Sergeants School Seminar Program

College of Distance Education and Training

The Sergeants School Seminar Program (SSSP) curriculum is parallel to the resident Sergeants School curriculum with the same program outcomes—to prepare Marine sergeants to serve as:

  • Sound decision makers - educated in diverse decision-making processes which promote and support organizational values and leadership philosophies within the profession of arms and who possess the communication skills necessary to guide subordinates in personal and professional development.
  • Professional warfighters - educated in the nature and theory of war, who comprehend the warfighting functions and their impact on operations and can articulate the roles and functions of other services as they are organized within the Combatant Command structure.
  • Ethical leaders - educated in the philosophies of Marine Corps leadership, the doctrinal publications which establish the basis for organizational values and ethics, who recognize how personal actions influence processes and stimulate change in the behavior and attitudes of subordinates.


Eligibility and Enrollment

The Sergeants School Seminar Program is available to sergeants who have completed the Sergeants School DEP on MarineNet (EPME5000BA). SSSP (or the resident Sergeants School course) is a PME requirement for promotion from sergeant to staff sergeant. Read about the enrollment process.


All students will be assigned an instructor and will attend the seminar at a specified location. SSSP consists of a 15-week program, students meeting one night per week or one weekend per month. The following are SSSP course schedules for each schedule type. Schedules for individual seminars are provided by region.

MARADMIN 191/22, Academic Year 2023 Class Dates for the Enlisted College Distance Education Seminar Programs, announces the AY23 class dates and course prerequisites for the Sergeants School Seminar Program.


Completion Benefits

Higher Education

The American Council on Education (ACE) recommends three (3) lower-division bachelor's degree credits in Leadership.


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