SENIOR ENLISTED PROFESSIONAL MILITARY EDUCATION (PME) PROOF OF /CONCEPT PROGRAM FOR NAVAL WAR COLLEGE RESIDENT AND DISTANCE /EDUCATION PROGRAMS

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SUBJ/SENIOR ENLISTED PROFESSIONAL MILITARY EDUCATION (PME) PROOF OF
/CONCEPT PROGRAM FOR NAVAL WAR COLLEGE RESIDENT AND DISTANCE
/EDUCATION PROGRAMS//


POC/WILLIAM MCKEITHEN/ETCS(SW)/NETC N525/LOC:PENSACOLA, FL
/TEL:(850) 452-8463/TEL:DSN:  922-8463
/EMAIL:WILLIAM.MCKEITHEN1@NAVY.MIL//
RMKS/1.  TODAY'S SENIOR ENLISTED SAILORS ARE BETTER EDUCATED THAN
EVER AND HAVE ACCEPTED INCREASED RESPONSIBILITY ACROSS A WIDE
VARIETY OF MISSION AREAS WITH EXCEPTIONAL RESULTS.  THE RANGE AND
DEPTH OF THE ROLES OF OUR SENIOR ENLISTED IN MISSION ACCOMPLISHMENT
HAS CHANGED AND WILL CONTINUE TO BE DYNAMIC.  IN ORDER TO BETTER
EMPOWER SENIOR ENLISTED LEADERS TO SERVE IN BOTH NAVY AND JOINT
OPERATIONAL ASSIGNMENTS, WE MUST PROVIDE THEM WITH OPPORTUNITIES
WHICH WILL HONE THEIR ANALYTICAL SKILLS AND INCREASE UNDERSTANDING
OF LEADING CHANGE IN LARGE, COMPLEX ORGANIZATIONS THAT DEAL WITH
NATIONAL SECURITY.  FURTHER, SENIOR ENLISTED LEADERS MUST POSSESS
THE ABILITY TO UNDERSTAND AND APPLY OPERATIONAL ART VIA THE JOINT
OPERATIONAL PLANNING PROCESS.
2.  IN RESPONSE, MCPON IN PARTNERSHIP WITH THE NAVAL WAR COLLEGE IS
EXECUTING A PROOF-OF-CONCEPT PROGRAM TO ALLOW SELECT COMMAND MASTER
CHIEFS TO PARTICIPATE IN BOTH THE RESIDENT AND NON-RESIDENT PME
PROGRAMS.  THIS NAVADMIN SOLICITS COMMAND MASTER CHIEFS FOR
PARTICIPATION IN THE PROOF-OF-CONCEPT PROGRAM FOR THE FOLLOWING
CLASSES:
    A.  WEB-ENABLED PROGRAM FOR SESSIONS BEGINNING IN OCTOBER 2005,
AND JANUARY AND APRIL 2006 (1 OR 2 CMDCM'S PER COHORT).  WEB-
ENABLED COURSES ARE OFFERED FOR NON-RESIDENT STUDENTS TO EARN
COLLEGE OF DISTANCE EDUCATION COMMAND AND STAFF DIPLOMA, WHICH
MEETS THE REQUIREMENTS FOR JOINT PROFESSIONAL MILITARY EDUCATION
(JPME) PHASE I.  THE COURSES ARE FULLY ACCREDITED FOR A TOTAL OF
12 GRADUATE SEMESTER HOURS, WHICH MAY BE APPLIED TO THE
REQUIREMENTS OF MANY CIVILIAN UNIVERSITY PROGRAMS.  THE PROGRAM
TAKES 16-18 MONTHS TO COMPLETE.  COURSES BEGIN ON A QUARTERLY BASIS
AND STUDENTS ARE GROUPED INTO "COHORTS" OF 20.
