ENLISTED CYBER MASTER’S DEGREE OPPORTUNITY AT NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL

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NAVADMIN 117/12

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SUBJ/ENLISTED CYBER MASTER'S DEGREE OPPORTUNITY AT NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL//

RMKS/1.  CYBERSPACE IS A KEY AREA OF EMPHASIS FOR FUTURE FORCE DEVELOPMENT.  
IN THE PAST TWO YEARS, WE HAVE MADE SIGNIFICANT INVESTMENTS IN PERSONNEL FOR 
CYBER COMMAND/TENTH FLEET AS WELL AS U.S. CYBER COMMAND.  HIGHLY SKILLED 
OPERATORS ARE DEVELOPING A "COMMON OPERATIONAL PICTURE" OF CYBERSPACE AND THE 
TOOLS TO EFFECTIVELY DEFEND OUR INTERESTS WITHIN IT.  CONSISTENT WITH 
DEVELOPMENT OF CYBERSPACE EXPERTISE, THIS NAVADMIN SOLICITS ENLISTED MEMBER 
APPLICATIONS FOR ENROLLMENT IN THE NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL'S (NPS) 12-MONTH 
MASTER OF SCIENCE IN CYBER SYSTEMS AND OPERATIONS; SECURITY AND TECHNOLOGY 
PROGRAM.  SELECTEES WILL ENHANCE THE LEARNING ENVIRONMENT FOR ALL STUDENTS 
THROUGH SHARING OF REAL- WORLD NETWORK EXPERIENCES IN THE OPERATIONAL 
ENVIRONMENT.

2.  SELECTEES WILL BE ASSIGNED TO NAVY-FUNDED EDUCATION AS FULL-TIME STUDENTS 
UNDER PERMANENT CHANGE OF STATION ORDERS TO MONTEREY, CALIFORNIA IN SEPTEMBER 
2012.  AS FULL-TIME STUDENTS, SAILORS WILL BE REQUIRED TO CARRY A FULL 
ACADEMIC LOAD YEAR-ROUND.  DEGREE REQUIREMENTS SHOULD BE COMPLETED IN 12 
MONTHS AND WILL INCLUDE A CAPSTONE PROJECT.

