FY-13 UNITED STATES NAVAL ACADEMY LEADERSHIP EDUCATION AND DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM

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SUBJ: FY-13 UNITED STATES NAVAL ACADEMY LEADERSHIP EDUCATION AND DEVE LOPMENT 
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SUBJ/FY-13 UNITED STATES NAVAL ACADEMY LEADERSHIP EDUCATION AND DEVELOPMENT 
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RMKS/1.  THIS NAVADMIN ANNOUNCES APPLICATION PROCEDURES FOR THE FY-13 
LEADERSHIP EDUCATION AND DEVELOPMENT (LEAD) PROGRAM.  THE UNITED STATES NAVAL 
ACADEMY (USNA) IS SEEKING APPLICATIONS FROM MOTIVATED, ACADEMICALLY AND 
PROFESSIONALLY QUALIFIED UNRESTRICTED LINE OFFICERS FOR THE FY-13 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 
HTTP://WWW.USNA.EDU/LEAD/LEAD%20MASTERS%20PROGRAM.PHP.

3.  COMMUNITY SPECIFIC ELIGIBLE YEAR GROUPS (YG) AND ADDITIONAL ELIGIBILITY 
REQUIREMENTS FOLLOW:
    A.  SUBMARINE:
        (1) ELIGIBLE YG:  YG09
        (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 YEARS OF COMMISSIONED SERVICE.
SOAC ATTENDANCE AND COMPLETION OF A DEPARTMENT HEAD TOUR IS REQUIRED FOLLOWING 
COMPLETION OF USNA ASSIGNMENT.
    B.  SURFACE:
        (1) ELIGIBLE YG:  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 SELECTION BOARD FOR AVAILABLE QUOTAS; BOARD SPECIFICS WILL BE 
ANNOUNCED VIA SEPCOR.  CONTACT PERS-41 JUNIOR  OFFICER DETAILERS FOR DETAILS.
        (2) REVISED JUNIOR CRITICAL SKILLS RETENTION BONUS 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:  YG07-08 (ELIGIBLE FOR FIRST SHORE TOUR)
        (2) SATISFACTORY PERS-43 EVALUATION.

4.  INTERESTED OFFICERS MUST COMMUNICATE INTENTIONS TO APPLY FOR THIS PROGRAM 
TO THE COGNIZANT DETAILER TO ENSURE ADEQUATE CAREER TIMING.
ALL APPLICATIONS WILL BE VETTED THROUGH DETAILERS TO VERIFY CAREER  TIMING 
IMPACT.

5.  TIMELINE:
    A.  16 NOVEMBER 2012:  APPLICATION DEADLINE FOR SURFACE WARFARE OFFICERS 
TO COMPETE IN PERS-41 USNA LEAD BOARD.  CONTACT PERS-41 FOR APPLICATION 
REQUIREMENTS.
    B.  7 DECEMBER 2012:  NOTIFY AVIATION/SUBMARINE COMMUNITY  DETAILER OF 
YOUR DESIRE TO PARTICIPATE IN LEAD PROGRAM.
    C.  9 JANUARY 2013:  NOMINEES FORWARDED TO USNA FOR  SELECTION/APPROVAL.
    D.  15 MARCH 2013:  NO LATER THAN DATE FOR APPLICANTS INFORMED OF 
SELECTION/NON SELECTION.
    E.  16 MAY 2013:  SELECTEES NO LATER THAN REPORT DATE.

6.  POINTS OF CONTACT ARE LT MARK JENKINS AT (901) 874-3616/DSN 882, FAX, 
(901) 874-2676, OR VIA E-MAIL AT MARK.D.JENKINS(AT)NAVY.MIL AND LTCOL CARROLL 
CONNELLEY AT (410) 293-6022 OR VIA E-MAIL AT  CONNELLE(AT)USNA.EDU.

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

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