Marines


College of Enlisted Military Education
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Marine Corps University
Quantico, Virginia

Mission Statement

The College of Enlisted Military Education provides a continuum of education to improve leadership, sharpen critical and creative thinking skills, and deepen Marines' understanding of warfighting concepts in distributed/joint environments in order to foster ethical, professional leaders who make sound decisions in complex operational situations.

IN THE SPOTLIGHT

CEME

Director: SgtMaj Michael Hensley
Deputy Director: Mr. Blake Wilson
Dean of Academics: Mr. James J. Cohn

Phone: (703) 784-4018

Fax: (703) 784-1150

Email: MCU_CEME@USMCU.EDU

Marine Corps Senior Enlisted Academy

 


 

Mission Statement

Marine Corps Senior Enlisted Academy (MCSEA) is a standalone academy responsible for the governance of senior enlisted professional military education (PME). MCSEA will advance senior enlisted professional military education and leadership development into the 21st century and incorporate adult learning while embracing an information age approach. Marine Corps Senior Enlisted Academy 's focus is developing student learning objectives for all E8 and E9 PME that concentrates on how to think vice what to think. 

 


 

Marine Corps Senior Enlisted Academy History

The Marine Corps Senior Enlisted Academy (MCSEA) is located aboard MCB Quantico on the Marine Corps University campus building 3078, also known as Billeb Hall. The building’s ribbon cutting and dedication ceremony took place on 20 May 2022. Sergeant Major Bertha Billeb served with distinction as a Master Sergeant, First Sergeant, Master Gunnery Sergeant, and Sergeant Major, she epitomizes what it means to be a Senior Enlisted Leader. She retired in 1973 after 30 years of continuous active duty, another first for a female Marine. 

 


 

Marine Corps Senior Enlisted Academy Contacts

 

Director (703) 432-1447
Deputy Director (703) 432-4500
Ops Chief (703) 432-5541
8999 Faculty Lead

(703) 432-4793

 


 

Marine Corps Senior Enlisted Academy Information

Cornerstone Link
First Sergeants School Link
Senior Enlisted Blended Seminar Fact Sheet
Slated Enlisted Leaders Orientation Course SELOC - (Under construction)
Navy Senior Enlisted Academy Link
Air Force Senior Senior Enlisted Academy Link
United States Army Sergeants Major Academy Link

SNCO Academy - Quantico

 


 

Mission Statement

The College of Enlisted Military Education provides a continuum of education to improve leadership, sharpen critical and creative thinking skills, and deepen Marines' understanding of warfighting concepts in distributed/joint environments in order to foster ethical, professional leaders who make sound decisions in complex operational situations.

 


 

Official Mailing Address

SNCO Academy
3077 Broadway Street
Quantico, VA 22134

 


 

CEME School Descriptions

Resident Advanced School
Resident Career School
Resident Sergeants School

 


 

Quantico SNCOA Contacts

Director (703) 784-3138
Deputy Director (703) 784-3246
Academics Chief (703) 784-2213
Admin Chief (703) 784-5793
Ops Chief (703) 784-2978
Supply Chief (703) 784-1174
FAX (703) 784-4098
DSN 278-2928

 


 

Quantico SNCOA Information

SNCO Academy - Camp Lejeune

 


 

Mission Statement

The College of Enlisted Military Education provides a continuum of education to improve leadership, sharpen critical and creative thinking skills, and deepen Marines' understanding of warfighting concepts in distributed/joint environments in order to foster ethical, professional leaders who make sound decisions in complex operational situations.

 


 

Official Mailing Address

SNCO Academy
PSC BOX 20161
Camp Lejeune, NC 28542

 


 

CEME School Descriptions

Resident Advanced School
Resident Career School
Resident Sergeants School

 


 

Camp Lejeune SNCOA Contacts

Director (910) 450-1941
Deputy Director (910) 450-1945
Academics Chief (910) 450-1949
Admin Chief (910) 450-1942
Ops Chief (910) 450-1940
Supply Chief (910) 450-0025
FAX (910) 450-0019
DSN 751-XXXX

 


 

Camp Lejeune SNCOA Information

SNCO Academy - Camp Pendleton

 


 

Mission Statement

The College of Enlisted Military Education provides a continuum of education to improve leadership, sharpen critical and creative thinking skills, and deepen Marines' understanding of warfighting concepts in distributed/joint environments in order to foster ethical, professional leaders who make sound decisions in complex operational situations.

