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4-day programs at your site

NOTICE: We are now able to schedule all courses at your Agency.
Please see information below

Courses in CONUS, the fee includes JMAR's travel to your Command/Organization, all course material and four days of instruction. Maximum 25 students.

No. of Days  Max 25 people
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For Course requests to be held Overseas or OCONUS, costs will depend upon location of training and will be calculated and provided as part of our quote to your Organization/Command. All Courses will be four (4) days in length. The quote includes JMAR's travel to your Command/Organization, all course material and four days of instruction. . Maximum class size is twenty-five (25). We require an Organization/Command to act as Host for training site. If you are considering  holding a training course at your site, please request a quote and we can help you save thousands of dollars in training costs. (revised 8/19/16)

Payment does not have to be made prior to the training and can be made by check, purchase order, or VISA or Master Card including IMPAC/GPC cards. JMAR Protocol Training & Management is registered in the Central Contractor Registration, (CCR), for information please use our link on our home page.

With JMARís on-site training, your Command can train up to 25 people per course for the price of training 2 Ė 3 personnel attending off-site training. This results in a tremendous savings of training dollars. If you include course fees, travel, per diem, and accommodation costs, the average expense to train one person is between, $3,200-$5,500 per person, depending on course location.

We can bring our courses to your agency and make the process as simple as possible for you.  These courses are ideally suited for groups of employees who work with protocol issues, whether or not in a protocol office.  Our off-site Phase I, Phase II & Phase III courses range from "basic training" in all the critical areas of protocol including precedence, seating, flags, ceremonies, and receiving lines to "advanced training" including Joint Base Issues, Planning & Managing Conferences and Supervising & Training

Additionally, we are happy to tailor our programs to suit your agency's specific needs both in terms of topics covered as well as the scope of the course materials. 

We offer Phase I, II and III tailored to your needs. Each Phase is a 4-day course which duplicates the classroom materials of our standard 4 1/2 day courses less the 1/2-day field exercises. All of these classes are identical in content to our regular courses except that they do not include an ice breaker, break service, luncheon, or  field exercises.

Should your Organization desire, because of up and coming events or requirements, a combination of the Phase I and/or Areas of Phase II or even Phase III, to be covered in one course, JMAR can tailor a class to meet your requirements. **These type of 
Classes can be set up with as little as a month's lead time providing there is no conflict with our regular course schedule. 

All participants receive our CD which includes our book, The Protocol and Event Management Guide containing Practical Protocol for the Military & Government, the Military Dining Guide, The Flag Guide, and Ceremonies Guide, our Conference and Meeting Planning Guide, a wide array of government and military publications on protocol, two dozen pieces of standard military ceremonial music, and event checklists and templates; and our Practical Protocol Lite booklet in paper form.  Writing pads and pens are also provided. Participants also receive a certificate of completion. Dress for the training is civilian casual. Class hours are as shown (starting and ending times can be modified to meet your needs) with a one-hour lunch break and two 10 minute breaks each morning and each afternoon. Payment is accepted via SF 182, DD Form 1155, cash, check, and VISA/MC, including IMPAC and GPC cards.

What programs we can bring to your agency (click on course for more information) - -


TIPS007A Phase I, (Basic Studies) Protocol & Event Management for the Military & Government 4-day program

The Phase I course is our basic training program designed to cover all topics related to the business of protocol and event management and is conducted in a 4-day format. The four-day program is identical to our on-site 5-day course with the exception that the field exercise has been eliminated.

First Day

  8:00  -Admin matters/introductions
           -Resources (books, rosters, pubs)

           -Organization & Mission of Protocol

11:30  Lunch (on your own)
  1:00  Elements of Protocol



Second Day

  8:00  Practical Exercise: 

           -Precedence and Seating

           -Forms of Address

           -Invitations and other paper products

           Practical Exercise: Forms of address

11:30  Lunch (on your own)

  1:00  -Flags and Flag Displays

          -Table Setting

Third Day

  8:00 -Dress & Appearance
          -Meals & Lodging

          -Receiving Lines

 11:30  Lunch (on your own)

   1:00 -Security Issues & Planning

          -Funds & Funding

          -Official Gifts and Ethics 



Fourth Day

   8:00 -Protocol in Action

          - Event Management

          - Ceremonies

          - Visits and Itineraries

          - Conferences

  11:30  Lunch (on your own)

   1:00 Practical Exercise: Protocol Events

          -Review Protocol Event Exercise

          -Open Roundtable Discussion


TIPS003A Phase II, Protocol & Event Management for the Military & Government 4-day program

Our on-site Phase II course condenses the standard 5-day format to 4 full days by eliminating the field exercise. Phase II is a mid-level course built upon our Basic Course. Joint base operations, advanced ceremonies, ethics and office operations are main topics discussed in Phase II.

