COURSE:  WMGT 590 Joint Engineer Operations Course (JEOC)

OBJECTIVE:  This course teaches engineer students to understand sister service engineer capabilities and considerations for joint engineer staff. The course prepares engineers for future joint deployments, staff assignments, and homeland operations. Commanders and supervisors are highly advised to push students to attend this course for their professional development.

DESCRIPTION:  This course prepares engineers from all military services for future assignment to a Joint Task Force. The course focuses on joint engineer doctrine, service engineer capabilities, and employment principles for using service engineer capabilities in support of joint and service engineer requirements. Students attending the course must complete a pre-requisite distance learning phase of approximately 32-40 hours. Then, it is very highly recommended for all students to attend a 5-day resident phase. Each service provides Subject Matter Experts as guest lecturers and facilitators for small group discussions/exercises throughout the in-residence course.

PRIMARY AUDIENCE:  Engineers in grades O2-O4 or E7-E8 serving or in-bound for joint billet or staff supporting a JTF or COCOM

SECONDARY AUDIENCE:  Engineers in grades O5+, E9, or GS11-GS15 serving or in-bound to support a JTF staff or future joint deployment

GRADE:   Officers: O2-O5; Enlisted: E7-E9; Civilians: GS11-GS15

PREREQUISITES:  Students must complete a mandatory distance learning portion, offered via Blackboard hosted by the Army Engineer School. The distance learning (DL) takes approximately 32-40 hours and a completion certificate is awarded for the distance course. This is especially useful for students who may be unable to travel to the resident phase.

You will need an Army Knowledge Online (AKO) account. Unless you already have an existing AKO, go to, click “I accept”, click “Register with a CAC”, and establish an account. Next, email your AKO username to Mr. Dwayne Boeres at to request JEOC DL enrollment and access to the Army Blackboard site. After Mr. Boeres replies, go to the Army Engineer School Blackboard site at, enter same AKO login/password, and you should see JEOC DL under “My Courses”. Once you pass the Module G exam and survey, the “Print Certificate” option will be enabled.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:  Students with upcoming joint deployments or past/present joint experience will be given preference. Please mention it in your application under "duties".

DELIVERY METHOD:  Course is offered via a mandatory distance learning phase followed by a resident phase. Resident phase travel is unit funded except for active duty going to WPAFB only (very limited quotas). There is no cost for the distance learning phase and distance learning certificate.

Registration window opens 90 days prior to course start date and closes 14 days prior to course start date. Please apply early in the registration window in order to receive enrollment instructions for the distance learning (or see “PREREQUISITES” above) and a welcome letter with instructions for travel planning. If you are taking the distance learning phase only, see “PREREQUISITES” and do not apply for any of the resident offerings. Only Air Force personnel may apply here (other services must apply via their service engineer school).

Tentative future offerings (each location is a mix of all services):
Quantico, VA: 13-17 Nov 2017
Fort Leonard Wood, MO: 9-13 Apr 2018
Port Hueneme, CA: 7-11 May 2018
Wright Patterson AFB, OH: 18-22 Jun 2018
PACOM, HI (Pacific students only): 17-21 Sep 2018

COURSE CREDIT:  Resident phase 3 CEU’s and 1 JPME credit

COURSE LENGTH:  Distance phase 32-40 hours; Resident phase 5 days

QUESTIONS? Send us an e-mail by clicking the Contact Us button.

HOW TO APPLY:  Select a date from the list below by clicking the button. (Note: Some courses are offered only once annually). Then click the Apply button.

18-Jun-2018 to 22-Jun-2018 / WPAFB Resident
17-Sep-2018 to 21-Sep-2018 / Alternate Location Resident



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