FY-09 DOCTORAL STUDIES PROGRAM SELECTION BOARD

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SUBJ/FY-09 DOCTORAL STUDIES PROGRAM SELECTION BOARD// 


REF/A/DOC/OPNAV/01OCT1991// REF/B/MSG/CNO/061710ZAUG07// NARR/REF A IS 
OPNAVINST 1520.23B, GRADUATE EDUCATION.  REF B IS NAVADMIN 195/07, 
OFFICER GRADUATE EDUCATION SERVICE OBLIGATION.// RMKS/1.  NAVY IS 
SEEKING APPLICANTS FOR FOUR QUOTAS IN THE DOCTORAL STUDIES PROGRAM FOR 
FY-09.  THE SELECTION BOARD IS TENTATIVELY SCHEDULED TO CONVENE 15 
OCTOBER 2008.  THIS PROGRAM IS AN EXCELLENT OPPORTUNITY FOR ELIGIBLE 
OFFICERS WHO POSSESS A MASTERS DEGREE (OR SCHEDULED TO COMPLETE A 
MASTERS DEGREE) AND MEET THE CRITERIA SET FORTH IN REF A TO EARN A PHD.
2.  ALL STUDIES WILL BE HELD AT THE NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL (NPS) AND 
SHALL COMMENCE NO LATER THAN SEPTEMBER 2009.  THE FOLLOWING DOCTORAL 
DEGREES AND RELATED SUBSPECIALTY SYSTEM CODES (SSC) ARE AVAILABLE IN 
FY-09:
CURRICULUM TITLE                     SSC               REQUIRED DESIG
POWER SYSTEMS AND ELECTRIC DRIVE     5305D             144X ONLY
METEOROLOGY OPERATIONAL SCIENCES     6403D             1800 ONLY
OCEANOGRAPHY OPERATIONAL SCIENCES    6402D             ANY URL/RL
POLITICAL STRATEGY AND INTELLIGENCE  2000D             ANY URL/RL
3.  ALL NAVY APPLICANTS MUST CONTACT THEIR DETAILER FOR COUNSELING ON 
THE CAREER IMPACT OF PARTICIPATION IN THE DOCTORAL STUDIES PROGRAM.  
IN ORDER TO BE CONSIDERED BY THE SELECTION BOARD, A WRITTEN/SIGNED 
STATEMENT FROM THE DETAILER MUST BE INCLUDED IN THE NOMINATION PACKAGE.  
STATEMENT SHOULD INCLUDE BUT IS NOT LIMITED TO THE
FOLLOWING:  "I, (DETAILER RANK, NAME, AND TITLE), HAVE ADVISED 
(APPLICANT RANK, NAME) OF THE POTENTIAL CAREER IMPACT OF THIS PROGRAM."
4.  SUBMIT APPLICATIONS NO LATER THAN 15 SEPTEMBER 2008 TO:
- OFFICE OF ADMISSIONS, CODE 01C3, NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL,
1 UNIVERSITY CIRCLE HE-022, MONTEREY, CA 93943-5100.
- ONE COPY TO:  COMMANDER, NAVY PERSONNEL COMMAND (PERS-440B), 5720 
INTEGRITY DRIVE, MILLINGTON, TN 38055-4400.  
5.  DUE TO THE MINIMAL TIME BETWEEN THE APPLICATION AND BOARD DATES 
THERE WILL BE NO EXTENSIONS TO THIS DEADLINE.
6.  APPLICATIONS WITH COMMAND ENDORSEMENTS SHOULD CONTAIN THE FOLLOWING 
INFORMATION:
    A.  NAME, RANK, SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER (LAST 4 ONLY)/DESIGNATOR;
    B.  CURRENT MAILING ADDRESS, TELEPHONE AND EMAIL;
    C.  DESIRED AREA(S) OF STUDY AND DEPARTMENT OF THE PROPOSED MAJOR 
SUBJECT AREA;
    D.  EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND (SCHOOLS ATTENDED, DEGREES AWARDED, 
MAJOR, THESIS TOPIC).
    E.  BRIEF OUTLINE (200 WORDS OR FEWER) OF SPECIFIC AREAS OF 
INTEREST WITHIN THE PROPOSED STUDY.
    F.  CERTIFIED COPIES OF ALL UNDERGRADUATE AND GRADUATE TRANSCRIPTS.
    G.  RESULTS OF A GRADUATE RECORD EXAMINATION (GRE) GENERAL TEST 
TAKEN WITHIN THE LAST FIVE YEARS.
    H.  FITNESS REPORTS AND TRAINING CERTIFICATES (NOT INCLUDING
TRANSCRIPTS) WHICH ARE NOT IN THE OFFICIAL MILITARY PERSONNEL FILE
(OMPF) (CD ROM) OR ON THE OFFICER SUMMARY RECORD.
7.  APPLICANTS SHOULD ENSURE ACCURACY OF THEIR OFFICER SUMMARY RECORD 
AND OMPF BEFORE THE BOARD CONVENES.  LETTERS TO THE SELECTION BOARD 
PRESIDENT ARE OPTIONAL BUT ENCOURAGED.  ANY CORRESPONDENCE TO THE BOARD 
MUST BE SENT VIA THE OFFICER CONCERNED IN ACCORDANCE WITH MILPERSMAN 
1401-010.
8.  PER REF B, OFFICERS WILL INCUR A SERVICE OBLIGATION OF A PERIOD OF 
THREE TIMES THE LENGTH OF THE PROGRAM UP TO A MAXIMUM OF FIVE YEARS.  
THE OBLIGATION WILL BE SERVED CONCURRENTLY WITH ANY OTHER SERVICE 
OBLIGATION AND WILL COMMENCE UPON COMPLETION OF OR WITHDRAWAL FROM THE 
DOCTORAL STUDIES PROGRAM.  
9.  SELECTIONS FOR THE FY-09 PHD PROGRAM WILL BE ANNOUNCED VIA NAVADMIN.
10.  POINTS OF CONTACT:
- MS. SUSAN DOOLEY (NPS DIRECTOR OF ADMISSIONS) AT (831) 656-3093/DSN
756 OR EMAIL AT GRAD-ED(AT)NPS.EDU.
- LT ENNIS WILLIAMS (GRADUATE EDUCATION PLACEMENT OFFICER, 
COMNAVPERSCOM (PERS-440B)) AT (901) 874-4056/DSN 882 OR EMAIL AT 
ENNIS.WILLIAMS(AT)NAVY.MIL.
11.  RELEASED BY VADM M. E. FERGUSON III, N1.// 
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