This is how the Corps is overhauling its enlisted military education to boost lethality and college accreditation

The Corps is amid a large-scale modernization of its enlisted professional military education in an effort to prepare its noncommissioned officers for a future fight.

Upcoming changes include the renaming of the Enlisted Professional Military Education Directorate to the College of Enlisted Military Education, adding a week to the resident Sergeants School, and streamlining curriculum to ease accreditation at civilian universities.

The driving principle of these efforts, according to Col. Christopher Williams, the director of the College of Enlisted Military Education at Marine Corps University, is that β€œa smarter Corps is a more lethal Corps.”

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