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FY2017 CLASS DATES FOR REGIONAL CAREER COURSE SEMINARS

Date Signed: 8/30/2016
MARADMINS Number: 450/16

R 271037Z AUG 16
MARADMIN 450/16
MSGID/GENADMIN/CG EDCOM PRES MCU QUANTICO VA//
SUBJ/FY2017 CLASS DATES FOR REGIONAL CAREER COURSE SEMINARS//
REF/A/MARADMIN 521-14//
REF/B/MARADMIN 417-16//
REF/C/NAVMC 11580//
NARR/REFERENCE A IS THE MARADMIN UPDATING PME REQUIREMENTS FOR ENLISTED MARINES. REFERENCE B IS THE FY2017 CLASS DATES FOR THE REGIONAL STAFF NONCOMMISSIONED OFFICER ACADEMIES. REFERENCE C IS THE STANDARDIZED COMMAND SCREENING CHECKLIST.//
POC/J.F. HEMLEBEN/COLLEGE OF DISTANCE EDUCATION AND TRAINING/-/TEL: COMM 703-784-0741/EMAIL: JOHN.HEMLEBEN(at)USMC.MIL//
GENTEXT/REMARKS/1.  Reference A outlines the PME requirements for all enlisted Marines.  The PME requirements for promotion to Gunnery Sergeant have been updated as follows:
1.A.  Effective 1 Oct 16, Active Component and Active Reserve Staff Sergeants must complete the Marinenet EPME6000AA Course and then complete either the Resident Career Course or the Career Course Seminar (CCS).  For purposes of promotion, both programs (SNCOA Resident Career Course and CCS) will be considered equivalent.
1.B.  Effective 1 Oct 16, selected Marine Corps Reserve Staff Sergeants must complete the Marinenet EPME6000AA course, and then complete either the resident two-week Reserve Career Course or the CCS.  For purposes of promotion, both programs (Resident Reserve Career Course and CCS) will be considered equivalent.
1.C.  Individual Ready Reserve Staff Sergeants are required to complete the Marinenet EPME6000AA Course.
2.  Marine Corps University announced the fiscal year (FY) 2017 class dates for the Regional Staff Noncommissioned Officer Academies in reference B.  This MARADMIN announces the FY 2017 class dates for the regional CCS.
2.A.  The CCS will be executed through the College Of Distance Education and Training (CDET) regional campuses.  Class dates for all regions will run concurrently:
Class          Beginning Week                  Final Week
1-17            3 Oct 16                       16 Jan 17
2-17            6 Feb 17                       15 May 17
3-17           12 Jun 17                       18 Sep 17
2.B.  Coordinating Instructions.
2.C.  CCS meets once per week, after normal working hours, for three hours over a fifteen week period.
2.D.  Students have approximately three hours of preparation (homework) weekly, for each onsite seminar.
2.E.  Each seminar maintains a ratio of approximately 12 to 1 (student/faculty).
2.F.  Students are assessed through quizzes, short papers, seminar participation, and other written assignments.
2.G.  Course prerequisites include:  nominees must be a Staff Sergeant or Staff Sergeant select, meet the Marine Corps Body Composition Program standards, and have completed the Career Course Distance Education Program(EPME 6000AA on Marinenet).
2.H.  Course Registration.
2.H.1.  Reference C is the command screening checklist.  Individual units will forward their nominations to the CDET Regional Directors, to include a completed checklist, via the Regional Chief Instructors (RCI), in their respective regions for enrollment in the upcoming class.
2.H.2.  The RCI for each region is:
2.H.2.A.  Harrison Tanksley, Camp Pendleton Region, (760)763-8426, harrison.tanksley.ctr(at)usmc.mil.
2.H.2.B.  Timothy Weber, Camp Lejeune Region, (910)451-2183, timothy.weber.ctr(at)usmc.mil.
2.H.2.C.  Patrick Tracy, Quantico Region, (703)432-5259, tracyp(at)davisdefense.com.
2.H.2.D.  Sylvester Daniels, Miramar Region, (619)524-1710, sylvester.daniels.ctr(at)usmc.mil.
2.H.2.E.  Chris Marvin, Pensacola Region, Fl (850)452-9460, ext 3141, marvinc(at)davisdefense.com.
2.H.2.F.  Kelvin Jackson, Fort Worth Region, Tx (817)782-1204, jacksonk(at)davisdefense.com.
2.H.2.G.  James Werth, Hawaii Region, 808-257-1165, james.werth.ctr(at)usmc.mil.
2.H.2.H.  Scott Uecker, Okinawa Region, DSN 315-654-2500, scott.uecker.ctr(at)usmc.mil.
2.H.3.  The registration deadline is 21 days prior to the convening week.
3.  Amplifying Instructions.
3.A.  TAD is not authorized for this course.
3.B.  All students require access to a computer and are highly encouraged to bring laptops or tablet devices to download student materials for ease of use while participating in the course.
3.C.  CCS may not be available all cycles in all regions.  For additional information contact a RCI or review the CDET website.  The website address is:  www.mcu.usmc.mil(forward slash)cdet(forward slash)sitepages(forward slash) career_course_ seminar.aspx
4.  Release authorized by BGen Thomas A. Gorry, Commanding General, Education Command, President, Marine Corps University.//