 


 

Official Mailing Address

SNCO Academy
PSC BOX 555104
Camp Pendleton, CA 92055

 


 

CEME School Descriptions

Resident Advanced School
Resident Career School
Resident Sergeants School

 


 

Camp Pendleton SNCOA Contacts

Director (760) 725-4077
Deputy Director (760) 725-4590
Academics Officer (760) 763-1792
Admin Chief (760) 763-0217
Ops Chief (760) 763-0211
Supply Chief (760) 763-0213
DSN 361-0213

 


 

Camp Pendleton SNCOA Information

SNCO Academy - Twentynine Palms

 


 

Mission Statement

The College of Enlisted Military Education provides a continuum of education to improve leadership, sharpen critical and creative thinking skills, and deepen Marines' understanding of warfighting concepts in distributed/joint environments in order to foster ethical, professional leaders who make sound decisions in complex operational situations.

 


 

Official Mailing Address

SNCO Academy
PSC BOX 788200
Twentynine Palms, CA 92278

 


 

CEME School Descriptions

Resident Sergeants School

 


 

29 Palms SNCOA Contacts

Director (760) 830-6265
Deputy Director (760) 830-6222
Academics Chief (760) 830-3924
Admin Chief (760) 830-6239
Ops Chief (760) 830-6222
Supply Chief (760) 830-6239
DSN 230-6260

 


 

29 Palms SNCOA Information

SNCO Academy - Hawaii

 


 

Mission Statement

The College of Enlisted Military Education provides a continuum of education to improve leadership, sharpen critical and creative thinking skills, and deepen Marines' understanding of warfighting concepts in distributed/joint environments in order to foster ethical, professional leaders who make sound decisions in complex operational situations.

 


 

Official Mailing Address

SNCO Academy
PSC BOX 63062
MCBH Kaneohe Bay, HI 96863

 


 

CEME School Descriptions

Resident Sergeants School

 


 

Hawaii SNCOA Contacts

Director (808) 496-2600
Deputy Director (808) 496-2560
Admin Chief (808) 496-3109
Academics Officer (808) 496-5619
Supply Chief (808) 496-6874
Operations Chief (808) 496-1338
SNCOIC (808) 496-6872
Communications Officer (808) 496-3963

 


 

Hawaii SNCOA Information

SNCO Academy - Okinawa

 


 

Mission Statement

The College of Enlisted Military Education provides a continuum of education to improve leadership, sharpen critical and creative thinking skills, and deepen Marines' understanding of warfighting concepts in distributed/joint environments in order to foster ethical, professional leaders who make sound decisions in complex operational situations.

 


 

Official Mailing Address

SNCO Academy
UNIT 35027
FPO AP 96373-5027

 


 

CEME School Descriptions

Resident Advanced School
Resident Career School
Resident Sergeants School

 


 

Okinawa SNCOA Contacts

Director (315) 623-4912
Deputy Director (315) 623-4970
Academics Chief (315) 623-4939
Admin Chief (315) 623-4799
Ops Chief (315) 623-4047
Supply Chief (315) 623-4880
FAX (81)611-723-4621
DSN 623-4047

 


 

Camp Okinawa SNCOA Information

Resident Advanced School

The Advanced School is an intermediate level seven-week course for Marine gunnery sergeants (E-7s). During this school, Marines will continue to learn, at a more progressive level, about the various aspects of ethical leadership, professional warfighting, and sound decision making. This school will focus on the theories behind Marine Corps command and control, the challenges of leadership development, and the fundamentals of expeditionary force at the tactical level. This school will provide a better understanding of the translation of policy into action.

 


 

Advanced School Outcomes

Program Outcomes

  • Serve as ethical leaders, educated in the theories behind Marine Corps command and control, who recognize their role in influencing the command climate and supporting the commander’s philosophy.

  • Serve as professional warfighters, educated in the fundamentals of how the Marine expeditionary force conducts operations at the tactical level, who comprehend the art and science of operational planning, and the relationship between the National Security Strategy and the National Military Strategy.

  • Serve as sound decision makers, educated in the challenges of leadership development within an organization, who can translate policy into action, and possess the analytical ability to recognize the essence of given problems and the creative ability to devise practical solutions.

Student Learning Outcomes

  • Develop the scope of command influence through analytical and creative communications skills.

