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Lower-Division Baccalaureate 3 strategic management


The SEJPME curriculum is designed to instill in these warfighters a primary commitment to joint, interagency, intergovernmental, and multinational attitudes and perspectives so that they confidently and competently assimilate more quickly, effectively contribute in joint assignments, and mentor junior enlisted leaders and other enlisted personnel they supervise.

Learning Outcomes:

  • comprehend the process of formulating U.S. national security, strategic guidance, and doctrine
  • comprehend the formal processes used within the Department of Defense to integrate strategy, resources, and contingency planning
  • comprehend the organization and functions of the primary elements of the national military command structure
  • comprehend the importance of inter-organizational and multinational coordination
  • comprehend the makeup of the National Security Council (NSC) and its role in securing interagency coordination of national security policy
  • comprehend the insights and best practices of interorganizational coordination
  • comprehend how leaders organize the Joint Task Force and establish command relationships to effectively accomplish the Joint mission
  • comprehend how leaders overcome the challenges of Joint Task Force organization, staff integration, and battle rhythm development at operational headquarters in a complex environment
  • comprehend the best practices for prioritizing and allocating resources at Combatant Commands (CCMD) and Joint Task Force HQs (JTF-HQs)
  • know the intentions or purpose of joint operations
  • comprehend the fundamentals of joint operations
  • comprehend the joint functions and how they help joint force commanders integrate, synchronize, and direct joint operations
  • comprehend Authorities
  • comprehend Commander's Critical Information Requirements (CCIRs) at the operational level;
  • comprehend the Joint Planning Process (JPP)
  • comprehend the importance and best practices on joint force sustainment at the operational level of war and the necessity to maintain prolonged operations through mission accomplishment
  • comprehend the insights and best practices in gaining and sharing information and knowledge at the operational headquarter
  • understand the challenges of design and planning as it relates to the commander's decision cycle;
  • comprehend the challenges and best practices of joint intelligence operations across all levels of war
  • comprehend the insights and best practices for the integration of lethal and non-lethal actions, including operational level command considerations
  • review the various programs that enable care and sustainment of the joint force to include warrior and family care
  • comprehend the various stresses that affect the joint force and mechanisms for mitigating them
  • understand 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
  • explain the approaches related to the ability to anticipate, communicate, and mitigate risks
  • review 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
  • comprehend the knowledge and skills needed to lead personnel in a Joint, Interagency, Intergovernmental, and Mulitinational (JIIM) task force in accomplishing operational missions across the range of military operations to include traditional and irregular warfare
  • comprehend the ethical dimension of JIIM leadership and the challenges it may present
  • explain the ethical and legal ramifications of decisions made by military leaders (i.e. espionage, toxic leaders, sexual harassment and assault, etc.).

General Topics:

  • The 25 modules within the curriculum use a building-block approach aided by web-based learning formats to best attain course objectives. The modules are: 1. Course Introduction 2. National Military Command Structure 3. Joint Force Leadership 4. Introduction to Joint Fundamentals 5. Joint Intelligence 6. Joint Operations 7. Joint Force Sustainment 8. Joint Operations Planning 9. Joint Command, Control, and Communication 10. Joint Fires and Targeting Overview 11. Interorganizational Coordination and Multinational Considerations 12. CCIR at the Operational Level 13. Gaining and Sharing Information and Knowledge 14. Interorganizational Coordination 15. JTF Level Command Relationships and Joint Force Organization 16. Design and Planning 17. Communications Strategy 18. Joint HQ Organization, Staff Integration, and Battle Rhythm 19. Intelligence Operations at the Operational Level 20. Integration of Lethal and Nonlethal Actions 21. Joint Sustainment 22. Assessment 23. Authorities 24. Defense in Support of Civilian Authorities 25. Course Summary
Instruction & Assessment

Instructional Strategies:

  • Audio Visual Materials
  • Computer Based Training
  • Lectures

Methods of Assessment:

  • Case Studies
  • Examinations

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Supplemental Materials

Other offerings from Joint Knowledge Online, Joint Staff J7