Joint Education

The Joint Education Branch is responsible for policy, programs, quality management and analysis of military education matters prescribed as Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (CJCS) responsibilities or implemented by CJCS Directive, with particular emphasis on Joint Professional Military Educating (JPME).

Officer Joint Professional Military Education Program (Officer JPME)
Officer Professional Military Education Policy (OPMEP) defines CJCS objectives and policies regarding the educational institutions that comprise the officer professional military education (PME) and JPME systems. The OPMEP also identifies the fundamental responsibilities of the major military educational participants in achieving those objectives.

CJCSI 1801.01E, National Defense University Policy, 20 December 2019

JPME Chairman's Special Areas of Emphasis (SAE) for Academic Years 20 and 21
CJCSI 1800.01F, Officer Professional Military Education Policy, 15 May 2020
The Joint Chiefs of Staff Vision and Guidance for Professional Military Education & Talent Management
Joint Professional Military Education Phase 1 (JPME 1) Equivalency List July 2018


Enlisted Joint Professional Military Education Program (Enlisted JPME)
This policy defines CJCS objectives and policies regarding the educational and training institutions that comprise the Enlisted Professional Military Education (EPME) and Enlisted Joint Professional Military Education (EJPME) programs.

CJCSI 1805.01B Enlisted Professional Military Education Policy (EPMEP), May 2015

Enlisted PME & Talent Management Vision
This document provides the collective vision of the Senior Enlisted Advisor to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff  (SEAC) and the Service Senior Enlisted Advisors towards a 21st Century Enlisted Professional Military Education (EPME) strategy.‚Äč
Enlisted PME & Talent Management Vision


JPME Prospective Research Topics Database (PRTD)
The JPME PRTD provides prospective research topics for students attending advanced military study programs and intermediate and senior service schools. The Joint Staff, J-7, solicits research topics from combatant commands, supporting commands, the Services, the Joint Staff, and service centers for lessons learned annually.
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