ACADEMIC YEAR 2018-2019 POLITICO-MILITARY MASTERS DEGREE PROGRAM CALL FOR APPLICATIONS

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SUBJ/ACADEMIC YEAR 2018-2019 POLITICO-MILITARY MASTERS DEGREE PROGRAM CALL 
FOR APPLICATIONS//



REF/A/DOC/CNO/22JUN2010//

REF/B/DOC/CNO/07JAN2015//

REF/C/DOC/CNO/141554ZJAN15//

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 
International Studies.
        (3) Princeton University (Princeton, NJ).  Master in Public Policy 
(MPP) - International Relations, Woodrow Wilson School of Public and 
International Affairs.
        (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 
Strategy.
        (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 
Studies.
    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 
endorsed.

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)//.

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