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MSGID/GENADMIN/CG EDCOM PRES MCU QUANTICO VA//
SUBJ/ANNOUNCEMENT OF THE 2024 UNITED STATES ARMY SENIOR ENLISTED PROFESSIONAL MILITARY EDUCATION COURSE//
REF/A/MSGID: DOC/MCO P1300.8/YMD: 080125//
NARR/REF A IS PROFESSIONAL MILITARY EDUCATION II//
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.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 1,420 instructional hours designed to elevate the thinking of master sergeants and first sergeants from the tactical level to the operational and strategic perspective, thus preparing them for leadership positions in organizations executing unified land operations. USASMA also prepares senior enlisted personnel for leadership positions in joint, interagency, intergovernmental, and multinational organizations. The course assists in the development of logical, practical, and original reasoning abilities necessary for problem solving. Students analyze problems based on available information, arrive at logical solutions and decision making with reasonable speed, and communicate reasoning and decisions orally and in writing. Intellectual honesty, integrity, professional values, and standards are highly stressed.
2. Mission. The Marine Corps Senior Enlisted Academy (MCSEA) will accept nominations for six nominees to attend USASMA Class 75.
3.A. Major subordinate commands may nominate Marines in the rank of master sergeant or first sergeant to attend this rigorous course. Packages will be submitted through the Marine’s chain of command to the appropriate 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
31 Jan 2024 15 Jul 2024 01 Aug 2024 01 Jun 2025
3.B. Course Prerequisites
3.B.1. Nominees must have completed the Senior Enlisted Joint Professional Military Education (SEJPME) II. The SEJPME II Course is accessed at https:(slash)(slash)jkodirect.jten.mil/.
3.B.2. Nominated first sergeants must have completed the Resident First Sergeants school and the First Sergeant/Master Sergeant Regional Seminar or the Senior Enlisted Blended Seminar Program (SEBSP). Nominated master sergeants must have completed the First Sergeant/Master Sergeant Regional Seminar or SEBSP. The respective course completion codes must be reflected within the Marine Corps Total Force System prior to student nomination.
3.B.3. Nominated first sergeants or master sergeants must have an associates degree to apply for this program. The associates degree must be reflected within the Marine Corps Total Force System prior to student nomination.
3.B.4. Nominees must have a current security clearance, minimum level of secret reflected in the Defense Information System for Security.
3.B.5. Nominees must have at least 18 months time in grade prior to report date.
3.B.6. Nominees must have at least 24 months time on station prior to report date.
3.B.7. Nominees will have no more than 24 years time in service.
3.B.8. Nominees will acknowledge the understanding that a 24 month pay back tour is required. Documentation extending the current contract by 36 months from date of check in will be included in the submitted package. 12 months to attend USASMA and a 24 month pay back tour.
3.B.9. Once selected, nominees must also complete all course prerequisites as identified on the USASMA website for Sergeant Major Course class 75 at http:(slash)(slash)usasma.bliss.army.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. Grade and date of rank.
4.A.3. End of current contract.
4.A.4. Professional resume will not have a photo. Resume format can be found at https:(slash)(slash)www.manpower.usmc.mil/portal/page/portal/M_RA_HOME/MM/B_EA/A_mmea8/B_mmea81.
4.A.5. Nominees must submit an Administrative Action Form.
4.A.6. Letter of recommendation from first sergeant major in chain of command.
4.A.7. A current copy of your Master Brief Sheet.
4.A.8. A copy of last two fitness reports.
4.A.9. A copy of your basic training record.
4.A.10. A one page essay personally drafted by the nominee, explaining your reason for requesting attendance.
4.A.11. USASMA website is provided for reference, https:(slash)(slash)www.ncoworldwide.army.mil/Academics/Sergeants-Major-Academy/.
4.B. MARFOR G-3s will submit nominees directly to the Deputy Director, MCSEA at: email@example.comfirstname.lastname@example.org
4.C. All nominations must be received by the submission deadline in paragraph 3.A.
4.D. Selectees will be approved by the Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps and will be notified by the Director, MCSEA via separate correspondence.
4.E. Marine attendees will be required to execute Permanent Change of Station (PCS) orders to the course with follow-on PCS orders upon succesful completion of the course. Nominees should satisfy time on station requirements specified within reference A.
5. Command and Signal. Additional information is available on the USASMA website at https:(slash)(slash)usasma.bliss.army.mil.
6. Release authorized by Brigadier General Maura M. Hennigan, President, Marine Corps University.//