NDU Students at August 2015 Convocation
Today the iCollege welcomed 14 new students into the college's first year of its Joint Professional Military Education (JPME) program. Students from all four armed services, plus a U.S. Coast Guard student and a DoD civilian student are also attending. The students will graduate in June 2016 with other NDU Master's Degree recipients. The leadership team, faculty members, and staff of the iCollege are very happy these new JPME students are here!
Starting fall 2015, the college's JPME Phase II curriculum will begin producing national security leaders and advisors who develop the strategies and the necessary doctrine to successfully leverage cyber and information operations within the broader national security framework. The NDU iCollege’s JPME curriculum focuses on the information/cyberspace instrument of national security. It provides graduate-level education to senior military and civilian leaders with an emphasis on the military, governmental, and private sector dimensions of cyberspace as a critical component of national security strategy. The iCollege program concentrates on developing the habits of mind, conceptual foundations, and cognitive faculties graduates will need at their highest level of strategic responsibility.
Selection for this program is highly competitive and is done through a potential student's Senior Service College (SSC) selection process. Students must be in the grade of O-5 and O-6 who have already received credit for completing a CJCS-accredited program of JPME Phase I or received equivalent JPME Phase I credit as articulated in CJCSI 1800.01E. Civilian students must be equivalent to GS-15 and SES-1. The desired mix of seminar students includes military officers from all three Military Departments, the U.S. Coast Guard, international officers, DoD civilians, Federal Agency civilians, and the private sector. The curriculum is designed for students who currently serve in, have an interest in, or may have the need to develop strategy with those who serve in the information/cyberspace domain. A successful student does not need technical expertise, but must possess the intellectual curiosity that makes them receptive to new ideas and new approaches to understanding national security.
Questions should be directed to the iCollege Cyber Leadership & Joint Education Department at firstname.lastname@example.org .