R 272045Z JUN 22
MSGID/GENADMIN/CMC WASHINGTON DC MRA MM//
SUBJ/FY23 COMMANDANT'S CAREER-LEVEL EDUCATION BOARD ANNOUNCEMENT (CCLEB)//
REF/A/MSGID: DOC/MM/YMD: 20190530//
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REF/C/MSGID: DOC/PPO/YMD: 20130327//
REF/D/MSGID: DOC/MPP-56/YMD: 20210510//
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NARR/REF A IS MCO 1524.1, MARINE CORPS GRADUATE EDUCATION PROGRAM (MCGEP). REF B IS MCO 1553.4B, PROFESSIONAL MILITARY EDUCATION (PME). REF C IS MCO 1520.11F, INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS PROGRAM (IAP). REF D IS MCO 1300.8 W/CH-1, MARINE CORPS PERSONNEL ASSIGNMENT POLICY. REF E IS MCO 1900.16 W/CH-2, SEPARATION AND RETIREMENT MANUAL (MARCORSEPMAN). REF F IS MARADMIN 165/22, OFFICER PROFESSIONAL MILITARY EDUCATION BLENDED SEMINAR PROGRAM FISCAL YEAR 2022-2023 SEAT QUOTA ASSIGNMENTS.//
POC/DAVID P. FOLEY/MAJ/MMOA-3/USMC/DSN: 278-9285/TEL: (703) 784-9285/EMAIL: SMBMMOAGRADEDU@USMC.MIL//
GENTEXT/REMARKS/1. Purpose. This message announces the Fiscal Year 2023 Commandant's Career-Level Education Board (CCLEB) convening on 7 September 2022. The purpose of this message is to announce the available programs, eligibility criteria, and timelines for the CCLEB execution.
1.a. Major milestone timeline (read in two columns):
NLT Date Milestone
Release of this message Eligibility Roster published
Release of this message CEB Questionnaire opens
15 July 2022 Exception To Policy AA forms due
7 August 2022 Board questionnaire closes
7 August 2022 Applications/board letters due
7 August 2022 RBR Due
8 August 2022 NPS Non-Compliance List Published
7 September 2022 CCLEB convenes
2.a. CCLEB is the premier Professional Military Education (PME) opportunity provided to company grade officers. The board will convene for approximately four weeks to select the best and fully qualified officers for resident PME programs, graduate education programs, and special duty assignments available within the Marine Corps.
2.b. Marine Corps Graduate Education Program Order, reference (a),establishes the policies and procedures governing the CCLEB, to include the eligibility process, board selection and slating, and requirements for participation and completion of these programs. Marines are encouraged to review the graduate education order found at: https:(slash)(slash)www.marines.mil/portals/1/Publications/MCO%201524.1.pdf?ver=2019-06-03-083458-743.
3.a. Eligibility criteria.
3.a.1. All company grade officers with a date of departure from their current command no later than 30 September 2023 will screen on the FY23 CCLEB. Directed questions regarding tour lengths and dates of departure to the appropriate PMOS monitor.
3.a.2. All officers due for permanent change of station/assignment (PCS/PCA) orders in FY23 are required to complete the specific instructions outlined in paragraph 5.
3.b. Ineligibility criteria.
3.b.1. Officers with a training PMOS or departing PMOS training.
3.b.2. Officers in zone or above zone for major on the CY22(FY24) Major Promotion Selection Board.
3.b.3. Officers currently enrolled in or have completed a program slated by a previous CCLEB.
3.b.4. Officers who have not completed an obligated utilization tour for a previously attended program.
3.b.5. Officers enrolled in or who have completed the Expeditionary Warfare School Blended Seminar Program (EWSBSP). Officers enrolled in or having completed EWSBSP who are interested in CCLEB programs other than resident PME schools (e.g. NPS, CFP, FAO, Olmsted, etc.) can submit a request to be considered. Refer to paragraph 6.a. for instructions.
3.b.6. Officers with an approved separation or retirement date.
3.b.7. Restricted officers.
4.a. Resident PME:
4.a.1. Expeditionary Warfare School (EWS).
4.a.2. PMOS-specific Army Captains Career Courses.
4.b. Special Duty Assignments
4.b.1. Junior Officer Cryptologic Career Program (JOCCP),
4.b.2. Junior Officer Geospatial Intelligence Program (JOGP).
4.c. Graduate education programs:
4.c.1. Naval Postgraduate School (NPS).
