About the Spouse's Workshop

The Workshop's objective is to present issues and concepts that Commanding Officers, Sergeants Major, and their spouses can discuss - to give spouses ideas, options, and best practices as well as provide them a peer network for support and encouragement.

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1991, the Commandant directed the establishment of a course for slated Commanders.

1993, pilot Spouses program rolled out. The curriculum was developed from relevant aspects of the Navy’s CO/XO Seminar, the Command Team Seminar, and the Army Command & Staff College, then assembled using the acumen of a large committee of experienced Marine spouses.

2013, Sergeants Major course established for newly slated SgtsMaj.

2015, Commander’s course & SgtsMaj course combined – now known as Cornerstone.

Points of Contact 

Spouses Workshop

Mrs. Jennifer Butler


Marine Corps University