Over 34 years of training excellence.

Since 1990, JMAR Protocol Training has been the premier provider of training for Military and Government Protocol and Event Management Specialists. With a legacy of excellence, we have proudly trained over 10,000 individuals across all branches of service, federal agencies, and defense contractors. Our comprehensive programs are designed to equip each participant with the expertise needed to excel in the complex and dynamic field of protocol and event management. At JMAR, we are committed to fostering a deeper understanding of protocol intricacies while empowering professionals to navigate complex environments with precision, confidence, and unparalleled success.


Basic Course

This is ideal for beginner and intermediate level protocol professionals, or those looking for a refresher. Our experienced instructors provide a solid foundation ensuring every attendee has the skills necessary to plan and execute ceremonies, visits, events, socials, or conferences. All attendees will be added to a networking group with fellow protocol professionals.

Advanced Course

This is ideal for experienced protocol professionals. During this comprehensive five-day course, we provide refreshers while training attendees to manage events and other protocol professionals while focusing on international protocol and etiquette skills enhancing your ability to support your leadership at the next level. All attendees will be added to a networking group with fellow protocol professionals.

Certified Protocol Specialist

Designation as Certified Protocol Specialist reflects an individual’s experience and training in the field of military and government protocol and event management.

  • Completion of what was formerly known as JMAR Phase I, II & III OR
  • Completion of JMAR Protocol Basic and Advanced Courses
  • Two years’ experience in protocol

Bring Us To You Option

JMAR will bring training to your command or agency CONUS or OCONUS. Upon request, we tailor our course of instruction to suit your organizational needs in terms of topics covered and scope of course materials.

Requirements for training at your location:

  • minimum of 10 personnel,
  • requestor will provide venue to accommodate training requirements,
  • training locked in with JMAR no less than 3 months prior to training start date.


     Welcome to JMAR Protocol Training! I am Ida Erickson, proud owner of JMAR Protocol Training. With a heartfelt commitment to the JMAR legacy, our mission is to provide unparalleled instruction and support in the complex world of protocol and diplomacy.


     My journey spans over 26 years of dedicated military service, which has profoundly shaped my expertise and passion for protocol training. With more than 16 years of specialized experience in joint and international protocol, I bring a wealth of knowledge and a unique perspective to our training programs.


     As a proud member of the Protocol & Diplomacy International – Protocol Officers Association, I am deeply committed to the professional development of individuals and organizations across the Department of Defense and all Federal government agencies. At JMAR Protocol Training, we are dedicated to equipping our clients with the skills and confidence needed to navigate the intricate world of protocol with grace and precision.