3.  THIS PROGRAM IS AVAILABLE TO ACTIVE DUTY AND FULL-TIME SUPPORT MEMBERS IN 
THE IT AND CTN RATINGS WHO MEET THE FOLLOWING CRITERIA:
    A.  MUST POSSESS A BACHELOR OF SCIENCE DEGREE IN A RELEVANT TECHNICAL 
FIELD INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO COMPUTER SCIENCE, ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING, 
AND INFORMATION OR ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY.
THE DEGREE MUST HAVE BEEN AWARDED BY AN INSTITUTION OF HIGHER LEARNING 
ACCREDITED BY A REGIONAL ACCREDITING AGENCY RECOGNIZED BY THE U.S. DEPARTMENT 
OF EDUCATION.
    B.  MUST BE AN E6 OR ABOVE WHO IS ELIGIBLE FOR CONUS/SHORE ASSIGNMENT 
BETWEEN APRIL AND DECEMBER 2012.
    C.  MUST BE ELIGIBLE TO INCUR A FIVE-YEAR ACTIVE SERVICE OBLIGATION BY 
REENLISTMENT OR EXTENSION OF ENLISTMENT PRIOR TO NPS ENROLLMENT.  SELECTEES 
WILL BE AUTHORIZED TO REENLIST MORE THAN ONE YEAR EARLIER IF THEY ARE UNABLE 
TO SATISFY THE FIVE-YEAR OBLIGATED SERVICE REQUIREMENT WITH AN AGGREGATE OF 48 
OR FEWER MONTHS OF EXTENSIONS.  AN EXTENSION WILL BECOME BINDING UPON 
ENROLLMENT AT NPS.  PAYMENT OF THE SELECTIVE SERVICE REENLISTMENT BONUS (SRB) 
IS NOT AUTHORIZED FOR SELECTEES WHO REENLIST FOR THE PURPOSE OF MEETING THE 
OBLIGATED SERVICE REQUIREMENT.  IF THE SELECTEE IS ENTITLED TO AN SRB, THE 
SELECTEE'S COMMANDING OFFICER MUST COUNSEL THE SELECTEE INDIVIDUALLY PER DOD 
7000.14-R VOLUME 7A, CHAPTER 9 OF JULY 1996, CONCERNING SUSPENSION OF 
ENTITLEMENT.
    D.  UPON SELECTION, MEMBER MUST SUBMIT (VIA COMMAND CAREER COUNSELOR) A 
PERFORM TO SERVE (PTS) IN-RATE APPLICATION.  THOSE MEMBERS NOT IN PTS WINDOW 
SHOULD SUBMIT A "SPECIAL CIRCUMSTANCE" APPLICATION INDICATING SELECTION TO THE 
MASTER OF SCIENCE IN CYBER SYSTEMS AND OPERATIONS; SECURITY AND TECHNOLOGY 
PROGRAM.  SELECTION TO THE PROGRAM DOES NOT GUARANTEE DISTRIBUTION OF A PTS 
QUOTA AND IS NOT CONSIDERED PART OF AN INDIVIDUAL'S PERFORMANCE INDICATOR IN 
THE FLEET RIDE PTS PROCESS.
    E.  MUST BE WITHIN PRT/PFA STANDARDS WITH NO PFA FAILURES WITHIN THE LAST 
THREE YEARS.
    F.  MUST HAVE NO EVALUATION MARKS BELOW 3.0 WITHIN THE LAST FIVE YEARS.
    G.  MUST HOLD OR BE ELIGIBLE FOR A TS/SCI CLEARANCE.  APPLICANTS WITHOUT A 
CURRENT CLEARANCE SHOULD WORK WITH THEIR SPECIAL SECURITY OFFICE (SSO) TO 
INITIATE THE CLEARANCE REQUEST.
    H.  MUST BE CONDITIONALLY ACCEPTED BY NPS.  IN ORDER TO OBTAIN A 
CONDITIONAL LETTER OF ACCEPTANCE, SAILORS SHOULD APPLY TO NPS AT 
HTTP://WWW.NPS.EDU/ACADEMICS/ADMISSIONS/APPLYONLINE/APPLYNOW.HTML
AND SELECT CYBER SYSTEMS AND OPERATIONS; SECURITY AND TECHNOLOGY, CURRICULUM 
NUMBER 336.  IN THE STUDENT COMMENT AREA, SAILORS SHOULD ADD "CYBER SYSTEMS 
AND OPERATIONS; SECURITY AND TECHNOLOGY" FOR A SEPTEMBER 2012 START.  UPON 
APPLICATION SUBMISSION, SAILORS MUST ARRANGE FOR SUBMISSION OF A SEALED 
OFFICIAL TRANSCRIPT TO THE NPS ADMISSIONS OFFICE FROM EACH INSTITUTION 
ATTENDED FOR ALL UNDERGRADUATE AND GRADUATE EDUCATION.  NPS WILL NOTIFY 
SAILORS WHO ARE NOT CONDITIONALLY ACCEPTED VIA E-MAIL.

4.  APPLICATIONS CAN BE SENT VIA E-MAIL TO BRIAN.CAREY1(AT)NAVY.MIL OR MAIL 
TO:
    DEPUTY CHIEF OF NAVAL OPERATIONS (INFORMATION
    DOMINANCE/DIRECTOR OF NAVAL INTELLIGENCE) (N2/N6)
    2000 NAVY PENTAGON
    WASHINGTON, DC  20350-2000

5.  ELIGIBLE, INTERESTED SAILORS SHOULD FORWARD A WRITTEN REQUEST VIA THEIR 
COMMANDING OFFICER, USING THE FORMAT BELOW NOT LATER THAN 15 MAY 2012: 

