JOINT FIRES OBSERVER COURSE
|LOCATION:||EWTGLANT / EWTGPAC|
FOR WHICH TRAINED:
|Upon arrival please review the hallway monitor for current course location and time.|
|FY 2014 SCHEDULE EWTGLANT|
|JFO 10-14||11 NOV 13 - 22 NOV 13|
|JFO 20-14||02 DEC 13 - 13 DEC 13|
|JFO 30-14||10 FEB 14 - 21 FEB 14|
|JFO 40-14||31 MAR 14 - 11 APR 14|
|JFO 50-14||12 MAY 14 - 23 MAY 14|
|JFO 60-14||18 AUG 14 - 29 AUG 14|
|JFO 70-14||08 SEP 14 - 19 SEP 14|
|POINTS OF CONTACT|
|JFO Course Manager||(757) 462-4896
|The Joint Fires Observer (JFO) course is designed to provide select per-sonnel with training in engaging targets with AC-130, naval surface fires, indirect surface fires and on procedures for providing timely and accurate targeting infor-mation 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, or 0621.
|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 op-erational unit.
a. 0802 students undergoing initial MOS training at Ft Sill are exempted from this requirement.
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 (24 KB)
Download: JFO_Pre_reqs_Oct 2013.xlsx (102 KB) - 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