4.c.2. Air Force Institute of Technology (AFIT).
4.c.3. Civilian Institutions for Education (8802) and History (8878) curriculums.
4.c.4. Leadership, Education and Development (LEAD 8803).
4.c.5. San Diego State University (SDSU) (4505).
4.c.6. Advanced Civilian Schools Program (ACSP).
4.c.7. Congressional Fellowship Program (CFP).
4.c.8. International Affairs Program’s (IAP) and Foreign Area Officer Program (FAO).
4.c.9. Olmsted Scholar Program (OSP).
4.c.10. Junior Officer Strategic Intelligence Program (JOSIP)
4.c.11. The following AMOSs are associated with the corresponding graduate education disciplines and schools:
AMOS DISCIPLINE SCHOOL
3006 Contingency Contracting NPS
4505 Communication Strategy and Operations Planner SDSU
8802 Education CIV
8803 Leadership Development (LEAD) USNA
8820 Aeronautical Engineering AFIT
8824 Electrical Engineering NPS
8825 Modeling and Simulation NPS
8826 Combat Systems Science and Technology NPS
8831 Environmental Engineering AFIT
8834 Information Warfare Systems NPS
8840 Manpower Management NPS
8844 Financial Management NPS
8846 Computer Science NPS
8848 Info Systems Management NPS
8850 Operations Analysis NPS
8852 Defense Systems Analysis NPS
8862 Material Logistics Support Management NPS
8866 Space Systems Operations NPS
8870 Special Operations (Irregular Warfare) NPS
8878 History CIV
824X Foreign Area Officer (FAO) NPS
5. General instructions for the eligible population.
5.a. The list of eligible officers screening for CCLEB is posted on the “CPIB/CCLEB Updates” page on USMC Manpower website at: https:(slash)(slash)www.manpower.usmc.mil/webcenter/portal/OA3CEB/pages_cpibcclebupdates
5.b. All eligible officers are required to complete the FY23 Commandant’s Education Board Questionnaire no later than 2359 EST on 7 August 2022. The questionnaire is located at: https:(slash)(slash)go.max.gov/dod/fy23ceb
5.c. Within the eligibility list, officers with sufficient career timing to participate in programs ranging up to five years (ie. NPS) have a Note 1 next to their name. Officers with sufficient career timing to participate in programs ranging up to three years have a Note 2 beside their name (ie. Olmsted, CFP, LEAD). Officers without a Note beside their name only possess the career timing to attend a one year program. Officers without a Note beside their name who believe they have the career timing to screen for a longer programs should contact their PMOS monitor.
5.d. The below subparagraphs also apply to officers with a Note by their name:
5.d.1. Officers with a Note 1 or 2 beside their name must verify a copy of their undergraduate transcripts is located in their OMPF. Officers needing to upload their transcripts to their OMPF must email a copy to MMRP at email@example.com
5.d.2. Officers with a Note 1 beside their name are required to apply to NPS no later than 2359 EST on 7 August 2022.
5.d.3. NPS Admissions website is located at: https:(slash)(slash)nps.edu/web/admissions/apply
5.d.4. After submitting the NPS application, applicants must order official transcripts from all attended undergraduate and graduate institutions for delivery from the institution(s) directly to NPS Admissions. Transcripts must come directly from the institution or their designated transcript exchange service. NPS does not accept transcripts submitted by the applicant. Officers that have previously applied to NPS must submit an additional application, but are not required to resubmit transcripts. Officers can submit up to three applications for different programs at NPS listed in paragraph 4.c.11 above. NPS will notify MMOA-3 of an officer’s acceptance. NPS does not provide an acceptance letter or status of acceptance to individual officers.
5.e. The below subparagraphs apply to board questionnaire submissions:
5.e.1. Your EDIPI is required to access the board questionnaire. Directed questionnaire functionality and accessibility questions and issues to MMOA-3 at SMBMMOAGRADEDU@usmc.mil
5.e.2. Eligible officers must submit program preferences, applications, letters to the board, etc. via the questionnaire. The questionnaire is the only method for MMOA-3 to receive board correspondence.
5.e.3. All program applications must be submitted via the board questionnaire (except NPS).
5.e.4. Do not submit more than 7 documents
5.e.5. Each document must not exceed 8 MB.
