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Joint Senior Medical Leaders Course

Format: Resident, Exportable

JSMLC is a five-day, classroom-only course designed to enhance preparation of medical leaders (senior O-5s to O-6s) who have a high probability of being named as a Joint Task Force Surgeon, JTF senior medical leader, or occupy a senior medical planning position in a joint environment. In addition, the course would be valuable for those serving in senior departments, training and preparing forces for joint operations and deployment.

Course Benefits

  • Enhance knowledge of operational medicine, joint policy and doctrine, interagency coordination, major contingency operations, and stability operations in preparation for future roles as JTF Surgeons and their senior staff.
  • Reinforce and expand our warfighting capabilities and promote a discussion of a variety of issues senior leaders will face in an operational medicine setting.
  • The course will be conducted through presentations by senior leadership, discussions of current issues, trends, and lessons learned, along with a table-top exercise. Course participants will leave the course with increased knowledge of joint medical operations, policy and doctrine, and interagency efforts in preparation for future senior medical positions within a Combatant Command.

Course Prerequisites

Nomination Process

Please note: Students who submit a service nomination request form and are not selected must re-submit a nomination form. The nomination forms DO NOT carry over to subsequent courses. The purpose of resubmitting a nomination form is to ensure that students are available for the course dates and the enrollment data matches course selection dates for audit purposes.

Funding: There are currently no registration fees for this course.  Funding will be obtained through your unit unless informed otherwise.

  • Air Force: Personnel CANNOT self-nominate; nominations must come through their respective COCOM/MAJCOM/NAF, and the list of nominees, including ANG and AFRC, will be sent directly to the HAF/SGXT OrgBox. Nominations sent directly to DMRTI will be disregarded without acknowledgment.
  • All other service components: Submit a service nomination request through the DMRTI JKO Community Page:
  1. Log onto Joint Knowledge Online.
  2. Enter the DMRTI Community Page.
  3. Complete the form and submit.
  4. You will be notified approximately 45 days from the course start day only if you were selected or placed on an alternate list.
  5. If you were not selected, you will need to complete another service nomination request for a later course.
  6. Service nomination requests will close 60 days from the course start date and the link will be disabled.
    • You will need to notify you service rep or email DMRTI if you are requesting a service nomination selection after the closing date.

Upcoming Courses

Date Nomination Due Location
July 29-Aug. 2 May 28 National Capital Region, Falls Church, VA
March 24-28, 2025 Jan. 23, 2025 National Capital Region, Falls Church, VA
July 28-Aug. 1, 2025 May 27, 2025 National Capital Region, Falls Church, VA 

All course dates may be rescheduled if the minimum student quota requirement has not been met. In the rare event of course cancellation or date change, DMRTI will notify all students as soon as changes are confirmed. Confirmed registered students will have priority in the next course.

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Last Updated: July 09, 2024
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