Caribbean Joint Services Senior Command and Staff Programme (CJSSCSP)

Duration: One (1) Year

Location: CMA Moneague


The CJSSCSP provides intermediate level training to field rank officers and their equivalents from law enforcement and civil organizations. This level of training prepares senior officers to function effectively across a continuum of operations in command and staff positions. The CJSSCSP provides operational level joint, multinational, and inter agency education to participants at the intermediate level of leadership. The programme focuses on military operations and operational planning, the study of leadership and command, and the nature of military mission accomplishment through national and international studies. The programme awards an optional postgraduate Masters in Defence Studies (MSc MDS).

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CJSSCSP is designed to develop officers who will understand the doctrinal tenets of warfare in all domains, the principles of mission command and the application of leadership within a command perspective. Students will understand how to plan and conduct multi-domain Full Spectrum Operations (FSO) at the tactical, operational and strategic levels in a JIMP environment. Upon achieving this qualifying standard, officers will have the requisite competencies to serve both as unit commanders and as staff officers in Brigade, Task Force, Formation and Division headquarters.

Graduates of the CJSSCSP will possess a war fighting mindset that enables them to lead competently and confidently on JIMP teams and throughout the spectrum of operations, and will:

  • be prepared to assume war fighting duties.
  • possess the competencies/supporting skills/knowledge to perform duties effectively and help teams achieve organizational objectives.
  • be attuned to the complexity of the operating environment and consider the impact of culture on military operations.
  • take a disciplined approach to meeting organizational and strategic-level leadership challenges.
  • be critical and creative thinkers who can adapt and thrive in ambiguous and ever-changing environments.
  • be self-aware and motivated to continue learning and improving throughout their careers.
  • communicate effectively.

Entry Requirements

Applicants to the CJSSCSP must meet the following criteria:

  • Hold a Bachelor’s degree from a recognized university at the level of lower second class honours or above.
  • Hold (or have held) a position at mid-management level in the security forces, government or private security firm (rank of Major in the Military and Superintendent in the Police Service).
  • Have a minimum of 10 years’ service in the security forces, government or private security firm.
  • Language Requirements

    The CJSSCSP is conducted in English and therefore all students must have a good command of both written and spoken English Language. Applicants whose first language is not English must have completed TOEFL. A score of 500 in the TOEFL Test for foreign students will be accepted as equivalent to and in place of, an acceptable (CSEC) Grades I-III in English (A) from applicants whose native language is not English OR Grade B or above in a College English Programme from an approved university.

    The test must have been taken no more than five (5) years before the commencement of the Programme. Applicants whose native language is not English must ensure that the TOEFL test is done in time to have the results forwarded to The UWI or CMA before the close of application.

Qualification Gained

  • Masters in Defence Studies (MSc MDS).