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Joint Targeting School

Mission: To provide doctrinally-based joint targeting education and training in order to prepare Service, Interagency, and Allied personnel for operational-level targeting duties.

Location: The JTS is a Joint Functional School that falls within the Joint Education and Doctrine Directorate of the J7, Joint Force Development of the Joint Staff. Its physical location is at Naval Air Station Oceana-Dam Neck Annex.

Courses: JTS teaches four courses, in-residence and as a mobile training team (MTT).

  1. Joint Targeting Staff Course (2 weeks)
  2. Joint Targeting Applications Course (1 week)
  3. Combat Assessment Course (1 week)
  4. Collateral Damage Estimation (CDE) Course (1 week)

JTS Policy Quota and Registration Process Memo

Course Information
FY24 JTS Course Calendar
Joint Targeting Staff Course Syllabus
Collateral Damage Estimation Course Syllabus
Combat Assessment Course
Joint Targeting Weaponeering Applications Course
Targeting For Partners Course Syllabus

Course Rank Requirement: The Joint Targeting Staff Course requirement is O-2 to O-6, CW1 to CW5, E-6 to E-9, or DoD civilian equivalent. The Collateral Damage Estimation, Combat Assessment, and Weapons Applications Courses do not have a rank requirement.

Student Information and References
JTS Visitor Guide

Course Requests
Mobile Training Team - MTT Request form for Organizations

Contact numbers: DSN 492-0277 or Comm (757) 492-0277.
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