R 061611Z NOV 17
FM CNO WASHINGTON DC
PASS TO OFFICE CODES:
SUBJ//INVITATION TO NOMINATE A STUDENT TO THE NAVAL COMMAND COLLEGE
NARR/CHUSMLO Bridgetown BB please pass invitation to Saint Vincent and the
AMPN/REF A IS SECNAVINST 4950.4B, Joint Security Cooperation Education and
Training (JSCET) MANUAL// POC/Jeffrey Roman/OPNAV N52/LOC: Pentagon/
E-Mail: jeffrey.roman(at)navy.mil/ Tel: (703)614-9782/
AKNLDG/YES/INST: Request action addees acknowledge receipt via email to POC//
RMKS/1. This message includes a letter from CNO to his counterparts inviting
them to send students to the Naval War College in Newport to attend the Naval
Command College (NCC), and to announce the addition of the International War
Game Course (IWGC) and continuance of the International Maritime Staff
Operator's Course (IMSOC).
The purpose of this announcment is to make our partner navies aware of all of
these opportunities and allow them sufficient time to make students and
resources available to take advantage of the course seats. Naval Command
College, International War Gaming Course and International Maritime Staff
Operator Course. Request you convey the following invitation to CNO's
counterpart on his behalf:
QUOTE Dear (rank and name), (para) It is my pleasure to invite you to send an
officer to the Naval Command College (NCC) in Newport, RI.
The course runs for ten months beginning 19 July 2018. The NCC prepares
senior-level officers (Captains and Commanders) for higher command
responsibilities. In addition to participating in the core curiculum
alongside their American counterparts, students participate in a Field
Studies Program, traveling throughout the U.S.
to gain an increased understanding of American institutions and way of life.
In keeping with Admiral Arleigh Burke's 1956 guidance for our first
international course, I ask that you select and send an officer of the
highest caliber whom you expect has the qualities and traits to develop into
a senior navy leader and even Head of Navy.
2. I am also pleased to announce the addition of a new course at the Naval
War College. The initial International War Game Course (IWGC) is a 5 day
course of instruction for 20 officers which will convene immediately
following graduation of the NCC course in June 2018.
The IWGC will provide an introduction into the War Gaming management process
that will enable international officers to conduct high quality research,
analysis, gaming and education through the War Gaming analytical process.
Additionally, the International Maritime Staff Operators Course, designed to
prepare mid-grade international naval officers to support the planning and
execution of complex maritime operations in a coalition environment, will
continue to deliver two courses per year in 2018 and 2019. US doctrine is
the predominate focus for the class; however, students will also be exposed
to other multinational concepts and planning processes (UN, NATO, and
Interagency). The 12-week long course is executed in an interactive learning
environment with real-world maritime scenarios and practical application of
operational level, combined maritime staff competencies.
3. I sincerely hope you will send your most promising naval officers to
Newport. Warm regards, John Richardson, Admiral, U.S. Navy.
4. The Naval Command College convenes on 19 July 2018 and completes on 21
5. Request the following:
a. Advise CNO (N52) and NWC IMSO at imso(at)usnwc.edu and
jeffrey.roman(at)navy.mil as well as the Naval Education and Training
Security Assistance Field Activity (NETSAFA) country program manager of host
Navy's acceptance/non-acceptance of NCC NLT 1 March 2018. Countries do not
need to respond directly to the CNO.
b. The NCC will have a target class size of 50 international students.
c. As soon as a student is designated, advise NCC IMSO and NETSAFA
country program manager of student's name, rank, and address.
d. Forward biographical data NLT 20 June 2018. In order to fill out the
travel information, you need to complete the Enrollment Form first. This
form will assign an "Entry ID#". The student will need that to complete the
travel info. Below are links to both the Enrollment Form and Travel
Enrollment Form: https://nwcevents.wufoo.com/forms/
Travel Info: https://nwcevents.wufoo.com/forms/ncc-nsc-
The email address for NCC IMSO is: imso(at)usnwc.edu.
6. Due to the prestige of this course, it is essential that the student
report in the uniform of a Commander or Captain for NCC.
This may involve frocking by the respective navy. In addition, international
navies should not send officers that are expected to be promoted to flag rank
during the course. Rank waivers will not be granted.
7. To achieve a high-quality experience at NCC, students must communicate in
English. An English Comprehension Level (ECL) examination score of 80 is the
minimum for the student to appropriately integrate with peers, both
professionally and socially in this demanding professional and academic
environment. The ECL requirement may not be waived.
8. The course is intended for naval officers, but since the Naval War
College (NWC) is a joint college, waivers for ground and air force officers
will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Waivers for non-navy students
must be justified by the appropriate Security Cooperation Office (SCO).
