ANNOUNCEMENT OF THE FY14 SERGEANTS MAJOR COURSE

By | November 14, 2013

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MARADMIN 601/13
MSGID/GENADMIN/CG EDCOM PRES MCU QUANTICO VA//
SUBJ/ANNOUNCEMENT OF THE FY14 SERGEANTS MAJOR COURSE//
POC/G. L. SHIPLEY/SSGT/SERGEANTS MAJOR COURSE COORDINATOR/ENLISTED PME BRANCH/ENLISTED PME/MCU/TEL: (703) 432-5530/EMAIL: GREGORY.SHIPLEY(AT)USMC.MIL//
POC/K. A. CONOVER/SGTMAJ/MARINE CORPS UNIVERSITY/TEL: (703) 784-6943/EMAIL: KENNETH.CONOVER(AT)USMC.MIL//
GENTEXT/REMARKS/1.  SITUATION.  THE PRESIDENT OF MARINE CORPS UNIVERSITY (MCU), UNDER THE GUIDANCE OF THE COMMANDANT OF THE MARINE CORPS (CMC) AND THE SERGEANT MAJOR OF THE MARINE CORPS (SMMC), HAS ESTABLISHED A FORMAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENT FOR ALL NEWLY SELECTED SERGEANTS MAJOR.  THE PURPOSE OF THE COURSE IS TO EDUCATE THESE MARINES ON THE FUNDAMENTAL AUTHORITIES, RESPONSIBILITIES, PROGRAMS, AND PRACTICES OF A BATTALION/SQUADRON-LEVEL SERGEANT MAJOR THAT CONTRIBUTE TO A SUCCESSFUL COMMAND - WITH A FOCUS ON CRITICAL THINKING, DECISION-MAKING, AND SOUND JUDGMENT.
2.  THE DIRECTOR OF EPME WILL CONDUCT THE SERGEANTS MAJOR COURSE AT MCU, MCB QUANTICO, VA ON THE FOLLOWING DATES:
COURSE    REPORT          GRADUATE
1-14      19 JAN 14       31 JAN 14
2-14      27 APR 14       09 MAY 14
3.  EXECUTION
3.A.  THE TOTAL NUMBER OF ALLOCATIONS IS EQUAL TO THE NUMBER OF PROMOTIONS TO SERGEANT MAJOR FOR FY14.
3.B.  FUNDING
3.B.1.  TRAVEL/PER DIEM FOR ACTIVE DUTY MARINES WILL BE FUNDED BY MCU.  RESERVE MARINES ARE FUNDED BY THEIR RESPECTIVE MAJOR SUBORDINATE COMMANDS.  PARENT COMMANDS ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR THE COST OF RENTAL CARS.
3.B.2.  AFTER REGISTRATION IN MCTIMS, STUDENTS WILL UTILIZE MCU LOA "14 SGTMAJCRS" VIA DTS CROSS ORGANIZATION FUNCTION.
3.C.  ELIGIBILITY
3.C.1.  ALL FIRST SERGEANTS SELECTED DURING THE FY14 SERGEANT MAJOR SELECTION BOARD ARE ELIGIBLE AND REQUIRED TO ATTEND.
3.C.2.  EXEMPTIONS.  ALL REQUESTS FOR FY14 EXEMPTION MUST BE FORWARDED VIA NAVAL MESSAGE TO CG, EDCOM, PRES, MCU, QUAN, VA.  EXEMPTIONS ARE CONSIDERED ON A CASE-BY-CASE BASIS.
3.D.  REGISTRATION
3.D.1.  ASSIGNMENT TO CLASS 1-14 OR 2-14 WILL BE DETERMINED THROUGH COORDINATION BETWEEN MCU AND ENLISTED ASSIGNMENTS BRANCH (MMEA).  CLASS SIZES WILL BE DETERMINED BY THE FY14 PROMOTION SELECTION.
3.D.2.  INITIAL COMMUNICATION WITH CLASS 1-14 AND 2-14 STUDENT LISTS WILL BE MADE VIA SEPCOR.
3.D.3.  PARENT COMMAND S-3/G-3 ARE REQUIRED TO ENTER ATTENDEE INFORMATION IN MARINE CORPS TRAINING INFORMATION MANAGEMENT SYSTEM (MCTIMS) UTILIZING COURSE IDENTIFICATION NUMBER M02T8K0.
3.D.4.  PARENT COMMAND S-3/G-3 ARE REQUIRED TO REGISTER ATTENDEES IN THE ASSIGNED CLASS ONLY.  REQUESTS FOR CLASS CHANGES WILL BE SENT TO THE SERGEANT MAJOR, MCU VIA EMAIL.
4.  ADMIN AND LOGISTICS
4.A.  ORDERS.  TAD ORDERS WILL BE NON-REPORTING.
4.B.  TRANSPORTATION
4.B.1.  THE SERVICING AIRPORTS FOR THE QUANTICO AREA ARE DULLES INTERNATIONAL (IAD) AND REAGAN NATIONAL (DCA).  ATTENDEES MUST UTILIZE THE MOST COST EFFECTIVE AIRPORT WHEN ARRANGING TRANSPORTATION.
4.B.2.  ATTENDEES SHOULD SCHEDULE FLIGHT DEPARTURE THE DAY AFTER THE COURSE ENDS.
4.C.  LODGING
4.C.1.  LODGING IN THE AIRPORT AREA IS NOT AUTHORIZED.
4.C.2.  ATTENDEES WHO REQUIRE LODGING SHALL BILLET AT LIVERSEDGE HALL.  THE PHONE NUMBER FOR LIVERSEDGE HALL IS (703) 784-3149 OR (703) 432-1341. ADDRESS FOR LIVERSEDGE HALL IS 15 LIVERSEDGE DRIVE, QUANTICO, VIRGINIA 22134.
4.C.3.  WHEN MAKING RESERVATIONS, STUDENTS SHOULD USE THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION:
COURSE   RESERVATION NUMBER     RESERVATION DEADLINE
1-14     101894                 07 JAN 14
2-14     101895                 17 APR 14
4.D.  UNIFORM
4.D.1.  THE PRESCRIBED UNIFORM IS THE APPROPRIATE SEASONAL SERVICE UNIFORM.
4.D.2.  STUDENTS SHOULD BRING SUFFICIENT NUMBER OF UNIFORMS FOR THE DURATION OF THE COURSE.
5.  COMMAND AND SIGNAL.  FURTHER INFORMATION IS AVAILABLE AT HTTPS:(SLASH)(SLASH)WWW.MCU.USMC.MIL/EPME/SITEPAGES/SERGEANTS(PERCENT) 20MAJOR.ASPX.  THIS CAC-ENABLED SHAREPOINT SITE WILL CONTAIN STUDENT REQUIRED READING, REFERENCE MATERIALS, UNIFORM REQUIREMENTS, COURSE SCHEDULES, AND LOGISTICAL INFORMATION.
6.  RELEASE AUTHORIZED BY BGEN T. D. WEIDLEY, COMMANDING GENERAL, EDUCATION COMMAND, PRESIDENT, MARINE CORPS UNIVERSITY.//