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SUBJ/ACADEMIC YEAR 2021 EXPEDITIONARY WARFARE SCHOOL MARINE AIR GROUND TASK
FORCE OPERATIONS AFLOAT COURSE//
RMKS/1. This is a call for applications for the January 2021 cohort of the
Expeditionary Warfare School (EWS) Marine Air Ground Task Force (MAGTF)
Operations Afloat course. EWS MAGTF Afloat course is scheduled for 11
January - 19 March 2021. Application deadline is 15 December 2020.
2. EWS MAGTF Operations Afloat is a 10-week long course, taught in residence
by instructors, utilizing seminar and practical exercises, while integrating
students from the Joint Forces and international communities.
a. The course is comprised of four sub-courses: Maritime Expeditionary
Environment, Planning and Embarkation, Rehearsal and Movement, and
Action. Students will be divided into ARG/MEU teams in which Naval personnel
will serve as the ARG codes N-2, N-3, etc.
b. Officers learn sea-based operations through the lens of the Single Naval
Battle and Amphibious Ready Group/Marine Expeditionary Unit (ARG/MEU)
integration using Maneuver Warfare Philosophy and Amphibious Operations
doctrine, techniques, and procedures.
3. There are 16 Navy officer quotas available to attend in person at Geiger
Hall, aboard Marine Corps Base Quantico for the duration of the MAGTF
Operations Afloat course and capstone exercise ANGKOR CROSS. A certificate of
completion will be issued.
a. Eligibility. The course is open to active component officers in the
paygrades O-2 to O-3. While all officers are encouraged to apply, EWS
specifically desires unrestricted line officers whose previous operational
experience will enhance the exercise by exposing participants to the
warfighting disciplines they are likely to integrate with and use.
(1) Officers desiring to be screened must submit an application containing
the following documents to the EWS Registrar:
(a) Commanding Officers letter of recommendation.
(b) Member Biography
(2) The preferred method for submitting an application is via encrypted
e-mail with scanned copies of signed documents attached.
b. TAD Travel.
(1) Marine Corps University (MCU) will fund travel, lodging, and per
diem. Coordination will be made with EWS S-1/MCU G-1 via POCs listed in
section 5a. Local travel will not be funded.
(2) Berthing. Authorized Government lodging facility is Liversedge Hall
(703) 784-3149, located in Mariine Coprs Base Quantico. Attendees must
contact Liversedge Hall to inquire about lodging prior to making reservations
elsewhere. If Liversedge cannot accommodate your reservation, you must obtain
a Certificate of Non-Availability (CNA) (from Liversedge Hall) prior to
making other lodging arrangements. If a CNA is issued, attendees are
directed to book commercial lodging through Defense Travel System (DTS).
(3) Transportation. When arranging air transportation, attendees must
choose the most cost effective General Services Administration City Pair
Fare. Travel shall be completed to check in no later than 0900 on 11 January
2020 with EWS S-1 at Geiger Hall. Return travel will be no earlier than
19 March 2021.
Rental cars are not authorized unless mission required or the most cost
efficient means of transportation. Documented approval by the TAD
authorizing official is required.
5. Officers interested in the EWS course may visit the Marine Corps
University web pages at https://www.usmcu.edu/EWS/.
a. Points of Contact:
(1) Travel and funding: Maj Rachael Pitts (MCU G-1), 703-432-4632 or Capt
Matthew Bryan (EWS S-1), 703-784-2592.
(2) Course related questions: LT Stephen Mossman (EWS Naval Officer),
(3) Registrar: LtCol Michael Jones, Deputy Director Expeditionary Warfare
School, 703-784-1843, firstname.lastname@example.org
6. Released by RADM J. S. Bynum, Acting Deputy Chief of Naval Operations for
Warfighting Development (N7)//