R 191231Z AUG 19
MSGID/GENADMIN/CG TECOM QUANTICO VA//
SUBJ/AY2020 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 COMMAND SCREENING CHECKLIST FORM.//
POC/T.J. DEVLIN/COLLEGE OF DISTANCE EDUCATION AND TRAINING, MCU/LOC: QUANTICO/TEL: (703) 432-5684/EMAIL:TIMOTHY.DEVLIN@USMCU.EDU.//
GENTEXT/REMARKS/1. This message announces the Academic Year (AY) 2020 class dates for the College of Distance Education and Training (CDET) Enlisted College (EC) seminar programs: Sergeants School Seminar Program (SSSP), Career School Seminar Program (CSSP), and the Advanced School Seminar Program (ASSP).
2. For purposes of promotion and assignment, 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 2020 class dates for the CDET seminar programs:
Class Registration Deadline Beginning Week Ending Week
1-20 23 Sep 19 7 Oct 19 31 Jan 20
2-20 3 Feb 20 17 Feb 20 29 May 20
3-20 1 Jun 20 15 Jun 20 25 Sep 20
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 or Marines will forward their registration packages, including 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 14 days prior to the convening week.
4.B.3. Regional points of contact POC for seminars are:
4.B.3.A. Camp Lejeune Region: All seminars, Tim Davis, (910) 451-2149, email@example.com.
4.B.3.B. Camp Pendleton Region: ASSP, Robert Hightower, (760) 763-8425, firstname.lastname@example.org. SSSP and CSSP, Harrison Tanksley, (760) 763-8425, email@example.com.
4.B.3.C. Fort Worth Region: All seminars, Kelvin Jackson, (817) 782-1204, firstname.lastname@example.org.
4.B.3.D. Hawaii Region: All seminars, Juan Williams, (808) 257-3963, email@example.com.
4.B.3.E. Miramar Region: SSSP, Patrick Tracy (858) 577-6694, firstname.lastname@example.org. CSSP and ASSP, Sylvester Daniels, (760) 845-0570, email@example.com.
4.B.3.F. Okinawa Region: All seminars, William Thompson, DSN (315) 645-2500, firstname.lastname@example.org.
4.B.3.G. Pensacola Region: All seminars, Chris Marvin, (850) 452-9460, ext 3135, email@example.com.
4.B.3.H. Quantico Region: All seminars, Gary Smith, (703) 432-6520, firstname.lastname@example.org.
4.C. CDET and the EC 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 DEP on MarineNet. This is accomplished by creating a MarineNet account at https:(slash)(slash)www.marinenet.usmc.mil/MarineNet/EditProﬁle.aspx. Questions regarding availability, or assistance with the distance education requirement, should be directed to the appropriate regional POC.
5. Amplifying Instructions
5.A. Travel Approval Request 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 Platoon’s Descent Into Madness in Iraq’s 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.
6. Release authorized by Major General William F. Mullen III, Commanding General, Training and Education Command.//