrate, and synchronize IO into joint operational-level plans and orders. The school accomplishes this through a combination of in-residence class presentations, guest lectures, case studies, and practical exercises in a joint seminar environment. Specifically, the course focuses on the following six (6) learning areas:
Throughout the course the students execute joint panning from an IO perspective. The course is based upon joint doctrine that is reinforced, when necessary, by various tactics, techniques, and procedures from throughout the Department of Defense.
The JIOPC is only taught in residence at the Joint Forces Staff College.
Students will be assigned to a working group consisting of approximately eight to ten individuals led by a faculty mentor. The group faculty mentor will appoint a student group leader. Each student in the group is expected to participate in the group work as directed by the student group leader and the faculty mentor. Each group will conduct their planning in parallel on the same problem. Students will be required to contribute to the development of written products and briefings.
The course is four (4) weeks (approximately 150 hours).
All students are required to actively participate in the practical exercise, discussions, and presentations to successfully complete the course. Practical exercises and student participation will be formally evaluated. Students will attend all classes while in residence in order to obtain the certificate of completion. If students need to conduct other business while TDY to the college, they should plan to do it outside of class hours, or extend their time in the area.
All students enrolled in the JIOPC must possess a final U.S. Top Secret/Special Compartmented Information (TS/SCI). (more...)
Individuals currently serving on a Unified Command staff or Joint IO cell have priority for quotas. Personnel from other commands may apply, however, seats will not be allocated until three weeks prior to the course start date or if the course reaches capacity.
Per CJCSM 1630.01(Joint IO Force, 2009), the course is for all personnel in route or assigned to a Joint IO Billet, and is highly recommended for all IO professionals and information-related capability specialists in Grades O3-O6, CW3-CW5, E7-E9, or DoD civilian equivalents.
10 FEB- 06 MAR 2020
20 APR- 15 MAY 2020
27 JUL- 21 AUG 2020
26 OCT- 20 NOV 2020
Prospective JIOPC Students: Due to heavy demand for JIOPC, the course will be seated and closed no later tha3 weeks prior to the course start date.
To register for JIOPC follow the following instructions:
1. Complete the JIOPC Application Form at this link:
https://secure.jten.mil/jemis_new/welcome.jsp (recommend the using the Internet Explorer Web Browser)
2. Send your completed 2875 and IA cert to the registrar office and SSO VIA email email@example.com.
3. Student will have their clearance transmitted to the JFSC SSO at least two weeks prior to arriving. Your SSO may forward your clearance via JPAS using SMO code (SCI) 617203, for (collateral) 617206. Our back channel message PLA is SSO JSFCOL. FAX number (757)443-6053.
1. The IA cert must be obtained on the JKO website only.
2. Student must possess a TS/SCI clearance.
3. As previously stated, JIOOC is a prerequisite for JIOPC! JIOOC must be complete before attending JIOPC!
4. Orders from your service do not constitute course approval for JIOOC or JIOPC. All students must apply for JIOOC and JIPC through JEMIS, as described above.
JIOPC Director: (757)-443-6343
Email: JC2OIS-IO@ndu.edu for IO all course Directors and Instructors
Last Update: 1 October 2017