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

(703) 432-5196 

Camp Lejeune
(910) 450-0128

Twentynine Palms
(760) 830-6260

Camp Pendleton
(760) 763-0213

(808) 257-2560/1164/1338

(81) 611-723-4047

Sergeants School Information 

Marine Corps University