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They cannot make the courses mandatory. They can highly encourage it. They are usually looking out for your career by doing this. Is this a battle really worth fight? Only you can decide. There are benefits to numerous correspondence courses but only you can decide if you want to take them if they are not required for your MOS and/or certification. Ask yourself a few questions: Is there any harm in doing this? Am I just upset because I don’t like someone telling me to do something rather than asking me? If this is the case perhaps a conversation with your leader might be in order. If you choose to do this remain: calm, professional, factual, and unemotional.CHECKOUT OUR YOUTUBE CHANNEL: Mentor Military https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCj0IXu7SmA2wLoPrNAUfSZA