Professional Military Education at a Glance
CMOW offers a number of short-term professional development programs at our Newport campus and abroad. Geared toward intermediate and senior officers, our professional military education (PME) courses support combat readiness at the operational level of war. In addition to preparing military leaders, CMOW also offers special programs for international navies and civilians which focus on collaboration during global times of need.
- Executive Operational Level of War Courses
This one-week training program helps senior military leaders (O6 and above) make timely, informed, proactive maritime operations decisions. Learn how to become an effective and efficient leader who can effectively manage people, processes, and resources.
- Combined Force Maritime Component Commander Course
This week-long, executive-level program, offered at locations around the world, is designed to develop a network of international leaders focused on the operational level of command and control.
- Joint Force Maritime Component Commander Course
This week-long executive training program prepares flag and general officers for theater-level combat leadership. During the week, students will hear from subject matter experts and discuss current, regional concerns.
- Maritime Staff Operators Course
This course is designed to prepare officers and senior enlisted personnel for their assignments in maritime operational centers. Curriculum objectives include building competency in maritime warfare, managing information flow, and exercising operational-level functions.
- Maritime Operational Planners Course
This 11-week course prepares officers to make decisions in a fast-paced, complex maritime headquarters environment. Classwork covers an array of relevant topics such as crisis planning, maritime problems, foundations of maritime planning, intelligence, and assessment.
International Maritime Staff Operator Course
This 12-week course provides international naval officers the skills needed to support the planning and execution of maritime operations and integrate with existing operational planning teams.Explore Course