    B.  FLEET SEMINAR PROGRAM IN AUGUST 2005 (1 OR 2 CMDCM'S PER
LOCATION).  THE PROOF OF CONCEPT PROGRAM IS LIMITED TO THE NORFOLK,
SAN DIEGO, PEARL HARBOR AND JACKSONVILLE AREAS.  THE FLEET SEMINAR
PROGRAM REPLICATES THE RESIDENT COURSE BY MEETING WEEKLY IN EVENING
SEMINARS.  THESE EVENING SEMINARS ARE CONDUCTED FROM LATE AUGUST TO
MID-MAY.  IT TAKES THREE YEARS TO COMPLETE THE PROGRAM.  THERE ARE
NO TUITION FEES AND BOOKS AND MATERIALS ARE PROVIDED FOR FREE.  ALL
GRADUATES EARN THE COLLEGE OF NAVAL COMMAND AND STAFF DIPLOMA,
WHICH MEETS THE REQUIREMENTS FOR JPME PHASE I, AND UP TO A TOTAL OF
21 GRADUATE SEMESTER HOURS CREDIT.
    C.  RESIDENT CLASSES BEGIN IN NOVEMBER 2005 AND MARCH 2006
(2 CMDCM'S PER CLASS).  THESE RESIDENT COURSES ARE A FULL-TIME,
12-MONTH EDUCATION AT THE NAVAL WAR COLLEGE IN NEWPORT, RHODE
ISLAND.  THE CURRICULUM IS BASED ON THREE CORE COURSES OF STUDY:
STRATEGY AND POLICY, NATIONAL SECURITY DECISION MAKING AND JOINT
MILITARY OPERATIONS.  SATISFACTORY COURSE COMPLETION LEADS TO
CONFERRING A MASTER'S OF ARTS DEGREE IN NATIONAL SECURITY AND
STRATEGIC STUDIES, CREDIT FOR SENIOR SERVICE COLLEGE AND FULFILLS
THE REQUIREMENTS OF JPME I.
3.  COMMAND MASTER CHIEFS WHO WISH TO PARTICIPATE IN THE PROOF-
OF-CONCEPT PROGRAM SHALL MEET THE FOLLOWING QUALIFICATIONS AND
REQUIREMENTS:
    A.  POSSESS A BACHELOR'S DEGREE OR HIGHER FROM A REGIONALLY
ACCREDITED U.S. COLLEGE OR UNIVERSITY.  INDIVIDUALS SHOULD HAVE
DEMONSTRATED ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT IN A CHALLENGING CURRICULUM.
    B.  BE A COMMAND MASTER CHIEF WITH NEC 9580.  SERVING SUBMARINE
CHIEFS OF THE BOAT (NEC 9579) WHO HAVE BEEN SELECTED FOR THE
COMMAND MASTER CHIEF PROGRAM (NEC 9580) ARE ELIGIBLE FOR
CONSIDERATION.
    C.  HAVE COMPLETED AT LEAST ONE TOUR AS A CMDCM/COB (9580/9579)
OR AT LEAST 30 MONTHS OF THE CURRENT TOUR.
    D.  HAVE COMPLETED NO MORE THAN 24 YEARS OF ACTIVE DUTY AS OF
CLASS CONVENING DATE.
    E.  BE A U.S. CITIZEN AND ELIGIBLE FOR A SECRET CLEARANCE.
    F.  POSSESS BOTH THE ABILITY AND A STRONG DESIRE TO SERVE IN
SENIOR ENLISTED LEADERSHIP POSITIONS AT MAJOR COMMANDS (BOTH ASHORE
AND AFLOAT) AND A VARIETY OF JOINT ASSIGNMENTS.