  • Explore the Marine Corps Command and Control Theory and its supporting theories as outlined in MCDP 6.

  • Examine factors that impact a leader’s role in influencing the command climate.

  • Explore the relationship between the National Security Strategy and National Military Strategy.

  • Probe the relationship between the art and science of operational planning.

  • Examine maneuver warfare philosophy while incorporating the warfighting functions.

  • Examine fundamentals of conducting MEF-level operations at the tactical level.

  • Apply critical thinking skills to develop solutions to problems facing unit leaders.

  • Implement actionable solutions that support leadership policy.

 


 

Advanced School Contacts

Camp Lejeune
(910) 450-0009

Camp Pendleton 
(760) 725-4893

Okinawa
(81) 611-723-4047

Quantico
(703) 784-1836

Resident Career School

The Career School is an intermediate level seven-week school for Marine staff sergeants (E-6s).  This school is intended to enable Marines to serve as ethical leaders, professional warfighters, and to become sound decision makers.  This school will also educate students on obstacles that affect Marine cohesion and compliance with organizational values, Marine Corps warfighting doctrine, and diverse decision making processes.

 


 

Career School Outcomes

Program Outcomes

  • Serve as ethical leaders, educated in methods to overcome obstacles that affect Marine cohesion and compliance with institutional values and ethics, and who recognize the responsibility of their grade to mentor junior enlisted as well as junior officers.

  • Serve as professional warfighters, educated in the Marine Corps warfighting doctrine with an emphasis on preparing for and the conduct of war, who are introduced to operational planning, and possess knowledge on national military capabilities and the foundations of joint operations.

  • Serve as sound decision makers, educated in diverse decision-making processes used to formulate and solve open-ended problems in complex environments in support of the commander’s intent and institutional values.

Student Learning Outcomes

  • Analyze aspects of leadership that enhance decision-making.

  • Employ critical thinking and creative problem-solving techniques to support organizational mission, goals, and values.

  • Champion organizational change through sustaining and reinforcing core values.

  • Examine the nature and theory of war as it applies to National Strategic Overview and National Military Capabilities.

  • Examine maneuver warfare concepts that enable success within the MAGTF.

  • Investigate theories that enhance personal and professional communication.

  • Analyze events focusing on problem-solving and decision-making process in complex situations.

 


 

Career School Contacts

Quantico
(703) 784-2971

Camp Lejeune
(910) 450-0018/1957

Camp Pendleton
(760) 725-4822

Okinawa
(81) 611-723-4047

Resident Sergeants School

The Sergeants School is a primary level course for Marine Sergeants (E-5s). This four-week school provides students with the knowledge and skills to recognize how personal actions influence processes, to comprehend warfighting functions and their impact on operations, and to use communication skills to effectively relay courses of action. This school is intended to enable Marines to serve as ethical leaders, professional warfighters, critical thinkers, and sound decision makers.

 


 

Sergeants School Outcomes

Program Outcomes

  • 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.

Student Learning Outcomes

  • Explain the leadership concepts focusing on the personal and professional development of subordinates.

  • Examine behaviors associated with the profession of arms that honor Marine Corps customs, traditions, orders, and programs.

  • Analyze Marine Corps warfighting philosophy, the relationship to the Marine Corps warfighting functions, and their impact on operational outcomes.

  • Apply the concepts and techniques necessary to engage in professional communication in all forms.

  • Apply cultural and regional consideration to scenarios.

 


 

Sergeants School Contacts

Quantico
(703) 432-5196 

Camp Lejeune
(910) 450-0128

Twentynine Palms
(760) 830-6260

Camp Pendleton
(760) 763-0213

Hawaii
(808) 257-2560/1164/1338

Okinawa
(81) 611-723-4047

ACTIVE DUTY CORPORALS COURSE

Course: Corporals Course | Instructor-led Moodle (usmc.mil)

 

RESERVE CORPORALS COURSE

Course: Reserve Corporals Course | Instructor-led Moodle (usmc.mil)

 

ACTIVE DUTY & RESERVE LANCE CORPORALS
LEADERSHIP AND ETHICS SEMINAR

Course: Lance Corporal Seminar | Instructor-led Moodle (usmc.mil)

Enlisted PME Recruitment  

Marine Corps University and the SNCO academies are searching for prospective Marines who desire to either develop curriculum for the enlisted force or serve as a faculty advisor at the regional SNCO academies. If you're interested, review the details and requirements below.

