CIN: K-2G-3615
CDP: 3227
CID: N036741
LENGTH: 27 Days
5 Days at MCB Lejeune
ROOM: 217
TIME: 0730
Upon arrival please review the hallway monitor for current course location and time. Students must arrive with season MARPAT uniforms. No other uniforms are required.

05-JAN thru 10-FEB
16-FEB thru 24-MAR
10-APR thru 12-MAY
24-MAY thru 30-JUN
17-JUL thru 18-AUG
15-SEP thru 20-OCT


Recommended Gear List (xls)

Welcome Aboard Packet (doc)

Base Map and Directions (ppt)

Threats (ppt)


Tactical Air Control Party

To train Joint/Coalition officer and enlisted personnel to achieve the ground commander’s desired effect through responsive terminal attack control of close air support (CAS).

The Tactical Air Control Party (TACP) course encompasses the concepts, doctrine and principles used in the em-ployment of air power in support of MAGTF or JTF operations. The curriculum integrates group lecture, simulation, practical exercise, and fully immersive, scenario-based live aircraft con-trols to develop, re-enforce, and test knowledge and application of mission essential tasks during critical phases of CAS missions.   


Mission Essential Tasks: 

  • Understand the potential of CAS weapons and translate that knowledge into viable game plans
  • Capable of executing all three  types of terminal attack control
  • Capable of properly executing both methods of attack – Bomb on Coordinate and Bomb on Target
Three Critical Phases: 
  • Game plan development – begins with effective weaponeering and concludes with communication  of a properly formatted plan for achieving the desired effect with the resources available
  • Correlation – the process by which a JTAC verifies that the attack aircraft and any third party contributor has sufficient situational awareness to attack the intended target
  • The Attack – that portion of the mission that requires the JTAC to ensure that attack aircraft adheres to the briefed plan and concludes with an assessment of actual effects 
EWTGLANT graduates must demonstrate both an ability to apply Mission Essential Tasks and a comprehension of the concepts that links the three critical phases of terminal attack control to a successful CAS mission. 
Complete the screening checklist.  Select and complete the appropriate checklist based on MOS, service, and/or nationality.  Attendees who do not to meet pre-requisites must possess a signed TECOM waiver to continue training.   Waiver examples are included at the end of each screening checklist and adjudicated by TECOM G-3 on a case-by-case basis.  Waivers should only be submitted for attendees who have acquired significant CAS experience in less than the mandated time period.  A completed and signed Screening Checklist will be collected upon arrival at the schoolhouse and is required for course attendance.


Mandatory Read-ahead Material.  A closed-book inventory examination will be administered on arrival to test comprehension and retention of the following mandatory reading material.   Hyperlinks are provided for reference, in addition to the November 2012 JFIRE.  Hard copies of these three documents will be provided to each student on arrival.


1) JOINT PUB 3-09.3 25 NOV 2014

JP 3-09.3 CAS



2) MAWTS-1 TACP Tactical Standard Operating Procedures, Chapters 2 (CAS) and 3 (JFO Integration)


SECRET clearance is mandatory

All JTAC Primer Course Students must have a valid clearance eligibility based on a current investigation (conducted within the past 10 years) or be the subject of an ongoing periodic re-investigation.

Security clearance verification can be forwarded to the EWTGLANT Security Manager via JPAS using SMO CODE 560110296, facsimile using command letterhead or OPNAV Form 5521/27 at DSN: 253-7252 or COMM: 757-462-7252, or via message addressed to EWTGLANT NORFOLK VA/NOOX/.

Security clearance verification must contain the following information: Full name; rank, grade, or rate; date and place of birth; social security number; citizenship of proposed student; name and address of the activity to be visited; date and duration of the proposed visit; security clearance of proposed visitor, investigation type, date of investigation; and phone number and verifying signature of the Security Manager (if Faxed).
TACP Course seat assignments for all USMC FAC (MOS 7502) candidates are directed by CMC (MMOA-2) via the appropriate monitor.  Course seat assignments for all USMC JTAC (MOS 8002) candidates are approved by POG-70 through your MEF / Division Air Officers. Do not contact EWTGLANT or POG-70 directly for seat assignment. MEF and Division level Air Officers and MMOA-2 will coordinate all seat assignments.