Leading Marines

Distance Education Program
College of Distance Education and Training

The Leading Marines distance education program (DEP) serves as the foundation of the professional military education building block program and supports the development of the requisite leadership skills for our future leaders.

This DEP is a MarineNet self-paced curriculum (EPME3000AA) divided into four subcourses specific to enlisted professional military education.



The Leading Marines DEP is available to all Marines. It is a PME requirement for promotion from lance corporal to corporal.

Completion Benefits

Higher Education

The American Council on Education (ACE) does not recommend credit for this DEP alone, but it does recommend 3 lower-division bachelor's or associate degree credits for the completion of both the Leading Marines DEP and the Corporals Course DEP.


Contact the MarineNet help desk for any information or guidance about CDET's distance education programs for enlisted Marines.

Transcripts can be obtained via MarineNet.

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