The Advanced School Distant Education Program (DEP) places emphasis on warfighting and leadership skills necessary for a gunnery sergeant of Marines to function in a wide variety of combat and non-combat roles. This course of instruction is designed to be a precursor to the resident School and Seminar Program experience to place the student on a common level of understanding regardless of military occupational specialty. It contains seven courses divided into 20 lessons. The Advanced School DEP will enhance the students' knowledge of the United States Marine Corps and the strategy behind how Marines train, fight, and win.
Upon completion of this course of instruction, the student will be able to better support the organizational values of the Marine Corps and their unit, increase their ability to influence the command climate, properly adhere to administrative and legal procedures within the organization, and conduct a variety of combat operational roles such as watch officer or company gunnery sergeant in a MAGTF or joint operating environment.
This DEP is a MarineNet self-paced curriculum (EPME7000BA) divided into seven sub courses.