    FROM:  (RATE, FULL NAME, LAST 4 DIGITS OF SSN)
    TO:    DEPUTY CHIEF OF NAVAL OPERATIONS (INFORMATION
           DOMINANCE/DIRECTOR OF NAVAL INTELLIGENCE) (N2N6),
    VIA:   COMMANDING OFFICER
    SUBJ:  APPLICATION FOR ENLISTED CYBER MASTER'S DEGREE
           OPPORTUNITY AT THE NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL (NPS)
    REF:   (A) CITE THIS NAVADMIN
    ENCL:  (1) COPIES OF ALL UNDERGRADUATE TRANSCRIPTS
           (2) CERTIFIED COPIES OF THE LAST FOUR PERFORMANCE
               EVALUATIONS
           (3) COMMAND FINANCIAL SCREENING FOR ASSIGNMENT TO A HIGH
               COST OF LIVING AREA HAVING NO BARRACKS OR DEDICATED
               HOUSING FOR BACHELORS OR GEOGRAPHIC BACHELORS
           (4) MEMBER'S SINGLE PAGE STATEMENT OF PREPAREDNESS AND
               MOTIVATION
               TO EARN A MASTER'S DEGREE, AND FUTURE GOALS
           (5) NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL CONDITIONAL LETTER OF
               ACCEPTANCE
    1.  I REQUEST SELECTION TO EARN A MASTER OF SCIENCE IN CYBER 
    SYSTEMS AND OPERATIONS; SECURITY AND TECHNOLOGY AT NAVAL
    POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL.  I MEET ALL ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS
    SPECIFIED IN REFERENCE (A).  ENCLOSURES (1) THROUGH (5) ARE
    SUBMITTED TO SUPPORT MY REQUEST.
    2.  I UNDERSTAND IF SELECTED FOR THIS OPPORTUNITY, I SHALL INCUR
    A FIVE-YEAR ACTIVE SERVICE OBLIGATION UPON ENROLLMENT AT NPS.
    IF I FAIL TO COMPLETE THE REQUIRED SERVICE (VOLUNTARILY OR DUE QQQQ
    TO MISCONDUCT), I AGREE TO REIMBURSE THE UNITED STATES FOR THE
    COST OF THE GRADUATE EDUCATION RECEIVED PRORATED FOR THE
    OBLIGATED TIME SERVED.
    3.  UPON COMPLETION OF DEGREE REQUIREMENTS, I UNDERSTAND I WILL
    BE ASSIGNED BASED UPON THE NEEDS OF THE NAVY.  PRIORITY WILL BE
    GIVEN TO CYBER TECHNICAL AND OPERATIONAL REQUIREMENTS AT THE
    NATIONAL SECURITY AGENCY, U. S. FLEET CYBER COMMAND/TENTH FLEET,
    NAVY INFORMATION OPERATIONS COMMAND, AND NAVY CYBER DEFENSE
    OPERATIONS COMMAND.
    4.  I CAN BE CONTACTED AT (PROVIDE PHONE, E-MAIL AND MAILING
    ADDRESS).

6.  COMMANDING OFFICER ENDORSEMENT SHOULD ADDRESS MEMBER'S PREPAREDNESS FOR 
THIS SIGNIFICANT ACADEMIC OPPORTUNITY, ABILITY TO WORK INDEPENDENTLY, 
COMMUNICATION SKILLS, POTENTIAL FOR INCREASED RESPONSIBILITIES AND ANY SPECIAL 
CONSIDERATIONS.

7.  SELECTION RESULTS WILL BE DISSEMINATED BY NAVADMIN.

8.  GENERAL INFORMATION ABOUT NPS CAN BE FOUND ON-LINE AT WWW.NPS.EDU.

9.  POINT OF CONTACT IS LCDR BRIAN CAREY AT (703) 604-6297/DSN 664 OR VIA E-
MAIL AT BRIAN.CAREY1(AT)NAVY.MIL.

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

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