JPME PHASE I QUALIFICATION VIA NAVAL WAR COLLEGE CD ROM-BASED PROGRAM

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SUBJ/JPME PHASE I QUALIFICATION VIA NAVAL WAR COLLEGE CD ROM-BASED 
PROGRAM//



REF/A/GENADMIN/CNO N00T WASHINGTON DC/021653ZMAY2005//
AMPN/REF A IS NAVADMIN 093/05, JOINT PROFESSIONAL MILITARY EDUCATION
COMMAND REQUIREMENT.//
POC/ANISSA SPATOLA/CIV/NWC/LOC:NEWPORT RI/TEL:(401) 841-2135
/TEL:DSN 948-2135/EMAIL:ANISSA.SPATOLA@NAVY.MIL//
POC/CRAIG KLEIN/CDR/NETC/LOC:PENSACOLA, FL/TEL:(850) 452-8956
/TEL:DSN 922-8956/EMAIL:CRAIG.KLEIN@NAVY.MIL//
RMKS/1.  THIS NAVADMIN ANNOUNCES IMPLEMENTATION OF THE FY06 NAVAL
WAR COLLEGE CD ROM-BASED, NON-RESIDENT INTERMEDIATE LEVEL SERVICE
COLLEGE PROGRAM PROVIDING NAVY PROFESSIONAL MILITARY EDUCATION
(NPME) AND JOINT PROFESSIONAL MILITARY EDUCATION (JPME).  THIS
EDUCATION PROVIDES INDIVIDUALS WITH A FOUNDATION OF KNOWLEDGE IN
MANY FACETS OF NAVAL AND JOINT WARFARE - NATIONAL MILITARY
CAPABILITIES AND COMMAND STRUCTURE, JOINT DOCTRINE, JOINT AND
MULTINATIONAL FORCES AT THE OPERATIONAL LEVEL OF WAR, JOINT
PLANNING AND EXECUTION PROCESSES, INFORMATION OPERATIONS, COMMAND
AND CONTROL, AND BATTLESPACE AWARENESS.
2.  TO SUPPORT THE JOINT QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS INSTITUTED IN
REF A, THE FY06 NAVAL WAR COLLEGE CD ROM-BASED CORRESPONDENCE
PROGRAM IS FURTHER EXPANDED TO A WIDER RANGE OF ELIGIBLE
PARTICIPANTS.  THIS CJCS-ACCREDITED MARITIME-FOCUSED EDUCATION IS
VITAL TO THE DEVELOPMENT OF OUR SENIOR NAVAL LEADERS TO PLAN AND
CONDUCT U.S. MILITARY OPERATIONS AS AN UNMATCHED COHERENT JOINT
FORCE.
3.  ELIGIBILITY PRIORITIES ARE ESTABLISHED WITH THE FOLLOWING
HIERARCHY TO MEET AVAILABLE FY06-FUNDED CAPACITY OF 600 QUOTAS:
    A.  O4 TO O6 URL (AC/RC)
    B.  O4 TO O6 RL/STAFF (AC/RC)
    C.  O3 (AC/RC)
    D.  DON CIVILIAN EMPLOYEES (GS-11 AND ABOVE)
NOTE:  ALL APPLICANTS MUST HAVE PREVIOUSLY EARNED A BACCALAUREATE
DEGREE FROM AN ACCREDITED INSTITUTION.
