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Joint Professional Military Education (JPME)

Joint Professional Military Education (JPME)
Except for the "in-residence" military programs, you must provide us with your official JPME completion letter/diploma for all accredited programs to receive your respective AQD (JPME I - JS7, JPME II - JS8).  Send your documentation for all distance learning programs to the appropriate email address below.  Please redact all PII information.  Documents are processed daily, however, you will not receive a reply that your email was received.
AC and FTS:
Your AQD will be entered in the Joint Manpower Information System, and Officer Assignment Information System within 30 days.  Your documentation will then be forwarded to PERS-313.
Availability is extremely limited with all in-residence JPME programs.  Accordingly, you must work through your detailer (and only your detailer) to obtain a quota.
Per Title 10, Joint Professional Military Education (JPME) must be completed in sequence; Phase I followed by Phase II.  Direct Entry Waivers (DEW) are only authorized by the Joint Staff on a strict case by case basis, with a compelling reason for attending Phase II prior to completing Phase I.  Additionally, per Title 10, no more than 10 percent of a JPME II class may be attending under a DEW.  Accordingly, it is advisable that you begin your joint education as soon as possible.  You may enroll through distance learning at the Naval War College as a LT or other junior service colleges as a LCDR.  Per NAVADMIN 136/10, completion of JPME Phase I is now a requirement for assuming URL CDR command.
JPME Phase I can be completed either through an "in residence" course or through distance learning.  All of the intermediate service colleges offer distance learning and you will find some links below.
JPME Phase II is available for CDRs and CAPTs at National Defense Universities (Joint Forces Staff College - Joint Advanced Warfighting School, Industrial College of the Armed Forces, and National War College) and all of the senior service colleges.  These are all "in resident" courses, but be forewarned; because of Title 10 requirements, the NDUs may incur a joint tour obligation upon graduation.  If you're interested in attending contact your detailer.  If you are already a JQO and attend one of the NDUs you must, by law, go to a JDAL tour upon graduation.  OSD waivers are only approved on a strict case by case basis.
The JFSC also offers four, ten week, Phase II classes per year for LCDRs - CAPTs.  Attendance is competitive due to limited seating.  If you would like to attend please contact your detailer.
Advanced Joint Professional Military Education (AJPME) is a 40 week blended learning course for Reserve Component (RC) Officers (grades O-4 to O-6) that is similar in content to the in-residence JFSC Phase II.  AJPME satisfies the educational requirement for qualification as JQO level III (RC Officers only).  Quotas are obtained through CNRFC N7.
The AJPME link is:
The CNRFC N7 JPME page can be accessed here (login required):


JPME Schools Information 
JPME Schools
Matrix of JPME Options
National Defense University (NDU)
Industrial College of the Armed Forces, National War College and Joint Forces Staff College (JAWS, JCWS and AJPME) 
Naval War College
Navy Intermediate and Senior Schools 
USMC War Colleges
USMC Intermediate (CSC) and Senior (MCWR) 
Air Force Intermediate
Air University Air Command and Staff College 
USAF Senior
Air War College 
Army Senior
Army War College

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