ANNUAL CALL FOR APPLICATIONS FROM QUALIFIED NAVY PERSONNEL FOR THE ADVANCED MILITARY VISUAL JOURNALISM TRAINING PROGRAM

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NAVADMIN 226/08
MSGID/GENADMIN/CNO WASHINGTON DC/DNS/AUG// SUBJ/ANNUAL CALL FOR 
APPLICATIONS FROM QUALIFIED NAVY PERSONNEL FOR THE ADVANCED MILITARY 
VISUAL JOURNALISM TRAINING PROGRAM// POC/JEFF ELLIOTT/CHINFO OI-81/LOC: 
WASHINGTON DC/


TEL: COMM: (703) 692-4754/DSN: 222-4754/EMAIL: JEFF.ELLIOTT@NAVY.MIL// 
RMKS/1. THE NAVY IS SOLICITING APPLICATIONS FROM MASS COMMUNICATION 
SPECIALISTS FOR THE ADVANCED MILITARY VISUAL JOURNALISM TRAINING 
PROGRAM FOR THE ACADEMIC YEAR 2009-2010. THE PROGRAM OFFERS TWO COURSES 
OF STUDY: PHOTOJOURNALISM (COURSE NO. S-400-2013) AND MOTION MEDIA 
(COURSE NO. S-400-2014). CLASS CONVENING DATE FOR BOTH COURSES IS 27 
JULY 2009 AND GRADUATION DATE IS SCHEDULED FOR 6 MAY 2010 AT S.I.
NEWHOUSE SCHOOL OF PUBLIC COMMUNICATIONS, SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY, NEW YORK.
2. APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED PER THE CATALOG OF NAVY TRAINING 
COURSES (CANTRAC) AND RECEIVED NO LATER THAN 30 SEPTEMBER 2008. THIS 
DATE IS EARLIER THAN IN THE PAST. THIS ALLOWS FOR THE NINE MONTH 
DETAILING WINDOW. FIRST-TERM APPLICANTS MUST BE PERFORM-TO-SERVE 
APPROVED FOR THE MC RATING PRIOR TO SUBMITTING A PACKAGE FOR 
CONSIDERATION. SUBMIT PACKAGE WITH HARD COPY DOCUMENTS VIA FEDEX TO 
CHIEF OF INFORMATION, ROOM 4B463, 1200 NAVY PENTAGON, WASHINGTON, DC 
20350-1200, ATTN: JEFF ELLIOTT. IF SUBMITTING PACKAGE ELECTRONICALLY, 
ONLY VIDEO OR STILL IMAGERY MAY BE SENT VIA HYPER TEXT TRANSFER 
PROTOCOL (HTTP). HTTP ADDRESS IS HTTP://41.156.121.137. CALL POC FOR 
LOGIN PASSWORD. PERSONAL DOCUMENTS SHOULD BE SENT VIA SECURE MAIL OR 
ENCRYPTED E-MAIL.
3. COURSE SCOPE, PREREQUISITES AND APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS ARE FOUND 
IN THE CANTRAC WHICH CAN BE ACCESSED VIA THE PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT 
SECTION OF THE NAVY EDUCATION AND TRAINING COMMAND WEBSITE AT 
HTTPS://CETARSWEB.CNET.NAVY.MIL/CETARSWEB.CNET.NAVY.MIL/CETARS/
MAIN.CAC_MESSAGE.
4. DUE TO COURSE LENGTH OF NINE MONTHS, MOTION MEDIA AND 
PHOTOJOURNALISM COURSES ARE PCS TRANSFERS AND REQUIRE COMPLETION OF A 
TWO-YEAR MINIMUM TIME ON STATION AT CURRENT COMMAND PRIOR TO TRANSFER. 
PRIMARY CONSIDERATION WILL BE GIVEN TO APPLICANTS WITH A PROJECTED 
ROTATION DATE IN FY09. BUPERS HAS FINAL APPROVAL PRIOR TO FINAL 
SELECTION. APPLICANTS CURRENTLY UNDER PCS ORDERS ARE NOT ELIGIBLE AND 
WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED.
5. WAIVERS OF PREREQUISITES, E.G., TIME IN SERVICE, PAY GRADE, TIME ON 
STATION, 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, AND PARTICULARLY WHEN REQUESTING WAIVERS.
6. SELECTEES WILL BE NOTIFIED VIA NAVAL MESSAGE NO LATER THAN 30 
SEPTEMBER 2008.
7. IT IS HIGHLY RECOMMENDED THAT ALL APPLICANTS SEEK THE GUIDANCE OF A 
PROGRAM GRADUATE TO MENTOR THEM IN PORTFOLIO/SHOWREEL DEVELOPMENT.
POC WILL ASSIST IN LOCATING A QUALIFIED MENTOR IF NECESSARY.
8. RELEASED BY VICE ADMIRAL J. C. HARVEY, JR., DIRECTOR, NAVY STAFF.// 
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