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Top Level School Opportunities

Top level schools offer Marine Corps officers a unique opportunity for high quality non-resident education to further enhance their professional knowledge and expertise.

U.S. Army War College Distance Education Program

The U.S. Army War College (USAWC) distance education program for lieutenant colonels and colonels educates and develops leaders for service at the strategic level while advancing knowledge in the global application of landpower. It consists of a series of eight primary online courses, an elective or directed research project, and two 2-week resident courses at Carlisle Barracks, PA, taken over a two-year period.

For additional information, see MARADMIN 675/18 or visit the USAWC Department of Distance Education page.

Air War College Distance Learning Program

The Air War College (AWC) distance learning program for lieutenant colonels develops senior leaders for strategic-level employment of air, space, and cyberspace forces. The curriculum emphasizes coalition war fighting and national security. The program includes seminars, simulation exercises, electives, international travel, and a national security symposium.

For additional information, visit the AWC Distance Learning Program page.

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