JOINT FIRES OBSERVER COURSE
|Upon arrival please review the hallway monitor for current course location and time.|
|FY 2016 SCHEDULE EWTGLANT|
|JFO 10-16||26 OCT 15 - 06 NOV 15|
|JFO 20-16||07 DEC 15 - 18 DEC 15|
|JFO 30-16||11 JAN 16 - 22 JAN 16|
|JFO 40-16||04 APR 16 - 15 APR 16|
|JFO 50-16||16 MAY 16 - 27 MAY 16|
|JFO 60-16||18 JUL 16 - 29 JUL 16|
|JFO 70-16||12 SEP 16 - 23 SEP 16|
|POINTS OF CONTACT|
|JFO Course Manager||(757) 462-4896
|The Joint Fires Observer (JFO) course is designed to provide select personnel with training in engaging targets with AC-130, naval surface fires, indirect surface fires and on procedures for providing timely and accurate targeting information to a qualified JTAC for Type 2 and 3 Close Air Support (CAS) Terminal Attack Controls, and conducting Terminal Guidance Operations (TGO).|
|Students will be trained on the call for fire and adjustment procedures for all indirect fire assets to include Naval Surface Fire Support (NSFS), Marine Corps, Navy, Army, and Air Force Aviation, and operation of communication and laser equipment in a joint environment.|
|TARGET POPULATION DESCRIPTION|
|This course is designed for Lance Corporals, Corporals, and Sergeants who perform duties as a Joint Fires Observer (JFO), as well as Second Lieutenants and First Lieutenants while serving as part of a Fire Support Team (FST), ANGLICO Firepower Control Team (FCT), or Joint equivalent.
Students shall hold one of the following Military Occupational Specialties:
03xx, 0802, 0861, 1802, 1803, 1812, 1833, 0621, 0629.
Any Marine wishing to attend the JFO course with a different MOS than listed above will be required to be reviewed by the JFO Course Manager or TECOM prior to attending the course.
|1. Minimum GT score of 100.
2. Normal color vision, correctable to 20/20.
3. Secret security clearance (or interim) accessible via JPASS.
4. Six months of relevant fire support related experience in an operational unit.
5. Non-08XX/0341 MOS holders shall have held a squad leader, section leader, FST, FCT billet.
6. 0621 shall be serving in a FCT or FST billet.
7. A screening checklist signed by Operations Officer as well as the Air Officer.
8. Completion of the following courses:
a. JTAC primer course on MarineNet or Joint Knowledge Online JFO Familiarization Course.
b. Incidental Fires Curriculum taught by appropriate TACP representative at home unit.
c. MCI 0861 Basic Forward Observer Procedures (for non 08XX).
|STUDENT SCREENING CHECKLIST AND REPORTING INSTRUCTIONS|
| Download: JFO Prerequisites (Nov 2015).pdf - fill out and bring to class
|PP&O, POG 22
JTAC Occ Field Specialist
JFO/JTAC quota control
Work:(703) 614-1257 / DSN 224-1257