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FM CHINFO WASHINGTON DC
MSGID/GENADMIN/CHINFO WASHINGTON DC/CHINFO/FEB//
SUBJ/ANNUAL CALL FOR APPLICATIONS FROM QUALIFIED NAVY PERSONNEL FOR
THE ADVANCED MILITARY VISUAL JOURNALISM TRAINING PROGRAM//
POC/Mr. Jeff Elliott/CHINFO OI-81/LOC: WASHINGTON DC/
TEL: COMM: (703) 692-4754/DSN: 222-4754//
RMKS/1. The Navy is soliciting applications from Mass Communication
Specialists (MC) for the Advanced Military Visual Journalism (AMVJ)
training program for academic year 2018-2019. The program offers
two courses of study: Photojournalism (Course number S-400-2013)
which earns NEC A08A and Motion Media (Course number S-400-2014)
which earns NEC A05A. Class reporting date for both courses is
tentatively scheduled for 30 July 2018 with a projected graduation
date of 9 May 2019.
2. Applications must be submitted no later than 9 March 2018. For
complete directions and guidance for electronic submission, contact
POC listed above and in paragraph 7. Applications must include the
a. A command endorsement on letterhead summarizing the
candidate's qualifications, a statement certifying the portfolio is
the sole work of the applicant and recommendation for acceptance in
the program. Parent commands are responsible for eligibility
verification for endorsed candidates and submission of applicable
waivers. Waivers of prerequisites, (e.g., TIS, PG, TOS, etc.) will be
considered on a case-by-case basis. Commanding Officers should
address applicant's maturity, ability to work independently,
financial security, and academic ability when recommending a nominee,
particularly when requesting waivers.
b. An essay explaining why a candidate is interested in the AMVJ
program. Essay should include motivations, influences, expectations,
and post-course desires.
c. A portfolio demonstrating sufficient technical ability to
successfully complete the course. The portfolio requirements for
the Advanced Military Visual Journalism-Navy program closely mirror
the portfolio requirements for the Navy Storyteller of the Year
award of the Russell Egnor Navy Media Awards. An applicant must
submit a portfolio with storytelling products from across the
full-spectrum of media disciplines. Candidates must submit a
portfolio consisting of eight examples of their work. Portfolio
must contain the following: one writing product from the
Individual Writing category; two video products from the Individual
Video category; four photo products from the Individual Photo
category (must have one picture story and one portrait personality
and two photos from the any other Individual Photo category); and
one graphic design product from any of the Individual Graphic
Design categories. Each product must follow the rules listed in
the category descriptions found within the standard operating
procedure for the Navy Media Awards. Applicants are required to
provide a biography and digital photo of themselves as part of the
submission process. The biography and photo are not part of the
selection process but will be used to identify and introduce the
selectees to the faculty and staff at Syracuse University if
3. Prior to acceptance to the program and distribution of orders,
a. Be approved to reenlist or extend in the MC Rating through
b. Not reach high year tenure before June 2022.
c. Have a command endorsed 1306.
d. Be within six months of rotation or obtain approval to
transfer without a relief.
e. Be within physical fitness assessment standards to include no
PFA failures in the past three years.
f. Not have any civil or Non Judicial Punishment violations in
the past three years.
g. Be eligible for a Secret clearance.
4. Course scope, prerequisites and portfolio requirements are found
in CANTRAC, which can be accessed via the professional
development section of the Navy Education and Training Command
website at https://www.netc.navy.mil/Development.aspx. Click on the
link at the top of the list, Catalog of Navy Training Courses
(CANTRAC), and search for course information using either Course
Identification Number listed in paragraph 1 above.
5. Because selection to the program requires a Permanent Change of
Station transfer, applicants require completion of a two-year
minimum time on station at current command to be eligible to
apply. Applicants currently under orders may apply and will be
considered on a case-by-case basis. Applicants who have executed
orders and are en route to their next command are not
eligible. Primary consideration will be given to applicants with a
projected rotation date in Fiscal Year 2018. Navy Personnel Command
has the final approval prior to final selection. Applicants are
reminded that graduates earn NEC A05A or NEC A08A, dependent upon
program attended, and will be detailed to A05A or A08A billets.
Both NECs are predominately sea duty billets.
6. The selection board will convene in mid March 2018. Selectees
will be notified via Naval message not later than 9 April 2018.
7. Point of contact is Mr. Jeff Elliott who can be reached by email
at jeff.elliott(at)navy.mil or by phone at (703) 692-4754.
8. Request widest dissemination.
9. Released by CAPT G. L. Hicks, Chief of Information.//