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 2014 SCHEDULE EWTGLANT
JFO 60-14 18 AUG 14 - 29 AUG 14
JFO 70-14 08 SEP 14 - 19 SEP 14

 

FY 2015 SCHEDULE EWTGLANT
JFO 10-15 27 OCT 14 - 07 NOV 14
JFO 20-15 01 DEC 14 - 12 DEC 14
JFO 30-15 05 JAN 15 - 16 JAN 15
JFO 40-15 23 FEB 15 - 06 MAR 15
JFO 50-15 13 APR 15 - 24 APR 15
JFO 60-15 01 JUN 15 - 12 JUN 15
JFO 70-15 24 AUG 15 - 04 SEP 15

 

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

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PURPOSE
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).
SCOPE
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.
PREREQUISITES
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: Joint Fires Observer Reporting Instructions.docx

Download: EWTGLANT JFO Prerequisites (Mar 2014).xlsx - 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