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College of Installation Management, MG Robert M. Joyce School for Family and MWR

The MG Robert M. Joyce Installation Management Academy, School for Family and MWR, located at Fort Sam Houston, TX, is a Family and MWR workforce learning and performance component of the Army Installation Management Command. A vital force for driving business outcomes since its establishment as a brick and mortar center for classroom training in 1988, today, the School of Family and MWR also provides web-based instruction and performance support through its virtual campus available at With over 29,000 registered users, the School for Family and MWR offers progressive and sequential learning opportunities that enable Family and MWR employees to provide Soldiers, Civilians, and their Families with quality of life programs commensurate with the quality of their service to our country.

Leaders and Managers of Family and MWR Programs at the Garrison level are the principal target audience. The School provides skill and technical training to non-managerial employees as well. Family and MWR employees of the U.S. Navy, Air Force, and Marine Corps also participate in the School's training. All courses in the curriculum are competency based and driven by extensive needs assessments. Learning is delivered in a variety of formats: residence classroom, virtual classroom, blended, and self-paced on-line with emphasis on the use of emerging technologies and performance support.

The faculty, with relevant academic credentials and professional certifications, is selected from the top echelon of managers in Army Family and MWR programs. A qualified and trained faculty member reviews School-sponsored courses and awards Continuing Education Units in accordance with ANSI/IACET standards. Currently 26 courses have received college credit recommendations.



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