Marines

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

Marine Corps University