5.e.6. File naming convention is very important for board correspondence collection/consolidation. Name the file appropriately according to the program you are applying for ie: “EDIPI_Olmsted_Last name” or “EDIPI_LEAD_Last name”. Condense all documents for a specific program application into one scanned PDF. If due to size constraints the application must be split up, label as such: “EDIPI_CFP_Last name (1), EDIPI_CFP_Last name (2)”. If submitting a supplemental board correspondence label as such: “EDIPI_CCLEB_Last name_LOR/RBR”.
5.f. Specific Program application samples can be found on the “CPIB/CCLEB Board Updates” webpage under “Applications”: https:(slash)(slash)www.manpower.usmc.mil/webcenter/portal/OA3CEB/pages_cpibcclebupdates
6. Program specific instructions.
6.a. Officers enrolled in or having completed EWSBSP who are interested in CCLEB programs other than resident PME schools (e.g. NPS, CFP, FAO, Olmsted, etc.), must submit an exception to policy (ETP) to be considered.
6.a.1. Officer must submit an ETP request via an Administrative Action Form (NAVMC 10274) to their respective PMOS monitor.
6.a.2. All ETP request must be received by MMOA NLT 2359 EST on 15 July 2022 to be considered by the board.
6.b. PMOS-specific Army Captains Career Courses. Officers interested in a specific Army school will find the available schools listed on the questionnaire and should rank it according to their preference.
6.c.1. Marines holding a PMOS of 4402 are not eligible to apply.
6.c.2. Contingency Contracting curriculum (3006) is limited to 3002 PMOS.
6.c.3. Financial Management curriculum (8844) is limited to 3404 PMOS.
6.c.4. Special Operations (Irregular Warfare) curriculum (8870) is limited to 0370 PMOS.
6.d.1. Aeronautical Engineering program (8820) is restricted to 75XX PMOS. Application to school is submitted after board selection.
6.d.2. Environmental Engineering program (8831) was previously only offered at AFIT. In addition to AFIT, it is now available to pursue at a civilian school of the officer’s choosing, not to exceed two years and $20,000 per year. See instructions below in paragraph 6.e. for Civilian institution program requirements.
6.e. Civilian Institutions: 8802 (Education), 8831 (Environment Engineering), 8878 (History).
6.e.1. Officers who prefer a graduate education program not offered at NPS are required to take the GRE and submit applications to their desired schools. Current GRE scores are preferred prior to the board, but not required. Likewise acceptance letters prior to the board are preferred but not required. Upload GRE scores, conditional acceptance letters, and transcripts to the questionnaire in order to be considered. If selected, officers must gain admission to a civilian university of their choice and be accepted into a resident degree program NLT 1 April 2023. Curriculums must be verified by the program officer listed in paragraph 8 below prior to submission of application.
6.e.2. Masters of Education (8802). Interested officers are required to rank this program within their top three choices for graduate education preferences on the questionnaire. Interested officers shall also compose a letter to the board which states your education/training experience, and desired focus of education study (ex: curriculum design/development, methodology, policy, learning analytics, emerging technology, etc).
6.e.3. Master in Environmental Engineering (8831). Interested officers are required to rank this program within their top three choices for graduate education preferences on the questionnaire. Interested officers shall also compose a letter to the board which states your desire to attend via civilian institution rather than AFIT. Also include your preferred area of environmental engineering study.
6.e.4. Military Historian (8878). Selected officers will earn a master’s of history from a civilian university in 24 months, followed by a utilization tour as a History Instructor at the US Naval Academy. Interested officers are required to rank this program within their top three choices for graduate education preferences on the questionnaire. Interested officers shall also compose a letter to the board which states your preferred area of historical study and at least three prospective universities.
6.e.5. A sample letter to the board can be found on the Board Updates webpage under “Applications”.
6.f. Leadership, Education and Development (LEAD) (8803). LEAD is a three year assignment as USNA which involves a one year Masters program, followed by a two year utilization tour as a Company Officer. The degree offered is no longer a “Masters in Leadership from George Washington University”, rather it is a “Masters of Business Administration (with emphasis on organizational leadership) earned through NPS-Distance Learning while at USNA.
6.g. Mass Communication and Media Studies at San Diego State University (SDSU). Limited to 4502 who rank this program within their top three choices for graduate education preferences on the questionnaire.
6.h. Advanced Civilian Schools Program (ACSP).
