The John Warner National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) 2007, directed...
The Secretary of Defense shall establish different levels of joint qualification, as well as the criteria for qualification at each level.
Each level shall, as a minimum, have both joint education criteria and joint experience criteria.
The purpose of establishing such qualification levels is to ensure a systematic, progressive, career-long development of officers in joint matters and to ensure that Flag and General officers have the requisite experience and education to be highly proficient in joint matters.
LEVEL III (JQO)JQO 30 JULY 2014
JQO 19 SEP 2014
JQO 3 OCT 2014
JQO 7 NOV 2014JQO 24 NOV 2014JQO 15 JAN 2015
JQO 5 FEB 2015JQO 12 MAR 2015JQO 16 APR 2015JQO 7 MAY 2015JQO 8 JUNE 2015JQO 18 JUNE 2015
An officer is nominated for designation as a Joint Qualified Officer (JQO) following completion of JPME I, JPME II and a Full Joint Tour. A Full Joint Tour is obtained by meeting the time requirements in a Standard JDAL billet (S-JDA), the Experience based Self-Nomination process (E-JDA) or a combination of S-JDA and E-JDA credit. A minimum of 36 points is required for the E-JDA or combined S-JDA & E-JDA path, but some officers may require greater than 36 E-JDA points due to a recency points clause that requires at least 12 points to be accrued as a LCDR or above. Officers that complete a Full Joint Tour via an S-JDA billet are not subject to the recency points clause. Effective 1 October 2010, officers whose joint tour credit is based on the E-JDA or combined S-JDA & E-JDA path must be designated JQ2 before they can be nominated for JQO.
The nomination process is automatic once all requirements are met. A JQO nomination package is provided to the Joint Staff on a monthly basis. The Joint Staff validates the nominated officers' qualifications and forwards the nomination list to OSD for formal designation. This nomination to designation process normally takes 2 - 3 months. Only after we receive the official designation letter can we apply the JS5 AQD (Level III JQS/JQO) to an officer's record.
JQS 19 AUG 2014
LEVEL II (JQ2)
JQS 21 AUG 2014
JQS 17 SEP 2014JQS 24 OCT 2014JQS 25 NOV 2014
JQS 6 JAN 2015JQS 4 FEB 2015JQS 6 MAR 2015JQS 31 MAR 2015JQS 28 APR 2015JQS 4 JUNE 2015JQS 26 JUNE 2015
An officer is nominated for JQS Level II (JQ2) following completion of JPME I and a minimum of 18 E-JDA points. A Full Joint Tour from an S-JDA tour is equivalent to 36 E-JDA points. The process is automatic once all requirements are met. A JQ2 nomination package is provided to the Joint Staff on a monthly basis. The Joint Staff validates the nominated officers' qualifications and provides the formal designation. This nomination to designation process normally takes 1 - 2 months. Only after we receive the official designation letter can we apply the JS4 AQD (Level II JQS) to the officer's record.
This is the basic level all officers are designated upon completion of any commissioning program. There is no AQD for Level I.