The Civil Engineer School

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Course Description

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 www.us.army.mil, click “I accept”, click “Register with a CAC”, and establish an account. Next, email your AKO username to Mr. Dwayne Boeres at dwayne.e.boeres.civ@mail.mil 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 https://engineer.bb.wood.army.mil/, 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 (funding up to 20 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):
HQ USMC Quantico VA (USMCU): 1-5 Nov 2021
USINDOPACOM HI USN Training Center, Ford Island (PACAF students only): POSTPONED (course dates pending)
Fort Leonard Wood, MO: 25-29 Apr 2022
NBVC Port Huememe, CA, CECOS: 6-10 Jun 2022
Wright-Patterson, OH: 1-5 Aug 2022
Pacific NW JB Lewis-McChord, WA: 22-26 Aug 2022

Course Enrollment Closes for all AFIT CE offerings 14 days prior to Course Start Date!

Starting 1 January 2020, non-Air Force students may be charged tuition. For more information, please contact our course managers by clicking the Contact Us button.

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

COURSE LENGTH:  Distance phase 32-40 hours; Resident phase 5 days
Note: The first 20 slots for the course hosted at WPAFB will be AFIT funded. All other students at WPAFB and at other locations must be Unit Funded.

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.

25-Apr-2022 to 29-Apr-2022 / Alternate Location Resident
06-Jun-2022 to 10-Jun-2022 / Alternate Location Resident
01-Aug-2022 to 05-Aug-2022 / WPAFB Resident
22-Aug-2022 to 26-Aug-2022 / Alternate Location Resident


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