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Sergeants School Seminar Program

College of Distance Education and Training

The Sergeants School Seminar Program (SSSP) curriculum is derived from and parallel to the resident Sergeants Course curriculum and the goals are identical—to prepare Marine sergeants to:

  • Serve as ethical leaders, educated in the philosophies of Marine Corps leadership and 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.
  • Serve as professional warfighters, educated in the nature and theory of war, who comprehend the warfighting functions and their impact on operations, and who can articulate the roles and functions of other services as they are organized within the Combatant Command structure.
  • Serve as sound decision makers, educated in diverse decision making processes that promote and support organizational values and leadership philosophies within the profession of arms, who possess the communication skills necessary to guide subordinates in personal and professional development.


Eligibility and Enrollment

The Sergeants School Seminar Program is available to sergeants who have completed the Sergeants Course DEP on MarineNet (EPME5000AA). SSSP (or the resident Sergeants School course) is a PME requirement for promotion from sergeant to staff sergeant. Read about the enrollment process.


MARADMIN 583/19, Academic Year 2020 Class Dates for the Enlisted College Distance Education and Training Weekend Seminar Programs, announces the AY20 class dates and course prerequisites for the Sergeants School Seminar Program.

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.

Weekday and Online:

  1. AY20 SSSP Weekly Schedule


  1. AY20 SSSP Weekend Schedule
  2. AY20 Spring Cycle Weekend ECDEP Schedule
  3. AY20 Fall Cycle Weekend ECDEP Schedule

Completion Benefits

Higher Education

The American Council on Education (ACE) has not yet reviewed the SSSP curriculum for recommended college degree credits.


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Remember that Regional Culture and Language Familiarization (RCLF) is a requirement for PME completion.