Day One

  8:30 -Welcome, Administrative Issues, Introductions
 - Resources
         - Visitors & Guest Relations
            - Professional Organizations
11:30  Lunch (on your own)
  1:00 - Protocol Office Operations
  - Roundtable: Protocol Office 

         - Precedence & Its Applications

Day Two

  8:30  - Advanced Seating Issues
- Seating Practical Exercise
11:30  Lunch (on your own)
1:00  - Official Gift Giving & Ethics
          - Roundtable:  Ethics

Day Three

8:30   - Working with Hotels and Clubs
- Roundtable: Working with hotels,
           clubs & caterers   
         - Planning & Finalizing Event Contracts

11:30 Lunch  (on your own)
  1:00 - Changes of Command and other
- Roundtable: The change of command

Day Four

8:30  - Advanced Flag Procedures &
 - Guest management presentation

11:30 Lunch (on your own)
  1:00 - The Joint Environment

          - Roundtable: Protocol in the joint
          - Conclusion




TIPS009 Phase III/Advanced Protocol Studies, Protocol & Event Management for the Military & Government 4-day program

Our on-site Phase III course condenses the standard 5-day format to 4 full days by eliminating the field exercise. Phase III is a advance course built upon our Phase I & II courses. Conference Management & Planning, Supervision and Training and working with other agencies are amongst thes are main topics dicussed in Phase III.

Day One

8:30  Welcome Remarks, admin notes, introductions
          Managing Protocol Events
             Case study/situation #1
             Case study/situation #2
             Exercise/situation #3
11:30   Lunch (on your own)
  1:00  The Protocol-Public Affairs Connection (to 4:00)
             Case study/Situation #1

Day Two
  8:30  Supervising & Training
             Case study/situation #1
             Case study/situation #2
             Exercise/situation #3          
11:30  Lunch (on your own)
  1:00 Working with Other Agencies
             Case study/situation #1
             Exercise/situation #2
             International Protocol Briefings


Day Three

 8:30  Advanced Issues of Precedence
             Case study/situation #1
             Case study/situation #2
             Exercise/situation #3
             Exercise/situation #4
11:30   Lunch (on your own)
  1:00   Socialization & Networking in Protocol
Exercise/situation #1 (to 4:00)

Day Four

 8:30   Planning & Managing Conferences
               Case study/situation #1
               Exercise/situation #2
               Exercise/situation #3
 11:30   Lunch (on your own - to 12:30)
   1:00   Exercise & Discussion: conference planning & site selection

Legal & Ethical Implications of Event Management
                Dealing with non-federal entities
                Exercise/situation #1
- Conclusion




JMAR Protocol Training and Consulting is a
Service Disabled Veteran Owned Business
Please remind your Contracting personel of this Small Business Status

What do you need to do to arrange training?

Our needs:  All that we require is (1) a room suitable for the training, in addition, the room needs to accessable by mobility scooter as Instructor is handicapped and on crutches, (2) a table about 4 ft. x 4 ft. in size, and (3) a projection screen, extension cord and power strip.

We bring all necessary equipment and materials with us except as noted above.

The course fee is all-inclusive, Firm Fixed Price.


Some suggestions for a successful program - -

  • Try to choose 2 or 3 different dates for flexibility.

  • Facilities selected for our classes must be cost-free unless the requesting agency intends to pay any associated user fees.

  • Contact us first to see if we are available on specific dates; we will tentatively block the dates on our calendar.  There is no obligation or penalty if the training can not be completed.  Call 1-301-920-4302  or email chenry@jmarprotocol.com.

  • Next, contact your funding source to determine if the training can be approved and funded.

  • If approval is likely, let us know so that we can lock in the dates.  Again, there is no obligation or penalty should you need to cancel. Once the training has been approved, let us know so that we can begin our travel planning and preparation of training materials.

  • Choose a location in which participants can sit at a table rather than just in chairs, and try to choose one that has access to a break area or snack facility so that participants can get coffee, sodas or snacks during the day.

  • If there will be participants from outside your agency or off your installation, please be sensitive to security and access restrictions, as well as parking limitations and requirements for those attending the class.  Also, our instructor is not a federal employee; therefore, the training site must be one to which we can obtain access (we do have retired military ID cards). 

  • Also, for participants from outside your agency or off the installation, please make available to them information on basic services: rest rooms, snack bars, lunch options, etc.  This can be done at the beginning of the training.

  • We prefer to use our own laptop computers. We can generally connect to your projector. If there is a security issue about connecting to your projector please let us know and we will bring our own. We can bring our presentation on CD for use on your system, however, your computer must have Microsoft Power Point installed.

  • We will need access to the training site one (1) hour prior to the start time so that we can set up. Someone responsible for the training within the requesting agency should also plan to be at the training site shortly before and when the class begins to ensure those who are scheduled to attend show up and to address any administrative issues that may need to be covered.

  • We ask that at least two weeks before the training, you provide us directions to the installation or agency, including the training site itself, and any necessary information about parking restrictions. 

