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SUBJ/ANNOUNCEMENT OF THE 2020 UNITED STATES ARMY SERGEANTS MAJOR ACADEMY CLASS 71 COURSE//
AMPN/REF A IS THE PME ORDER. REF B IS THE MARINE CORPS PERSONNEL ASSIGNMENT POLICY.//
POC/ERIC CAYSON/SGTMAJ/DIRECTOR/SENIOR ENLISTED ACADEMY/COLLEGE OF ENLISTED MILITARY EDUCATION/MARINE CORPS UNIVERSITY/ TEL: (703)432-4793/EMAIL: ERIC.CAYSON@USMC.MIL AND SEPME.3@USMC.MIL//
GENTEXT/REMARKS/1. Situation. Joint-service professional development opportunities for enlisted Marines in the ranks of master sergeant and first sergeant are limited. The United States Army Sergeants Major Academy (USASMA) offers a limited number of seats to the Marine Corps. Located at Fort Bliss, Texas, USASMA is an intense 10 month course, with a total of 1,485 instructional hours designed to elevate the thinking of master sergeants and first sergeants from the tactical level to the operational and strategic perspective. USASMA also prepares senior enlisted personnel for leadership positions in joint, interagency, intergovernmental, and multinational organizations.
2. Mission. The Senior Enlisted Academy will accept nominations for three master sergeants and three first sergeants for USASMA Class 71.
3.A. Major subordinate commands may nominate Marines in the ranks of master sergeant and first sergeant to attend the course. Nominees will be submitted through the Marines chain of command to the Marine Forces (MARFOR) G-3 via the respective MARFOR Sergeant Major. Nominations will only be accepted from MARFOR commands.
Submission deadline Report date Start date Graduation date
15 January 2020 8 August 2020 17 August 2020 25 June 2021
3.B. Course Prerequisites
3.B.1. Nominees must have completed the Senior Enlisted Joint Professional Military Education II available at https:(slash)(slash)jkodirect.jten.mil.
3.B.2. Nominated first sergeants must have completed the Resident First Sergeants Course and the First Sergeant/Master Sergeant Regional Seminar. Nominated master sergeants must have completed the First Sergeant/Master Sergeant Regional Seminar. The respective course completion codes must be reflected within Marine Corps Total Force System prior to student nomination.
3.B.3. Nominees must have a current security clearance, minimum level of SECRET reflected in the Joint Personnel Adjudication System.
3.B.4. Nominees must have at least two years time in grade and at least two years time on station prior to report date.
3.B.5. Once selected, nominees may obtain additional information on the USASMA website for Sergeant Major Course Class 71 at http:(slash)(slash)ncolcoe.armylive.dodlive.mil.
4. Administration and Logistics
4.A. Parent commands must provide the following information for Marines nominated to attend the USASMA.
4.A.1. Last name, First name, Middle Initial, Electronic Data Interchange Personal Identifier, and Military Occupational Specialty.
4.A.2. Current Rank and Date of Rank.
4.A.3. Expiration of Current Contract.
4.A.4. Submit a professional resume. Resume format can be found at https:(slash)(slash)www.usmcu.edu/ceme.
4.A.5. Promotion Style Photo in the Service Charlie Uniform.
4.A.6. Submit a brief essay explaining the reason for requesting attendance at USASMA. This essay should be no more than one page.
4.B. MARFOR G-3s will submit nominees directly to the Director, Senior Enlisted Academy at: firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com.
4.C. All nominations must be received by the submission deadline in paragraph 3.a.
4.D. Marine attendees will be required to execute Permanent Change of Station (PCS) orders to the course with follow-on PCS orders upon completion of the course. Nominees should satisfy time on station requirements specified within reference b.
5. Command and Signal. Additional information is available on the USASMA website at http:(slash)(slash)ncolcoe.armylive.dodlive.mil.
6. Release authorized by Major General William F. Mullen III, Commanding General, Training and Education Command.//