Professional Military Education (PME) and Joint Professional Military Education (JPME)

The U.S. Naval War College curricula offered at NPS fully meets the requirements for Navy PME as established by the Chief of Naval Operations and for JPME Phase I qualification as established by the Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff for Intermediate Level Professional Military Education.

In 1999, NPS partnered with the U.S. Naval War College in Newport, RI (NWC) to provide NPS students a tailored program leading to a Naval War College diploma and JPME phase I certification. From this beginning, the Naval War College JPME courses at NPS have been taught by highly qualified NWC-at-NPS faculty who reflect the high standards of NWC content, teaching methodology, and program management.

The NWC-at-NPS JPME curriculum mirrors the NWC resident program in Newport while tailoring it to the NPS program and constructs.  It provides instruction in three core courses at NPS: Strategy and War (1 Quarter in length), Theatre Security Decision Making (1 Quarter in length), and Joint Maritime/Military Operations (one course covered over two quarters).

Of Note: Students should take the courses in the order listed above: Strategy and War; Theater Security Decision Making, then Joint Maritime Operations parts I and II (consecutively) in order to effectively participate in the final exercise that will demonstrate the holistic nature of the three courses. Relatedly, only those students who complete the entire sequence (S&W, TSDM and JMO) will earn JPME phase I certification. Transcripts of those students who complete all NWC courses (S&W, TSDM and JMO) through other methodologies (i.e., Fleet Seminar, correspondence,) will be annotated to verify their JPME phase I certification.

Naval War Course Descriptions

NW Courses