Nominees are influential leaders in their professions, organizations and communities, and are nominated by select DOD officials, military departments, and JCOC and MJCOC alumni.
JCOC alumni include CEOs of Fortune 100 companies, nonprofit organizations, presidents of universities and public administrators from metropolitan cities.
Hundreds of individuals are nominated each year to fill 40 slots. Selections are based on qualifications of the nominee and are determined by an inter-service selection panel.
A nomination to the JCOC program is not a guarantee or an entitlement for selection.