The Command and Staff College provides intermediate level professional military education required to function in command and staff assignments with joint, combined service and other high level military organizations to field grade officers of the Marine Corps, other services and officers from selected foreign countries. Emphasis is on duties with Marine Air Ground Task Forces at the Marine Expeditionary Force level operating in a joint and/or combined environment. The guest-lecture program includes high-level government officials and members of the academic community. Instruction is presented in the setting of field-grade workshops requiring individual and group problem solving, enhanced by extensive student exercises, computer-assisted battle simulations and historical battle studies. Students may opt to select a Master's Program and upon successful completion be awarded a Master of Military Studies (MMS) degree.