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Joint Education Commitees and Working Groups
Military Education Coordination Council (MECC)

The MECC serves as an advisory body to the Director, Joint Staff on joint education issues, and consists of the MECC principals and a supporting MECC WG. The purpose of the MECC is to address key educational issues of interest to the joint education community, promote cooperation and collaboration among the MECC member institutions, and coordinate joint education initiatives. The MECC principals are: DJ-7, the DDJS-ME; the presidents, commandants, and directors of the joint and Service universities and colleges; and the heads of any other JPME-accredited institutions. The MECC Chairman may invite representatives from other commands and organizations as appropriate.

MECC Working Group
A working group comprised of representatives (O-6s and dean-level civilian counterparts) of the MECC Principals. The Chief, Joint Education Branch, Joint Staff/J7, chairs the working group. Its primary functions include: Supporting the MECC principals’ meetings, to include developing the agenda, preparing papers and briefings and documenting and disseminating meeting results; supporting MECC-approved initiatives, to include the formulation of subgroups as may be required to implement approved initiatives; and promoting collaboration and cooperation among MECC institutions by serving as a forum to address items of mutual interest.

MECC Distance Learning Coordination Committee (DLCC)
The primary advisory body to the Military Education Coordination Council (MECC) Working Group on Distance Learning (DL) issues. The DLCC is an ongoing forum to promote best practices, exchange shareware, and provide and exchange information regarding technical and non-technical issues in DL in order to encourage collaboration, joint enterprise, and leverage of membership successes. Membership consists of the Deans and Directors of all Distance Education programs at the intermediate and senior-level professional military education (PME) institutions with DL programs, encompassing continuing education and non-resident PME programs at the various Service and Joint education institutions. Assignment or appointment in the positions confirms membership. Other military education institutions, not members of the MECC, may apply for associate membership and participate in DLCC activities. The DLCC briefs the MECC on issues of concern as appropriate.