Accession Number:

ADA508034

Title:

Graduate Level Credit for Resident EWS Students

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

MARINE CORPS COMMAND AND STAFF COLL QUANTICO VA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2009-02-20

Pagination or Media Count:

18.0

Abstract:

In 1959, the only credential...required was the boldness to dream. Today it takes academic credentials to open doors. In 2008, the Marine Corps selected 189 Marines with the boldness to dream to attend the Expeditionary Warfare School EWS resident course in Quantico, VA. The same academic year, 2,272 Marines enrolled in the nonresident EWS seminar course. The Marine Corps makes no distinction for promotion purposes in regard to which method a Marine chooses to complete his or her professional military education PME requirement. Even with the obvious educational advantage of attending the resident course, no educational benefit i.e., masters degree is associated. Because of the vast differences in the time and quality of education of the two courses, Marine Corps University MCU should seek graduate level credit for the resident EWS class.

Subject Categories:

  • Humanities and History
  • Personnel Management and Labor Relations

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE