Course Summary
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Self-paced (40 hours)
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Lower-Division Baccalaureate 3 strategic management


The course objective is to build upon the Enlisted Joint Professional Military Education (EJPME) foundation established by Service Enlisted Professional Military Education (EPME) institutions and programs. Professional joint attitudes and perspectives are essential to future successful military operations integrating joint, interagency, intergovernmental, and multinational forces.

Learning Outcomes:

  • recognize the process of formulating U.S. national security, strategic guidance, and doctrine; recognize the formal processes used within the Department of Defense to integrate strategy, resources, and contingency planning.
  • recognize the organization and functions of the primary elements of the national military command structure.
  • comprehend the primary roles, missions, history, customs, and courtesies of the U.S. Armed Forces.
  • comprehend the makeup of the National Security Council (NSC) and its role in securing interagency coordination of national security policy
  • comprehend why the interagency process is important to the military commander and planner
  • comprehend the formal and informal ways the interagency process works
  • comprehend the challenges involved in planning multinational operations
  • comprehend the planning considerations to achieve unity of effort in multinational operations
  • value a joint perspective and appreciate the increased power available to commanders through Joint Interagency Intergovernmental and Multinational (JIIM) efforts and teamwork
  • 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;
  • comprehend how factors such as geopolitics, geostrategic, society, religion, region, and culture play in shaping planning and execution of joint force operations across the range of military operations, to include traditional and irregular warfare
  • recognize the various programs that enable care and sustainment of the joint force to include warrior and family care
  • recognize the various stresses that affect the joint force and mechanisms for mitigating them
  • recognize the fundamentals of joint force development
  • value personal resilience and its link to force readiness by emphasizing the responsibility of personnel at all levels to build and maintain resilience
  • value jointness and the increased capability available to commanders through the integration of diverse cultures, efforts, and teamwork based upon the Profession of Arms and other shared professional and ethical values
  • recognize the approaches related to the ability to anticipate, communicate, and mitigate risks
  • recognize the Senior Enlisted role in developing agile and adaptive leaders who think critically
  • comprehend how Senior Enlisted leaders can provide relevant assessments of decisions and directives to commanders and staff regarding the impact of the force
  • recognize the knowledge and skills needed to lead personnel in a JIIM task force in accomplishing operational missions across the range of military operations to include traditional and irregular warfare
  • recognize the ethical dimension of JIIM leadership and the challenges it may present
  • comprehend the ethical and legal ramifications of decisions made by military leaders (i.e. espionage, toxic leaders, sexual harassment and assault, etc.).

General Course Topics:

  • Course Introduction
  • Introduction to Joint Duty
  • National Military Command Structure
  • Interagency Coordination
  • Range of Military Operations
  • Multinational Operations
  • Armed Forces Overview
  • Reserve Components
  • Special Operations
  • Joint Force Leadership
  • Course Conclusion
Instruction & Assessment

Instructional Strategies:

  • Case Studies
  • Computer Based Training
  • Lectures

Methods of Assessment:

  • Examinations

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Supplemental Materials

Other offerings from Joint Knowledge Online, Joint Staff J7