CONVENING OF THE COLLEGE OF DISTANCE AND TRAINING (CDET) COMMAND AND STAFF COLLEGE (CSC) AND EXPEDITIONARY WARFARE SCHOOL (EWS) BLENDED AND WEEKEND SEMINAR SELECTION PROCESS

Date Signed: 7/25/2014
MARADMINS Active Number: 363/14

UNCLASSIFIED/
R 251141Z Jul 14
MARADMIN 363/14
MSGID/GENADMIN/CMC WASHINGTON DC MRA RA//
SUBJ/CONVENING OF THE COLLEGE OF DISTANCE AND TRAINING (CDET) COMMAND AND STAFF COLLEGE (CSC) AND EXPEDITIONARY WARFARE SCHOOL (EWS) BLENDED AND WEEKEND SEMINAR SELECTION PROCESS//
REF/A/DOC/CMC/YMD: 20131126//
REF/B/DOC/CMC/YMD: 20080125//
REF/C/MSG/CMC/YMD: 20081211//
REF/D/MSG/CMC/YMD: 20130926//
NARR/REF A IS MCO P1900.16G, SUBJECT: MARINE CORPS SEPARATION AND RETIREMENT MANUAL. REF B IS MCO 1553.4B, SUBJECT: PROFESSIONAL MILITARY EDUCATION (PME). REF C IS MARADMIN 703/08, OFFICER PROFESSIONAL MILITARY EDUCATION (PME) SUMMARY.// REF D IS MARADMIN 498/13, SUBJECT: OFFICIAL MILITARY PERSONNEL FILE (OMPF) PHOTOGRAPH GUIDANCE.//
POC/MR. BRENNETT FORD/CIV/RESERVE AFFAIRS/-/TEL: 703-784-0523/DSN: 278-0523/EMAIL: BRENNETT.FORD(AT)USMC.MIL// POC/ANTHONY DAVIS/ MARINE FORCES RESERVE (G-3/5)/-/ TEL: 504-697- 7316//
DSN 647-7316/EMAIL: ANTHONY.T.MERRILL(AT)USMC.MIL// POC/T. E. MERRILL/MAJ/CDET/-/TEL: 703-784-3015/DSN: 278-3015 E-MAIL: TOBY.MERRILL(AT)USMC.MIL//
GENTEXT/REMARKS/1. THIS MARADMIN ANNOUNCES THE ACADEMIC YEAR (AY) 2015-16 CONVENING OF THE COMMAND AND STAFF COLLEGE (CSC) AND EXPEDITIONARY WARFARE SCHOOL (EWS) BLENDED AND WEEKEND SEMINAR SELECTION PROCESS AND SOLICITS APPLICATIONS FROM THOSE OFFICERS DESIRING TO ATTEND THE DISTANCE EDUCATION PROGRAMS (DEP).
2. ALL APPLICANTS SELECTED FOR FUNDED DEP WILL BE REGISTERED IN THE MARINE CORPS TRAINING INFORMATION MANAGEMENT SYSTEM (MCTIMS) BY MARINE FORCES RESERVE G-3T FOR THE BLENDED SEMINAR PROGRAMS. THE COLLEGE OF DISTANCE EDUCATION AND TRAINING WILL PROCESS APPLICATIONS FOR THE WEEKEND SEMINAR PROGRAMS. OFFICERS WHO MEET ANY OF THE FOLLOWING CRITERIA ARE INELIGIBLE TO APPLY FOR DEP:
 A. OFFICERS WHO ARE IN ZONE OR ABOVE ZONE ON THE NEXT SCHEDULED PROMOTION BOARD.
 B. OFFICERS THAT HAVE COMPLETED AN EQUIVALENT FUNDED FLS OR DEP.
 C. OFFICERS WITH APPROVED RETIREMENTS, RESIGNATIONS OR PENDING CONDITIONAL RELEASE.
 D. OFFICERS APPLYING FOR FLS WHOSE MANDATORY REMOVAL DATE IS 1 OCTOBER 2017 OR EARLIER WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED.
 E. AR OFFICERS WHO MEET QUALIFICATIONS FOR CAREER DESIGNATION IN THE FALL 2014 OR SPRING 2015, ARE ELIGIBLE TO APPLY. IF A SELECTED OFFICER LATER FAILS TO CAREER DESIGNATE; HE OR SHE WILL BE DISQUALIFIED AND INELIGIBLE TO ATTEND FUNDED DEP.
