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SUBJ/ACADEMIC YEAR 2018-2019 POLITICO-MILITARY MASTERS DEGREE PROGRAM CALL
NARR/Ref A is OPNAVINST 1500.72G, Navy Politico-Military Fellowships,
Graduate Education Programs, and Community Sponsorship.
Ref B is OPNAVINST 1520.23C, Graduate Education. Ref C is NAVADMIN 011/15,
Establishment of the Naval Strategy Subspecialty 230X//
RMKS/1. This NAVADMIN solicits applications for the Academic Year
(AY18-19) Pol-Mil Masters (PMM) Program. The PMM Program provides junior
Navy officers a graduate education in strategy and politico- military affairs
at leading civilian universities throughout the United States. Ultimately
the PMM program is a key component of the Navy Strategic Enterprise, creating
through education a naval strategist cadre to be utilized in subsequent
strategy and policy- related billets.
a. Eligibility. Active duty O3-O5 Unrestricted Line (URL) and
Restricted Line (RL) 1710, 1810, 1820, and 1830-designated officers are
eligible to apply. This includes O2 selected for O3 and promoted prior to
the start of the academic year. Preference will be given to junior officers
(03-04). Full Time Support (FTS) officers are not eligible. Officers who
have already participated in a Department of Defense-funded graduate
education program are not eligible; however, those officers who earned a
degree through the Tuition Assistance Program or Service war college retain
their eligibility for PMM.
b. Program specifics. Per reference (b), eight officers will be
selected for the one-year PMM program. The two-year PMM and Arthur S. Moreau
Programs listed in reference (a) are not funded.
Selected officers will carry a full 12-month academic load in the designated
degree programs listed below. The approved AY18-19 institutions and
associated master's degree programs are:
(1) Harvard University (Boston). Mid-Career Master's in Public
Administration through the John F. Kennedy School of Government.
(2) Johns Hopkins University (Washington, D.C.). Master of
International Public Policy through the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced
(3) Princeton University (Princeton, NJ). Master in Public Policy
(MPP) - International Relations, Woodrow Wilson School of Public and
(4) Tufts University (Boston). Master of Arts in the Mid-Career
Program at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy.
(5) University of California, San Diego. Master of Advanced Studies
in International Affairs (MAS-IA) at the School of Global Policy and
(6) University of Chicago. Master of Arts in International Relations
at the Committee on International Relations.
(7) University of Virginia (Charlottesville, VA). Master of Arts in
Foreign Affairs (International Relations) in the Graduate School of Arts and
Sciences, Woodrow Wilson Department of Politics.
(8) University of Washington (Seattle). Master of Arts in Applied
International Studies through the Henry M. Jackson School of International
c. IAW reference (c), URL officer graduates will earn the 2300P Naval
Strategy subspecialty and the 24A Additional Qualification Designation (AQD)
codes. Restricted Line graduates will earn the 2000P National Security
subspecialty code and the 24A AQD codes.
d. Service Obligation. PMM graduates incur a service obligation equal
to three times (3x) the number of months in the education program, up to a
maximum of 36 months. PMM graduates will serve at least one tour in a
validated subspecialty billet in either politico-military affairs or strategy
and policy as soon as possible.
2. Application Procedures and Timeline.
a. Candidates must apply to both the Navy and to the university;
acceptance by the Navy does not equal acceptance by the school.
Applications to the Navy require personal statement to the board, a
curriculum vitae, undergraduate transcripts, biography, and endorsement
letters from both the current Commanding Officer and the detailer.
Submission of official undergraduate transcripts and GRE/GMAT scores is
highly encouraged but not required. A sample PMM application is found in
reference (a), enclosure 1.
b. Applications to the school vary according to the schools
requirements. When completing the university applications, prospective
students should state that they are a Navy-funded Politico-Military Master's
candidate. PMM candidates should verify the university's work experience
requirements and are advised to apply to at least three schools.
c. Applications are due to Navy Personnel Command NLT
11 September 2017. All supplemental information to the board (e.g. GRE
scores and Letters of Recommendation) must be received NLT 10 November 2017.
The selection board will convene in mid- November 2017 and results will be
announced via NAVADMIN in December 2017.
d. Interested officers should submit applications via email to the
NAVPERSCOM and OPNAV POCs listed at the end of this NAVADMIN.
When submitted, ensure electronic copies are clear, legible, and properly
3. Points of Contact:
a. OPNAV: LCDR Kori Levy-Minzie, N515; DSN 222-4781 or
COMM: 571-256-4781; Email: kori.levyminzie(at)navy.mil.
b. NAVPERSCOM: PERS-440_submit.fct(at)navy.mil.
4. Released by VADM J. C. Aquilino, Deputy Chief of Naval Operations for
Operations, Plans and Strategy (N3/N5)//.