Commandant (CG-128)
U.S. Coast Guard
2703 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave. SE
Stop 7907
Washington, D.C. 20593-7907

U.S. Army War College's (USAWC) Distance Education Program (DEP)

About the Course

U.S. Army War College (USAWC) Distance Education Program (DEP): The Distance Education Program consists of a series of eight primary online courses, an elective or directed research project, and two summer resident courses, taken over a two-year period. Each course is composed of numerous lessons. The lesson is the basic unit of instruction and consists of selected readings and other educational materials that support accomplishment of course objectives. Course performance is evaluated through writing forum participation and exercise requirements. Individual student requirements are subjective in nature, based on required study and designed to ensure that course objectives are attained. Attendance at both scheduled resident courses of instruction is required for successful completion of the curriculum. The USAWC DEP is a two-year on-line accredited program resulting in a Masters Degree of Strategic Studies (MSST).


There will be no tuition costs. All TAD costs for the in-residence sessions must be funded by the selected participant's unit/office. Selected applicants will be required to attend two mandatory two-week in residence portions (1 per year). There is also a two-day orientation in May 2017 prior to the course start. The orientation session is not mandatory, however, it is highly recommended. This program will NOT be funded by COMDT (CG-128) or AFC 56 funds.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Must be a full-time GS 13/14/15 or equivalent USCG employee for at 1 least one year

  • Bachelors Degree from an accredited college or university with a minimum 2.5 GPA.


Carlisle Barracks, PA

Class Convening Dates


Application Deadline: TBD

The announcement for the 2018 program will open 1/12/2018 and close 1/25/2018.


Application Procedures

Provide a copy of applicant’s undergraduate academic transcripts. After acceptance, the USAWC Registrar’s office will provide instructions to request a copy of official (sealed) undergraduate transcripts be sent from the applicant's undergraduate institution directly to the USAWC's Registrar Office.


Complete the DoD Application Distance Learning AY 18-19 application.


Scan and submit transcripts and the DoD application to the CG-128 program manager.


Additional Information

More information may be found on the program by visiting the following link:

Program Manager

Mr. Kin Szeto, COMDT (CG-128), phone 202-475-5515, email