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MILS562 - Joint Warfare Command and Control

Course Details

Course Code: MILS562 Course ID: 3275 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Graduate

This course examines doctrinal aspects of command and control through a study of joint warfare theory in the current Joint Professional Military Education (JPME) curriculum. Emphasis is on Joint Vision, Joint Expeditionary Task Forces, Joint Air Support, and Accelerated Cumulative Warfare. Students use the Joint Military Operations Historical Collection series to explore antecedents to modern applications from the Battle of Vicksburg to Operation Uphold Democracy.

Course Schedule

Registration Dates Course Dates Session Weeks
12/31/18 - 05/31/19 06/03/19 - 07/28/19 Spring 2019 Session D 8 Week session
03/25/19 - 08/30/19 09/02/19 - 10/27/19 Summer 2019 Session D 8 Week session

Current Syllabi

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

CO-1: Examine the way in which joint force commanders integrate and synchronize the actions of air, land, sea, space, and special operations force to achieve strategic and operational objectives.

CO-2: Assess the strategic and interagency levels and their roles in shaping the joint warfighting environment.

CO-3: Assess the operational level and its role in shaping the joint warfighting environment.

CO-4: Assess the tactical level and its role in shaping the joint warfighting environment.

CO-5: Discern and critique the role and limitations of advances in military technology associated with the "revolution in military affairs."

CO-6: Examine the Joint Vision theory and assess its relevance to current strategic and operational concepts within the contemporary operational environment.

CO-7: Critique how joint warfare application and theory has evolved since the Battle of Vicksburg through Operation Anaconda.

The course grade is based on the following assessments:

Discussion Forums – 35%

Each week, a discussion question is provided and posts should reflect an assimilation of the readings. Students are required to provide a substantive initial post by Thursday at 11:55 pm ET and respond to 2 or more classmates by Sunday 11:55 pm ET. Forum posts are graded on timeliness, relevance, knowledge of the weekly readings, and the quality of original ideas.

Campaign Analysis Paper - 50%

This assignment requires students to think critically, investigate, and analyze issues related to the course objectives. Students are expected to present an informed and well-researched paper of exceptional quality and free of grammar and spelling errors. Students must select a historical campaign presented in the class and submit a detailed campaign plan design in accordance with Chapter 5 of the course textbook. Campaign Analysis Papers are expected to answer the following questions from Chapter 5.

Reflection Papers - 15%

This assignment requires students to write three 3-5 page papers on the initial even weeks (2, 4, and 6) of the course on a topic presented by the instructor. Students are expected to answer the weekly topic question with examples from either of the campaigns discussed the previous two weeks.

NameGrade %
Research Paper 35.00 %
Research Paper 35.00 %
Forums 20.00 %
Week 1 Forum 2.50 %
Week 2 Forum 2.50 %
Week 3 Forum 2.50 %
Week 4 Forum 2.50 %
Week 5 Forum 2.50 %
Week 6 Forum 2.50 %
Week 7 Forum 2.50 %
Week 8 Forum 2.50 %
Final Assignment 30.00 %
Final Assignment 30.00 %
Research Proposal 15.00 %
Research Question, Purpose Statement, and Literature Review Exercise 15.00 %

Required Course Textbooks

Wade, Norman, M., Joint Forces Operations & Doctrine SMARTbook, Lakeland, FL: The Lightning Press. 2015 (4TH revised edition).

Joint Chiefs of Staff, Joint Military Operations Historical Collection (JMOHC). The Joint Military Operations Historical Collection e-Learning course is an interactive multimedia presentation based on the JMOHC publications. Accessed via Internet at:

Book Title:Joint Military Operations Historical Collection-Available through your Professor
Book Title:Joint Forces Operations & Doctrine SMARTbook, 4th Ed.
Publication Info:Lightning Press
Author:Norman M. Wade
Unit Cost:$35.73

Previous Syllabi

Not current for future courses.