Joint Maritime Operations

The Joint Military Operations (JMO) Joint Professional Military Education (JPME) curriculum focuses on joint warfighting at the theater-strategic and operational levels of war. The JMO Intermediate Level Course (ILC) is an in-depth study of the upper tactical and lower operational levels of war throughout the full spectrum of military operations.

The Joint Military Operations (JMO) department at U.S. Naval War College (NWC), Newport, Rhode Island, hosts its Capstone educational event which is designed to expose students in the courses to maritime warfare problems and how to creatively approach them.
The Joint Military Operations (JMO) department at U.S. Naval War College (NWC), Newport, Rhode Island, hosts its Capstone educational event which is designed to expose students in the courses to maritime warfare problems and how to creatively approach them. For the “War Game at Sea” exercise, 277 students in the school’s College of Naval Command and Staff (CNCS) and Naval Staff College (NSC) were divided into 10 seminar groups with each group working to solve the same complex scenario to establish sea control in a region of the South China Sea. 170606-N-RX668-010 NEWPORT, R.I. (June 6, 2017)

The College of Naval Command and Staff JMO course addresses operations of the joint task force commander, subordinate commanders, and supporting staffs. The curriculum is based on the enduring principles that historically govern military operations, updated to the current world situation and stemming from the extant National Security and National Military Strategies.

Joint Maritime Operations Course

The Joint Maritime Operations Intermediate-level Course 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
  • Develop students grounded in Operational Art and Naval Warfare Theory including practical application across the spectrum of conflict.
  • Apply the Joint/Navy Planning Process to volatile, uncertain, complex, and ambiguous problems and develop written orders designed to resolve them.
  • Understand how to employ maritime power in the attainment of assigned joint and service objectives. Once grounded in operational art, JMO Spruance students learn to balance the ways, means, ends, and risks to achieve theater-strategic, and operational objectives, as well as develop operational designs using Service and joint doctrine with emphasis on the employment of naval power.

Once grounded in operational art, JMO ILC students learn to balance the ways, means, ends, and risks to achieve theater-strategic, and operational objectives, as well as develop operational designs using Service and joint doctrine with emphasis on the employment of naval power.

The JMO course prepares future military and civilian leaders for high-level policy, command, and staff positions requiring joint planning expertise and joint warfighting skills. It emphasizes the theory and practice of operational art as it relates to maritime and joint forces.

What you will learn in the Joint Maritime Operations Course

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Joint Maritime Operations Course Curriculum

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Reserve Officer Joint Maritime Operations

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