Hosted by the Commandant, the Brigadier General Select Orientation Course is a one week course that assists in the transition to flag rank by offering discussion and insight on the strategic, operational, and individual issues associated with becoming a general officer. Attendees are Brigadier Selects and Senior Executive Service civilians and are provided an understanding of the strategic vision required by general officers; general officer personal and professional responsibilities; general officer professional development; and the goals, status, and major issues concerning the Marine Corps. Spouses are encouraged to attend the Spouse Program that runs concurrently during the week.
The General Officer Warfighting Officer Program (GOWP) runs consecutively and is a one week course hosted by MSTP at Quantico. The GOWP prepares senior leaders to think strategically, plan operationally, and act tactically within the context of a five domain, naval-integrated, joint expeditionary campaign.