ACADEMIC YEAR 2013-2014 NAVAL WAR COLLEGE FLEET SEMINAR PROGRAM

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SUBJ/ACADEMIC YEAR 2013-2014 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 NAVADMIN ANNOUNCES THE 38TH CONSECUTIVE YEAR OF JOINT PROFESSIONAL 
MILITARY EDUCATION 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 19 REGIONAL LOCATIONS IN THE  UNITED STATES FOR ACADEMIC 
YEAR 2013-2014.  PLANNED LOCATIONS AND COURSES
 ARE:
ANNAPOLIS, MD (S&W, TSDM, AND JMO  1 SEMINAR EACH); BANGOR, WA (JMO); DAHLGREN, VA 
(TSDM); EVERETT, WA (TSDM); FORT WORTH,TX (TSDM); GREAT LAKES, IL (JMO); JACKSONVILLE, FL 
(TSDM AND JMO  1 SEMINAR EACH); MAYPORT, FL (S&W); MILLINGTON, TN (JMO); NEW ORLEANS, LA 
(TSDM); NEWPORT, RI (S&W, TSDM, AND JMO  1 SEMINAR EACH); NORFOLK, VA (S&W, TSDM, AND JMO  
1 SEMINAR EACH); PATUXENT RIVER, MD (JMO); PEARL HARBOR, HI (S&W, TSDM, AND JMO  1 SEMINAR 
EACH); PENSACOLA, FL (WHITING FIELD) (S&W); PORT HUENEME, CA (S&W); SAN DIEGO, CA (S&W, 
TSDM, AND JMO  1 SEMINAR EACH); WASHINGTON, DC (S&W, TSDM, AND JMO  1 SEMINAR EACH); 
WHIDBEY ISLAND, WA (S&W)

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 2013 AND ENDING IN MAY 2014.  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 JOINT PROFESSIONAL MILITARY 
EDUCATION.  THE FSP SEMINARS AT THE 19 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.  PER REF A, NWC ACCEPTS PROGRAM APPLICATIONS FROM COMMISSIONED OFFICERS (ACTIVE AND 
RESERVE), SELECTED COMMAND MASTER CHIEFS  (CMDCM), 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 O3 OR ABOVE, WHILE OFFICERS FROM OTHER SERVICES MUST BE IN GRADE O4 OR 
ABOVE.  PER REF A, NAVY COMMAND MASTER CHIEFS ARE ELIGIBLE FOR ENROLLMENT.  CIVILIAN 
EMPLOYEES OF THE FEDERAL  GOVERNMENT IN THE GRADE OF GENERAL SCHEDULE GRADE 11 (GS-11) 
AND ABOVE OR EQUIVALENT (NATIONAL SECURITY PERSONNEL SYSTEM EQUIVALENTS INCLUDED) 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 AREAS SPECIFIED IN PARA 2 OR THOSE WHO 
EXPECT TRANSFER TO THOSE SITES PRIOR TO 1  SEPTEMBER 2013, ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY.  
APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED BY
30 JUNE 2013.  INFORMATION CAN BE FOUND AT THE NWC COLLEGE OF  DISTANCE EDUCATION 
WEBSITE AT: HTTP://WWW.USNWC.EDU. ONCE ON THE PAGE, CLICK ON DEPARTMENTS AND 
COLLEGES, THEN CLICK ON COLLEGE OF DISTANCE EDUCATION, THEN FLEET SEMINAR.  APPLICATIONS 
WILL BE ACCEPTED BEGINNING 1 APRIL 2013 THROUGH 30 JUNE 2013.  ACCEPTED APPLICANTS WILL BE 
ADVISED OF THEIR ENROLLMENT SELECTION STATUS BY THE MIDDLE OF AUGUST 2013.

6.  REQUEST WIDEST DISSEMINATION OF ABOVE 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 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.  POINTS OF CONTACT ARE MR. WALTER STILES AT (401) 841-6519/DSN 841  OR VIA E-MAIL AT 
WALTER.STILES(AT)USNWC.EDU, MS. KATHLEEN FINKLEA AT
(401) 841-6520/DSN 841 OR VIA E-MAIL AT KATHLEEN.FINKLEA(AT)USNWC.EDU , OR PROFESSOR 
TIMOTHY GARROLD AT (401) 841-6561/DSN 841 OR VIA E-MAIL  AT 
TIMOTHY.GARROLD(AT)USNWC.EDU.

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

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