R 191249Z AUG 19
MSGID/GENADMIN/CG TECOM QUANTICO VA//
SUBJ/ANNOUNCEMENT OF THE FY20 U.S. AIR FORCE SENIOR NONCOMMISSIONED OFFICER ENLISTED ACADEMY COURSE DATES//
AMPN/REF A IS MCO P1553.4B, PROFESSIONAL MILITARY EDUCATION (PME).//
POC/ERIC CAYSON/SGTMAJ/SENIOR ENLISTED ACADEMY/COLLEGE OF ENLISTED MILITARY EDUCATION/MCU/TEL: (703)432-4793/EMAIL: ERIC.CAYSON@USMC.MIL OR SEPME.3@USMCU.EDU//
GENTEXT/REMARKS/1. Situation. Joint-service professional development opportunities for enlisted Marines are limited. However, Marine Corps University, with assistance from the Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps, has established a long-term relationship with the United States Air Force Senior Noncommissioned Officer Academy (AFSNCOA) resulting in a controlled number of seats for the Marine Corps. This academy is located at Gunter Annex, Maxwell Air Force Base (AFB), Alabama. The AFSNCOA is an intensive five-week course comprised of the following core areas: Military Professional, Joint Warfighter, Operational Manager, Senior Communicator, and Combined Operations. During the course, students will be required to read, write extensively, and speak publicly.
2. Mission. The Director and Deputy Director, Senior Enlisted Academy will manage the quotas and coordinate the attendance of qualified Marines to AFSNCOA.
3. Execution. The number of allocations the Marine Corps can submit per class is listed directly following each class number in parenthesis.
Course Submission deadline Report Graduate
SNCOA 20-A (5) 13 Aug 19 15 Oct 19 19 Nov 19
SNCOA 20-B (5) 6 Nov 19 9 Jan 20 13 Feb 20
SNCOA 20-C (5) 3 Jan 20 5 Mar 20 8 Apr 20
SNCOA 20-D (5) 26 Feb 20 30 Apr 20 5 Jun 20
SNCOA 20-E (5) 6 May 20 8 Jul 20 11 Aug 20
SNCOA 20-F (5) 18 Jun 20 20 Aug 20 25 Sep 20
3.a. Allocations for each course are as follows:
3.b. Funding is available through Training and Education Command (TECOM) Worldwide Travel. Deputy Director, Senior Enlisted Academy will coordinate student funding for the course through TECOM. A rental vehicle is encouraged, but will not be funded by WWT. The student’s parent command is responsible for rental car funding.
3.c. Marine Corps Force (MARFOR) and other allocated units shall nominate Marines in the rank of Master Sergeant and First Sergeant to attend the course. Nominees must be submitted by the Marines’ MARFOR or allocated command’s G-3 in coordination with the respective MARFOR Sergeant Major. Nominations will only be accepted from the allocated commands.
3.d. Course Prerequisites.
3.d.1. Nominees must have completed the Senior Enlisted Joint Professional Military Education II, accessed at https:(slash)(slash)jkodirect.jten.mil/.
3.d.2. Nominated First Sergeants must have completed resident First Sergeants Course and the First Sergeant/Master Sergeant Regional Seminar. Nominated Master Sergeants must have completed First Sergeant/Master Sergeant Regional Seminar. The respective course completion codes must be reflected in the Marine Corps Total Force System (MCTFS) prior to student nomination.
4. Administration and Logistics
4.a. The following information must be submitted for consideration of attendance to the AFSNCOA.
4.a.1. Course number.
4.a.2. Last name, First name, Middle Initial, EDIPI, and Military Occupational Specialty.
4.a.3. Grade and date of rank.
4.a.4. End of current contract.
4.a.5. MCTFS confirmation of the prerequisites listed in paragraph 3.d.1.
4.a.6. Submit a professional resume. Resume format can be found at https:(slash)(slash)www.usmcu.edu/CEME/.
4.a.7. Current promotion style photo in the Service Charlie uniform.
4.b. MARFOR G-3s will submit nominees directly to the Director, Senior Enlisted Academy: firstname.lastname@example.org or Deputy Director, Senior Enlisted Academy: email@example.com, and firstname.lastname@example.org.
4.c. All nominations must be received by the submission deadline in paragraph 3 for the respective course number the nominee desires to attend.
4.d. Deputy Director, Senior Enlisted Academy will coordinate student registration with AFSNCOA.
4.e. Lodging. All attendees are required to stay at the Bachelor Enlisted Quarters, Gunter Annex, Maxwell AFB, Alabama.
4.f. Reporting. All approved students will check-in on the respective report date to the lodging office at Gunter Annex, Building 1017, Maxwell AFB, Alabama. Attendees will receive further guidance upon check-in.
4.g. Orders. Parent commands are responsible for proper orders preparation. Indicate that orders are reporting orders, government quarters available, and government messing is not available.
4.h. Uniform requirement. Will be provided via separate correspondence.
5. Command and Signal. Additional information is available on the Senior Enlisted Academy website at: https:(slash)(slash)www.usmcu.edu/ceme/senior-enlisted.
6. Release authorized by Major General William F. Mullen III, Commanding General, Training and Education Command.//