School of Support

This school encompasses all areas of Marine operations not taught in other schools. The Support School covers it all, from Chaplains, through Maintenance and Supply, and all the way to Demonstration Teams. The Support School is administered through the Office of the Commandant, STARFLEET Marine Corps Academy by the Support Branch Director. Courses are currently available through the SU-301level and all are available online for immediate credit.

The manuals necessary  for these courses can be downloaded from the SFMCA Library.
To request any of these courses please use the course request form.

Courses Available

SU-100 Support Basic Course: Step one in the Support Branch Education Program. This course is a basic overview of all segments of the Support Branch and its activities in the field. Prerequisite for this course: PD-100.

SU-181 Chaplain's Assistants Course: This course is designed to give the student an idea of what is required of the Chaplain's Assistant and to familiarize the Marine with the basic duties and responsibilities of the Chaplain's Corps in both War and Peacetime operations. Prerequisite for this course: SU-100.

SU-201 Support Advanced Course: Step two in the Support Branch Education Program. This course is a more detail overview of all aspects of the Support Branch and its activities in the field. Prerequisite for this course: SU-100.

SU-230 Combat Service Support Command Course: This is a course designed for knowing all the ins and outs to Support Branch's largest command. This course will prepare all CSSC OIC's for future command, and give them intimate knowledge of the divisions within. Prerequisite for this course: SU-201.

SU-240 Signal Corps Command Course: This course is designed at understanding the fundamentals of the communications arm of the Support Branch. Students of this course will gain advanced knowledge of the Signal Corps Command, and prepare them for future command of this area. Prerequisite for this course: SU-201.

SU-250 Military Intelligence Course: Viably one of the most secretive portions of the Support Branch, the Military Intelligence Command course makes a student think in new and diverse ways and instead use multiple resources to solve problems, just as a Military Intelligence officer would. Prerequisite for this course: SU-201.

SU-260 Military Justice Command Course:
This is the second in a line of courses designed to familiarize Marines with the various commands of the SFMC Support Branch. This course is designed to familiarize potential OIC's with the Military Justice Command of the Support Branch. Prerequisite for this course: SU-201.

SU-270 Public Affairs and Protocol Command Course:
This is the Fifth in a line of courses designed to familiarize Marines with the various commands of the SFMC Support Branch. This course is designed to familiarize potential OIC's with the Public Affairs and Protocol Command of the Support Branch. Prerequisite for this course: SU-201.

SU-280 Morale Welfare and Recreation Command Course: This is the Sixth in a line of courses designed to familiarize Marines with the various commands of the SFMC Support Branch. This course is designed to familiarize potential OIC's with the Morale, Welfare & Recreation Command of the Support Branch. Prerequisite for this course: SU-201.

SU-290 Research and Development Command Course:
This is the seventh, and last, in a line of courses designed to familiarize Marines with the various commands of the SFMC Support Branch. This course is designed to familiarize potential OIC's with the Research & Development Command of the Support Branch. Prerequisite for this course: SU-201.

SU-301 Support Independent Study Course: For the final step in the Support Branch studies the student must complete an independent studies project. The independent studies project must either consist of a paper or another approved project. The student MUST submit a topic or project description to the Branch Director for approval. Once approved the student will then have 10 weeks to submit their independent studies project for grading. After submittal and if the student receives a passing grade, then the student will be awarded a Bachelor of Military Science Degree with a Concentration in Support. Prerequisite for this course: SU-201.

Before sending a request for a level -301 project please read the following:
  1. The Branch Director has the authority to approve or deny any and all requests for this course and their decisions are final.
  2. Projects MUST in some way shape or form relate to the SFMC and the branch for which you are applying to.
  3. You must submit a topic or project description when requesting this course. Any requests without a topic or project description will not be honored.
Below are some SUGGESTED projects. A student can either use the suggested projects or any other project that they can think of. Please note however that these are suggestions only and that directors may or may not approve them.
  1. College-style papers.
  2. Specifications / descriptions and/or technical drawings of new technology relating to the branch.
  3. A short story that utilizes the material in the branch.
  4. An addition to the branch's manual relating to a topic not covered by the existing manual.
  5. A new exam and answers for the branch (Please note that this is at the Branch Directors discretion).