The Common Core course is the first portion of CGSOC and provides officers with 50% completion of Joint Professional Military Education 1 / Military Education Level 4 requirement. The course assists junior field grade officers moving from a tactical-level focus to an operational-level perspective. It provides graduates with the skills, knowledge and attributes to adapt and dominate in Unified Actions in a range of operational environments
The Mission of CGSOC Common Core is to prepare field grade officers with the knowledge, skills and attributes to adapt and dominate in Unified Actions in a range of operational environments.
DDE offers two options for completing Common Core. Students can enroll in the DL version (independent online courses) or the TASS option. The TASS option offers a resident like experience with two 2 week ADT sessions and 8 monthly weekend IDT sessions. In order to provide flexibility in completing CGSOC-CC, students may transfer between DL and TASS during phase breaks.
Common Core (CC) - Distance Learning Option
The CC-DL course is completed through independent study. Students are given access to the three (3) phases and nine (9) blocks of non-facilitated instruction to work through independently on a Blackboard Learning Management System. Each phase represents a separate “course” in ATRRS, to be completed sequentially. Students are assigned faculty advisors who monitor and support their progress through the course. AR 350-1 authorizes students 18 months to complete the course, although completion time varies by student, and depends largely upon time invested by students.
- CC consists of nine blocks of instruction:
- C100/E100: Foundations /Ethics
- C200: Strategic Context of Operational Art
- C300: Unified Action
- C400: Joint and Army Doctrine
- L100: Leadership
- F100: Force Management
- H100: History
- C500: Joint Planning
- C600: Army Planning