About the Core Curriculum
This understanding is achieved through the combined efforts of four core courses: Joint Military Operations, National Security Decision Making, and Strategy and Policy.
Joint Military Operations Curriculum
The Joint Military Operations (JMO) curriculum focuses on joint war fighting at the theater-strategic and operational levels of war. This prepares future military and civilian leaders for high-level policy, command, and staff positions requiring joint planning expertise and joint warfighting skills. The curriculum emphasizes the theory and practice of operational art in terms of maritime and joint forces. Students will learn to apply these skills in a seminar environment to employ joint forces and achieve a broad array of objectives.More on JMO Curriculum
National Security Decision Making Curriculum
The National Security Decision Making (NSDM) curriculum provides a broad, interdisciplinary foundation in contemporary security studies including the areas of international relations, regional studies, foreign policy analysis, and decision-making. Our course concludes with students conducting a structured assessment designed to develop national strategies for the “military after next.”More on NSDM Curriculum
Strategy and Policy Curriculum
The Strategy and Policy (S&W) curriculum focuses on teaching students how to think strategically and preparing them for positions of strategic leadership. The course is designed to sharpen each student's ability to assess how alternative strategic courses of action achieve broad, national-level objectives.More on S&W Curriculum