3. UNRESTRICTED RESERVE (UR) OFFICERS PARTICIPATING IN ANY FUNDED PME PROGRAM OF STUDY (EXCLUDING TWO WEEK STC'S) WILL INCUR A SELECTED RESERVE (SELRES) DRILLING AFFILIATION OBLIGATION FOR 24 CONTINUOUS MONTHS FOLLOWING THE COMPLETION OF A PROGRAM OF STUDY. THIS REQUIREMENT IS TO ENSURE THAT THE RESERVE COMPONENT (RC) EFFECTIVELY REALIZES A RETURN ON THE INVESTMENT MADE IN FUNDING THE EDUCATION OF OFFICERS THROUGH THESE PROGRAMS. TO MORE EFFECTIVELY ENFORCE THIS REQUIREMENT, THE FOLLOWING APPLIES:
 A.   UR OFFICERS WILL SIGN A SEPARATE WRITTEN AGREEMENT TO TRAIN (SWAT) AT THE TIME OF APPLICATION TO ALL FUNDED DEP PME PROGRAMS OF STUDY TO ACKNOWLEDGE AND ACCEPT THE SELRES DRILLING AFFILIATION REQUIREMENT. DEP APPLICATIONS SUBMITTED WITHOUT A SIGNED SWAT WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.
 B.   90 DAYS FOLLOWING GRADUATION, OFFICERS MUST BE JOINED TO EITHER A SELECTED MARINE CORPS RESERVE (SMCR) DRILLING UNIT OR AN INDIVIDUAL MOBILIZATION AUGMENTEE (IMA) BILLET IDENTIFICATION CODE (BIC) THAT MATCHES HIS OR HER GRADE AND MOS.
 C.   SUBSEQUENT FAILURE TO AFFILIATE FOLLOWING GRADUATION WILL BE HANDLED IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE SWAT SIGNED AT THE TIME OF APPLICATION.
 D.   A MANDATORY DRILL STOP DATE OF 24 MONTHS WILL BE REPORTED ON UNIT DIARY BY CMC (RAM-3) UPON COMPLETION OF THE COURSE.
4. THE DISTANCE EDUCATION PROGRAM. UR OFFICERS IN THE READY RESERVE (SMCR, AR, IMA, AND IRR) ARE ELIGIBLE FOR CONSIDERATION IF THEY MEET THE SPECIFIC ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA LISTED WITH EACH OPPORTUNITY BELOW.
   A. DISTANCE EDUCATION PROGRAM    INTERMEDIATE LEVEL COURSES:
     (1) COMMAND AND STAFF        MAJ
       BLENDED SEMINAR PROGRAM (CSCBSP) MAJ(SEL)
       FORMAT BY REGION:        CWO5/CWO5(SEL)
       TWO RESIDENT PERIODS,      CWO4/CWO4(SEL)
       5 WEEKS AT THE BEGINNING,
       FOLLOWED BY 28 WEEKS OF ONLINE
       WORK AND A 5 WEEK RESIDENT
       PERIOD AND THE END. THE ENTIRE
       COURSE IS A 12 MONTH CONSTRUCT.
       DATES: BY REGION
       JUN 15-JUN 16 (QUANTICO)
       AUG 15-MAY 16 (CAMP PENDLETON AND CAMP LEJEUNE)
     (2) COMMAND AND STAFF        MAJ
       WEEKEND SEMINAR PROGRAM (CSCWSP) MAJ(SEL)
       FORMAT: 1 WEEKEND EVERY     CWO5/CWO5(SEL)
       MONTH FOR (2) 10 MONTH      CWO4/CWO4(SEL)
       SEMESTERS FOR A TOTAL OF 20   CAPT (PME COMPLETE FOR
       MONTHS, WHICH RUN FROM      GRADE AND 3YR TIG)
       SEPT TO JUN. LOCATIONS
       WILL BE DETERMINED AT THE
       END OF THE SELECTION PROCESS.
       DATES: OCT 15-JUN 17
   B. DISTANCE EDUCATION PROGRAM      CAREER LEVEL COURSES:
     (1) EXPEDITIONARY WARFARE SCHOOL   CAPT
       SCHOOL BLENDED SEMINAR      CAPT(SEL)
       PROGRAM (EWSBSP)         CWO3/CWO3(SEL)
       FORMAT BY REGION:         CWO2
       5 WEEKS AT THE BEGINNING,
       FOLLOWED BY 16 WEEKS OF ONLINE
       WORK AND A 5 WEEK RESIDENT
       PERIOD AND THE END. THE ENTIRE
       COURSE IS A 12 MONTH CONSTRUCT.
       DATES: BY REGION
       OCT 15-MAY 16 (QUANTICO)
       JUL 15-DEC 15 (CAMP PENDLETON AND CAMP LEJEUNE)
     (2) EXPEDITIONARY WARFARE SCHOOL   CAPT
       WEEKEND SEMINAR PROGRAM (EWSWSP) CAPT(SEL)
       FORMAT: COMPRISE OF A SELF STUDY CWO3/CWO3(SEL)
       COMPONENT (FIRST PHASE),     CWO2/1STLT
       ONE-YEAR SEMINAR COMPONENT
       (SECOND PHASE).
