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NARR/REF A IS OPNAVINST 1500.72G, NAVY POLITICO-MILITARY FELLOWSHIPS, GRADUATE 
EDUCATION PROGRAMS, AND COMMUNITY SPONSORSHIP.
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RMKS/1.  THIS NAVADMIN SOLICITS APPLICATIONS FOR THE AY 2013-2014 POL-MIL 
MASTERS (PMM) PROGRAM AND ARTHUR S. MOREAU (ASM) POST-MASTERS PROGRAM FOR 
STUDY IN INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS OR NATIONAL SECURITY AFFAIRS. PROGRAM 
APPLICATIONS ARE DUE TO NAVY PERSONNEL COMMAND NO LATER THAN 31 AUG 12. THE 
SELECTION BOARD IS SCHEDULED TO CONVENE 17 OCT 12. SELECTION BOARD RESULTS 
WILL BE ADVERTISED VIA NAVADMIN.

2.  POL-MIL MASTERS. THE PMM PROGRAM WAS DEVELOPED TO EDUCATE NAVAL OFFICERS 
IN POL-MIL AFFAIRS AND STRATEGIC PLANNING THROUGH GRADUATE EDUCATION AT ELITE 
CIVILIAN INSTITUTIONS (CIVINS). ASSIGNMENTS TO THE PMM PROGRAM VARY IN LENGTH 
ACCORDING TO DEGREE AND INSTITUTION, BUT RANGE FROM ONE TO TWO YEARS. THE ONE-
YEAR STUDENT SHOULD EXPECT TO SERVE AN IMMEDIATE FOLLOW-ON TOUR IN A MAJOR 
STAFF N5 OR J5 BILLET.
CANDIDATES WHO ARE CONSIDERING PURSUIT OF A DOCTORAL DEGREE (PHD) SHOULD 
EXPRESS PREFERENCE FOR A TWO-YEAR PROGRAM.

2.A.  ELIGIBILITY. ALL O3-O5 UNRESTRICTED LINE OFFICERS AND OFFICERS WITH THE 
FOLLOWING DESIGNATORS: 171X, 172X, 181X, AND 183X WHO HAVE NOT ALREADY 
PARTICIPATED IN A DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE FUNDED GRADUATE EDUCATION PROGRAM. 
OFFICERS WHO EARNED A DEGREE THROUGH THE TUITION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM, GRADUATE 
EDUCATION VOUCHER (GEV), OR THE SERVICE WAR COLLEGES RETAIN THEIR ELIGIBILITY 
FOR PMM.

2.B.  PMM PROGRAM SPECIFICS. UP TO SEVEN OFFICERS WILL BE SELECTED  FOR A ONE-
YEAR MASTERS DEGREE AND ONE OFFICER WILL BE SELECTED FOR A TWO- YEAR MASTERS 
DEGREE. COURSEWORK WILL START IN THE SUMMER SESSION OR FALL SEMESTER OF 2013. 
THE PROGRAM IS APPROPRIATE FOR JUNIOR OFFICERS WHO ARE COMPLETING THEIR 
DIVISION OFFICER TOURS, OR WHO WILL GO TO DEPARTMENT HEAD TOURS AFTER THE PMM. 
OFFICERS WHO COMPLETE THIS PROGRAM WILL BE ELIGIBLE TO RECEIVE A 2000P 
SUBSPECIALTY CODE. PER REF B, SELECTED OFFICERS WILL CARRY A FULL ACADEMIC 
LOAD YEAR-ROUND.
CANDIDATES INTERESTED IN APPLYING FOR A FUTURE PHD PROGRAM SHOULD STATE SO IN 
THEIR APPLICATIONS AND STRONGLY CONSIDER APPLYING FOR THE TWO-YEAR PROGRAM TO 
ENHANCE THEIR ACADEMIC FOUNDATION. OFFICERS SHOULD VERIFY THE WORK EXPERIENCE 
REQUIREMENTS OF THE CIVILIAN INSTITUTIONS OF INTEREST PRIOR TO COMPLETING 
SCHOOL APPLICATIONS. THE CIVILIAN INSTITUTIONS AVAILABLE FOR THE PROGRAM ARE 
AMONG THE BEST IN THE COUNTRY, INCLUDING:

2.B.1.  GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY. 18-MONTH ACCELERATED MASTER OF ARTS
(MA) IN THE SECURITY STUDIES PROGRAM AT THE EDMUND A. WALSH SCHOOL OF FOREIGN 
SERVICE. ENROLLING IN THIS PROGRAM WILL REQUIRE SELECTION TO THE TWO-YEAR POL-
MIL MASTERS PROGRAM.

