R 172002Z NOV 20
MSGID/GENADMIN/CG TECOM QUANTICO VA//
SUBJ/ACADEMIC YEAR 2021 CLASS DATES FOR THE ENLISTED COLLEGE DISTANCE EDUCATION TRAINING WEEKEND SEMINARS//
REF/A/DOC/CMC WASHINGTON DC/14 JUN 12//
REF/B/MSG/CMC WASHINGTON DC/162200ZOCT14//
REF/C/MSG/CMC WASHINGTON DC/191450ZDEC16//
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.//
POC/G.R.KING/ENLISTED RESERVE LIAISON, MCU/LOC: QUANTICO/TEL: (703)784-4497/EMAIL: GARY.KING@USMCU.EDU//
GENTEXT/REMARKS/1. This message announces the Academic Year (AY) 2021 class dates for the College of Distance Education and Training (CDET) Enlisted College (EC) weekend 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. Weekend seminars will run concurrently at participating regions for each cycle. Actual weekend dates may differ between regions. Class dates and locations for all weekends at each region can be found on the Marine Corps University (MCU) website located at https:(slash)(slash)www.usmcu.edu/CDET/enlisted/cdet_schedules. MCU announces the AY 2021 cycle dates for the CDET weekend seminar programs:
Cycle Registration Deadline Seminar Start First Weekend Final Weekend
Spring 15 Dec 2020 Jan 21 Feb 21 May 21
Fall 15 July 2021 Aug 21 Sep 21 Dec 21
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.
4.B. Course Registration
4.B.1. To apply for a funded seat, individual units or Marines will forward their registration packages to https:(slash)(slash)www.usmcu.edu/CDET/enlisted/cdet_enrollment to the Enlisted Reserve Liaison at firstname.lastname@example.org.
4.B.2. The registration deadline is 45 days prior to the seminar convening month to allow for Marine Reserve Order Writing System (MROWS) and Defense Travel System (DTS) submissions.
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/EditPro?le.aspx. Questions regarding availability, or assistance with the distance education requirement, should be directed to the Enlisted Reserve Liaison.
5. Amplifying Instructions
5.A. Weekend seminars are available for the total force. Active and Reserve component Marines may apply.
5.B. Reserve component Marines who are approved for a funded seat will be funded by Marine Forces Reserve using the MROWS and their DTS Reserve account.
5.C. All students require access to a personal computer with audio, video, and internet while participating in a seminar program.
5.D. Sergeants attending the SSSP will be required to read the book You Are Worth It: Building a Life Worth Fighting For. Sergeants are required to purchase, or otherwise acquire through the base or local library, this book for the duration of the seminar.
5.E. All reading assignments associated with the Career School Seminar Program are provided. Students are not required to acquire any additional sources.
5.F. 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.
6. Release authorized by Lieutenant General Lewis A. Craparotta, Commanding General, Training and Education Command.//