4.  COURSE OF STUDY:
    A.  THE NAVAL WAR COLLEGE (NWC) COLLEGE OF DISTANCE EDUCATION
(CDE) ADMINISTERS THIS COURSE OF STUDY SIMILAR IN CONTENT TO THE
PROGRAM OFFERED IN THE RESIDENT COLLEGE OF NAVAL COMMAND AND STAFF
AT NEWPORT RI.  THE PROGRAM PRESENTS THE NPME AND JPME INTEGRATED
CURRICULUM IN THREE COURSES: STRATEGY AND POLICY (S&P), JOINT
MARITIME OPERATIONS (JMO), AND NATIONAL SECURITY DECISION MAKING
(NSDM).  THE PROGRAM IS DELIVERED VIA A SET OF COMPACT DISCS AND
SUPPORTING CURRICULUM MATERIAL.  THERE IS NO TUITION FEE AND THE
MATERIAL IS PROVIDED ON A LOAN BASIS.  UPON SUCCESSFUL COMPLETION,
THE INDIVIDUAL IS AWARDED A CDE COMMAND AND STAFF DIPLOMA, JPME
PHASE I CREDIT, AND A JS7 ADDITIONAL QUALIFICATION DESIGNATION.
THE COURSES ARE FULLY ACCREDITED FOR UP TO A TOTAL OF 4 GRADUATE
CREDITS, WHICH MAY BE ACCEPTED BY MANY CIVILIAN UNIVERSITY
ACADEMIC PROGRAMS.
    B.  THE ENTIRE PROGRAM WILL TAKE APPROXIMATELY 12 MONTHS TO
COMPLETE BASED UPON A COMMITMENT OF 4 TO 6 HOURS PER WEEK DEVOTED
TO STUDY. THE PROGRAM PROGRESSES IN THE FOLLOWING ORDER
(APPROXIMATE COMPLETION TIMEFRAMES):  S&P (9 WEEKS); JMO (24
WEEKS); AND NSDM (15 WEEKS).  IF AN OFFICER HAS COMPLETED ANY OF
THESE COURSES VIA OTHER NWC CDE NON-RESIDENT PROGRAMS, THAT OFFICER
NEED ONLY ENROLL IN THE REMAINING REQUIRED COURSES TO COMPLETE THE
PROGRAM.
    C.  STUDENTS WILL SUBMIT WRITTEN EXAMS AND ESSAY ASSIGNMENTS TO
CDE VIA EMAIL, FAX, OR POSTAL SERVICE AS APPROPRIATE FOR THE
INDIVIDUAL.  CDE FACULTY WILL ASSESS THE ASSIGNMENTS AND PROVIDE
INDIVIDUAL FEEDBACK TO THE STUDENT.
    D.  UPON SATISFACTORY COMPLETION OF A COURSE, CDE WILL
AUTOMATICALLY SHIP THE MATERIAL FOR THE NEXT COURSE TO THE STUDENT
UNLESS OTHERWISE COORDINATED BY THE INDIVIDUAL.
5.  PROGRAM IT REQUIREMENTS:
    A.  THE CD-ROM PROGRAM REQUIRES THE INDIVIDUAL TO HAVE ACCESS
TO AN IBM COMPATIBLE PC/LAPTOP WITH THE FOLLOWING NMCI COMPATIBLE
SOFTWARE CAPABILITIES:  WINDOWS XP, WINDOWS 2000, OR WINDOWS 98
SECOND EDITION.  WINDOWS MEDIA PLAYER VERSION 9 (SOFTWARE PROVIDED
BY NWC).  MACROMEDIA FLASH PLAYER VERSION 5 (SOFTWARE PROVIDED BY
NWC).  ADOBE ACROBAT READER VERSION 5 (SOFTWARE PROVIDED BY NWC).
    B.  INTERNET ACCESS IS NOT REQUIRED.
6.  APPLICATION PROCESS:
    A.  NWC IS ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS NOW. INDIVIDUALS MAY OBTAIN
ADDITIONAL PROGRAM INFORMATION AND APPLY ONLINE AT THE CDE WEBSITE
HTTP:/CDE.NWC.NAVY.MIL.
    B.  IF INDIVIDUALS DO NOT HAVE ACCESS TO THE INTERNET, THEY MAY
CONTACT THE NWC CDE POC AND REQUEST A PAPER COPY OF THE APPLICATION
FORM.
7.  RELEASED BY VADM J. K. MORAN, COMMANDER, NAVAL EDUCATION AND
TRAINING COMMAND.//
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