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Leadership Education Make Marine Officer's Successful/Leadership Education Makes Marine Officers Successful
MARINE CORPS COMMAND AND STAFF COLL QUANTICO VA
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The primary missions of the U.S. Marine Corps Expeditionary Warfare School EWS School are to educate students in expeditionary operations and command and control systems. This program is helping to develop and improve the leadership skills of Marines as professional military officers. There are differences in training and education between the Royal Thai Marine Corps RTMC Amphibious Warfare School AWS and the U.S. Marine Corps EWS. The RTMC education at AWS provides a 6-month curriculum. The program of instruction is divided into three major segments leadership, Marine Operations, and Amphibious Warfare Operations. The Command Post Exercises CPX focus on past Marine Operations and Amphibious Warfare Operations. The course of study is designed to provide the skills and knowledge needed to operate effectively on a regiment staff or in a command billet as a lieutenant or lieutenant commander. The USMC education at EWS is a 10-month, career-level course of study that has a class of fewer than 200 Marine Corps officers each year. The school was merged from both the AWS Amphibious Warfare School and CCSC Command and Control System Course in December 2001. The merger of these two captain courses blended the best of both courses the command and control emphasis of CCSC and the detailed instruction on expeditionary operations taught at AWS. The EWSs first class commenced operation in August 2002. The program of instruction consists of military education, leadership development, and personal development. It is divided into six major segments Command and Control, MAGTF Operations Ashore, Naval Expeditionary Operations, Current Operations, Professional Studies, and an Occupational Field Expansion Course OFEC. This paper compares the missions and courses offered at these two institutions, and the ways in which they each develop Marine Corps leaders.
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