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School of Combined Arms

This series of courses will acquaint the student with the terms, tactics and operations details of command in a combined arms environment. Courses are currently available through the CA-60 level and all are available online for immediate credit.

The manuals necessary  for these courses can be downloaded from the SFMCA Library.

To request any of these courses please use the course request form at the bottom of this page.

Courses Available

CA-401 Basic Combined Arms Command: This course will acquaint the student with basic operational terms and tactics used in Combined Arms combat operations and how the various Branches of combat forces work together to accomplish the stated mission. Prequisites for this course: IN-201, LD-201, PD-120, one of the following; AE-301, AR-301, ME-301, or SO-301, and one of the following; CE-301, MD-301, or SU-301.

CA-501 Advanced Combined Arms Command: This course will give the student the opportunity to think critically about the application and use of Combined Arms forces. Prerequisite for this course: CA-401.

CA-601 Combined Arms Command Independent Study: For the final step in the Combined Arms Command Branch studies the student must complete an independent studies project. The independent studies project must either consist of a paper or another approved project. The student MUST submit a topic or project description to the Branch Director for approval. Once approved the student will then have 10 weeks to submit their independent studies project for grading.After submittal and if the student receives a grade of Honors or Distinction on a 301 level course, they will be issued an Academic Excellence Award.  Prerequisite for this course: CA-501.

Before sending a request for a level -601 project please read the following:

  1. The Branch Director has the authority to approve or deny any and all requests for this course and their decisions are final.
  2. Projects MUST in some way shape or form relate to the SFMC and the branch for which you are applying to.
  3. You must submit a topic or project description when requesting this course. Any requests without a topic or project description will not be honored.

Below are some SUGGESTED projects. A student can either use the suggested projects or any other project that they can think of. Please note however that these are suggestions only and that directors may or may not approve them.

  1. College-style papers.
  2. Specifications / descriptions and/or technical drawings of new technology relating to the branch.
  3. A short story that utilizes the material in the branch.
  4. An addition to the branch’s manual relating to a topic not covered by the existing manual.
  5. A new exam and answers for the branch (Please note that this is at the Branch Directors discretion).

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