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Joint Humanitarian Operations Course

Format: Resident, Exportable

As the U.S. government lead for international disaster response, USAID Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance created the JHOC in 2004 at the request of the Department of Defense. The JHOC was established for select U.S. military leaders and planners to discuss the relationship between USAID/OFDA and its partners.

The two-day training utilizes interactive presentations, participant discussion groups and case study methodology.

Learning Objectives

  • Identify areas of mutual coordination and cooperation between U.S. civilian agencies and the U.S. military, including best practices and lessons learned.
  • Become familiar with the international disaster response system, including the role of the host nation, international and non-governmental organizations, and UN agencies.
  • Understand their unique roles and responsibilities as they relate to U.S. civilian and military entities.

Target Audience

The JHOC audiences includes DOD civilians, officers and NCO’s in operations, logistics, communications, medical, planning and civil affairs. Additionally, HA/DR practitioners and researchers from the NGO and academic communities are welcome.


This course is not centrally funded. Funding will need to be obtained through the student's unit.

Upcoming Courses

Course Dates   Location 
Jan. 24-25, 2024 JBSA Fort Sam Houston, TX
Aug. 7-8, 2024  JBSA Fort Sam Houston, TX

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Joint Medical Operations Program Nomination/Registration Request

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This form is used to provide the Defense Medical Readiness Training Institute (DMRTI) with information required to complete course registration in order to provide student and DMRTI full course attendance as well as the awarding of Continuing Education credit (CME/CNE).

Last Updated: August 24, 2023
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