Senior Enlisted Joint Professional Military Education (SEJPME)

The SEJPME Course is designed to expose enlisted personnel to joint education and prepare them to succeed by improving their ability to operate effectively as part of a future joint force and supervise multiple Service members.


Course Overview: Provides CJCS-sponsored, assignment oriented educational opportunities for senior enlisted (SE) serving in, or slated to serve in, joint and combined organizations.

Course Focus: To prepare SEs assigned to joint organizations to successfully support activities and supervise members of multiple Service.

SEJPME Joint Learning Areas (JLAs) and Objectives (JLOs): SEJPME incorporates the specific EPMEP (CJCSI 1805.01, Annex A, Appendix D, to Enclosure E) JLAs/JLOs. Learning Areas and Objectives:

LA 1 -- National Strategic Overview
(1)  Comprehend the process of formulating US National Security, strategic guidance, and doctrine.
(2)  Comprehend the formal processes used within the Department of Defense to integrate strategy, resources, and contingency planning.

LA 2 -- National Military Capabilities and Organization
Comprehend the organization and functions of the primary elements of the national military command structure.

LA 3 -- Armed Forces Overview
Comprehend the primary roles, missions, history, and customs and courtesies of the US Armed Forces.

LA 4 -- Joint Interagency Intergovernmental and Multinational (JIIM) Capabilities
(1)  Comprehend the makeup of the National Security Council (NSC) and its role in securing interagency coordination of national security policy.
(2)  Comprehend why the interagency process is important to the military commander and planner.
(3)  Comprehend the formal and informal ways the interagency process works.
(4)  Comprehend the challenges involved in planning multinational operations.
(5)  Comprehend the planning considerations to achieve unity of effort in multinational operations.

LA 5 -- Foundations of Joint Operations
(1)  Comprehend the principles of joint operations, joint military doctrine, and emerging concepts in peace, crisis, war, and post-conflict to include traditional and irregular warfare.
(2)  Comprehend the roles that factors such as geopolitics, geostrategic, society, religion, and culture play in shaping planning and execution of joint force operations across the range of military operations, to include traditional and irregular warfare.
(3)  Comprehend the contingency and crisis action planning processes used in JOPES.
(4)  Value a joint perspective and appreciate the increased power available to commanders through JIIM efforts.

LA 6 – Joint Force Leadership
(1)  Comprehend the various programs that enable care and sustainment of the joint force to include warrior and family care.
(2)  Comprehend the various stresses that affect the joint force and mechanisms for mitigating them.

SEJPME Course Curriculum Flow

Curriculum Flow Presentation

SEJPME Lessons: To accomplish the mission, SEJPME delivers a precise and complete curriculum incorporating the latest in joint doctrine and Service information into the online learning experience.

Lesson Titles:

National Military Command Structure
Interagency Coordination
Multinational Operations
Range of Military Operations
Contingency Planning
Crisis Action Planning
Roles, Missions, History, Customs and Courtesies of the US Armed Forces
Reserve Component
Special Operations
Psychological Health Awareness (and DoD Support Programs)

Additional readings and resource material is provided to the student that desires to learn about these topics and others more in depth.

Assessment: Students are required to take a pre-test and post-test. An 80% minimum post-test score is required to pass the final exam to complete the course. Students are allowed 3 opportunities to pass the final exam.

Students are required to complete and submit and end-of-course survey in order to complete the course.

Certificates: After meeting all of the course requirements, students are given an opportunity to print/save an electronic copy of an official National Defense University (NDU) certificate signed by the JFSC Commandant and the Director of JCDES.

Last updated: 14 October 2014