ACADEMIC YEAR 2012-2013 NAVAL WAR COLLEGE FLEET SEMINAR PROGRAM

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SUBJ: ACADEMIC YEAR 2012-2013 NAVAL WAR COLLEGE FLEET SEMINAR PROGRAM 
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SUBJ/ACADEMIC YEAR 2012-2013 NAVAL WAR COLLEGE FLEET SEMINAR PROGRAM//

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AMPN/REF A IS NAVADMIN 233/06, JOINT PROFESSIONAL MILITARY EDUCATION FOR 
SENIOR ENLISTED LEADERS.//

RMKS/1.  THIS YEAR MARKS THE 37TH CONSECUTIVE YEAR OF JOINT PROFESSIONAL 
MILITARY EDUCATION (JPME) FOR SENIOR LEADERS.  THE NAVAL WAR COLLEGE (NWC) 
FLEET SEMINAR PROGRAM (FSP) OFFERS NAVY AND JOINT INTERMEDIATE LEVEL 
PROFESSIONAL MILITARY EDUCATION THROUGH A SET OF THREE COURSES:
STRATEGY AND WAR (S&W), THEATER SECURITY DECISION MAKING (TSDM), AND JOINT 
MARITIME OPERATIONS (JMO).  EACH COURSE NORMALLY REQUIRES ONE ACADEMIC YEAR TO 
COMPLETE.  THERE IS NO TUITION FEE AND COURSE MATERIALS ARE PROVIDED ON A LOAN 
BASIS AT NO COST TO THE STUDENTS.

2.  THE NWC FSP WILL BE OFFERED IN 20 REGIONAL LOCATIONS IN THE UNITED STATES 
FOR ACADEMIC YEAR 2012-2013.  PLANNED LOCATIONS AND COURSES ARE:
ANNAPOLIS, MD (S&W, TSDM, AND JMO - 1 SEMINAR EACH) BANGOR, WA (S&W) DAHLGREN, 
VA (S&W) EVERETT, WA (JMO) FORT MEADE, MD (S&W, TSDM, AND JMO - 1 SEMINAR 
EACH) FORT WORTH, TX (JMO) GREAT LAKES, IL (S&W) JACKSONVILLE, FL (S&W AND JMO 
- 1 SEMINAR EACH) MAYPORT, FL (TSDM) MILLINGTON, TN (TSDM) NEW ORLEANS, LA 
(S&W) NEWPORT, RI (S&W, TSDM, AND JMO - 1 SEMINAR EACH) NORFOLK, VA (S&W, 
TSDM, AND JMO - 2 SEMINARS EACH) PATUXENT RIVER, MD (S&W) PEARL HARBOR, HI 
(S&W, TSDM, AND JMO - 1 SEMINAR EACH) PENSACOLA, FL (WHITING FIELD) (TSDM) 
PORT HUENEME, CA (JMO) SAN DIEGO, CA (S&W, TSDM, AND JMO - 1 SEMINAR EACH) 
WASHINGTON, DC (S&W, TSDM, AND JMO - 6 SEMINARS EACH) WHIDBEY ISLAND, WA 
(TSDM)

3.  FSP COURSES ARE SIMILAR IN CONTENT AND DELIVERY METHODOLOGY TO THE 
INTERMEDIATE PROGRAM OF STUDY OFFERED BY THE RESIDENT COLLEGE OF NAVAL COMMAND 
AND STAFF PROGRAM IN NEWPORT, RI.  SEMINARS FOR EACH COURSE MEET ONE EVENING 
PER WEEK FOR APPROXIMATELY 34 WEEKS, COMMENCING IN EARLY SEPTEMBER 2012 AND 
ENDING IN MAY 2013.  LED BY NWC ADJUNCT FACULTY MEMBERS AND SUPPORTED BY 
VISITING NWC FACULTY, THESE COURSES REPLICATE BOTH THE CONTENT AND ATMOSPHERE 
OF THE RESIDENT COURSES OF STUDY.  SUCCESSFUL COMPLETION OF ALL THREE COURSES 
RESULTS IN THE AWARD OF A COLLEGE OF NAVAL COMMAND AND STAFF DIPLOMA, AS WELL 
AS CREDIT FOR INTERMEDIATE JPME PHASE I.  THE FSP SEMINARS AT THE 20 LOCATIONS 
ARE CONDUCTED IN-STEP WITH EACH OTHER SO IT IS POSSIBLE FOR A STUDENT WHO IS 
TRANSFERRING TO, OR ASSIGNED TEMPORARY ADDITIONAL DUTY AT, ANOTHER SEMINAR 
LOCATION TO ATTEND CLASS AT THAT LOCATION.

