Joint Senior Medical Leaders Course

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Who:  Senior officers who have a potential nomination as a JTF Surgeon or JTF senior medical leader

What:  Joint Senior Medical Leader Course (JSMLC)

When:  March 20-24, 2023 (In-person – Medical Corps is allowed 3-4 seats)

Where:  DHHQ, Falls Church, Virginia (funded by applicant’s command)

Course Description:  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 (JTF) 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 Prerequisite:  11 on-line modules found at the link below and completed on JKO.

Additional details here:

The nomination process has changed.  Prospective applicants should complete the attached form (DRMTI COP1) and email it directly to NLT January 20, 2023.  Questions can also be directed to or 210-221-9231.

3 thoughts on “Joint Senior Medical Leaders Course

    CAPT James Glenn Cox said:
    January 2, 2023 at 11:23

    Joel, great opportunity. Unfortunately, they never answer their email nor the phone. I have been submitting and calling for months…nothing.


      Joel Schofer, MD, MBA, CPE responded:
      January 2, 2023 at 18:42

      I’m sure this is the kind of efficiency Congress envisioned when it created the DHA.


      LCDR Derek Chamberlain, PERS-4415 said:
      January 6, 2023 at 05:21

      Good Morning, CAPT:

      Please send me an email at and I will be happy to engage from the detailing shop. If you prefer a phone call, my office line is 901-874-4045.


      LCDR Chamberlain


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