9. Naval War College diplomas are awarded to graduates of the Naval Command
College. A select group of qualifying NCC students will be offered the
opportunity to complete a Master of Arts (MA) from NWC at no additional
tuition cost. The competitive selection criteria is based upon on-site
testing, academic qualifications and English fluency. For additional
information, point of contact at NWC International Programs is Mrs. Vicky
vicky.garrold(at)usnwc.edu. Phone 401-841-2010. All international officers
still receive some graduate level credits for courses completed at NWC which
can be applied toward an MA degree at Salve Regina University in Newport,
Rhode Island. Salve Regina charges tuition that must be borne by the student
or their respective service.
10. Security clearance requirements are provided in Ref (a). Student
Invitational Travel Orders (ITO) must reflect U.S. equivalent of security
clearance granted by their government (see blocks 11c(1) and 11c(2) of ITO).
11. Estimated price programming data are in the Military Articles and
Services List (MASL) The MASL is P171001 for NCC.
Please note that the course charges have been significantly reduced from
previous years in hopes of easing financial burden on partner nations.
Invitations are extended under Foreign Military Sales (FMS) or International
Military Education And Training (IMET), as appropriate, to individual
countries. Under FMS, transportation and living expenses will be the
responsibility of student/country concerned. SCO shall ensure the method of
funding has been coordinated with unified commands and NETSAFA before
extending the invitation to the appropriate country representative.
12. Reporting Date: No earlier than 12 July 2018 and no later than
18 July 2018. Please note that personnel support services and base housing
will not be availabe to students who arrive earlier than the report date
noted on their orders, as students cannot be allowed on the base outside of
these dates. Students should be instructed to arrive in Providence, Rhode
Island (T.F. Green Airport/PVD), where a NWC Representative will meet them.
This service will not be made available to any airport other than T.F. Green.
To facilitate arrival logistics, please provide NWC with the student travel
itinerary as soon as it becomes final. Point of contact at NWC International
programs is Mrs. Vicky Garrold at:
vicky.garrold(at)usnwc.edu. Phone 401-841-2010.
13. The cost of living in Newport is high. IMET students should plan to
defray all living expenses beyond the IMET living allowance.
Family government quarters will be made available on a first-come- first-
served basis. Students are encouraged to bring dependents, however, the U.S
Government will not provide funding for dependents.
Students accompanied by dependents should have adequate funds to support the
high cost of living in Newport, RI as well as dependent medical expenses.
All dependents MUST have medical insurance to accompany. Medical costs in
the U.S. are high. Students accompanied by dependents must show proof of
suitable U.S. health care insurance for their dependents, to include
pregnancy insurance, if applicable.
This is required before family will be listed on the student?s Invitational
Travel Order (ITO).
14. Lodging: Unaccompanied officers may be accommodated at bachelor officer
quarters on base or they may look for a residence in town. SCOs and students
are strongly encouraged to look at the student information on the NWC website
at www.usnwc.edu for the course calendar and other useful information.
15. Uniform: Students should arrive in Newport with appropriate winter
service dress uniform (country equivalent to the U.S.
Navy's service dress blue), dinner/mess dress uniform (typically a tuxedo
style uniform), summer service uniform (country equivalent to the U.S. Navy's
summer white) and service uniform (equivalent to the U.S. Navy's service
khaki uniform. Utility/ camouflage and/or flight suits are acceptable).
Most classes are held in business casual attire referred to as dress shirt,
dress slacks and dress shoes, no tie or jacket. Additionally, several NCC
social events require a coat and tie (or female equivalent).
16. Request action addees extend invitations for course and advise whether
countries accept/decline. If declining, request Embassy/SCO/DAO indicate
reason (e.g., lack of funds, no qualified candidates, country not interested
Identify an invitee (name, rank, phone number, e-mail, and fax
number) on each acceptance. E-mail responses should indicate e-mail is
official country team response and must be addressed to imso(at)usnwc.edu;
(vicky.garrold(at)usnwc.edu), OPNAV POC
(jeffrey.roman(at)navy.mil) and appropriate NETSAFA country program manager.
17. For additional information about NCC, SCOs are encouraged to consult the
web page at http://www.usnwc.edu then click on Academics & Programs/Programs
Offered. The e-mail address is imso(at)usnwc.edu or contact by e-mail at
vicky.garrold(at)usnwc.edu, or by calling commercial 401-841-2010.
18. Released by VADM A. L. Lewis, Deputy Chief of Naval Operations for
Operations, Plans and Strategy (N3/N5)//