September: Special Notices
General Officer Announcements
On 16 July the Secretary of Defense announced that the President had nominated Gen James F. Amos as the 35th Commandant of the Marine Corps and reappointment to the rank of general. Gen Amos is currently serving as the Assistant Commandant of the Marine Corps.
On 21 July the Secretary of Defense announced that the President had nominated Gen James N. Mattis to serve as Commander, U.S. Central Command and for reappointment to the rank of general. Gen Mattis’ previous command was as Commander, U.S. Joint Forces Command, Norfolk, VA.
On 30 June the Secretary of Defense announced that the President had nominatedMajGen Robert E. Schmidle, Jr. for appointment to the rank of lieutenant general and assignment as Deputy Commander, U.S. Cyber Command. MajGen Schmidle is currently serving as Assistant Deputy Commandant, Programs and Resources, HQMC.
The Secretary also announced that the President nominated MajGen John E. Wissler for appointment to the rank of lieutenant general and assignment as Deputy Commandant, Programs and Resources, HQMC. MajGen Wissler is currently serving as Deputy Commanding General, II MEF, Camp Lejeune.
On14 July the Secretary of Defense announced that the President had nominated the following Marine Corps Reserve colonels for promotion to the rank of brigadier general:
Col William T. Collins, who is currently the Assistant Chief of Staff, G–5, 4th MAW, Fort Worth, TX.
Col James S. Hartsell, who is currently the Chief of Staff, II?MEF, Individual Mobilization Augmentee Detachment, Camp Lejeune.
Col Roger R. Machut, who is currently the Deputy Commander, 4th Marine Logistics Group, New Orleans, LA.
Col Marcella J. Monahan, who is currently the Assistant Chief of Staff, G–7, II MEF, Camp Lejeune.
We’ve Changed Our Title But Not Our Mission
The College of Continuing Education (CCE) has changed its name to the College of Distance Education and Training (CDET). The CCE is the organization within the Marine Corps Training and Education Command with the mission of designing, developing, delivering, evaluating, managing, and resourcing distance learning programs and products across the Marine Corps training and education continuum in order to increase operational readiness. As of 1 July the CCE changed its name to the College of Distance Education and Training. The new title more accurately reflects the roles and responsibilities of the organization in the planning, management, and overall execution of distance education and training for Marines around the globe. MarAdmin 339/10 announces this name change.
On 28 June MajGen Edward G. Usher III, USMC(Ret) (center), MCA President and CEO, presented awards to two lieutenants from Company B, TBS, during a reception held at the MCA. Winner of the Semper Fidelis Award as the Honor Graduate for Company B, the Col William B. Lemly Academic Award, and the MCA Military Skills Award is 2dLt Zachary D. Johnson (left). Winning the Capt Thomas H. Ralph Leadership Award is 2dLt Daniel J. Green (right). (Photo by Ron Lunn.)
Graduate-Level Credit for Command and Staff College Distance Education Program
The University of Oklahoma (OU), in partnership with the Marine Corps College of Distance Education and Training (CDET), now awards 15 master’s degree credits for the Command and Staff College Distance Education Program (CSCDEP).
This arrangement is a first for the Marine Corps as the OU will grant graduates of the CDET’s CSCDEP 8900 series, 15 graduate-level academic credit hours that Marines can use toward continuing their studies. The degree is a master of arts in administrative leadership and can be completed entirely online at a reduced tuition rate for military students. Only students who have taken the 8900 series CSCDEP without equivalency credit from the 8800 series program are eligible for this benefit.
For further information, please contact the OU Military Coordinator, Mr. Russ Tresner, at 405?–325–1250, 800–522–4389, email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or contact your regional coordinator. Additional information may be found at the OU website at http://www.ou.edu/cls/mals.