Advanced Course Distance Education Program
The Advanced Course distance education program (DEP) places emphasis on warfighting and leadership skills necessary for a gunnery sergeant to function in a wide variety of combat and non-combat roles, and on enhancing the student's knowledge of the strategy behind how the Marine Corps trains, fights, and wins. It increases the student's ability to support the organizational values of the Marine Corps and their unit, influence the command climate, properly adhere to administrative and legal procedures within the organization, and conduct a variety of combat operational roles such as company gunnery sergeant or watch officer in a MAGTF or joint operating environment. The instruction is designed to be a precursor to the resident course experience in order to place the student on a common level of understanding regardless of MOS.
This DEP is a MarineNet (more info) curriculum (EPME7000AA) divided into five subcourses.