Cmdr. Hiram Weedon, a student attending U.S. Naval War College (NWC) in Newport, R.I., participates in a National Security Decision Making seminar as part of his resident curriculum requirements.
Cmdr. Hiram Weedon, a student attending U.S. Naval War College (NWC) in Newport, R.I., participates in a National Security Decision Making seminar as part of his resident curriculum requirements. Established in 1884, NWC is the oldest institution of its kind in the world and is coined “the Navy’s home of thought.” More than 50,000 students have graduated since its first class in 1885. The NWC’s resident student program graduates more than 600 students a year, while their robust distance learning program graduates more than 1,000 students a year. Students earn Joint Professional Military Education credit and either a diploma or a master’s degree in National Security and Strategic Studies. (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist James E. Foehl/Released)

Professional Military Education Courses

The College of Maritime Operational Warfare (CMOW) is responsible for a series of Professional Military Education (PME) courses, comprised of the Maritime Staff Operators Course, Maritime Operational Planners Course, the Executive Level Operational Level of War Course, and finally the Joint Force Maritime Component Commander / Combined Force Maritime Component Commander courses.

U.S. Naval War College (NWC) has considerably expanded its reach in developing such expertise at the operational level of war with the establishment in 2007 of CMOW. We aim to improve the capability of Navy commanders to lead maritime, joint, and multinational forces as well as improve the capability of Navy staff members to plan, execute, and assess and to function cohesively as a Maritime Operations Center (MOC). The faculty is focused on supporting combat readiness at the operational level of war through the PME courses described below.

Maritime Staff Operators Course

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Maritime Operational Planners Course

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Executive Level Operational Level of War Course

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Combined Force Maritime Component Commander Course

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Joint Force Maritime Component Commander Course

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Additional Offerings

Executive Operational Level of War (OLW) Courses

This one-week training program helps senior maritime leaders (O-6 level) understand the intricacies of effectively participating in the decision making process and managing a maritime operations center.

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Maritime Operational Planners Course (MOPC)

This 11-week course develops leaders into proficient planners for a fast-paced maritime environment. Graduates receive the “maritime operational planners” designation.

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Maritime Staff Operators Course (MSOC)

This 5-week course provides training in planning, execution and assessment functions for Navy leaders assigned to maritime operations centers or other operational-level maritime staffs.

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Combined Force Maritime Component Commander Course (CFMCC)

Joint Force Maritime Component Commander and Combined Force Maritime Component Commander are the third courses in a series of three Professional Military Education courses.

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Joint Force Maritime Component Commander Course (JFMCC)

Joint Force Maritime Component Commander and Combined Force Maritime Component Commander are the third courses in a series of three Professional Military Education courses.

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U.S. Naval War College, 686 Cushing Road, Newport, RI 02841
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