Accession Number:

AD1088112

Title:

The Staff Noncommissioned Officer Advanced Education Program Proof of Concept: Assessment: Enlisted Professional Military Education

Descriptive Note:

Technical Report

Corporate Author:

CENTER FOR ADVANCED OPERATIONAL AND CULTURAL TRAINING QUANTICO VA QUANTICO United States

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2012-07-19

Pagination or Media Count:

48.0

Abstract:

In 2010, the Marine Corps was tasked by then Commanding General, Marine Corps Combat Development Command, Lieutenant General George Flynn, to re-evaluate its special educational requirements to ensure it is equipping Marines with the needed capabilities to fill critical billet requirements. During the resulting Marine Corps education requirement realignment study conducted in 2010-2011, several organizations voiced requirements for enlisted Marines with advanced degrees but lacked a means to formalize the requirement or create the capability. The Marine Corps decided to initiate a proof of concept to assess the impact on organizational ability to accomplish mission and the potential return on investment of placing such capabilities within the enlisted force in select organizations to determine if the Marine Corps should institutionalize its investment in SNCO advanced education. Marine Corps University Enlisted Professional Military Education EPME volunteered to participate in the proof of concept, stating it had a requirement for SNCOs with advanced degrees in the field of education to fill curriculum developer positions. The conclusions herein are drawn from 19 interviews of EPME staff during February and March 2012.

Subject Categories:

  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics
  • Humanities and History

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE