A first step is to determine which JDAL
positions truly need JPME in preparation for duty.
Many Department of Defense organizations have Army authorizations that are not on the JDAL
Looking at the opportunity costs to just one service, the Army provides at any point in time 3,030 officers, or 34 percent, of the total JDAL
Because of the requirement, until recently, to serve in a designated JDAL
billet to accumulate joint credit, top performing officers have typically been required to serve within Joint Staff structures to remain viable for promotion, and the resultant improvement in coordinative capacity of the regional and functional combatant commands has been crucial to the U.
Assignment to a position listed on the JDAL
is considered to be the "standard" path to earning joint qualification.