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MSGID/GENADMIN/CG EDCOM PRES MCU QUANTICO VA//
SUBJ/ANNOUNCEMENT OF THE FISCAL YEAR 2024 FIRST SERGEANTS SCHOOL CID M02L645//
POC/N.D. RICAFRENTE/MGYSGT/DEPUTY DIRECTOR MARINE CORPS SENIOR ENLISTED ACADEMY/MCU/TEL: (703) 432-4500/EMAIL: NEPHTALI.RICAFRENTE@USMCU.EDU AND MCU_SENIORENLISTEDACADEMY@USMC.EDU//
GENTEXT/REMARKS/1. Situation. Since 1996, The Commandant of the Marine Corps has directed a formal course of instruction be provided for all newly promoted and selected first sergeants. The MOS producing school facilitates the transition from gunnery sergeant to first sergeant.
2. Mission. The Marine Corps Senior Enlisted Academy (MCSEA) will conduct the First Sergeants School to provide instruction in line with the Marine Corps skills training and readiness manual standards covering the duties and responsibilities of Marines with the rank of first sergeant.
3.A. Dates for fiscal year 2024 courses are:
COURSE 90 DAYS PRIOR REPORT DATE GRADUATE
1-24 07 NOV 23 05 FEB 24 16 FEB 24
2-24 09 JAN 24 08 APR 24 19 APR 24
3-24 20 FEB 24 20 MAY 24 31 MAY 24
4-24 11 APR 24 10 JUL 24 26 JUL 24
5-24 03 JUN 24 04 SEP 24 20 SEP 24
3.A.1. Allocations may be submitted throughout the fiscal year. Each class will have 60 seats available.
3.B. Each class requires six sergeants major to serve as mentors. Sergeants major may be active or reserve.
3.B.1. Sergeants major mentor allocations and details for each course are as follows:
3.B.2. All mentor names should be submitted to the Director of MCSEA NLT 90 days out from class execution, at the following email address MCU_SENIORENLISTEDACADEMY@USMCU.EDU, ATTN: DIRECTOR. Identification/confirmation of mentors will support the intended virtual mentor norming. Training sessions will be sent via seperate correspondence. 60 and 30 days out deliverables will consist of mentoring student engagement regarding pre-requisite items and confirmation of Temporary Additional Duty (TAD) orders, travel, and appropriate lodging reservations.
COURSE TRAVEL DAY COURSE ORIENTATION
1-24 28 JAN 24 29 JAN 24
2-24 05 APR 24 06 APR 24
3-24 17 MAY 24 18 MAY 24
3-24 07 JUL 24 08 JUL 24
5-24 01 SEP 24 02 SEP 24
3.C. Coordinating instructions will be sent via separate correspondence approximately three weeks before the course.
3.C.1. Registration. Parent command G-3/S-3 is required to submit nominees to MCU_SENIORENLISTEDACADEMY@USMCU.EDU, ATTN: OPERATIONS/1STSGT in the subject line. MCSEA will register the student in the Marine Corps Training Information Management System. Funding letters will be available for download following approval from Training and Education Command formal schools.
3.C.2. Students are requried to have an active Secret clearance in order to attend. Supplemental verification guidance will be sent via separate correspondence.
4. Administration and Logistics
4.A. Active Component
4.A.1. Orders. TAD orders will be non-reporting.
4.A.2. Travel/per diem is provided by TECOM world-wide travel. Parent command G-3/S-3 is required to request funding.
4.B. Reserve Component
4.B.1. Orders. Marine reserve order writing system professional military education/school orders will be routed through Marine Forces Reserve G-3 in order to receive funding and will be non-reporting.
4.B.2. Travel/per diem shall be requested through Defense Travel System-Reserve travel.
4.B.3. Reserve Marines can attend any course.
4.C. Transportation. Attendees should not schedule any flight departures prior to 1700 on graduation date. Parent commands are responsible for the cost of rental cars.
4.D. Lodging. Mentors and students who require lodging are required to lodge at Liversedge Hall, commercial: (703) 784-3149 or at the Inns of the Corps Quantico, commercial: (703) 630-4444. If billeting is not available, Marines must receive a non-availability statement from Liversedge Hall or from the Inns of the Corps Quantico before arranging off-base lodging.
4.E.1. The prescribed uniform is the Marine Corps Combat Utility Uniform and appropriate seasonal service uniform.
4.E.2. Students should bring a sufficient number of uniforms for the duration of the class. The seasonal service uniform will be worn Fridays while the class is in session.
4.E.3. Appropriate civilian attire and formal business attire are required.
4.F. Social Events. All attendees shall attend a professional dinner. The prescribed uniform for the dinner is formal business attire (male: suit, female: dress or equivalent formal business attire).
5. Command and Signal. Direct all inquiries regarding the content of this message to Master Gunnery Sergeant Nephtali Ricafrente, Deputy Director, MCSEA, OR MCU_SENIORENLISTEDACADEMY@USMCU.EDU, ATTN: OPERATIONS/1STSGT SCHOOL.
6. Release authorized by Brigadier General Maura M. Hennigan, President, Marine Corps University.//