Navy Element

CGSOC Courses

The Command and General Staff Officers' Course (CGSOC) provides field grade officers with ntermediate Level Education. The goal is to prepare career officers with a larger context of unified action—multi-service, interagency, and multinational operations.

Preparatory Courses
There are four courses that must be completed prior to the beginning of the Core course:

  1. Information Awareness Course – To be completed online after establishing AKO account
  2. P920 CGSS Prep Course – Electronic course that will be completed by student prior to arrival. For extenuating circumstances and with prior approval may be completed on own time during your first week here.
    (All Students will receive access to the P920 electronic courseware prior to their arrival.)
  3. Navy Indoctrination Course: Students should plan to be in class from 0830-1700 during these days.
    For class 14-02: 3 January - 21 Janaury 2014
    For class 15-01: 30 June - 22 July 2014
  4. P930 CGSC Prep Course – Required preparation course for all Navy and Coast Guard students.
    For class 14-02: 22 January - 31 January 2014
    For class 15-01: 23 July - 1 August 2014

Common Core Course
The Common Core Course prepares field grade officers with a warrior ethos and warfighting focus for leadership positions in Army, joint, multinational and interagency organizations executing full spectrum operations. The course emphasizes

  • Warfighting in unified land operations and today’s operational environment
  • Balance how to think versus what to think
  • Complex problem solving across FSO
  • Balanced focus on current ops, future ops and plans functions
  • Staff principles and concepts
  • Know how to synch actions to attain effects

Field Grade Credentialing Course
The field grade-credentialing course is the Advanced Operations Warfighting Course (AOWC). The AOWC develops officers capable of conducting full spectrum operations in joint, multinational, and interagency environments with the requisite competencies to serve successfully as division through echelons-above-corps staff officers. AOWC emphasizes a Warfighting focus through

  • Integrated full spectrum scenario with execution centric focus
  • Simulation performance based execution
  • Theory and doctrine of war
  • Conduct of war - Army, Joint and Multinational operations
  • Command leadership and decision making in battle
  • Planning, synchronization and execution of operations
  • ARFOR, JTF, Division and Brigade exercises


NAVELM Contact Information:
Phone: Commercial: 913-684-2256/2843, DSN: 552-2256/2843, FAX: 4-2771 |  E-mail: The Navy Element


Last Reviewed: June 28, 2013

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