JOINT FIRES OBSERVER COURSE

COURSE DETAILS
CIN: J-2G-2111
CDP: 06NV
CID: N03KLB1
LENGTH: 10 Days
LOCATION: EWTGLANT
ROOM: 240A
TYPE TRAINING: INDIVIDUAL
MASL: N/A
Upon arrival please review the hallway monitor for current course location and time.

FY 2018 SCHEDULE EWTGLANT
JFO 23 OCT - 03 NOV
JFO 04 DEC - 15 DEC
JFO 08 JAN - 19 JAN
JFO 26 FEB - 09 MAR
JFO 02 APR - 13 APR
JFO 04 JUN - 15 JUN
JFO 16 JUL - 27 JUL
JFO 17 SEP - 28 SEP

 

POINTS OF CONTACT
JFO Course Manager (757) 462-4896
DSN 253-4896
Quota Manager
POG-22, PP&O
(703) 614-1257
DSN 222-1257

Course Image

PURPOSE
The Joint Fires Observer (JFO) course provides select joint personnel with standardized and
joint certified training to engage targets with joint fires through the detailed integration
with Terminal Attack Controllers (TACs) and Fire Support Teams (FSTs). Students who graduate
this course will be able to request, control, and adjust joint mortar, Field Artillery (FA),
and Naval Surface Fire Support (NSFS) systems; provide targeting information for Type 2 or 3
Close Air Support (CAS), Terminal Guidance Operations (TGO), Initial Terminal Guidance (ITG)
operations, SOF gunship call for fire, Close Combat Attack (CCA) and joint fire support
planning at the company level.
SCOPE
This Program of Instruction (POI) outlines JFO by defining certification requirements,
establishes standardized training for use by Marine Corps formal schools, and establishes
an accredited program to assist with standardization and interoperability of the respective
joint fires related POIs within Training and Education Command (TECOM). This POI contains
the guidelines for JFO initial certification training program in accordance with both the
current JCAS AP MOA and NAVMC 3500.42_ Tactical Air Control Party Training and Readiness
Manual (TACP T&R). The POI is based on collaboration from the operating force and highlights
the need for the JFO and TAC to routinely train together.
TARGET POPULATION DESCRIPTION
This course is designed for joint personnel that meet the prerequisites and hold a fires related billet (FST, FSCC, FCT, SALT or FO) and who will be employed as a JFO.

Rank: LCpl - GySgt, 2ndLt – Capt

MOS: 0302, 0303, 0307, 0311, 0312, 0313, 0314, 0316, 0317, 0321, 0323, 0324, 0326, 0331, 0341, 0351, 0352, 0369, 0372, 0621, 0629, 0802, 0861, 1803, 1812, 1833
PREREQUISITES
  1. Possess normal color vision correctable to 20/20.
  2. Provide a completed JFO screening checklist.
  3. A clearance is not required for certification from EWTGLANT. A secret clearance is required prior to designation in accordance with MCO 3311.2.
  4. In accordance with NAVMC 3500.42C, Appendix E, prospective JFOs must pass an entrance examination prior to enrollment in the JFO course. The examination consists of written and performance portions. Prospective JFOs that do not pass the entrance examination may be returned to their parent unit at the discretion of the formal school commanding officer.
STUDENT SCREENING CHECKLIST AND REPORTING INSTRUCTIONS
Download: JFO Checklist.pdf - fill out and bring to class
QUOTA CONTROL
PP&O, POG 22
JTAC Occ Field Specialist
JFO/JTAC quota control
Work:(703) 614-1257 / DSN 224-1257