Marines

 

Foreign Professional Military Education

Officers are selected for a foreign PME assignment from the Top-Level School (TLS) or Commandant's Professional Intermediate-Level Education Board (CPIB/ILS) processes, conducted by the DC M&RA. Foreign PME provides a unique opportunity to learn of the peoples, mores, cultures, and a variety of perspectives on strategic and international issues. All foreign PME program completion results in joint professional military education (JPME I) credit. 

Officers desiring selection to this program should take the Defense Language Aptitude Battery (DLAB) early enough for results to be available to their respective TLS/ILS Selection Board. The DLAB can be scheduled through your base education officer. The DLAB score does not expire and can be re-taken every six months. Class 4 languages such as Arabic, Japanese, Korean, and Mandarin require a score of 110 or higher. A minimum score of 100 is required for all other foreign PME programs.  

 

           Foreign PME Top-Level School Assignments and Eligibility            

 

Argentine National Defense School

  • Lieutenant Colonel - Every 4 years
  • Next selection on FY22/AY22-23 Board
  • Spanish language training approx. 34 weeks at DLI-Monterey
  • DLI begins May 2023
  • Course from Feb to Dec 2024
  • Escuela Superior de Guerra

Australian War College

Indian National Defence College

Inter-American Defense College

  • Lieutenant Colonel - Every year
  • Ft. McNair in Washington, D.C.
  • Spanish or Portuguese language training approx. 25 weeks at DLI-Washington
  • DLI begins in December
  • Course from Jun to June 
  • Home - Inter-American Defense College

Israeli National Defense College

  • Lieutenant Colonel - Every year
  • English translations of all lectures and material provided.
  • In country Hebrew language training from June to August
  • Course from Aug to July
  • Israel National Defense College 

Japanese National Institute for Defense Studies

NATO Defense College

  • Four Lieutenant Colonels (2 AD + 2 USMCR)
  • Every year, Semi-annually
  • Rome, Italy
  • Course conducted in English
  • One class from Sep to Feb, the other from Feb to Jul
  • NATO Defense College

Pakistani National Defence University

  • Colonel - Every 4 years
  • Next selection on FY21/AY21-22 Board
  • Language training required approx. 47 weeks at DLI-Washington
  • DLI begins Feb 2021
  • Course from Jan to Dec 2022
  • Pakistan National Defence University

UK Royal College of Defence Studies

 

    Foreign PME Intermediate-Level School Assignments and Eligibility    

 

Argentine CSC

  • Major - Every other year
  • Next selection FY20/AY20-21 Board
  • Spanish language training approx. 25 weeks at DLI-Monterey
  • DLI begins May 2021
  • Course from Jan to Dec 2022
  • Argentina Command and Staff College

Australian CSC

Brazilian CSC

  • Major - Every two years
  • Next selection FY19/AY19-20) Board
  • Portuguese language training required approx. 25 weeks at DLI-Monterey
  • DLI begins summer 2019
  • CSC course from Feb 2020 to Jan 2021
  • Brazilian Staff School 

Royal Brunei CSC

Canadian CSC

French CSC
(E'Cole de Guerre)

  • Major - Every year
  • French language training approx. 25 weeks at DLI-Monterey
  • DLI begins in May
  • Students PCS in Jan for additional in-country language training
  • CSC course from Aug to Jun
  • French Command and Staff College

Japanese Command and General Staff College

  • Major - Every year
  • Japanese language training approx. 63 weeks at DLI-Monterey
  • DLI begins in Jul
  • CSC course begins two years after start of language school and lasts for 16 months
  • Japanese Command and General Staff College

Korean Joint War College CSC

  • Major - Every year
  • Korean language training approx. 63 weeks at DLI-Monterey
  • DLI begins in Jul
  • CSC course begins two years later from Jan to Dec

Norwegian CSC

  • Major - Every year
  • Norwegian language training approx. 25 weeks at DLI-Washington
  • DLI begins in Sep
  • Norwegian Basic Operational Planning Course in country starting in May followed by NATO Land Operations Course in June
  • Additional two months of in-country language training starts in Jul at University in Oslo (UiO)
  • CSC course from Aug to Jun
  • Norwegian Defence University College Staff School

New Zealand Joint Staff College

Spanish CSC

  • Major - Every two years
  • Spanish language training approx. 25 weeks at DLI-Washington
  • Next selection FY20/AY20-21 Board
  • DLI begins Dec 2020
  • CSC course from Jul 2021 to Apr 2022
  • Spanish Command and Staff College

UK Advanced CSC

Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation

  • Annually - One Active Duty and two USMCR Majors
  • Ft Benning, GA
  • Spanish Language Prerequisite
  • WHINSEC
 

 

                                                        References                                                        

 

Top Level School

MARADMIN 447/23 ACADEMIC YEAR 2024-2025 TOP LEVEL SCHOOL SELECTION BOARD ANNOUNCEMENT

Top Level School

 

Intermediate Level School

MARADMIN 334/23 FY24 COMMANDANT'S PROFESSIONAL INTERMEDIATE-LEVEL EDUCATION BOARD

Commandant's Professional Intermediate-Level Education Board (Historical data) (usmc.mil)

 

Career Level School

MARADMIN 335/23 FY24 COMMANDANT'S CAREER-LEVEL EDUCATION BOARD ANNOUNCEMENT (CCLEB)

Commandant's Career-Level Education Board (Historical data) (usmc.mil)

Marine Corps University