MCI reaches major milestone, issues 15 millionth course

5 Sep 2007 | Master Sgt. Timothy D. Greenleaf

The Marine Corps Institute recently reached a major milestone, after issuing its 15th million Distance Education Learning course.

At precisely 10:04:24 EST, Aug. 6, Cpl. Kelly M. Guccione, a field radio operator, stationed at Camp Hanson, Okinawa, Japan, Marine Forces Pacific, III MEF, enrolled in the 15th millionth MCI course.

Guccione, a 22-year old native of St. Louis, Mo., helped MCI reach the multi-million milestone, by ordering the Sergeant's Distance Education Program, a course series designed to develop leadership, communication and the analytical thinking skills of non-commissioned officers in the Marine Corps.

"This MCI is important because it will educate me in a way that a civilian school can't,"said Guccione, when asked why the course she ordered was important to her.

Upon completion of the course, Guccione hopes that,"This MCI will not only help me pick up sergeant, but educate me in the decisions I will make in the future."

The Marine Corps Institute will be issuing Guccione a formal congratulatory letter from the Director of Marine Corps Institute and a plaque, as a tribute to this landmark achievement in Marine Corps history.