The Marine Corps recognizes the value of sister service members attending the enlisted professional military education resident courses. The various perspectives and experiences of these students are an invaluable addition to the education of the joint force. To foster jointness and increase collaboration among services, the College of Enlisted Military Education (CEME) reserves allocations at Regional Staff Noncommissioned Officer Academies (SNCOA) for sister service members to attend Marine Corps enlisted professional military education schools.
Prospective students should contact their respective service coordinator to determine eligibility and specific service requirements. The points of contact for the Air Force and Navy are located below in the points of contact section. The CEME Operations section is the sole information source for school seats and questions regarding sister service registration. Regional SNCOA should not be contacted directly.
Nominations must be received by CEME operations 60 days prior to the respective course report date.
1. Prospective students must meet all requirements listed on the Command Screening Checklist (NAVMC 11580)
2. Prospective students must be within their service height and weight standards.
3. Nominees must be in a full duty status. (Unless an approved duty status waiver is obtained)
4. Complete the Marine Corps’ Distance Education Program requirement for the school they are applying to attend. Instructions are provided below.
Nominees must complete the current College of Enlisted Military Education Command Screening Checklist which can be found at https://www.usmcu.edu/CEME/.
Nominees interested in attending a school that are not in a full duty status must complete the current duty status waiver that can be found at https://www.usmcu.edu/CEME/.
Students must complete the appropriate distance education program for the school that they are attending via MarineNet, prior to being considered for registration.
To create an account, members need to contact the MarineNet help desk and provide their EDIPI to be authenticated. Students should inform the help desk personnel that they are attending the resident school and access is required to complete the distance education program.
MarineNet Help Desk
(888) 4DL-USMC (435-8762) / DSN 995-6049
Mon-Thu 0730-2000, Fri 0730-1600 Eastern Standard Time
Career School Distance Education Program (EPME6000AA)
Advanced School Distance Education Program (EPME7000AA)
Class dates for the current fiscal year can be found on the CEME website under the Academic Calendar link. https://www.usmcu.edu/CEME/
The College of Enlisted Military Education has allocated six seats for the Navy and six seats for the Air Force per fiscal year at each of the Staff Noncommissioned Officer Academies listed below. These allocations are filled on a first come, first served basis, with priority determined by the nominating service.
Funding for all TAD/TDY expenses including travel, lodging, messing, and per diem are the responsibility of the nominating service.
Allocations are reserved for attendance at the following SNCOA.
SNCO Academy Quantico
3077 Broadway Street
Quantico, VA 22134
SNCO Academy Camp Lejeune
PSC BOX 20161
Camp Lejeune, NC 28542
SNCO Academy Camp Pendleton
PSC BOX 555104
Camp Pendleton, CA 92055
Specific reporting instructions for each academy can be obtained at the link below:
Sister service members are required to bring the service equivalent uniforms to the requirements listed for the respective academy that they are attending.
College of Enlisted Military Education
MSgt Joshua Lancaster
United States Air Force (6E)
Manager, AF EPME Policy & Programs
TSgt Vanessa Berrio
United States Space Force (6E)
CMSGT Esther Sanford
United States Navy (5E)
Interested Navy personnel should contact the CEME Operations section directly.
Sister Service Registration Instructions.pdf