Marines who serve as a curriculum developer at the Enlisted PME branch have the unique opportunity to impact the enlisted force through the development and delivery of resident and non-resident courseware. Curriculum developers are subject matter experts in their respective MOS as well as across the spectrum of the MAGTF. Marines who serve in this billet will develop curriculum for the resident SNCO academies.

Requirements:

No specific requirements exist to serve as as curriculum developer however; you must have solid communication skills and be proficient at using word processing and presentation software (MS Word & PowerPoint). Desired skills are listed below.

  • Bachelor or Associates degree

  • Previous instructor assignment

  • Completion of FSIC or CDC

Marines interested in becoming curriculum developers must send an email (with the Curriculum Developer and Staff Noncommissioned Academy Faculty Advisor Screening Checklist as an attachment) to mcu_ceme@usmcu.edu to schedule an interview.  Complete the subject line as:  Attn:  Curriculum Development Officer - (Name of Interested Marine) Interview.

 

SNCO Academy Faculty Advisor Recruitment  

The SNCO Academy faculty advisor's billet is one of the best duties in the Corps and can provide Marines who serve in this capacity to directly impact the Corps' enlisted leaders. Faculty advisors deliver courseware developed by the enlisted PME branch, facilitate small group discussions, mentor SNCO academy students and serve as role models. Faculty advisors can serve at any of the six regional SNCO academies in the corporals, sergeants, career, or advanced courses.

Requirements:

  • Conform to physical fitness standards as prescribed in MCO P6100.12

  • Record does not indicate a trend concerning disobedience of orders or regulations, misbehavior, alcohol/drug abuse, domestic violence, or substandard performance.

  • Does not have a history of financial instability.

  • Previous successful tour as an instructor preferred, but not required.

  • Higher education is desirable, but not a requirement. Significant qualifiers are as follows:

    • Bachelor's degree (any subject)

    • Master's degree (any subject)

Marines interested in becoming SNCO Academy faculty advisors or curriculum developers must complete the Curriculum Developer and Staff Noncommissioned Academy Faculty Advisor Screening Checklist.  

Marines who are applying to be faculty advisors should then contact the deputy director at the academy nearest to them to schedule an interview. 

School Registration

  • Marines who must travel in order to attend resident PME (those who are in CONUS and not co-located with a regional SNCO Academy) should make every effort to be registered for a course at the MCB Quantico SNCO Academy in order to maximize the efficient use of school seats available at the SNCO Academies. Marines from inside the local area of the regional SNCOA will have priority for seat registration. This does not apply to those students who are traveling to the MCB Camp Butler SNCOA from other OCONUS locations.

  • Units must submit their nominations through their respective MARFOR representative for registration in Marine Corps Training Information Management System (MCTIMS). All nominations, regardless of location, must be received by the respective MARFOR representative no later than 45 days prior to the class reporting date by email or DMS message. Student information required by the MARFOR representatives for processing is last name, first, MI, EDIPI and Military Occupational Specialty.

  • Reserve Schools. All nominations, regardless of location and status, must be received by the respective MSC or Op Sponsor, no later than 45 days prior to the class reporting date. SMCR units must submit their nominations through their respective MSC representative for registration in MCTIMS. IRR Marines must contact the Marine Corps Individual Reserve Support Activity (MCIRSA). MCIRSA is responsible for coordinating requests for seats in MCTIMS. MCIRSA customer service can be contacted at 1-800-255-5082 or MCIRSA_IMA@usmc.mil. IMA Marines must have their Op Sponsor request seats through MFRG3TRAINING@usmc.mil.

 


 

Appropriation Data

  • MARFOR representatives will request TECOM World Wide Travel (WWT) funding for attendees through the TECOM G-8 Formal School Training Support Branch (C464).

  • Rental car is not authorized.

  • Within 45 days following the completion of the course, each unit will provide a copy of the student's liquidation to CG, TECOM, Quantico, VA 22134 (C464FM).

  • Quota allocations may be found in MCTIMS, or through each unit's S-3/G-3.

  • Reserve Appropriation Data

 


 

 

OthER SERVICES REGISTRATION

The Marine Corps recognizes the value of other service members attending the enlisted professional military education resident courses. The various perspectives and experiences of these students are an invaluable addition to the education of the joint force. To foster jointness and increase collaboration among services, the College of Enlisted Military Education (CEME) reserves allocations at Regional Staff Noncommissioned Officer Academies (SNCOA) for other service members to attend Marine Corps enlisted professional military education schools.

