NDU Officer Prep Course for JDAL Billets

 
Course POC: COL Abigail Linnington, CSR, INSS, a.linnington.mil@ndu.edu
 
Course Purpose: This course is designed to prepare officers for their transition to a joint assignment at the strategic level of command and staff. The goal is to help students synthesize their classroom experience and understand where their future assignment sits in relation to the DoD Enterprise and interagency policy process. Students will be introduced to a problem solving methodology, complementary to joint military decision making, to develop expertise in framing the military dimension of policy issues when preparing senior leaders for national security decisions and engagements. Students will have an opportunity to review executive writing guidance and complete an executive writing assignment on a current policy question with strategic military implications.
 
Course Dress: Uniform for Thursday and Friday classes is business casual.
 

COURSE AGENDA

DAY 1:  Thursday, 30 May - All students report to Lincoln Hall Auditorium

 0900-0915

 Welcome and Introduction

 Dr. John Yaeger, Provost

 0915-1000

 

 Lesson 1: Overview of DoD Structure, Key Actors and Functions

 Readings

 COL Abigail Linnington, INSS

 COL Linnington's Presentation Slides

 1000-1050

 

 Lesson 2: DoD Roles and Responsibilities in the Interagency System

 Readings

 COL Abigail Linnington, INSS; Dr. Michael Bell, CISA

 Dr. Bell's Presentation Slides

 

 1100-1200

 

 Lesson 3: Writing for Executives

 Readings

 COL Abigail Linnington, INSS; Ms. Lisa Bronson, NWC

 Homework

 Lesson 4: Case Study Writing Assignment

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Instructions
  • Students will read the Case Study Writing Assignment readings (see list, left), and prepare a three-page "Options" Memo for the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs and the Secretary of Defense, to support an upcoming NSC Principals meeting.
  • Recommend you spend no more than three hours on this assignment.
  • Bring two hard copies of your Options Memo to Day 2 of the seminar on Friday, 31 May: One to turn into the Instructor; and, one to use for Peer Reviews.
  • Be sure to include your name, war college, and seminar number.
  • Further instructions will be given on Thursday, 30 May, during the lecture, and posted to the course website by noon that day.
 Documents  (*To be posted at 1100 on Thurs, 30 May)

 

DAY 2:  Friday, 31 May - See table below for Marshall Hall (MH) room assignments

 0900-1000

 Lesson 4: Peer Review of Options Memo

 1000-1100

 Lesson 4: Faculty-facilitated Discussion of Writing for Senior Leaders

 

MH Room & Facilitator Assignment Key
 DoD Organization
 MH Room Number
 Facilitator *Linked to Bio
 Joint Staff
 196
 
 197
 DoD/OSD
 184 
 
 187/195
 Combatant Commands
 188A
 **Students who do not appear in the assignment table to the left should proceed to one of the rooms assigned to their DoD organization.
Student MH Room Assignments
 Student Name
MH Room Number
 Agrawal, Raj
 184
 Avriett, Alan 
 188A
 Baldassari, Kyle 
 196
 Barkhurst, Charles 
 187/195
 Bartlett, Matthew 
 197
 Bean, Bradley
 188A
 Belle, Matthew 
 188A
 Bertsch, Jay 
 197
 Bonner, Joseph 
 188A
 Book, Timothy 
 188A
 Bouren, Kevin
 196
 Brennan, Matthew 
 187/195
 Brown, Melissa 
 188A
 Brown, William
 188A
 Byrum, Dustin
 197
 Castro, Beire
 187/195
 Conley, Christoher
 187/195
 Crofton, Kevin 
 196
 David, David 
 187/195
 Diorio, Frank
 187/195
 Douglas, Patrick
 196
 Edmonson, Matthew 
 188A
 Fitzgerald, Karin
 196
 Flack, Bary 
 184
 Flusche, Brian 
 187/195
 Frankino, Nikki 
 184
 Gaetke, Matthew 
 196
 Garza, Johnny
 196
 Geary, Joseph
 187/195
 Hester, Jeremie
 188A
 Hollinger, Chip 
 187/195
 Johnson, Robert 
 196
 Lafleur, Jeffrey 
 197
 Leach, David 
 184
 Leaumont, David 
 196
 Leggiero, Stephen 
 184
 Mabbutt, Lisa 
 197
 McBride, James
 196
 Miller, Ty 
 184
 Minzyk, Genevieve 
 184
 Moore, Johannes 
 197
 Noyes, Celina 
 184
 Oh, Jun 
 197
 Phillips, Dwight 
 196
 Pixley, Jeffrey 
 188A
 Puri, Aarti 
 197
 Puwalowski, S N
 184
 Robinson, Christina 
 184
 Roche, Barry 
 197
 Rotante, John
 187/195
 Ruhl, Travis 
 197
 Ruttenber, Daniel 
 196
 Sannicolas, Gina 
 196
 Sawyer, Timothy
 197
 Schochenmaier, Ronald 
 188A
 Steipp, Chadwick 
 197
 Throckmorton, Charles 
 188A
 Townsend, Paul 
 197
 Williams, Jeremy 
 197
 Yochim, Jaysen 
 187/195
 Youngblood, Matthew
 188A