Combined Force Maritime Component Commander Course

Joint Force Maritime Component Commander and Combined Force Maritime Component Commander are the third courses in a series of three Professional Military Education courses. The courses are designed to prepare U.S. (JFMCC) and International (CFMCC) for theater-level combat leadership and to give them a broad perspective of operational and strategic levels of war.
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General Information

Eligibility

Executive level PME/JPME for international flag and general officers.

Location & Duration

CFMCC courses are conducted at the site of a regional headquarters for U.S. forces and are one-week in duration.

Learning Format

The seminar based course maintains the principles of transparency, non-attribution, and mutual respect for participants to provide a comfortable forum for open discussion of issues to facilitate a better understanding of the various perspectives involved in a combined force. The course also brings in experienced subject matter experts as session instructors to develop perspectives necessary to effectively employ naval forces in a multi-national effort.

Outcome

Develop and deepen relationships based on trust and confidence among partner nations in the framework of regional challenges.

Serve as a forum to evolve Combined Maritime Command and Control concepts and mechanisms, and eliminate impediments to effective coordination.

Advance the understanding of those security issues facing participating nations.

To provide a forum for open and candid discussion, this course is based upon the principles of transparency, non-attribution, and mutual respect.

Program Structure

Practical Challenges

Regional Concerns and CFMCC Capabilities

Required
Actual regional concerns, and the CFMCC capabilities to address those concerns, are the basis for course discussions and study. Principles of transparency, non-attribution, and mutual respect for participants provide a comfortable forum for open discussion of issues to facilitate a better understanding of the various perspectives involved in a combined force.

Concepts and Doctrine

Existing CFMCC Concepts and Doctrine

Required
The course considers existing CFMCC concepts and doctrine, operational-level capabilities, command and control processes and applications, and the considerations and expectations of the combined force commander as well as supporting functional component commanders.

Incoming Students

Contact Information

CFMCC Flag Course Coordinator

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While you’re attending NWC, you’ll have time to take a break from coursework to explore Newport and the New England region, from seaports and mansions to festivals and downtown entertainment. You will also have the chance to participate in social events, student organizations, and intramural athletics. We offer support services to all of our students, including an orientation program and access to a writing center. Our library is open 24/7.

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