The Executive Level OLW Course is the second course in series of three Professional Military Education courses. ELOC focuses at the senior leadership (O-6) level, this course will ensure the attendees are properly educated in and understand the intricacies of effectively participating in the decision making process and managing MOC resources.
The intent of the course is to fill the existing gap between the Maritime Staff Operators Course (MSOC) and the Joint Forces Maritime Component Commander Course (JFMCC).
ELOC is a one week course held three times a year at the US Naval War College in Newport, RI. It is tailored for the numbered fleet O6/staff principle (N-head, CoS, MOC-D, JAG, PAO, DOC, OSO, etc). The primary target audience includes Active Component personnel and activated Reserve Component officers serving as principles to the numbered fleet CDR.
Reserve Component personnel in numbered fleet/MOC supporting roles are encouraged to send in requests, but the RC quotas should be vetted/approved by the numbered fleet they support (normally either via CoS and/or OSO).
Other service members and Navy civilians supporting operational staffs are encouraged to attend.
The course ensures senior staff understands:
1. Practices and procedures of Operational-Level staffs;
2. Roles and relationships, and evolution on C2 at the maritime HQs;
3. The challenge/dynamic of managing MOC resources (Staff manning and decision authority);
4. How to translate Commander’s vision and guidance into implementation.
5. How to support the Commander’s decision cycle.