First Enlisted Men Graduate Marine Corps Command and Staff College – American Military News

First Enlisted Men Graduate Marine Corps Command and Staff College

Marine Corps Base Quantico —

The Marine Corps Command and Staff College aboard Marine Corps Base Quantico graduated the first senior enlisted Marines in the history of the college, here June 4.

Command and Staff College Enlisted Grads

Sgt. Maj. Jonathan Henry and Sgt. Maj. Scott D. Hamm, pictured in the center with Brig. Gen. Thomas D. Weidley. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Samuel Fernandez/Released)

Sgt. Maj. Scott D. Hamm and Sgt. Maj. Jonathan Henry are the first enlisted Marines to be admitted to and graduate from the CSC, which is part of Marine Corps University.
“I saw it as an opportunity to make myself a more complete Marine,” said Hamm. “I wanted to make myself more valuable to my Marines.”

The CSC, founded in 1933, is a 10-month course that educates and trains joint, multinational and interagency leaders in a variety of topics including leadership, war fighting, war studies, and security studies.

Having both senior enlisted and officers participating in the school added to the learning for both groups.

“The majors felt they benefited from my unvarnished opinion and the majors were able to glean experience from my billet,” said Henry.

“I was able to understand my CO’s worries and what keeps him up at night,” added Hamm.

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