The Center for Junior Officers

Inspire.  Develop.  Innovate.

The Center for Junior Officers (CJO) started when a group of officers came together to help develop each other through novel, emerging technology.  While our products have evolved over time, we maintain that passion for development and sense of service to others.

Innovation is at the heart of what we do.  A spirit of innovation led to the creation of CJO and it is part of our charter; it is how we create value for the Army. We believe in providing relevant, high-quality content and creating products that meet your needs using the latest leader development tools/techniques.  If you don’t find what you need, let us know and we will work tirelessly to create it.  Through our efforts, we pursue our vision – to create a generation of junior officers who are inspired to lead through a human-centered approach.   Our mission – to lead in creating and modeling the delivery of high-quality content that maximizes human potential in Army junior officers.

While we have adapted over time, our values have remained the same.  We emphasize the following:

  • Speak with a positive voice
  • Embrace change
  • Radically learn
  • Value the individual
  • Exhibit a passion for quality

The individual distinguishing values spell the word “S.E.R.V.E.”, which is at the root of the Center for Junior Officers.  The Center was formed out of a sense of service and focuses on those who choose to serve their nation and others. 

Previous Directors
COL (Ret.) Tony Burgess 2002-2013
LTC (Ret.) Pete Kilner 2013-2016
COL Ray Kimball 2016-2020