JPME Phase I Fulfillment

The College of Distance Education Web-Enabled Program allows eligible students to earn a diploma and meet their JPME Phase I requirements from any location with internet access throughout the world. The program is closely aligned with the College of Naval Command and Staff curriculum and the Fleet Seminar Program.
A CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter assigned to Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 162 (Reinforced), approaches the fleet replenishment oiler USNS William McLean (T-AKE 12) to transport cargo to the Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) during Helicopter Support Team operations.

General Information


Eligibility requirements are: All O-3 to O-6 Sea Service Officers, Active and Reserve, and Defense-related civilians (i.e. DoD, DoS, DHS, etc.) in the grade of GS-11 or above. Army and Air Force Officers O-4 and above are also eligible. Personnel who do not hold a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university, are not eligible for this program.

Location & Duration

This program is available throughout the world and is designed to be completed in 18-24 months.

Learning Format

The Web-Enabled program consists of online work augmented by substantial reading and written assignments. Students will receive course material via U.S. Mail.


Graduates receive a Naval War College Diploma and JPME Phase I credit.

Program Structure


Joint Maritime Operations (JMO)

Required | Core Course
The Joint Maritime Operations Intermediate Level is designed to prepare mid-career U.S. and international military officers and civilians to expand critical and creative thinking and develop problem solving skills as they pertain to decision making and leadership in the maritime domain. Once grounded in operational art, students learn to balance the ways, means, ends, and risks to achieve theater-strategic, and operational objectives.

Strategy and War (S&W)

Required | Core Course
The Strategy and War Course examines how the overall strategic environment shapes operational choices and outcomes. In turn, the course also examines the strategic effects of operations, exploring how battlefield outcomes can change the strategic environment.

Theater Security and Decision Making (TSDM)

Required | Core Course
The Theater Security Decision Making (TSDM) course educates intermediate military officers and U.S. government civilians in the College of Naval Command and Staff and Naval Staff College on effective decision making and leadership on security issues, focusing primarily at the theater strategic level.

Incoming Students

Contact Information

Manager, Web-Enabled Programs

More Information

The Naval War College bases its programs on three core courses: Strategy and War, Theater Security Decision Making, and Joint Maritime Operations. The College of Distance Education offers these same courses to our students adapted for delivery in Web-Enabled, Fleet Seminar, and at the Naval Postgraduate School.

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F/A-18 Hornets assigned to Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 106 out of Naval Air Station Oceana, Va., conduct a flyover in Newport, Rhode Island.
F/A-18 Hornets assigned to Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 106 out of Naval Air Station Oceana, Va., conduct a flyover in Newport, Rhode Island. During their visit to Newport, VFA-106 took part in an air show at the Quonset Point Air National Guard Station. As the east coast fleet replacement squadron, VFA-106’s mission is to train FA-18 replacement aircrew to support fleet commitments. (U.S. Navy photo by Edwin “Bo” Wriston/released)
Web-Based Enabled Program Requirement

Receiving JPME Phase I

Our Web-Enabled Program is offered to eligible students located throughout the world. During this course of study, the student will submit a variety of written assignments in the form of assessments, answers to multiple choice questions, and essays. Because of the substantial amount of time required for each course, a request for enrollment constitutes the commitment on the part of the student of a minimum of eight or more hours each week of reading and study and about 30 minutes per week of online work.

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