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MSGID/GENADMIN/CG MCCDC QUANTICO VA//
SUBJ/APPLICATION PROCESS FOR RESERVE OFFICERS APPLYING TO THE COLLEGE OF DISTANCE EDUCATION AND TRAINING COMMAND AND STAFF COLLEGE AND EXPEDITIONARY WARFARE SCHOOL FUNDED WEEKEND SEMINAR PROGRAM WITH START DATES WITHIN ACADEMIC YEAR 2019//
NARR/REF A IS MCO P1900.16G, MARINE CORPS SEPARATION AND RETIREMENT MANUAL. REF B IS MCO 1553.4B, PROFESSIONAL MILITARY EDUCATION (PME). REF C IS MARADMIN 703/08, OFFICER PROFESSIONAL MILITARY EDUCATION (PME) SUMMARY.//
POC/MR. BRENNETT FORD/CIV/RESERVE AFFAIRS/TEL: (703) 784-0523/DSN: 278-0523/EMAIL: BRENNETT.FORD@USMC.MIL//
POC/MR. DAVID S. ROBERTS/CIV/MARINE FORCES RESERVE (G-3/5)/TEL: (504) 697-7375/DSN: 647-7375/EMAIL: DAVID.S.ROBERTS@USMC.MIL//
POC/R. D. BARRETT/MAJ/CDET/TEL: (703) 784-3015/DSN: 278-3015/E-MAIL: ROBERT.BARRETT@USMCU.EDU//
GENTEXT/REMARKS/1. This Marine Administrative Message (MARADMIN) explains the format, eligibility criteria, application process and prerequisite requirements for reserve officers applying for funded orders to Expeditionary Warfare School (EWS) or Command and Staff College (CSC) Weekend Seminar Program (WSP).
2.A. Intermediate level distance education program (DEP) Course: CSC WSP: One weekend every month for two semesters, first semester runs from October to May covering courses 8901 to 8904 followed by the second semester that runs from October to May covering courses 8905 to 8908 (two years total).
2.B. Career Level DEP Course: EWS WSP: One weekend every month for two semesters, first semester is from October to May covering courses 8662 to 8663 followed by the second semester that runs October to January covering course 8664 (one and a half years total).
3.A. CSC WSP eligible officers:
Major and major (select)
Captain (professional militairy education (PME) complete for grade and three years time in grade)
Chief warrant officer 5 and chief warrant officer 5 (select)
Chief warrant officer 4 and chief warrant officer 4 (select)
Chief warrant officer 3 (PME complete for grade)
3.B. EWS WSP eligible officers:
Captain and captain select
Chief warrant officer 3 and chief warrant officer 3 (select)
Chief warrant officer 2
4. Officers who meet any of the following criteria are ineligible to apply for funded WSP:
4.A. Officers who are in the above zone on the next scheduled promotion board.
4.B. Officers who are above grade for PME (e.g. Lieutenant colonels are ineligible for funded CSC WSP).
4.C. Officers that have completed an equivalent formal level school or DEP.
4.D. Officers with approved retirements, resignations or pending conditional release.
4.E. Officers applying for funded DEP whose mandatory removal date is within four years of the date of application will not be considered.
5. Unrestricted reserve (UR) officers participating in any funded PME program of study (excluding two week staff training courses) will incur a selected reserve (SELRES) drilling affiliation obligation of 24 continuous months following the completion of the 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:
5.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.
5.B. Ninety days following graduation, officers must be joined to either a Selected Marine Corps Reserve (MARFORRES) drilling unit or an individual mobilization augmentee (IMA) billet identification code that matches his or her grade and military occupational speciality.
5.C. Subsequent failure to affiliate following graduation will be handled by Commandant of the Marine Corps (CMC) Reserve Affairs (RA) in accordance with the SWAT signed at the time of application.
5.D. A mandatory drill stop date of 24 months will be reported on unit diary by CMC RA Management-4 upon completion of the course.
6. Course prerequisites
6.A. CSC WSP: None.
6.B. EWS WSP: 8661 Self study course via MarineNet must be completed prior to application being processed.
7. Application process
7.A. Application window is continuous and rolling. Deadline for submitting an application for the annual year 2019 WSP is 1 August 2018, and is on a first come first serve basis.
7.B. The application package for the WSP can be found on the College of Distance Education and Training (CDET) website at https:(slant)(slant)www.usmcu.edu/cdet/reserve#cdet_officer. Package includes:
7.B.1. CDET WSP Student Application.
7.B.2. SWAT must be initialed and signed by the applicant and must be witnessed by a commissioned officer.
7.C. All application packages will be submitted in portable document file via email to MCU_CDET_RLO@usmcu.edu.
8.A. Ensure e-mail addresses and telephone numbers are current and are provided on the application. Update any changes to personal point of contact information promptly to the CDET reserve liaison officer (RLO) via e-mail to MCU_CDET_RLO@usmcu.edu or via phone at (703) 784-3015.
8.B. Notification of selection. All applications will be screened and selected based off a first come first serve policy. The number of funded seats available in an academic year will be determined by MARFORRES. Applications are screened monthly with selectee notifications made each month. In August of each year, a selection letter will be sent to all selectees that provides administrative guidance for orders processing and issuance.
8.C. Seminar location. Each selectee will be assigned a seminar location based on current CDET business practices.
9. This MARADMIN is applicable to the RC (Select Marine Corps Reserve, IMA and Individual Ready Reserve members) and has been coordinated with MARFORRES and the CDET.
10. Release authorized by Lieutenant General Robert S. Walsh, Commanding General, Marine Corps Combat Development Command.//