FY-14 UNITED STATES NAVAL ACADEMY GRADUATE EDUCATION PLUS TEACHING PROGRAM

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SUBJ/FY-14 UNITED STATES NAVAL ACADEMY GRADUATE EDUCATION PLUS TEACHING 
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AMPN/REF A IS OPNAVINST 1524.2, GRADUATE EDUCATION PLUS TEACHING 
PROGRAM.//

RMKS/1.  This NAVADMIN announces application procedures for the 
FY-14 Graduate Education Plus Teaching (GET) program.  The United States 
Naval Academy (USNA) is seeking motivated unrestricted line officers who are 
qualified academically and professionally to apply for the FY-14 GET Program 
to serve as both instructors and role models for our future naval officers.

2.  The GET Program provides approximately 12 months of graduate education at 
a selected civilian institution in the Baltimore, MD or Washington, DC area 
directly followed by a two-academic-year teaching assignment at USNA as an 
officer-instructor, resulting in a maximum 36-month combined tour.

3.  Ref (a) provides specific information regarding available disciplines and 
graduate schools as well as application guidance.  
Additional information can be found on the USNA website, 
http://www.usna.edu/Academics.  

4.  Community specific eligible year groups (YG) and additional eligibility 
requirements follow:
    a. Submarine:
        (1) Eligible YG:  YG10
        (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 are required 
following completion of USNA assignment.
    b. Surface:
        (1) Eligible YG:  YG10-11 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 career.
        (2) Revised junior critical skills retention bonus contract must be 
submitted immediately upon selection for the GET program.  
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:  Eligible YG:  YG08-10 upon completion of first sea tour.  
All other applicants will be considered on a case-by-case basis as determined 
by PERS-43.

5.  Interested officers must:
    a. Complete an application and forward to your cognizant detailer.  A 
sample can be found at http://www.usna.edu/Academics.  
The application package must include:
    (1) Completed application page (pdf fillable version found at the website 
above).
    (2) Official photo (taken within the past 12 months).
    (3) Personal statement that specifically addresses the reason for the 
application to the GET program, how the program fits into your career goals, 
and your expectations with respect to the program.   
    (4) Biography (following the format provided at the website above). 
    (5) All higher education transcripts.
    (6) Chain-of-command endorsement (required).
    (7) Additional letters of recommendation (desired, not required).
    b. 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.

6.  Timeline:
    a. 17 January 2014:  Application deadline for surface/submarine/aviation 
warfare officers.
    b. 31 January 2014:  Nominees forwarded to USNA for selection/approval.
    c. 3 March 2014:  USNA final selections made and forwarded to Navy 
Personnel Command.  
    d. 7 March 2014:  No later than date for applicants informed of 
selection/non-selection.
    e. June - August 2014:  Selectees report to graduate school based upon 
curriculum start dates.

7.  Points of contact are LT Mark Jenkins at (901) 874-3616/DSN 882, via fax 
at (901) 874-2676, or via e-mail at mark.d.jenkins(at)navy.mil and CAPT Owen 
Thorp at (410) 293-6122 or via e-mail at thorp(at)usna.edu.

8.  Released by Vice Admiral W. F. Moran, N1.//

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