The purpose of the Joint Force Maritime Component Commander (JFMCC) Flag Course is to prepare future Maritime Component Commanders to plan and execute complex maritime operations.
Attendees come from each of the military services, to include the US Coast Guard, as selected by their service headquarters. As the senior executive component of the Navy's Professional Military Education (PME) continuum, and part of the senior joint PME continuum, the JFMCC Flag Course addresses the practical challenges confronting the maritime operational commander. Actual regional concerns, and the JFMCC capabilities to address those concerns, are the basis for course discussions and study. Further, the course considers existing JFMCC concepts and doctrine, operational-level capabilities, command and control processes and applications, and the considerations and expectations of joint force commanders as well as supporting functional component commanders.
The course also brings in experienced subject matter experts as session instructors to develop perspectives necessary to effectively employ naval forces in a joint, coalition, or interagency environment.
For further information about this course, please send e-mail to the JFMCC Flag Course Coordinator.
Dates for upcoming courses are provided below. For further information about these courses, please send e-mail to the JFMCC Flag Course Coordinator. US Navy flag officers who are interested in assignment to a JFMCC Courses should contact the USN Flag Matters staff at (703) 695-4989.