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Foreign Professional Military Education

Officers are selected for a foreign PME assignment from the Top Level School (TLS) or Commandant's Professional Intermediate-Level Education Board (CPIB/ILS) processes conducted by the DC M&RA. Foreign PME provides a unique opportunity to learn of the peoples, mores, cultures, and a variety of perspectives on strategic and international issues. All foreign PME program completion results in joint professional military education JPME I credit. 

Officers desiring selection to this program should take the Defense Language Aptitude Battery (DLAB) early enough for results to be available to their respective TLS/ILS Selection Board. The DLAB can be scheduled through your base education officer. The DLAB score does not expire and can be re-taken every six months. Class 4 languages such as Arabic, Japanese, Korean, and Mandarin require a score of 110 or higher. A minimum score of 100 is required for all other foreign PME programs.  

 

Foreign PME Top Level School assignments and eligibility are:

Argentine National Defense School

  • Lieutenant Colonel - Every 4 years
  • Next selection on FY22/AY22-23 Board
  • Spanish language training approx. 34 weeks at DLI-Monterey
  • DLI begins May 2023
  • Course from Feb to Dec 2024
  • Escuela Superior de Guerra

Australian War College

Indian National Defence College

Inter-American Defense College

  • Lieutenant Colonel - Every year
  • Ft. McNair in Washington, D.C.
  • Spanish or Portuguese language training approx. 25 weeks at DLI-Washington
  • DLI begins in December
  • Course from Jun to June 
  • Inter-American Defense College

Israeli National Defense College

  • Lieutenant Colonel - Every year
  • English translations of all lectures and material provided.
  • In country Hebrew language training from June to August
  • Course from Aug to July
  • Israel National Defense College 

Japanese National Institute for Defense Studies

NATO Defense College

  • Four Lieutenant Colonels (2 AD + 2 USMCR)
  • Every year, Semi-annually
  • Rome, Italy
  • Course conducted in English
  • One class from Sep to Feb, the other from Feb to Jul
  • NATO Defense College

Pakistani National Defence University

  • Colonel - Every 4 years
  • Next selection on FY21/AY21-22 Board
  • Language training required approx. 47 weeks at DLI-Washington
  • DLI begins Feb 2021
  • Course from Jan to Dec 2022
  • Pakistan National Defence University

UK Royal College of Defence Studies

Foreign PME Intermediate Level School assignments and eligibility are:

Argentine CSC

  • Major - Every other year
  • Next selection FY20/AY20-21 Board
  • Spanish language training approx. 25 weeks at DLI-Monterey
  • DLI begins May 2021
  • Course from Jan to Dec 2022
  • Argentina Command and Staff College

Australian CSC

Brazilian CSC

  • Major - Every two years
  • Next selection FY19/AY19-20) Board
  • Portuguese language training required approx. 25 weeks at DLI-Monterey
  • DLI begins summer 2019
  • CSC course from Feb 2020 to Jan 2021
  • Brazilian Staff School 

Royal Brunei CSC

Canadian CSC

French CSC
(E'Cole de Guerre)

  • Major - Every year
  • French language training approx. 25 weeks at DLI-Monterey
  • DLI begins in May
  • Students PCS in Jan for additional in-country language training
  • CSC course from Aug to Jun
  • French Command and Staff College

Japanese Command and General Staff College

  • Major - Every year
  • Japanese language training approx. 63 weeks at DLI-Monterey
  • DLI begins in Jul
  • CSC course begins two years after start of language school and lasts for 16 months
  • Japanese Command and General Staff College

Korean Joint War College CSC

  • Major - Every year
  • Korean language training approx. 63 weeks at DLI-Monterey
  • DLI begins in Jul
  • CSC course begins two years later from Jan to Dec

Norwegian CSC

  • Major - Every year
  • Norwegian language training approx. 25 weeks at DLI-Washington
  • DLI begins in Sep
  • Norwegian Basic Operational Planning Course in country starting in May followed by NATO Land Operations Course in June
  • Additional two months of in-country language training starts in Jul at University in Oslo (UiO)
  • CSC course from Aug to Jun
  • Norwegian Defence University College Staff School

New Zealand Joint Staff College

Spanish CSC

  • Major - Every two years
  • Spanish language training approx. 25 weeks at DLI-Washington
  • Next selection FY20/AY20-21 Board
  • DLI begins Dec 2020
  • CSC course from Jul 2021 to Apr 2022

UK Advanced CSC

Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation

  • Annually - One Active Duty and two USMCR Majors
  • Ft Benning, GA
  • Spanish Language Prerequisite
  • WHINSEC
 

 

 

 

References

Top Level School

MARADMIN 626/18 ACADEMIC YEAR (AY) 19-20 TOP LEVEL SCHOOL (TLS) SELECTION BOARD ANNOUNCEMENT

MARADMIN 712/18 ACADEMIC YEAR (AY) 19-20 TOP LEVEL SCHOOL (TLS) SELECTION BOARD RESULTS

Intermediate Level School

MARADMIN 352/19 FY20 COMMANDANTS PROFESSIONAL INTERMEDIATE-LEVEL EDUCATION BOARD ANNOUNCEMENT

MARADMIN 682/18 FY19 COMMANDANTS PROFESSIONAL INTERMEDIATE-LEVEL EDUCATION BOARD (CPIB) RESULTS

Career Level School

MARADMIN 351/19 FY20 COMMANDANTS CAREER-LEVEL EDUCATION BOARD ANNOUNCEMENT

MARADMIN 681/18 FY19 COMMANDANTS CAREER-LEVEL EDUCATION BOARD (CCLEB) RESULTS