2.B.2.  HARVARD UNIVERSITY. ONE-YEAR MID-CAREER MASTER IN PUBLIC 
ADMINISTRATION (MC/MPA) OR A TWO-YEAR MASTER IN PUBLIC POLICY (MPP) AT THE 
JOHN F. KENNEDY SCHOOL OF GOVERNMENT.

2.B.3.  JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY. ONE-YEAR MASTER OF INTERNATIONAL PUBLIC 
POLICY (MIPP), OR A TWO-YEAR MA IN INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS AT THE PAUL H. 
NITZE SCHOOL OF ADVANCED INTERNATIONAL STUDIES (SAIS).

2.B.4.  STANFORD UNIVERSITY. 18-MONTH MA IN INTERNATIONAL POLICY STUDIES AT 
THE SCHOOL OF HUMANITIES AND SCIENCES INTERNATIONAL COMPARATIVE AREA STUDIES 
DIVISION. ENROLLING IN THIS PROGRAM WILL REQUIRE SELECTION FOR THE TWO-YEAR 
POL-MIL MASTERS PROGRAM.

2.B.5.  TUFTS UNIVERSITY. ONE-YEAR OR TWO-YEAR MA IN LAW AND DIPLOMACY (MALD) 
AT THE FLETCHER SCHOOL.

2.B.6.  UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO. ONE-YEAR MA FROM THE COMMITTEE ON INTERNATIONAL 
RELATIONS FIELD:  INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS THEORY, SECURITY, AND INTERNATIONAL 
HISTORY.

2.B.7.  UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, SAN DIEGO. ONE-YEAR MA ADVANCED STUDIES IN 
INTERNATIONAL STUDIES AT THE SCHOOL OF INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS AND PACIFIC 
STUDIES.

2.B.8.  NEW YORK UNIVERSITY. ONE-YEAR MA INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS.

2.C.  SELECTION BOARD RESULTS. SELECTEES TO THE PROGRAM SHOULD SUBMIT 
APPLICATIONS TO THEIR PREFERRED SCHOOL(S) FROM THE LIST IN 2.B.
SELECTION BY THE BOARD DOES NOT IMPLY ACCEPTANCE TO ANY OF THE ABOVE 
INSTITUTIONS. PMM SELECTEES MUST COMPETE IN THE SCHOOLS' REGULAR APPLICATION 
PROCESSES FOR THEIR DESIRED PROGRAMS OF STUDY. TO MAXIMIZE PROBABILITY OF 
ACCEPTANCE, APPLICANTS ARE EXPECTED TO APPLY TO AT LEAST THREE OF THE ABOVE 
SCHOOLS. APPLICANTS ARE ALSO ENCOURAGED TO IMPROVE THEIR COMPETITIVENESS BY 
INCLUDING GRE AND OR GMAT SCORES IN THEIR APPLICATION PACKAGE.

3.  ASM PROGRAM. THE ASM PROGRAM FOR POST-MASTERS STUDY IN INTERNATIONAL 
RELATIONS AND STRATEGY DEVELOPS OFFICERS WHO ARE ABLE TO FORMULATE AND CONDUCT 
NATIONAL SECURITY POLICY, STRATEGIC PLANNING, AND DECISION-MAKING PROCESSES AT 
THE HIGHEST LEVELS OF GOVERNMENT.  THE TIME ALLOTMENT OF THE PROGRAM ENABLES 
THE SELECTED OFFICER TO COMPLETE "ALL BUT DISSERTATION" TOWARD A PHD. ASM DOES 
NOT REQUIRE COMPLETION OF A PHD, BUT THE SELECTION BOARD WILL FAVOR OFFICERS 
WHOSE STATED GOAL IS TO COMPLETE THE DISSERTATION PORTION OF THE PHD AFTER 
LEAVING THE PROGRAM. FOLLOWING COMPLETION OF THIS EDUCATION, ASM PROGRAM 
GRADUATES WILL EARN THE 2000N SUBSPECIALTY CODE AND BE ASSIGNED TO HIGH 
PRIORITY NAVY, JOINT, OR INTERAGENCY BILLETS.
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3.A. ELIGIBILITY. ALL O4-O5 UNRESTRICTED LINE OFFICERS WHO HAVE COMPLETED A 
GRADUATE DEGREE IN A POL-MIL AREA OF STUDY ARE ELIGIBLE.
OFFICERS WITH DEMONSTRATED SUPERIOR PERFORMANCE AND POTENTIAL FOR FUTURE 
UTILIZATION IN THE POL-MIL ARENA WILL BE SELECTED TO PURSUE POST-MASTERS 
EDUCATION.

3.A.1. CANDIDATES SHOULD STATE WHETHER THEY INTEND TO COMPLETE ALL PHD 
REQUIREMENTS (INCLUDING DISSERTATION AFTER LEAVING THE PROGRAM) IF SELECTED 
FOR ASM. OPNAV N51 WILL TRACK DISSERTATIAON PROGRESS OF ASM GRADUATES THROUGH 
COMPLETION AND ENSURE REUTILIZATION IN A HIGHER ECHELON NATIONAL SECURITY 
POSITION.

