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Continuing Education Program

College of Distance Education and Training

Welcome to CEP

Courses take place within MarineNet on the Moodle online platform in an asynchronous format.

Online Courses

If you are interested in participating in a Scholarly Elective, go to MarineNet and search for the course via the CEP Course Menu in Moodle.

Expert Teachers

College level PME courses developed and facilitated by certified subject-matter experts in support of 16-20 students.


Continuing Education Scholarly Electives are available on a volunteer basis to all Marines, active and reserve.

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Offering Enhanced Scholarly Electives (EE) and General Scholarly Electives (GE)

Beyond Boyd: Maneuver Warfare Theory and Practice in the 21st Century

This exceptional all-ranks course is part of a Marine Corps University initiative to foster a deeper understanding of maneuver warfare concepts and the relevance of MCDP-1 in the 21st century. It seeks to contribute to this goal by developing Marine Leader-Teachers who understand Maneuver Warfare and are prepared to facilitate a College of Continuing Education General Scholarly Elective on MCDP-1 and foster maneuver warfare capability within their organizations.

Home Fronts as War Fronts: the Civilian Experience in War

This exceptional all-ranks course, developed and facilitated by Mr. J. Kael Weston, Marine Corps University's Kim T. Adamson Chair and author of The Mirror Test, will provide students with a broad historical overview and deeper understanding of how war affects civilian populations. The first half of the course will focus on the civilian experience in the U.S. Civil War, World War One, World War Two, and Vietnam. The last half will examine the ongoing conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan. Firsthand accounts by civilians and U.S. military personnel will be integrated into readings and class material, including documentary film excerpts.

Fundamental Leadership Dynamics

This exceptional all-ranks course, developed and facilitated by Mr. Chris Hartley, FBI Chair at Marine Corps University, explores executive leadership concepts and essential approaches needed to address current and future leadership challenges in a complex organizational environment. Topics include leadership theories; self-awareness in leadership; leveraging innovation, creativity, and motivation; organizational development; and building key relationships/partnering with the community. The goal is to propose strategic solutions resulting in a positive influence for leaders, their organizations, and their communities.

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Our goal is to supplement and enhance lifelong learning efforts and to fill the educational white space often created when a Marine is not actively engaged with formal schools.


MarineNet Video Service

CEP records and uploads lectures, interviews, and special events facilitated by University experts and notable guests across the Marine Corps.

To view our current selections and see new content from around the Corps, visit the MarineNet Video Service channels below.


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