R 011908Z MAR 16
FM CHINFO WASHINGTON DC
SUBJ/ANNUAL CALL FOR APPLICATIONS FROM QUALIFIED NAVY PERSONNEL FOR THE
ADVANCED MILITARY VISUAL JOURNALISM TRAINING PROGRAM//
POC/MCCS(SW/AW) Dean Lohmeyer/CHINFO OI-85/LOC: WASHINGTON DC/
TEL: COMM: (703) 697-6724/DSN: 222-6724//
RMKS/1. The Navy is soliciting applications from Mass Communication
Specialists (MC) for the Advanced Military Visual Journalism (AMVJ) training
program for academic year 2016-2017. The program offers two courses of
study: Photojournalism (Course number S-400-2013) and Motion Media (Course
number S-400-2014). Class reporting date for both courses is tentatively
scheduled for 27 July 2016 with a projected graduation date of 11 May 2017.
2. Applications must be submitted electronically and received no later than
28 March 2016. Applications must include the following:
a. An essay explaining why they are interested in the AMVJ program.
b. A photography portfolio or motion media show reel demonstrating
sufficient technical ability to successfully complete the course. Applicants
are encouraged to submit both a portfolio and a show reel. Receipt of both
will automatically allow the applicant to be considered for a seat in either
3. Prior to acceptance to the program and distribution of orders, applicants
a. Be approved to reenlist or extend in the MC Rating through June 2020.
b. Not reach high year tenure before June 2020.
c. Have a command endorsed 1306.
d. Be within six months of rotation or obtain approval to transfer
without a relief.
e. Be within physical fitness assessment standards to include no more
than one PFA failure in the past four years.
f. Not have any civil or Non Judicial Punishment violations in the past
g. Be eligible for a Secret clearance.
4. Course scope, prerequisites and portfolio/show reel requirements are
found in the CANTRAC, which can be accessed via the professional development
section of the Navy Education and Training Command website at
5. Parent commands are responsible for eligibility verification of its
candidates and submission of applicable waivers. Waivers of prerequisites,
(e.g., TIS, PG, TOS, etc.) will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
Commanding Officers should address applicants maturity, ability to work
independently, financial security, and academic ability when recommending a
nominee, particularly when requesting waivers.
6. Because selection to the program requires a Permanent Change of Station
transfer, applicants require completion of a two-year minimum time on station
at current command to be eligible to apply. Applicants currently under orders
may apply and will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Applicants who
have executed orders and are en route to their next command are not eligible.
Primary consideration will be given to applicants with a projected rotation
date in Fiscal Year 2016. Navy Personnel Command has the final approval
prior to final selection.
7. The selection board will convene in late March 2016. Selectees will be
notified via Naval message not later than 15 April 2016.
8. Point of contact is MCCS(SW/AW) Dean Lohmeyer who can be reached by email
at dean.lohmeyer(at)navy.mil or by phone at (703) 697-6724.
9. Request widest dissemination.
10. Released by Rear Admiral D. E. Cutler, Chief of Information.//