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Marine Corps University
TypeUniversity system
EstablishedAugust 1, 1989
Parent institution
United States Marine Corps Training and Education Command
PresidentBrigadier General Jay M. Bargeron
ProvostDr. Rebecca J. Johnson
Location
Websiteusmcu.edu

Marine Corps University is a professional military education university system of the United States Marine Corps.[1] It is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award Master's Degrees.[2]

History

The Marine Corps University's history dates back to 1891 when 29 company officers attended the School of Application. This facility became the Officers Training School in 1909, and later relocated to Marine Corps Base Quantico. In 1919, Major General John A. Lejeune ordered the creation of the Marine Corps Officers Training School. Brigadier General Smedley D. Butler established the Field Officers Course, in October 1920 and the Company Grade Officers Course in July 1921.

Degree programs

Schools, programs and courses

Expeditionary Warfare School

Formerly Amphibious Warfare School (AWS), the mission of the Expeditionary Warfare School (EWS) is to provide Marine Captains career-level professional military education and oversee their professional military training in command and control, MAGTF operations ashore, and naval expeditionary operations. This training and education will enable them to command or serve as primary staff officers in their MOS, integrate the capabilities resident within their element of the MAGTF, integrate their element within the MAGTF, and understand the functions of the other elements of the MAGTF.[6]

Marine Corps Command and Staff College (CSC)

The Marine Corps Command and Staff College provides graduate level education and training in order to develop critical thinkers, innovative problem solvers, and ethical leaders who will serve as commanders and staff officers in service, joint, interagency, intergovernmental, and multinational organizations confronting complex and uncertain security environments. The Command and Staff College is a ten-month program for majors, lieutenant commanders, allied foreign officers, and U.S. government civilian professionals that fulfills Joint Professional Military Education Phase I requirements. Students come from all branches of the US Armed Forces. Students have the option of completing the requirements for a Master of Military Studies (MMS) degree. MCU-CSC is also known for the high quality of its civilian faculty members, many of whom conduct ground-breaking research into national security issues.[7]

Marine Corps War College (MCWAR)

Main article: Marine Corps War College

School of Advanced Warfighting

School of Advanced Warfighting
School of Advanced Warfighting

The mission of the School of Advanced Warfighting (SAW) is to develop lead planners and future commanders with the will and intellect to solve complex problems, employ operational art, and design and execute campaigns in order to enhance the Marine Corps’ ability to prepare for and fight wars.

Enlisted Professional Military Education

The mission of the Enlisted Professional Military Education branch is to provide progressive educational opportunities to improve leadership, critical thinking capability and sound tactical skills for enlisted Marines throughout their careers.[8]

School of MAGTF Logistics

The mission of the School of Marine Air-Ground Task Force (MAGTF) Logistics (SOML) is to develop, deliver, and evaluate the logistics education of the Marine Corps, and to manage the logistics education continuum in order to increase the combat effectiveness of Marine Corps operating forces, Marine Forces Reserve, the supporting establishment, and Headquarters Marine Corps.[9]

Other programs

See also

References

  1. ^ "About Marine Corps University". Retrieved August 29, 2019.
  2. ^ "Accreditation and Degree-granting Authority". Marine Corps University. Archived from the original on February 23, 2015. Retrieved March 9, 2015.
  3. ^ "Marine Corps War College". Marine Corps University. Archived from the original on February 23, 2015. Retrieved March 9, 2015.
  4. ^ "Command and Staff College". Marine Corps University. Archived from the original on April 30, 2011. Retrieved May 13, 2011.
  5. ^ "School of Advanced Warfighting". Marine Corps University. Archived from the original on July 23, 2011. Retrieved May 13, 2011.
  6. ^ "Expeditionary Warfare School". Marine Corps University. Retrieved May 13, 2011.
  7. ^ "Command and Staff College". Marine Corps University.
  8. ^ "Enlisted Professional Military Education". Marine Corps University. Archived from the original on May 16, 2011. Retrieved May 13, 2011.
  9. ^ "School of MAGTF Logistics". Marine Corps University. Retrieved May 13, 2011.
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