4.  INTERESTED COMMAND MASTER CHIEFS MUST FORWARD REQUESTS FOR
CONSIDERATION BY LETTER TO MCPON PER THE APPLICATION PROCEDURE
LISTED BELOW.  THE MEMBER'S COMMANDER/COMMANDING OFFICER, AND THE
MEMBER'S FORCE/FLEET MASTER CHIEF MUST ENDORSE REQUESTS.  ALTHOUGH
LETTERS ARE TO BE ADDRESSED TO MCPON, PACKAGES SHOULD BE MAILED TO:
COMMANDER, NAVAL EDUCATION AND TRAINING COMMAND
ATTN:  FORCE MASTER CHIEF (N003)
250 DALLAS STREET
PENSACOLA, FL 32508-5220
5.  SUBMISSION PACKAGES MUST INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING:
    A.  COVER LETTER FROM MEMBER TO MCPON VIA CHAIN OF COMMAND
WHICH ADDRESSES:
        (1) REASONS FOR DESIRING TO PARTICIPATE IN THE PROOF-OF-
CONCEPT PROGRAM AND SERVE IN KEY ENLISTED LEADERSHIP POSITIONS.
        (2) ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENTS, INCLUDING ALL DEGREES HELD AND
SCHOOLS ATTENDED.
        (3) HISTORY OF ASSIGNMENTS.
        (4) ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF WORLD-WIDE ASSIGNABILITY.
        (5) CURRENT PRD AND EAOS.
        (6) COURSE PREFERENCE (RESIDENT OR DISTANCE EDUCATION).
(APPLICANTS FOR THE RESIDENT PROGRAM THAT ARE NOT SELECTED MAY BE
OFFERED ENROLLMENT IN ONE OF THE DISTANCE EDUCATION PROGRAMS.)
        (7) OTHER INFORMATION TO SUPPORT CONSIDERATION.
NOTE:  MEMBER'S COVER LETTER WILL BE USED TO ASSESS WRITING SKILLS.
  B.  COPIES OF ALL COLLEGE TRANSCRIPTS.
    C.  COPIES OF LAST FIVE YEARS' FITREPS.
    D.  COPIES OF LAST FIVE YEARS OF PHYSICAL FITNESS ASSESSMENT
DATA.
6.  COMMAND ENDORSEMENTS SHOULD COMMENT ON MEMBER'S:
    A.  POTENTIAL FOR SUCCESS IN JOINT AND NAVY SENIOR ENLISTED
LEADERSHIP POSITIONS.
    B.  EDUCATIONAL HISTORY AND POTENTIAL FOR SUCCESS IN A
DEMANDING ACADEMIC ENVIRONMENT.
    C.  PROFESSIONAL COMMUNICATION SKILLS.
    D.  OTHER INFORMATION TO SUPPORT CONSIDERATION.
7.  DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION IS 1 JULY 05.
8.  MCPON WILL CONVENE A SCREENING BOARD IN JULY 05.  RESULTS OF
THIS SCREENING BOARD WILL BE PUBLISHED VIA NAVADMIN.
9.  FOR THE NWC RESIDENT PROGRAM ONLY:  PROGRAM PARTICIPANTS WILL
SERVE ONE TOUR IN A WORLD-WIDE ASSIGNABLE BILLET UPON PROGRAM
COMPLETION.  PARTICIPANTS SHALL INCUR AN ACTIVE DUTY OBLIGATION OF
2 YEARS, COMMENCING UPON COMPLETION OR WITHDRAWAL OF THE COURSE OF
INSTRUCTION.  THIS OBLIGATION IS DISCHARGED CONCURRENTLY WITH ANY
OTHER SERVICE OBLIGATION THAT PROGRAM PARTICIPANTS MAY HAVE ALREADY
INCURRED.  THIS AGREEMENT DOES NOT OBLIGATE THE NAVY TO RETAIN THE
MEMBER ON ACTIVE DUTY.
10.  FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THE NAVAL WAR COLLEGE, VISIT THEIR
WEBSITE AT WWW.NWC.NAVY.MIL.
11.  RELEASED BY VADM J. K. MORAN, DIRECTOR OF NAVAL EDUCATION
AND TRAINING.//
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