4.  NWC ACCEPTS PROGRAM APPLICATIONS FROM COMMISSIONED OFFICERS (ACTIVE AND 
RESERVE), SELECTED COMMAND MASTER CHIEFS PER REF A, AND CIVILIAN EMPLOYEES OF 
THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT, SUBJECT TO THE FOLLOWING ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS:
    A.  MEMBERS OF THE SEA SERVICES (NAVY, MARINE CORPS, AND COAST
GUARD) IN GRADE O-3 OR ABOVE AND OFFICERS FROM OTHER SERVICES IN GRADE O-4 OR 
ABOVE.  PER REF A, SELECTED NAVY COMMAND MASTER CHIEFS ARE ELIGIBLE FOR 
ENROLLMENT. CIVILIAN EMPLOYEES OF THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT IN THE GRADE OF 
GOVERNMENT SERVICE-11 AND ABOVE OR EQUIVALENT ARE ALSO ELIGIBLE FOR 
ENROLLMENT.
    B.  ALL APPLICANTS MUST HAVE PREVIOUSLY EARNED AT LEAST A BACCALAUREATE 
DEGREE FROM A UNITED STATES REGIONALLY ACCREDITED COLLEGE OR UNIVERSITY.

5.  QUALIFIED INDIVIDUALS CURRENTLY STATIONED IN OR THOSE WHO EXPECT TO 
TRANSFER TO AREAS SPECIFIED IN PARA 2, PRIOR TO 1 SEPTEMBER 2012, ARE 
ENCOURAGED TO APPLY.  ADDITIONAL INFORMATION AND ON-LINE APPLICATION FORMS ARE 
AVAILABLE AT THE NWC COLLEGE OF DISTANCE EDUCATION WEBSITE AT:  
HTTP://WWW.USNWC.EDU.  ONCE ON THE PAGE, CLICK ON DEPARTMENTS AND COLLEGES, 
AND THEN CLICK ON COLLEGE OF DISTANCE EDUCATION, THEN FLEET SEMINAR.  THE 
APPLICATION WILL BE AVAILABLE BEGINNING 1 APRIL 2012.  THE APPLICATION PERIOD 
RUNS FROM 1 APRIL 2012 TO 30 JUNE 2012.  ALL APPLICANTS WILL BE ADVISED OF 
THEIR ENROLLMENT SELECTION STATUS BY MID-AUGUST 2012.

6.  REQUEST WIDEST DISSEMINATION OF THIS INFORMATION IN ACTIVITY PLANS OF THE 
DAY, PLANS OF THE WEEK, BASE NEWSPAPERS, BASE CABLE TV, ETC.
REGIONAL COORDINATORS AT SITES LISTED IN PARA 2 ABOVE ARE REQUESTED  TO PASS 
TO ALL UNITED STATES MARINE CORPS, UNITED STATES COAST GUARD, UNITED STATES 
ARMY, UNITED STATES AIR FORCE, AND RESERVE UNITS  LOCATED WITHIN REASONABLE 
DRIVING DISTANCE OF THEIR SITE.

7.  ADDITIONAL QUESTIONS MAY BE DIRECTED TO THE FOLLOWING POINTS OF
CONTACT:
- MR. WALTER STILES, (401) 841-6519/DSN 841 OR E-MAIL AT 
WALTER.STILES(AT)USNWC.EDU
- MS. MARIE MONTEIRO, (401) 841-7490/DSN 841 OR E-MAIL AT 
MARIE.MONTEIRO(AT)USNWC.EDU
- PROFESSOR TIMOTHY GARROLD, (401) 841-6561/DSN 841 OR E-MAIL AT 
TIMOTHY.GARROLD(AT)USNWC.EDU.

8.  RELEASED BY VICE ADMIRAL S. R. VAN BUSKIRK, N1.//

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