FY-12 UNITED STATES NAVAL ACADEMY LEADERSHIP EDUCATION AND DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM

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SUBJ: FY-12 UNITED STATES NAVAL ACADEMY LEADERSHIP EDUCATION AND UNCLASSIFIED/ 
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SUBJ/FY-12 UNITED STATES NAVAL ACADEMY LEADERSHIP EDUCATION AND DEVELOPMENT 
PROGRAM//



RMKS/1.  THIS NAVADMIN ANNOUNCES APPLICATION PROCEDURES FOR THE
FY-12 LEADERSHIP EDUCATION AND DEVELOPMENT (LEAD) PROGRAM.  THE UNITED STATES 
NAVAL ACADEMY (USNA) IS SEEKING APPLICATIONS FROM MOTIVATED, ACADEMICALLY AND 
PROFESSIONALLY QUALIFIED UNRESTRICTED LINE (URL) OFFICERS FOR THE FY-12 LEAD 
PROGRAM.  SELECTED OFFICERS WILL SERVE AS BOTH COMPANY OFFICERS AND ROLE 
MODELS FOR OUR FUTURE NAVAL OFFICERS.  THE USNA COMPANY OFFICER MASTERS 
PROGRAM IS A UNIQUE OPPORTUNITY FOR JUNIOR OFFICERS TO PARTICIPATE IN A 36-
MONTH GRADUATE EDUCATION AND LEADERSHIP EXPERIENCE.  THE PROGRAM COMBINES A 
FULLY-FUNDED MASTER OF PROFESSIONAL STUDIES DEGREE IN LEADERSHIP, EDUCATION, 
AND DEVELOPMENT FROM A GREATER BALTIMORE-WASHINGTON, DC METROPOLITAN AREA 
UNIVERSITY WITH THE OPPORTUNITY TO SERVE AS A COMPANY OFFICER FOR TWO YEARS AT 
USNA.  OFFICERS ATTEND CLASSES AT THE UNIVERSITY AND WITHIN THE NAVAL ACADEMY 
YARD AT LUCE HALL.

2.  ADDITIONAL INFORMATION CAN BE FOUND ON THE USNA WEBSITE (USE LOWER CASE 
FOR 'INDEX.HTM') HTTP://WWW.USNA.EDU/OFFICERDEVELOPMENT/LEL/LEAD/INDEX.HTM

3.  COMMUNITY SPECIFIC ELIGIBLE YEAR GROUPS AND ADDITIONAL ELIGIBILITY 
REQUIREMENTS FOLLOW:
    A.  SUBMARINE:
        (1) ELIGIBLE YG:  YG06-08
        (2) PERS-42 WILL REVIEW ALL APPLICATIONS AND RECOMMEND FOR SELECTION 
TOP PERFORMING OFFICERS WHO CAN MEET SUBMARINE OFFICERS ADVANCED COURSE (SOAC) 
GATE AT SEVEN YCS.  SOAC ATTENDANCE AND COMPLETION OF A DEPARTMENT HEAD TOUR 
IS REQUIRED FOLLOWING COMPLETION OF USNA ASSIGNMENT.
    B.  SURFACE:
        (1) ELIGIBLE:  O2/O3 SURFACE WARFARE QUALIFIED OFFICERS WHO HAVE 
DEMONSTRATED SUPERIOR PERFORMANCE AND UPWARD CAREER MOBILITY, AND ARE ABLE TO 
EXECUTE A 36-MONTH (MINIMUM) TOUR OF SHORE DUTY.
OFFICERS SHOULD COMPLETE THE 36-MONTH PROGRAM IN TIME TO BEGIN DEPARTMENT HEAD 
SCHOOL BY THE 7.5 YEAR POINT OF THEIR CAREERS.
ELIGIBLE OFFICERS WILL COMPETE IN A PERS-41 HELD BOARD FOR AVAILABLE QUOTAS.  
BOARD SPECIFICS ANNOUNCED SEPCOR.  CONTACT PERS-41 FOR DETAILS.
         (2) SURFACE WARFARE OFFICER CONTINUATION PAY CONTRACT REQUIRED UPON 
SELECTION.  DEPARTMENT HEAD SCHOOL ATTENDANCE AND COMPLETION OF TWO COMPLETE 
DEPARTMENT HEAD TOURS AS DEFINED BY
PERS-41 IS REQUIRED FOLLOWING COMPLETION OF USNA ASSIGNMENT.
    C.  AVIATION:
        (1) ELIGIBLE YG:  YG06-07 (ELIGIBLE FOR FIRST SHORE TOUR)
        (2) SATISFACTORY PERS-43 EVALUATION.
    D.  EXPLOSIVE ORDNANCE DISPOSAL:
        (1) ELIGIBLE YG:  YG06-07
        (2) SATISFACTORY PERS-416 EVALUATION

4.  TIMELINE:
    A.  21 NOVEMBER 2011:  APPLICATION DEADLINE FOR SURFACE WARFARE OFFICERS 
TO COMPETE IN PERS-41 USNA LEAD BOARD.  CONTACT PERS-41 FOR APPLICATION 
REQUIREMENTS.
    B.  5 DECEMBER 2011:  NOTIFY AVIATION/SUBMARINE/EOD COMMUNITY DETAILER OF 
YOUR DESIRE TO PARTICIPATE IN LEAD PROGRAM.
    C.  6 JANUARY 2012:  NOMINEES FORWARDED TO USNA FOR SELECTION/ APPROVAL.
    D.  5 MARCH 2012:  NO LATER THAN DATE FOR APPLICANTS INFORMED OF 
SELECTION/NON-SELECTION.
    E.  17 MAY 2012:  SELECTEES NO LATER THAN REPORT DATE.

5.  POINTS OF CONTACT:
- LCDR MATT PHELPS, AT (901) 874-4100/DSN 882, FAX (901) 874-2676, OR VIA E-
MAIL AT MATTHEW.F.PHELPS(AT)NAVY.MIL.
- CDR BILL LAWRENCE, AT (410) 293-1904, OR EMAIL AT WLAWRENC(AT)USNA.EDU.

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

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