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April 17, 2018

Jasinski selected to participate in Department of Defense program

Dr. John Jasinski

Dr. John Jasinski

Northwest Missouri State University President Dr. John Jasinski is among a select group of leaders chosen to engage with senior military officials during the Joint Civilian Orientation Conference (JCOC) hosted by the U.S. secretary of defense. 

JCOC, the oldest and most prestigious public liaison program offered by the U.S. Department of Defense, is a hands-on, immersive tour of military installations representing the Navy, Army and Air Force branches of the U.S. Armed Forces in the Norfolk, Virginia, area.

Jasinski will spend April 22-25 at military installations, engaging with senior military officials and U.S. service members. In addition to participating in tactical training exercises, he will gain an understanding of the roles and mission of the U.S. Armed Forces, their skills, capabilities and equipment employed in defense of our nation.

“It is an honor to have been nominated and then selected from a competitive field of candidates to participate in this program,” Jasinski said. “We are indebted to the people who protect our country on a daily basis, and Northwest is indeed proud to be a military-friendly school. It will be a full three days of immersive learning across the military installations, and I am looking forward to getting to know some of the senior leaders who lead our military and talking with them about their roles, mission and experiences.”

The objective of JCOC is to educate and inform participants about the strength and readiness of the U.S. Armed Forces through personal observation of Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force, and Coast Guard operations; provide a better understanding of the rewards of military service; and provide the American public opportunities to obtain a better understanding of national defense policies and programs through the eyes of opinion leaders who have spent time with their military.

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