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Joint Force leader development (ejpme)

The SEJPME has been renamed the Joint Force Leader Development (JFLD) branch to indicate JKO’s broadening of the branch effort to a wider student audience.

The JFLD branch serves to increase the readiness and capability of company grade/junior officers, Joint civilians, and enlisted personnel. It encompasses the EJPME program as well as the evolving Joint Staff Training and Education Program (JSTEP) for joint assigned civilians and military officers (O1-O3).  The program provides CJCS-sponsored, assignment-oriented educational opportunities for enlisted leaders serving in or designated to serve within the Joint, Interagency, Intergovernmental, and Multinational (JIIM) environment.

Preparation for Joint Assignments and Exercises

The EJPME program primarily consists of two separate certificate courses that have been evaluated by the American Council on Education (ACE) and recommended for three baccalaureate credits in strategic management.

JKO does not currently interface with either ACE’s digital transcript service or Credly badging. Students who have successfully completed EJPME I or EJPME II after October 2020 should attempt to direct their institutions of higher learning to the American Council on Education (ACE) National Guide to view the ACE credit recommendation of 3 lower-division credits in Strategic Management for each course. The EJPME listing in the ACE National Guide, coupled with their EJPME completion certificate, should be sufficient for colleges and universities to consider awarding course credit.

Before registering for EJPME:

  1. Ensure your student profile is up-to-date, especially your rank/pay grade.
  2. Complete the EJPME new student orientation.

JFLD is more than online courses

Login to Joint Knowledge Online The JFLD Digital Learning Resource Center community of interest page inside JKO is the newest addition and goes to the heart to the JFLD program.  As a central learning navigation point for the next generation of joint warfighters, the Digital Learning Resource Center is a free gateway to joint doctrine, joint publications, audio books, and other references for those who want more information.

To visit, log in to JKO, click the community tab and search JFDL Digital Learning Resource Center. For more information on accessing communities, click "communities" on page 2 of the student user guide.

Screenshot displaying the JKO Community Tab and its subfolder JFLD.

EJPME News and Alumni Spotlights

The EJPME Spotlight series features current and former students serving in the Joint Interagency, Intergovernmental, Multinational environment or in named joint operations, and aims to inspire current students and provide an example for others to emulate.

Individuals may be nominated for this quarterly distinction by the EJPME program manager or their Command Senior Enlisted Leader (CSEL). If you are a CSEL interested in nominating an EJPME student or alumni, please contact Program Manager John Lipps at john.r.lipps.civ@mail.mil.