6.h.1. The purpose of the ACSP is to provide an opportunity for Marine Corps officers to devote a year as a resident student to complete a master’s degree of their choice. The ACSP allows officers the opportunity to earn an advance degree while maintaining career progression. Participants are highly encouraged to pursue areas of study and research topics of interest to the Marine Corps.
6.h.2. If selected, officers must attend as an in-resident student and not as remote learning.
6.h.3. Interested officers are required to have current GRE scores, submit an application, and rank this program within their top three choices for graduate education preferences.
6.h.4. The board can select up to five officers to participate in this education program lasting no longer than 12-months. This program qualifies as partially-funded education per reference (a). Participating officers will receive their regular pay and allowances, but application fees, tuition and matriculation fees, cost of textbooks and materials, and all similar fees and expenses will be borne by the officer. The area of study and research is at the discretion of the officer and no utilization tour is required. Participant’s follow-on assignment will be based on the needs of the Marine Corps and the participants career progression.
6.h.5. Marines who complete ACSP are required to have their diplomas and transcripts included in their OMPF.
6.h.6. Marines may be awarded a secondary AMOS (i.e. 88XX) for their masters degree if approved by the Occupational Field Manager for that discipline.
6.h.7. Selectees must send an official acceptance letters to MMOA-3 via firstname.lastname@example.org no later than 1 April 2023. Failure to produce an acceptance letter or failure to communicate a potential delay in receiving an acceptance letter by this deadline will result in removal from the program.
6.h.8. The ACSP application detailing all requirements is found at the CCLEB/CPIB website provided in paragraph 5.f. Questions may be directed to MMOA-3 via e-mail at email@example.com, subject titled, “Advanced Civilian Schools Program.”
6.i. Congressional Fellowship Program (CFP). Officers applying for CFP must submit their applications via the questionnaire no later than 2359 EST on 7 August 2022. For more information, guidance andFAQ reference: https:(slash)(slash)www.hqmc.marines.mil/Agencies/Office-of-Legislative-Affairs/Congressional-Fellowship-Program/.
6.j. Foreign Area Officer Program (FAO).
6.j.1. Officers interested in the FAO program must have less than 11 years of commissioned service by June 2023.
6.j.2. Interested officers must annotate the program as one of their top three preferences, submit proof of current DLAB score, and must submit a memorandum to the board in naval letter format with:
6.j.2.a. Current DLAB score (and Defense Language Proficiency Test score if applicable).
6.j.2.b. Statement highlighting interest in the FAO program, to include international experience, foreign language exposure, and desire to serve as a FAO.
6.j.3. Submit letter via the questionnaire as such “EDIPI _FAO_Last name.”
6.k. Olmsted Scholar Program (OSP)
6.k.1. Limited to officers with no more than 13 years and 6 months of total federal service as of 1 April 2023.
6.k.2. The selection process involves two steps: (1) CCLEB “nominates” selectees for further consideration; (2) evaluation/selection board conducted by the Olmsted Foundation at a future date in spring 2023.
6.k.3. Only certain PMOSs are eligible for the OSP as determined by the Foundation in coordination with HQMC. See https:(slash)(slash)olmstedfoundation.org/what-we-do/career-fields-eligible-to-apply/
6.k.4. However, due to recent HQMC revisions, the Olmsted website is pending updates. Therefore, the correct list of Marine PMOSs eligible to apply: 02xx, 03xx, 0402, 0602, 0802, 1302, 1702, 1803,3002, 60xx, 66xx, 72xx, 73xx, 75xx.
6.k.5. Officers interested should list OSP within their top three preferences and submit an “Initial” application to the board questionnaire, using the naming protocol: “EDIPI_Olmsted Initial_Last name.”
6.k.6. If nominated on the CCLEB, selectees then will submit a completed “Final” application. Both “Initial” and “Final” application templates are provided at the CPIB/CCLEB updates website provided in paragraph 5.f.
6.k.7. Certain requirements such as the GRE score, college, transcripts, command photo etc. are listed as part of the final OSP application. Applicants should begin scheduling, as needed, for the GRE and obtaining other admin requirements in order to meet the final application submission deadline in late October.
6.k.8. The Olmsted Scholar Foundation requires the submission of a high-quality digital file command photo taken in Service "A" with National Ensign and Service flag in the background for the Final application. If applicants desire to submit the photo early, it must be less than 8MB in file size and should be submitted separately from the application. Name the file “EDIPI_Olmsted_Last name_Photo."
