NORFOLK – The 27th Commandant of the Joint Forces Staff College, Major General Byron S. Bagby, U.S. Army, will welcome the Joint and Combined Warfighting School Class 08-2 Monday, 14 January, in JFSC’s MacArthur Auditorium.
According to Bagby, his job as Commandant is to “ensure that we are providing the absolute best possible joint professional military education to our customers, the students, to equip them with the joint competencies they need to be successful, contributing joint staff officers."
JCWS is one of four Schools that make up the Staff College. Approximately 250 students from all the U.S. military services, from a number of allied countries, and from the U.S. interagency community will undergo a ten-week course of instruction focusing on National Military Strategy, Theatre Operational Planning, Contemporary Operating Environment, and Command and Control of Joint Operations under a Combatant Commander. Graduates are prepared to serve as operational campaign planners at the various Combatant Commands around the Globe as well as on the Joint Staff in Washington.
Originally established as the Armed Forces Staff College in 1946, JFSC continues to educate national security leaders in joint, multinational, and interagency operational-level planning and warfighting, to instill a primary commitment to joint, multinational, and interagency teamwork, attitudes, and perspectives.