JOCCPJunior Officer Cryptological Career Program (US DoD)
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An executive panel manages the JOCCP for the Director of the NSA/CSS consisting of a senior military officer at the O6 level, as well as a civilian senior-level executive manager, for each military service.
The JOCCP provides a unique opportunity for officers to be exposed to each component of the cryptologic enterprise aiding in their development of in-depth knowledge of capabilities and resources of the NSA/CSS.
Historically, Army officers accepted into JOCCP completed professional military education via satellite Command and General Staff Officer Course (CGSOC) and receive Advanced Operations Course (AOC) credit from JOCCP.
JOCCP offers a unique opportunity for officers to gain tremendous depth and breadth in SIGINT knowledge unparalleled in other intelligence disciplines.
"JOCCP graduates bring broad and specific knowledge of the NSA/CSS mission, organizational structure, and key relationships.Cryptologic capability impacts the Army's unified action, enablingintelligence and network warfare operations in support of unified land operations.
Prior to JOCCP MAJ Nicklas served as a company commander with 1st Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division and a battalion S-2 at the Joint Readiness Training Center.
During my commands at Kunia, Hawaii and at NSA-Georgia, we had superb warrant officers who understood how to leverage the enterprise, but often didn't have the broad experience at NSA that some of my JOCCP graduates possessed.
The daily operations of the JOCCP, WOCCP, and MECCP all fall to the executive agent for the programs, Mr.
Efforts are also ongoing to align the WOCCP with JOCCP by assigning graduates an additional skill identifier, 3W, that will assist in force management through the course of their careers.