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SNCO Waiver Requests

College of Distance Education and Training

CDET provides qualified and selected staff noncommissioned officers the opportunity to participate in the Expeditionary Warfare School or Command and Staff College distance education programs (DEPs).

To obtain a waiver request, contact your local regional office. Note that waiver approval is not a guarantee of enrollment in a seminar, and that participation is on a space-available basis.

Eligibility

Marine Corps SNCOs of grade E-7 through E-9 who are PME complete are eligible to request a waiver for enrollment in the Expeditionary Warfare School DEP.

Marine Corps SNCOs of grade E-8 and E-9 who are PME complete are eligible to request a waiver for enrollment in the Command and Staff College DEP.

SNCOs are not eligible to enroll in online seminars.

Waiver Requirements

Submission of a waiver request requires the following:

  • basic personal information
  • a writing sample providing your rationale for requesting to take the desired program
  • short essay answers to two questions
  • your commanding officer's endorsement verifying that you have satisfied all required PME for grade and including the commander's assessment of your ability and availability to successfully complete the program
  • the regional director's endorsement that provides a review of your waiver request package and a certification that you understand the educational expectations and time requirements of the program

Additional Information

  • To participate, you must have a computer with internet access.
  • Participation is on a space-available basis. Priority of SNCO enrollment goes to ground combat, logistics operations, and tactical air command and control operations billets and/or military occupational specialties.
  • The CDET registrar will notify you and the regional director of the waiver results. You must notify your commanding officer of the waiver results.
  • Blended seminar programs are only offered at selected regional campuses.