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AY2019 CLASS DATES FOR THE ENLISTED COLLEGE DISTANCE EDUCATION SEMINAR PROGRAMS

Date Signed: 8/24/2018
MARADMINS Number: 462/18

R 232107Z Aug 18
MARADMIN 462/18
MSGID/GENADMIN/CG MCCDC QUANTICO//
SUBJ/AY2019 CLASS DATES FOR THE ENLISTED COLLEGE DISTANCE EDUCATION SEMINAR PROGRAMS//
REF/A/DOC/CMC WASHINGTON DC/14 JUN 12//
REF/B/MSG/CMC WASHINGTON DC/162200ZOCT14//
REF/C/MSG/CMC WASHINGTON DC/191450ZDEC16//
REF/D/DOC/HEADQUARTERS MARINE CORPS/NOV15//
NARR/REF A, MCO P1400.32D, IS THE ENLISTED PROMOTION MANUAL. REF B, MARADMIN 521-14, UPDATED THE PME PROMOTION REQUIREMENTS FOR ENLISTED MARINES. REF C, MARADMIN 663-16, IDENTIFIED EXEMPTIONS TO ENLISTED PROFESSIONAL MILITARY EDUCATION POLICY FOR MARINES SERVING ON SPECIAL DUTY ASSIGNMENTS. REF D, NAVMC 11580, IS THE STANDARDIZED COMMAND SCREENING CHECKLIST FORM.//
POC/T.J. DEVLIN/COLLEGE OF DISTANCE EDUCATION AND TRAINING (CDET), MCU/LOC: QUANTICO/TEL:(703) 432-5684/ EMAIL:TIMOTHY.DEVLIN@USMCU.EDU.//
GENTEXT/REMARKS/1.  This message announces the Academic Year (AY) 2019 class dates for the College of Distance Education and Training (CDET) Enlisted College seminar programs:  Sergeants School Seminar Program (SSSP), Career School Seminar Program (CSSP), and the Advanced School Seminar Program (ASSP).
2.  Participation in and completion of Professional Military Education (PME) qualifications and competitiveness for advancement.  For purposes of promotion, completion of a seminar program is equivalent to completion of the associated school at a Staff Noncommissioned Officer Academy.
3.  The seminars are executed through the CDET regional campuses.
Class dates for all seminar programs across all regions will run concurrently.  Marine Corps University announces the AY 2019 class dates for the CDET seminar programs:
Class    Registration Deadline Beginning Week Ending Week
1-19     14 Sep 18              8 Oct 18        1 Feb 19
2-19     25 Jan 19              18 Feb 19       31 May 19
3-19     24 May 19              17 Jun 19       27 Sep 19
4.  Coordinating Instructions
4.A.  Course prerequisites include:  nominees must meet the Marine Corps Body Composition Program standards, have completed the associated prerequisite distance education program (DEP) on MarineNet (EPME5000AA Sergeants Course DEP for SSSP, EPME6000AA Career Course DEP for CSSP, and EPME7000AA Advanced Course DEP for ASSP), and be endorsed by their commanding officer via the command screening checklist, reference (d).
4.B.  Course Registration
4.B.1.  Individual units will forward their nominations, to include a completed command screening checklist, to the CDET regional director nearest them for enrollment in the upcoming class.
4.B.2.  The registration deadline is 21 days prior to the convening week.
4.B.3.  Regional points of contact for seminars are:
4.B.3.A.  Camp Lejeune Region:  ASSP, John Strong, (910) 451-3528, strongj@davisdefense.com.  SSSP and CSSP, Timothy Weber, (910) 451-2183, timothy.weber.ctr@usmc.mil.
4.B.3.B.  Camp Pendleton Region: ASSP, Baron Fulford, (760) 763-8425, fulfordb@davisdefense.com.  SSSP and CSSP, Harrison Tanksley, (760) 763-8425, tanksleyh@davisdefense.com.
4.B.3.C.  Fort Worth Region:  All seminars, Kelvin Jackson, (817) 782-1204, jacksonk@davisdefense.com.
4.B.3.D.  Hawaii Region: All seminars, Juan Williams, (808) 257-3963, williamsjd@davisdefense.com.
4.B.3.E.  Miramar Region:  SSSP, Patrick Tracy (858) 577-6694, tracyp@davisdefense.com.  CSSP and ASSP, Sylvester Daniels, (760) 845-0570, danielss@davisdefense.com.
4.B.3.F.  Okinawa Region:  All seminars, Scott Uecker, DSN (315) 645-2500, scott.uecker.ctr@usmc.mil.
4.B.3.G.  Pensacola Region:  All seminars, Chris Marvin, (850) 452-9460, ext 3135, marvinc@davisdefense.com.
4.B.3.H.  Quantico Region:  All seminars, Gary Smith, (703) 432-6520, smithg@davisdefense.com. 
4.C.  CDET and the Enlisted College recognize the value of attendance of the seminar programs by sister service members. The different perspectives and experiences of these students are an invaluable addition to the education of the force.  To this end, a limited number of seats are typically available for sister service members within each region, for each cycle of the seminar programs.  Nominees must be within their services height/weight standards and have completed the associated prerequisite distance education program (DEP) on MarineNet.  This is accomplished by creating a MarineNet account at https:(slant)(slant)www.marinenet.usmc.mil/MarineNet/EditProfile.aspx.  Questions regarding availability, or assistance with the distance education requirement, should be directed to the appropriate POC.
5.  Amplifying Instructions
5.A.  TAD is not authorized for these seminar programs.
5.B.  All students require access to a computer and the internet while participating in a seminar program.
5.C.  Gunnery sergeants scheduled to attend the ASSP will be required to read the book Black Hearts:  One Platoons Descent into Madness in Iraqs Triangle of Death.  Gunnery sergeants are required to purchase, or otherwise acquire through the base or local library, this book for the duration of the seminar.
5.D.  All seminar programs may not be available all cycles in all regions.  For additional information contact a regional POC within this message.
6.  Release authorized by Lieutenant General Robert S. Walsh, Commanding General, Marine Corps Combat Development Command.//