Professional Military Education (PME)

PME helps Service Members develop the knowledge and habits of mind essential to the military profession. FE&T provides direction, guidance, and oversight for PME institutions across the force.

Military Training

Military Training and Exercises

The joint training of individuals, units, and staffs to support Combatant Command missions, often with Allies and Partners, is critical to ensuring our national security. FE&T’s Military Training and Exercises portfolio includes programs such as the Joint Training, Exercise, and Evaluation Program (JTEEP), Joint & Integrated Operations Training (JIOT), and Joint Assessment and Enabling Capability (JAEC).

Language Programs

Language Programs

The Department works to build and maintain robust language, regional expertise, and culture capabilities across the Total Force in order to protect our national security. Our Language Programs develop, advocate, and oversee policies, strategies, and initiatives designed to meet this objective now and in the future.

Broadening Opportunities

Broadening Opportunities

The Department invests in rising leaders in a variety of ways as part of the development of our forces and capabilities. The Strategic Thinkers Program and SECDEF Executive Fellows Program engage a select number of military officers and civilian employees in innovative, year-long education and training opportunities designed to prepare our future leaders to meet the evolving objectives and needs of the Department.


DoD Expeditionary Civilians

The dynamic mission of the Department sometimes requires us to deploy our talented civilian employees overseas to serve in austere or dangerous locations. The DoD Expeditionary Civilians Program trains and acclimates these men and women, equipping them with the tools that they need to succeed in their new roles.

Broadening Opportunities

Climate Literacy

The Department recognizes that our operating environment is changing, and that we need a Joint Force that is prepared to fight and win under any conditions. Our Climate Literacy portfolio focuses on empowering military and civilian personnel with the education, training, and information that they require to execute their missions, protect our nation, and return home safely, no matter the environment.