Expeditionary Warfare School

Mission Statement

Expeditionary Warfare School educates and trains company grade officers in order to prepare them mentally, morally, and physically for billets of increased leadership responsibility across the Fleet Marine Force and the Joint Force, with emphasis on the warfighting capabilities of a Marine Air Ground Task Force operating within a complex and distributed Naval expeditionary environment.

Course Description

The Expeditionary Warfare School (EWS) is a 41-week resident school that provides career-level, professional military education and training to company grade Marine officers and selected officers from other services and countries.  Upon graduation, students are mentally, morally, and physically prepared to lead in billets of increased responsibility within the complex and distributed Naval expeditionary environment, capable of:


(1) LEAD with the Marine Corps' Core Values and ethical standards expected of commissioned officers.

(2) FIGHT with a Maneuver Warfare Mindset.

(3) EMPLOY a MAGTF in a naval expeditionary environment.

(4) DEMONSTRATE MOS credibility.