  • If the training site is on a second or higher floor, please let us know where an elevator is located as we will be bringing 2-3 bags of equipment and materials and the instuctor has pysical restrictions.

Should you have any questions about arranging this kind of training, please feel free to contact us at 1-301-920-4301 or by email to chenry@jmarprotocol.com.


Recent off-site classes have been conducted for the following agencies:

National Park Service, Grand Canyon, AZ (Mar 17)
US SOUTHCOM, Miami, FL, (Oct 16)

HQ INSCOM, FT Belvoir, VA, (July 16)
U.S. Garrison, Installation Management Cmd, FT Detrick, MD (Sep 15)

HQ New Hampshire National Guard, Concorde, NH (Aug 15)
160th (SOAR), FT Campbell KY (Jan 14)
NASA, Cape Canaveral, FL (March 13)
Aberdeen Proving Grounds, MD (June 12)

US Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, CO (Aug 12) 
Camp Atterbury, IN (Jul 12)
Naval Training Center, Great Lakes, IL (May 12)
The George C Marshall Center, Garmish, Germany (Nov 11)
National Defense University, (NDU), Ft McNair, DC (Aug 11)
HQ AFMC/CCP - 88ABW/CCP-B, Wright-Patterson AFB, OH (Nov 10)
99th Regional Support Command, Ft. Dix, N.J. (Jul09)
160th SOAR(Abn), Ft. Campbell, Ky. (Jul 09)
General Dynamics Information Technology, Dayton, Ohio (Jun 09)
1-81st Cavalry, Oregon National Guard, Ft. Stewart, Ga. (May 09)

Marine Air Ground Task Force Training Command, Twentynine Palms, Calif. (Sep 08)
The George C. Marshall Center, Garmisch, Germany (Aug 08)
USA RDECOM ECBC, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md. (Aug 08)

188th Infantry Brigade/3d Infantry Division, Ft. Stewart, Ga. (Jul 08)
National Training Center, Ft. Irwin, Calif. (Jun 08)
Joint Interoperability Test Command, Ft. Huachuca, Ariz. (Apr 08)
Virgin Islands National Guard, St. Croix, V.I. (Feb 08)
18th Wing, Kadena AB, Okinawa, Japan (Dec 07)
Defense Intelligence Agency, Bolling AFB, D.C. (May 07)
Oklahoma City Air Logistics Center, Tinker AFB, Okla. (Apr 07)
Office of the Chief, Army Reserve, Arlington, Va. (Dec 06)
Marine Air Ground Task Force Training Command, Twentynine Palms, Calif. (Aug & Sep 06)
US Army Special Operations Command/JFK Special Warfare Center & School, Ft. Bragg, N.C. (Aug 06)
National Guard Professional Education Center, Camp Robinson, Ark. (Jun 06)
US Army CERDEC, Ft. Monmouth, N.J. (Apr 06)
III Marine Expeditionary Force, Okinawa, Japan (Mar 06)
542nd CSW, Robins AFB, Ga. (Sep 05)
53rd Transportation Bn, Ft. McPherson, Ga. (May 05)
Naval Surface Warfare Center, Dahlgren, Va. (Apr 05)
Maryland National Guard, Reisterstown, Md. (Apr 05)
US Army Soldier Systems Command, Natick, Mass. (Dec 04 & Jan 05)
The Boeing Company, Long Beach, Calif. (Nov 04)
90th Regional Readiness Cmd, North Little Rock, Ark. (Aug 04)
Air Logistics Command, Robins AFB, Ga. (Aug 04)
US Department of Commerce, Washington, D.C. (Jun 04)
Navy Combat Systems Direction Activity, Virginia Beach, Va. (Apr 04)
Naval Surface Warfare Center, Dahlgren, Va. (Feb 04, Feb 05)

Some Others:
US Military Academy, West Point, N.Y. (Feb 02)
The Boeing Company, Huntington Beach, Calif. (Mar 02)
Corps of Engineers, Vicksburg, Miss. (Feb 01 & Oct 01)
US Army Operational Test Command, Ft. Hood, Tex. (May 99)
Arnold Engineering Development Center, Arnold AFB, Tenn. (Oct 98)
US Army Reserve Command, Ft. McPherson, Ga. (Oct 98)
Virginia Military Institute, Lexington, Va. (Sep 98)
USSOUTHCOM, Corozal, Panama (Aug 97)
374th Wing, Yokota AB, Japan (Sep 96)
99th Regional Support Command, Oakdale, Pa. (Mar 96)
Military Ocean Terminal, Bayonne, N.J. (Mar 95)
XVIII Airborne Corps, Ft. Bragg, N.C. (Feb 93)
US Army Construction Engineering Research Lab, Champaign, Ill. (Sep 92)
US Army Depot Systems Command, Chambersburg, Pa. (Jan 91 & Sep 92)