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MSGID/GENADMIN/CG EDCOM PRES MCU QUANTICO VA//
SUBJ/ACADEMIC YEAR 2024 OFFICER PROFESSIONAL MILITARY EDUCATION NONRESIDENT SEMINAR PROGRAMS//
POINT OF CONTACT/EXPEDITIONARY WARFARE SCHOOL DISTANCE EDUCATION PROGRAM: S.D. WEINSTEIN/CIV/UNIT: MARINE CORPS UNIVERSITY/EDCOM/CDET/LOC: QUANTICO/EMAIL: STUART.WEINSTEIN@USMC.MIL/COMMAND AND STAFF DISTANCE
EDUCATION PROGRAM: D. HASKIN/CIV/UNIT: MCU/EDCOM/CDET/LOC: QUANTICO/EMAIL: DENNIS.HASKIN@USMCU.EDU//
GENTEXT/REMARKS/1. This message provides information for Academic Year (AY) 2024 College of Distance Education and Training (CDET) Officer Professional Military Education (OPME) nonresident distance education programs. For purposes of promotion, completing a seminar program is equivalent to completion of the associated resident schools for captains and majors.
2. Eligibility. CDET OPME programs are Total Force programs.
2.a. Expeditionary Warfare School Distance Education Program (EWSDEP). The following personnel are eligible to participate (in order of priority): Marine Corps captains (unrestricted, limited duty officers, and selects), Marine Corps chief warrant officer (CWO) 3s and CWO3 selects, international officers, and government civilians (GS-12 equivalent and above). If space is available: Marine Corps first lieutenants and CWO2s, sister service O-3s, and Marine Corps staff noncommissioned officers (SNCOs) of grade E-7 through E-9 with an approved waiver. Intrested SNCOs are encouraged to contact their respective regions to obtain details on the waiver process.
2.b. Command and Staff College Distance Education Program (CSCDEP). The following personnel are eligible to participate (in order of priority): Marine Corps majors (unrestricted, limited duty officers, and selects), Marine Corps CWO4s and CWO4 selects, international officers, sister service 0-4s, and government civilians (GS-13 equivalent and above). If space is available, Marine Corps captains who are CLE complete and have three years time-in-grade at the time of reporting, Marine Corps CWO3s who are CLE complete and have two years time-in-grade at the time of
reporting, and Marine Corps SNCOs of grade E-8 through E-9 that have obtained an approved waiver are eligible.
3. The seminars are executed through the CDET regional campuses. A map of each region's geographic areas and regional enrollment information is available at https:(slant)(slant)www.usmcu.edu/CDET/contact-regions. The CDET OPME AY 2024 seminars will run from September 2023 through May 2024. AY 2024 class dates for the CDET seminar programs are as follows:
3.a. EWSDEP is CLE consisting of four 16-week seminars (courses 8671-8674), which are all offered every semester. All four courses must be taken in order and each course is offered twice each academic year. Completion of the self-paced prerequisite is required to register for seminar. Prerequisite enrollment is facilitated via MarineNet by searching for course code "EWSDEPPREQ." Allow six weeks for prerequisite completion.
Registration Deadline Beginning Week Class Ending Week
Fall 31 Jul 23 4 Sep 23 15 Jan 24
Spring 4 Jan 24 29 Jan 24 14 May 24
3.b. CSCDEP is an Intermediate Level Education (ILE), Joint Professional Military Education (JPME) Phase I accredited program consisting of eight courses to be completed over two academic years. All eight courses must be taken in order and each course is offered once each academic year. Students complete four courses from September-May each year with graduation the second year. Class registration deadline for AY 2024 is 31 Jul 23. Seminars begin the week of 4 Sep 23.
4. Seminar Registration/Enrollment
4.a. The seminar registration and enrollment process is student-initiated via MarineNet.
4.a.1. Marines can request enrollment in any of the seminar programs at https:(slant)(slant)www.marinenet.usmc.mil. EWSDEP students must complete the prerequisite course prior to requesting seminar enrollment. For CSCDEP, use "8900ZZ0000" for course search; for EWSDEP, use "8670AZSEM0" for course search.
4.a.2. MarineNet enrollment requests will be automatically forwarded to the regional office for processing. It is vitally important to make sure all contact information, especially the preferred email address in the MarineNet profile, is up-to-date, as this is what the regional office uses to contact students.
4.a.3. Members of regional offices will contact students that have requested enrollment to help determine preferences: delivery type (online or onsite), location, time, and day of the week. Regional offices will attempt to meet all preference requests, but overall student demand will affect the final determination.
4.a.4. No later than seven days before the start of the scheduled seminars, all students will be contacted by their assigned adjunct faculty with their seminar information.
4.a.5. Students are not automatically enrolled in the next course within the curriculum progression. Students must contact their regional office to enroll in the remaining courses required for program completion.
4.a.6. Information on the EWS/CSC Blended Seminar Program is published separately.
4.b. Regional contact information
4.b.1. Camp Lejeune Region: (910) 451-2149, CDET_CampLejeune.RC@usmc.mil.
4.b.2. Camp Pendleton Region: (760) 725-8400, CDET_CampPendleton@usmc.mil.
4.b.3. Fort Worth Region: (817) 782-7184, DSN: 739-7184, CDET_FortWorth@usmc.mil.
4.b.4. Hawaii Region: (808) 257-1956, CDET_Hawaii@usmc.mil.
4.b.5. Miramar Region: (858) 307-1373, CDET_Miramar@usmc.mil.
4.b.6. Okinawa Region: DSN (315) 645-2500, CDET_Okinawa@usmc.mil.
4.b.7. Quantico Region: (703) 432-6522, MCU_CDET_Quantico@usmcu.edu.
4.b.8. Quantico South Region: (850)452-2392, MCU_CDET_Quantico@usmcu.edu.
4.b.9. OCONUS Stationed Students: All seminars for Marines stationed (not deployed) in an OCONUS location not covered by one of the CDET regions above, Steve O’Dell, (703)784-2410, CDET_oconus@usmc.mil.
4.b.10. Additional information may be found on the CDET website, https:(slant)(slant)www.usmcu.edu/Colleges-and-Schools/College-of-Distance-Education-and-Training-CDET.
5. Coordinating Instructions
5.a. Temporary additional duty is not authorized for these seminar programs.
5.b. All students will require access to a personal computer with audio and video capability and an internet connection while participating in a seminar program.
5.c. All students must have Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Adobe Reader installed on their personal computer. All other word processing, presentation, and spreadsheet programs, including but not limited to Numbers (Mac), are not fully compatible and are unacceptable for student use.
5.d. Students are highly encouraged to have an active civilian email account associated with their MarineNet and Moodle profiles. Students will receive emails directly from Moodle with course information, assignments, and correspondence from adjunct faculty.
6. Release authorized by Brigadier General Maura M. Hennigan, President, Marine Corps University.//