The Elective Program complements the core curriculum by providing courses tailored to the diversified needs of students in joint education. The objective of this program is for students to develop fuller understanding and depth of knowledge in areas relating to their combatant command and their joint staff functions, and to better prepare themselves, in general, for joint duty.
Each student takes either two four-week or one eight-week elective. Students assigned less than six months or en route to one of the ten Combatant Commands take the elective specific to their assignment.
The Elective Program permits students to conduct in-depth study of an issue or issues they find particularly useful or intriguing during their education at the Joint Forces Staff College. Members of the faculty, adjunct professors from the local area, and regional guest speakers teach an elective. Normally they teach an elective on Wednesday mornings. Students assigned less than six months or en route to one of the ten Combatant Commands take the elective specific to their assignment , i.e., if you are en route to CENTCOM, you take the CENTCOM Elective.
Assignments to an elective are NOT made during the registration process.
Elective assignments are made during the first week of class.
During the registration process in the JFSC Data Enterprise System (DES), each JCWS student selects and prioritizes their electives IAW the DES instructions.
The following is a list of electives normally offered.
The electives offered may change based on enrollment and/or availability of faculty.
|Preparing for Strategic Surprise: USSTRATCOM perspectives #|
|USAFRICOM Regional Studies|
|USCENTCOM Regional Studies #|
|USEUCOM Regional Studies|
|USNORTHCOM Regional Studies #|
|USPACOM Regional Studies|
|USSOCOM Joint Special Operations in the 21st Century #|
|USSOUTHCOM Regional Studies|
|USTRANSCOM Defense Transportation System|
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|Challenges in Cyberspace #|
|Combating Weapons of Mass Destruction (CWMD) #|
|Command Leadership Team: A Focus on Command Senior Enlisted Leaders|
|Comprehensive Approach for Complex Contingencies (CA4CC)|
|Integrating Attack the Network (AtN) Activities into Joint Operations|
|Counter-Terrorism: The Interagency and Intelligence *|
|From Small Wars to Next Wars: The Role of the Interagency Coordination in Policy Implementation|
|Introduction to Information Operations (IO) #|
|Joint and Coalition Operational Analysis: Recent Crises and Joint Operations #|
|Joint Operational Access Concept Development #|
|Joint Operations in a Maritime Environment|
|Low Intensity Conflict: Insurgency and Counterinsurgency Warfare: Theory, Case Studies and Applications|
|Military Ethics: Just War -- Just Peace|
|National Intelligence Community *|
|Operational Art and the Great Captains|
|Operationalizing Joint Knowledge Management|
|Stability Operations : Concepts and Planning Considerations|
|Studies in Joint Air Component Operations #|
|U.S. Interagency *|
|Who's Really on the Bus: Contractors, Civilians, and Reservists And Their Roles in Creating Our Total Combat Force|
|Yorktown Campaign of 1781|