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 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

 

FY 2017 SCHEDULE EWTGLANT
JFO 1-17 24 OCT 15 - 04 NOV 16
JFO 2-17 05 DEC 15 - 16 DEC 16
JFO 3-17 09 JAN 16 - 20 JAN 17
JFO 4-17 27 MAR 16 - 07 APR 17
JFO 5-17 15 MAY 16 - 26 MAY 17
JFO 6-17 10 JUL 16 - 21 JUL 17
JFO 7-17 21 AUG 16 - 01 SEP 17

 

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 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. Complete a 1-week JFO primer course.
  4. A clearance is not required for certification from EWTGLANT. A secret clearance is required prior to designation in accordance with MCO 3311.2.
  5. Prospective JFOs will be administered an examination consisting of a written and performance portion prior to enrollment in the JFO course. Prospective JFOs that do not pass the entrance examination will 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