3.A.2. ASM INSTITUTIONS TYPICALLY FAVOR CANDIDATES WHO HAVE COMPLETED A THESIS 
AS PART OF THEIR MASTERS DEGREE.  ASM CANDIDATES WHO HAVE COMPLETED A THESIS 
SHOULD INCLUDE THE THESIS (OR LINK TO THE THESIS
LOCATION) AS PART OF THEIR APPLICATIONS TO THE SELECTION BOARD.

3.A.3. OFFICERS WHO HAVE PARTICIPATED IN A DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE FUNDED 
GRADUATE EDUCATION PROGRAM RETAIN THEIR ELIGIBILITY.

3.B.  ASM PROGRAM SPECIFICS. SELECTION IS LIMITED TO ONE OFFICER QUOTA. THE 
SELECTEE WILL APPLY FOR ADMISSION TO ONE OR MORE OF THE CIVILIAN INSTITUTIONS 
LISTED IN SECTION 2.B. THAT ALLOW STUDENTS TO MEET THE GOALS OF THE ASM 
PROGRAM. CANDIDATES SHOULD PROVIDE SOME DETAIL ON HOW THEY WILL MEET THE GOALS 
OF THIS PROGRAM WHEN APPLYING.
IAW REF A, OFFICERS WHO COMPLETE THIS PROGRAM WILL RECEIVE THE 2000N 
SUBSPECIALTY CODE.  PER REF B, SELECTED OFFICERS SHALL CARRY A FULL ACADEMIC 
LOAD ON A YEAR-ROUND BASIS.

4. POL-MIL ADDITIONAL QUALIFICATION DESIGNATION (AQD) CODE. OFFICERS WHO 
COMPLETE THE PMM OR ASM WILL EARN THE 240 AQD (POL-MIL
FELLOWSHIP) AND SERVE AT LEAST ONE TOUR IN A VALIDATED SUBSPECIALTY BILLET IN 
EITHER POL-MIL AFFAIRS OR STRATEGIC PLANNING, AS SOON AS POSSIBLE, BUT NOT 
LATER THAN THE SECOND SHORE TOUR. WHERE INFORMATION IN THIS NAVADMIN DIFFERS 
FROM REF A, THIS NAVADMIN TAKES PRECEDENCE.

5.  SUBSPECIALTY CODING. OFFICERS MUST COMPLETE THE REQUEST FOR SUBSPECIALTY 
(SSP) CODE FORM UPON COMPLETION OF EDUCATION TO OBTAIN THE APPROPRIATE 2000 
SSP CODE (LOCATED IN THE NOTES SECTION AT 
HTTPS://NAVPRODEV.BOL.NAVY.MIL/NSS/).

6.  APPLICATION PROCEDURES. THE APPLICATION FORMAT OUTLINED IN REF A IS USED 
FOR BOTH PROGRAMS. IF APPLYING TO BOTH THE PMM AND ASM PROGRAMS, A SINGLE 
APPLICATION IS PERMISSIBLE, BUT THE SUBJECT LINE MUST LIST THE PROGRAMS, IN 
PREFERENCE ORDER, FOR WHICH THE OFFICER IS APPLYING. PMM CANDIDATES SHALL 
INDICATE PREFERENCE FOR THE ONE-YEAR OR TWO-YEAR PROGRAM. SUBMIT APPLICATIONS 
ELECTRONICALLY TO:
CHARLES.MINSKI(AT)NAVY.MIL AND ANDREW.GARLINGTON.CTR(AT)NAVY.MIL.

7.  POINT(S) OF CONTACT.
A.  OPNAV (AQD AND NATIONAL SECURITY SUBSPECIALTY MANAGEMENT, POLITCAL-
MILITARY EDUCATION PROGRAMS MANAGEMENT): MR ANDREW GARLINGTON (N511); DSN 223-
0801 OR COMM 703-693-0801; EMAIL:  ANDREW.GARLINGTON.CTR(AT)NAVY.MIL.

7.B.  NAVPERSCOM: LCDR CHARLES MINSKI; DSN 882-4101 OR COMM
(901) 874-4101; E-MAIL: CHARLES.MINSKI(AT)NAVY.MIL.

8.  AMPLIFYING INFORMATION. MORE DETAILS ABOUT THE PMM AND ASM PROGRAMS CAN BE 
FOUND ON THE NPC WEBSITE UNDER GRADUATE EDUCATION PROGRAMS SECTION (PERS 440).

9.  RELEASED BY VADM M. I. FOX, DCNO N3/N5.

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