       PHASE ONE AND TWO MUST BE COMPLETED
       IN THREE YEARS. PHASE TWO SEMINARS WILL
       RUN FROM OCT 15 TO JUN 17.
       LOCATIONS WILL BE DETERMINED
       AT THE END OF THE SELECTION PROCESS.
       DATES: OCT 15-JUN 17
5. COURSE PREREQUISITES. INFORMATION, COURSE PREREQUISITES, AND FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS CAN BE FOUND BY ACCESSING THE RESERVE OFFICER PME WEBSITE UNDER "TOP REQUESTS" AT WWW.MANPOWER.USMC.MIL.
6. APPLICATION PROCESS
  A. THE DEADLINE FOR SUBMITTING THE APPLICATION AND UPDATED MATERIAL FOR THE BLENDED SEMINAR PROGRAMS IS 31 JAN 2015, 2359 EST. THE DEADLINE FOR SUBMITTING APPLICATION AND UPDATED MATERIAL FOR THE WEEKEND SEMINAR PROGRAMS IS 31 MAY 2015, 2359 EST. LATE SUBMISSIONS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED. THE WEB-BASED, ONLINE RPME-C APPLICATION IS THE PRIMARY MECHANISM FOR OFFICERS TO COMMUNICATE. OFFICERS APPLYING FOR RPME-C MUST GO TO THE M AND RA APPLICATION WEBSITE AT WWW.MANPOWER.USMC.MIL/APPLICATION. OFFICERS WITH AN M AND RA PORTAL ACCOUNT WILL PROCEED TO THE LOGIN PROCESS. OFFICERS WHO DO NOT HAVE AN M AND RA PORTAL ACCOUNT WILL RECEIVE A 404 ACCESS ERROR. WITHIN THE ERROR MESSAGE ARE INSTRUCTIONS ON HOW TO REGISTER FOR AN M AND RA PORTAL ACCOUNT. ANY ACTIVE OR RESERVE COMPONENT MARINE REQUESTING A PORTAL ACCOUNT IS AUTOMATICALLY APPROVED. UPON LOGIN, THE SYSTEM WILL VALIDATE THE APPLICATION FOR WHICH THE OFFICER IS QUALIFIED. CLICK "RPME-C" AND COMPLETE THE RPME-C APPLICATION. OFFICERS ARE ADVISED TO READ THE INSTRUCTIONS IN THEIR ENTIRETY BEFORE COMPLETING THE APPLICATION. THE WEB-BASED APPLICATION ALLOWS FOR THE ATTACHMENT OF DOCUMENTS AND OFFERS RPME PREFERENCE OPTIONS VIA DROP-DOWN BOXES. ENSURE UPLOAD OF DOCUMENTS INTO THE PROPER DOCUMENT TYPE (E.G. RQS DOCUMENTS UPLOAD INTO RQS FILE TYPE). OFFICERS MUST COMPLETE, SIGN (DIGITALLY OR PHYSICALLY) AND ATTACH THEIR RQS NAVMC 10476 (05-02), WHICH IS THE CURRENT VERSION LOCATED ON THE ON-LINE APPLICATION AND ON THE RAM-3 WEBPAGE IN ORDER FOR THEIR APPLICATION TO BE CONSIDERED. ALL APPLICANTS APPLYING FOR FUNDED DEP, MUST ALSO ATTACH A SIGNED SWAT WHICH IS LOCATED ON THE APPLICATION WEBSITE, IN ORDER FOR THEIR APPLICATION TO BE CONSIDERED. ONCE SUBMITTED, OFFICERS WILL RECEIVE A CONFIRMATION EMAIL THAT THEIR APPLICATION HAS BEEN RECEIVED. HARD COPY APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED. ALL SUBMITTED MATERIAL WILL BE DESTROYED UPON COMPLETION OF THE SELECTION PROCESS.
  B. PHOTOGRAPHS. A CURRENT PROMOTION PHOTOGRAPH IS REQUIRED BY THE RPME BOARD IAW REF (D). ELIGIBLE OFFICERS ARE HIGHLY ENCOURAGED TO READ AND COMPLY WITH REF (D).
