Navy's Grad Education Quota Plan announced
WASHINGTON (NNS) -- The Navy's Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 graduate education quota plan was announced Thursday in NAVADMIN 022/17.
The plan provides education opportunities to enhance warfighting and support capabilities consistent with defense and navy strategic guidance as well as developing the skills to plan and operate the Navy of the future. These opportunities support Sailor 2025 goals of providing Sailors the right training at the right time in the right way.
"Sailor 2025 initiatives recognize the value of graduate education toward a career learning continuum," Dave Menzen, director Total Force Manpower, Training, Education Requirements Division (OPNAV N12). "There are multiple opportunities to excel academically and use the acquired knowledge to enhance your career and the Navy."
Sailors of all ranks are encouraged to explore education opportunities with their detailer or mentor as an integral part of a career development
The FY 18 plan provides about 1,450 funded opportunities for degree and non-degree programs including over 400 quotas at Naval Postgraduate School (NPS), 140 quotas at top civilian universities, 225 quotas at the Naval War College, 175 quotas at Joint and other service colleges, 19 quotas at international military colleges, 30 quotas dedicated to training with industry opportunities for 15 officer and 15 enlisted Sailors, and five opportunities to serve on the Secretary of the Navy Naval innovation advisory council.
The plan also incorporates the new Requirements management (RM) community, 6511, Subspecialty Code (SSC) family. 6511 will include the new Systems engineering analysis track expansion (SSC 6501) with three quotas and the Systems Acquisition Management track (SSC 6502) with two quotas, based on existing NPS curricula.
The Cyber System Operation program, under enlisted graduate education opportunities, allows up to five enlisted personnel per year to obtain a 12 month in-residence Master's degree at NPS.
The Navy offers numerous fellowship programs. Fellowships are typically 12 months in duration and are non-degree programs for active duty officers (excluding special branches) with academia, think tanks, corporations, research institutes, and federal agencies.
This year, Federal Executive Fellowship offers 15 quotas, one for White House Fellowship, two with Secretary of Defense Corporate Fellowship, 15 for Legislative Fellowship, and the Navy Supply Corps Training with industry has four quotas.
Officers have a number of other opportunities to pursue advanced education, including a political military master's via the Olmsted Scholarship, the Law Education program and the Unrestricted Line Graduate Education Voucher program.
For details and more information on graduate education quotas read NAVADMIN 022/17 at www.npc.navy.mil.
For more information about Sailor 2025, please visit: www.public.navy.mil/bupers-npc/career/talentmanagement/Documents/Sailor%202025%20%2816%20Sep%2016%29%20%282%29.pdf
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