Joint Professional Military Education (JPME)
Except for the "in-residence" military programs, you must provide us with your official JPME completion letter/diploma for all accredited programs to receive your respective AQD (JPME I - JS7, JPME II - JS8). Send your documentation for all distance learning programs to the appropriate email address below. Please redact all PII information. Documents are processed daily, however, you will not receive a reply that your email was received.
AC and FTS: AC_JQS_Manager@navy.mil
Your AQD will be entered in the Joint Manpower Information System, and Officer Assignment Information System within 30 days. Your documentation will then be forwarded to PERS-313.
Availability is extremely limited with all in-residence JPME programs. Accordingly, you must work through your detailer (and only your detailer) to obtain a quota.
Per Title 10, Joint Professional Military Education (JPME) must be completed in sequence; Phase I followed by Phase II. Direct Entry Waivers (DEW) are only authorized by the Joint Staff on a strict case by case basis, with a compelling reason for attending Phase II prior to completing Phase I. Additionally, per Title 10, no more than 10 percent of a JPME II class may be attending under a DEW. Accordingly, it is advisable that you begin your joint education as soon as possible. You may enroll through distance learning at the Naval War College as a LT or other junior service colleges as a LCDR. Per NAVADMIN 136/10, completion of JPME Phase I is now a requirement for assuming URL CDR command.
JPME Phase I can be completed either through an "in residence" course or through distance learning. All of the intermediate service colleges offer distance learning and you will find some links below. Distance Learning through the Air University Air Command And Staff College (AU ACSC) is accredited for JPME I, however DISTANCE LEARNING THROUGH THE AIR WAR COLLEGE (the Air Force Senior College) IS NOT ACCREDITED FOR JPME I!!!
JPME Phase II is available for CDRs and CAPTs at National Defense Universities (Joint Forces Staff College - Joint Advanced Warfighting School, Industrial College of the Armed Forces, and National War College) and all of the senior service colleges. These are all "in resident" courses, but be forewarned; because of Title 10 requirements, the NDUs may incur a joint tour obligation upon graduation. If you're interested in attending contact your detailer. If you are already a JQO and attend one of the NDUs you must, by law, go to a JDAL tour upon graduation. OSD waivers are only approved on a strict case by case basis.
The JFSC also offers four, ten week, Phase II classes per year for LCDRs - CAPTs. Attendance is competitive due to limited seating. If you would like to attend please contact your detailer.
RESERVE COMPONENT OFFICER SCHOOL INFO
Advanced Joint Professional Military Education (AJPME) is a 40 week blended learning course for Reserve Component (RC) Officers (grades O-4 to O-6) that is similar in content to the in-residence JFSC Phase II. AJPME satisfies the educational requirement for qualification as JQO level III (RC Officers only). Quotas are obtained through CNRFC N7.
The AJPME link is:
The CNRFC N7 JPME page can be accessed here (login required):
AC & FTS: AC_JQS_Manager@navy.mil
JPME Schools Information
Matrix of JPME Options
JPME I International Military Colleges
JCS memo for international military colleges that are eligible for JPME I equivalent credit
National Defense University (NDU)
Industrial College of the Armed Forces, National War College and Joint Forces Staff College (JAWS, JCWS and AJPME)
Naval War College
Navy Intermediate and Senior Schools
Marine Corps University
USMC Intermediate (CSC) and Senior (MCWR)
Air Force Intermediate
Air University Air Command and Staff College
Air Force Senior
Air War College
Army War College