6.k.9. Additional program information may be found at: http:(slash)(slash)www.olmstedfoundation.org/what-we-do/eligibility requirements
6.l. Junior Officer Strategic Intelligence Program (JOSIP), Junior Officer Cryptologic Career Program (JOCCP), and Junior Officer Geospatial Intelligence Program (JOGP)
6.l.1. Limited to 02XX PMOS.
6.l.2. Interested officers should submit completed applications to the questionnaire, naming the file such as “EDIPI_JOSIP_Last name” by the questionnaire deadline.
6.l.3. Officers can apply to one or all of the programs.
7. Coordinating Instructions
7.a. Officers desiring a certain graduate education program should mark it within their top three preferences for available programs listed on the questionnaire.
7.b. Graduate Education programs are not a service equivalent for PME. Marines participating in graduate education program are required to pursue completion of a PME program commensurate with their grade on their own initiative.
7.c. All service PME schools are one academic year in length. Graduate programs vary from one to two years of education followed by a three year utilization billet. For additional information on program lengths and descriptions, see reference (a) or contact the program officer in paragraph 8 below. Program information can also be found under “Grad Ed Programs Info” section on the “CPIB/CCLEB Updates” webpage: https:(slash slash)www.manpower.usmc.mil/webcenter/portal/OA3CEB/pages_cpibcclebupdates.
7.d. Board Correspondence. All correspondence to the board mustoriginate from or be endorsed by the officer being screened. All submissions (letters of recommendation, clarifying statements of service, etc.) must be uploaded into the Letters to the Board file on the FY23 Commandant's Education Board questionnaire as such “EDIPI _CCLEB_Last name_Ltr to Brd” no later than 2359 EST on 7 August 2022.
7.e. Remove by Request (RBR).
7.e.1. Officers who are eligible but do not desire to screen must complete the online questionnaire and attach an AA form requesting RBR. The AA form must state the reason the officer desires to RBR and be favorably endorsed by the first O6 in the Marine's chain of command. Properly label the filed “EDIPI_CCLEB_Last name_RBR”.
7.e.2. MMOA-3 must receive RBRs via the online questionnaire no later than 2359 EST on 7 August 2022.
7.f. Non-Compliance. Officers are considered non-compliant with the above instructions:
7.f.1. If they have a Note 1 or 2 next to their name on the eligibility roster and do not complete the questionnaire and upload a legible copy of their transcripts to OMPF.
7.f.2. If they are listed in the eligibility roster with a Note 1 next to their name and they fail to apply to NPS and submit transcripts.
7.f.3. Officers who fail to complete the questionnaire, fail to apply to NPS or submit transcripts will still screen and may be slated to a program at the board's discretion.
7.f.4. A reminder notification will be sent on 1 August 2022 to those officers who have not yet applied to NPS.
7.f.5. A list of non-compliant officers will be provided to commands on 8 August 2022 for those officers who have not yet applied to NPS.
7.g. A subsequent MARADMIN will announce FY23 CCLEB results. The results MARADMIN will serve as notification of orders for all primary selectees.
8. Program Point of Contacts.
8.a. Career-Level Schools (CLS)
Contact your PMOS monitor.
8.b. Naval Post Graduate School
Comm: (831) 521-2190
8.c. Olmsted Scholar Program
Mr. Michael Cooper (Marine Corps University)
DSN: 378-0696, Comm: (703) 432-0696
8.d. Congressional Fellowship Program
Maj Charles T. Byers Jr. (OLA)
Comm: (703) 692-0197
8.e. International Affairs Program (IAP)
Mr. Clayton Fisher (PLU-8)
DSN: 222-0322, Comm: (703) 614-0322
8.f. Masters of Education
Maj Nathan M. Clark
Comm: (703) 784-4726
8.g. Masters of History
Maj Benjamin Brewster (USNA)
Comm: (410) 293-6295
8.h. Environmental Engineering - 8831 (AFIT)
LtCol Anne Braden
Comm: (571) 256-2789
8.i. LEAD Program
Capt Audrey Graber (USNA)
Comm: (410) 293-6304
8.j. San Diego State University (SDSU)
Maj Joshua Larson
Comm: (703) 692-1879
Capt Emily Secrest
DSN: 278-9277, Comm: (703) 784-9277
9. This MARADMIN is not applicable to the Marine Corps Reserve.
10. Release authorized by MajGen Michael J. Borgschulte, Director, Manpower Management Division.//