NOMINATION PROCESS

Prospective students should contact their respective service coordinator to determine eligibility and specific service requirements. The points of contact for the Air Force and Navy are located below in the points of contact section. The CEME Operations section is the sole information source for school seats and questions regarding other service registration. Regional SNCOA should not be contacted directly.

Nominations must be received by CEME operations 60 days prior to the respective course report date. 

PRE-REQUISITES

1.  Prospective students must meet all requirements listed on the Command Screening Checklist (NAVMC 11580)
2.  Prospective students must be within their service height and weight standards.
3.  Nominees must be in a full duty status. (Unless an approved duty status waiver is obtained)
4.  Complete the Marine Corps’ Distance Education Program requirement for the school they are applying to attend. Instructions are provided below.  

COMMAND SCREENING CHECKLIST

Nominees must complete the current College of Enlisted Military Education Command Screening Checklist which can be found at https://www.usmcu.edu/CEME/

DUTY STATUS WAIVERS

Nominees interested in attending a school that are not in a full duty status must complete the current duty status waiver that can be found at https://www.usmcu.edu/CEME/.  

DISTANCE EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS

Students must complete the appropriate distance education program for the school that they are attending via MarineNet, prior to being considered for registration.

To create an account, members need to contact the MarineNet help desk and provide their EDIPI to be authenticated. Students should inform the help desk personnel that they are attending the resident school and access is required to complete the distance education program.

MarineNet Help Desk
(888) 4DL-USMC (435-8762) / DSN 995-6049
Mon-Thu 0730-2000, Fri 0730-1600 Eastern Standard Time

https://www.marinenet.usmc.mil/MarineNet/EditProfile.aspx

Sergeants School Distance Education Program (EPME5000BA)

Career School Distance Education Program (EPME6000BA)

Advanced School Distance Education Program (EPME7000BA)

Once a student is enrolled in MCTIMS, the student will Contact the SNCOIC of the academy that they are going to attend to get proctor codes to complete the required distance education requirements.

https://www.usmcu.edu/ceme/sergeants/

https://www.usmcu.edu/ceme/career/

https://www.usmcu.edu/ceme/courses/advanced/

CLASS DATES

Class dates for the current fiscal year can be found on the CEME website under the Academic Calendar link.  https://www.usmcu.edu/CEME/

ALLOCATIONS

The College of Enlisted Military Education has allocated six seats for the Navy and six seats for the Air Force per fiscal year at each of the Staff Noncommissioned Officer Academies listed below. These allocations are filled on a first come, first served basis, with priority determined by the nominating service.

FUNDING

Funding for all TAD/TDY expenses including travel, lodging, messing, and per diem are the responsibility of the nominating service.

LOCATIONS

Allocations are reserved for attendance at the following SNCOA.

SNCO Academy Quantico
3077 Broadway Street
Quantico, VA 22134

SNCO Academy Camp Lejeune
PSC BOX 20161
Camp Lejeune, NC 28542

SNCO Academy Camp Pendleton
PSC BOX 555104
Camp Pendleton, CA 92055

SNCO Academy Okinawa 
Building 2729, Camp Hansen 
Unit 35027 
FPO AP 96373

SNCO Academy Twentynine Palms 
Building 1611 
Twentynine Palms, CA 92278

SNCO Academy Hawaii 
Building 224 
MCB Kaneohe Bay, HI 96863 

REPORTING INSTRUCTIONS

Specific reporting instructions for each academy can be obtained at the link below:

https://www.usmcu.edu/ceme/acadamies/

REQUIRED UNIFORMS

Other service members are required to bring the service equivalent uniforms to the requirements listed for the respective academy that they are attending.

POINTS OF CONTACTS

College of Enlisted Military Education
Operations Chief
GySgt Christopher Graikowski
(703) 432-5283
chris.graikowski@usmcu.edu

United States Air Force (6E)
Manager, AF EPME Policy & Programs
TSgt Vanessa Berrio
(210) 565-4454
vanessa.berrio@us.af.mil

United States Space Force (6E)
CMSGT Esther Sanford
esther.sanford@spaceforce.mil

United States Navy (5E)
PENDING
Interested Navy personnel should contact the CEME Operations section directly.

PRINTABLE INSTRUCTIONS

Other Service Registration Instructions.pdf

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