Joint Professional Military Education for Reserve Component Officers. A Review of the Need for JPME for RC Officers Assigned to Joint Organizations
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This study identifies the need for joint professional military education JPME for the approximately 4,400 Reserve Component RC officers now working in the joint organizations of DoD. Specifically, it identifies the type and amount of JPME needed by a large minority of these officers if they are to be prepared properly to do joint work effectively. The study involved identifying the individual jobs performed by all RC officers, followed by a survey of the supervisors of all those positions. The survey responses outlined the need for specific kinds of job activities, and those activities were then linked to the learning objectives that characterize the JPME programs now offered. The ensuing analysis revealed the need for approximately 2,000 RC officers to complete basic or Phase I JPME, with over 1,200 of those officers requiring additional - or advanced - JPME. Workshops of military educators and Reserve Component leaders then developed an RC-oriented advanced JPME curriculum, and this curriculum was endorsed in the studys final report.
- Military Forces and Organizations