    (1) OFFICERS ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR VERIFYING RECEIPT OF THEIR PHOTOGRAPH BY CMC (MMRP-20). THE PRIMARY MEANS OF CONFIRMING RECEIPT OF A PHOTOGRAPH IS THE ONLINE OMPF VIA MOL. PHOTOGRAPHS WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR VIEWING ONLINE WITHIN 24 HOURS OF PHOTOGRAPH RECEIPT BY CMC (MMRP-20). PHOTOGRAPHS ARE CONSIDERED CURRENT IF SUBMITTED WITHIN 12 MONTHS PRECEDING THE CONVENING DATE OF THE RPME-C SELECTION PROCESS. THE DATE LISTED ON THE PHOTOGRAPH TITLE BOARD, IS THE DATE USED TO DETERMINE WHETHER OR NOT AN OFFICER'S PROMOTION PHOTOGRAPH IS CURRENT. OFFICERS ARE ADVISED THAT OUTDATED PHOTOGRAPHS WILL REMAIN IN THE OMPF UNTIL AN UPDATED PHOTOGRAPH IS SUBMITTED. MARINES HAVE THE PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY TO ENSURE THAT THEIR PROMOTION PHOTOGRAPH IS CURRENT, SUBMITTED AND RECEIVED. MARINES MAY ALSO CONFIRM RECEIPT OF THEIR DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPH VIA THE MMRP WEBSITE AT: WWW.MMSB.USMC.MIL. CLICK ON "MMRP-20 OFFICIAL MILITARY PERSONNEL FILE", LOOK UNDER "ONLINE APPLICATIONS", THEN CLICK ON "DIGITAL PHOTO INVENTORY".
  C. FITNESS REPORTS. FOR FITNESS REPORTS TO BE CONSIDERED, THEY MUST BE INCLUDED IN AN OFFICER'S OMPF. INCOMPLETE FITNESS REPORTS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED. THIS INCLUDES THOSE FITNESS REPORTS MISSING SIGNATURES OR REVIEWING OFFICER CERTIFICATION. INFORMATION REGARDING FITNESS REPORTS CAN BE VIEWED ON THE MMRP WEBSITE AT WWW.MMSB.USMC.MIL. CLICK ON "MMRP-30 PERFORMANCE EVALUATION SECTION". LOOK UNDER "ONLINE APPLICATIONS", THEN CLICK ON "CHECK YOUR FITNESS REPORT STATUS".
  D. OMPF MATERIAL. ANY DOCUMENT(S) THAT AN OFFICER FEELS SHOULD BE PART OF HIS/HER OMPF, OTHER THAN FITNESS REPORTS, MUST BE FORWARDED TO HQMC (MMRP-20) BY 31 AUG 2014, 2359 EST. E-MAIL IS THE PREFERRED AND FASTEST WAY TO UPDATE YOUR OMPF. E-MAIL YOUR UPDATE MATERIAL TO SMB.MANPOWER.MMSB-20(AT)USMC.MIL. IN THE TEXT OF THE E-MAIL, INDICATE AY 15-16 RPME-C SELECTION PROCESS AS THE PROGRAM YOU ARE BEING CONSIDERED FOR. A SINGLE BLACK AND WHITE MULTI-PAGE ATTACHMENT IN ADOBE PDF FORMAT WILL EXPEDITE FILING. ENSURE ALL MATERIALS CONTAIN FULL NAME AND LAST FOUR OF SSN.
7. ADMINISTRATION
  A. ENSURE CORRECT E-MAIL ADDRESSES AND TELEPHONE NUMBERS ARE CURRENT AND ARE PROVIDED ON THE APPLICATION. UPDATE ANY CHANGES TO POC INFORMATION PROMPTLY.
  B. NOTIFICATION OF SELECTION. THE SELECTION PANEL WILL SELECT A NUMBER OF OFFICERS AS PRIMARIES EQUAL TO THE NUMBER OF SCHOOL SEATS AVAILABLE. THE SELECTION PANEL WILL ALSO SELECT A SUFFICIENT NUMBER OF OFFICERS AS ALTERNATES TO MEET QUOTA REQUIREMENTS WHEN OFFICERS DECLINE OR OTHERWISE CANNOT ACCEPT. ONCE THE RESULTS ARE APPROVED BY RESERVE AFFAIRS (RA), PRIMARY SELECTEES FOR THE BLENDED SEMINAR PROGRAM WILL BE ANNOUNCED VIA MARADMIN. THE RESULTS MARADMIN WILL PROVIDE ADMINISTRATIVE GUIDANCE FOR ORDERS PROCESSING AND ISSUANCE. ONCE THE SELECTION RESULTS ARE APPROVED, PRIMARY SELECTEES FOR THE WEEKEND SEMINAR PROGRAMS WILL BE ANNOUNCED VIA EMAIL FROM CDET. THE RESULTS EMAIL WILL PROVIDE ADMINISTRATIVE GUIDANCE FOR ORDERS PROCESSING AND ISSUANCE.
8. THIS MARADMIN IS APPLICABLE TO THE RESERVE COMPONENT.
9. RELEASE AUTHORIZED BY COL M. N. PEZNOLA, DIRECTOR, RESERVE AFFAIRS DIVISION, ACTING//