SERGEANTS DISTANCE EDUCATION PROGRAM REVISION

Date Signed: 7/21/2010
MARADMINS Active Number: 405/10

R 201803Z JUL 10
UNCLASSIFIED//
MARADMIN 405/10
MSGID/GENADMIN/CMC WASHINGTON DC DMCS //
SUBJ/SERGEANTS DISTANCE EDUCATION PROGRAM REVISION//
REF/A/DESC:CMC WASHINGTON DC MCCDC C 40 OP/-/YMD:20080125//
AMPN/REF A IS MCO 1553.4B, PROFESSIONAL MILITARY EDUCATION (PME).//
POC/T. A. DRAKE/CAPT/UNIT:OPS OFFICER MCI/-/TEL:DSN 325-7488 /EMAIL:TAYLOR.DRAKE(AT)USMC.MIL/TEL:COMM 202-685-7488//
GENTEXT/REMARKS/1.  THIS IS A COORDINATED MESSAGE BETWEEN THE MARINE CORPS INSTITUTE (MCI) AND THE ENLISTED PROFESSIONAL MILITARY EDUCATION (EPME) BRANCH, MARINE CORPS UNIVERSITY (MCU).
2.  THE SERGEANTS DISTANCE EDUCATION PROGRAM (SDEP) (MCI COURSE 8010) HAS BEEN REVISED TO INCLUDE UPDATED MATERIAL THAT WILL INCREASE THE PROGRAM'S ACCURACY AND RELEVANCY TO TODAY'S MARINE CORPS AND CURRENT OPERATING ENVIRONMENT.  EFFECTIVE 15 JULY 2010, THE CURRENT SDEP 8010 PROGRAM ALPHA VERSION IS DISCONTINUED AND REPLACED BY THE SDEP 8010 BRAVO VERSION COURSES.  THE NEW 8010 PROGRAM CONSISTS OF THE FOLLOWING COURSES.
    8011B BASIC GRAMMAR AND COMPOSITION
    8012B LEADERSHIP
    8013B MILITARY STUDIES
    8014B INTRODUCTION TO WARFIGHTING
    8015B WARFIGHTING TACTICS
    8016B WARFIGHTING TECHNIQUES
    8017B WEAPONS
3.  STUDENTS ENROLLED IN THE 8010 ALPHA VERSION COURSES ARE NOT REQUIRED TO TRANSITION TO THE BRAVO VERSION COURSES, AND HAVE UNTIL 15 JULY 2011 TO COMPLETE THEIR CURRENT ENROLLMENT.  STUDENTS WHO HAVE PREVIOUSLY COMPLETED THE 8010 ALPHA VERSION ARE NOT REQUIRED TO TAKE THE NEW BRAVO VERSION COURSES.  COMPLETION OF THE 8010 PROGRAM WILL APPEAR IDENTICAL FOR BOTH ALPHA AND BRAVO VERSION COURSES IN THE MARINE CORPS TOTAL FORCE SYSTEM.  PER REF (A), COMPLETION OF THE SDEP REMAINS A PREREQUISITE TO ATTEND THE RESIDENT SERGEANTS COURSE AND IS A REQUIREMENT FOR PROMOTION TO STAFF SERGEANT. 
4.  EFFECTIVE 15 JULY 2011, MCI WILL NO LONGER MAIL OR STOCK MATERIALS RELATING TO THE SDEP 8010 ALPHA VERSION COURSES OR MAINTAIN THE RANDOM ONLINE EXAMS FOR THE ALPHA VERSION COURSES. THOSE STUDENTS WHO HAVE NOT COMPLETED THE 8010 PROGRAM AT THAT TIME WILL RECEIVE CREDIT FOR COURSES ALREADY COMPLETED, BUT WILL BE REQUIRED TO RE-ENROLL TO RECEIVE THE BRAVO VERSION COURSES FOR THE REMAINDER OF THE 8010 PROGRAM.
5.  TO ENROLL IN THE UPDATED SDEP 8010 PROGRAM, VISIT WWW.MCI.USMC.MIL AND LOG ON TO THE STUDENT DASHBOARD FEATURE.
6.  DIRECT ANY QUESTIONS REGARDING THE TRANSITION PROCESS TO THE POC LISTED ABOVE.
7.  RELEASE AUTHORIZED BY LTGEN W. J. WILLIAMS, DIRECTOR, MARINE CORPS STAFF.//