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INFO CNO WASHINGTON DC
SUBJ/ACADEMIC YEAR (AY) 2016-2017 POLITICO-MILITARY MASTERS (PMM)
DEGREE PROGRAM CALL FOR APPLICATIONS//
MSGID/GENADMIN/CNO WASHINGTON DC/N3N5/JUN//
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 AY 2016-2017 Pol-Mil
Masters (PMM) program. IAW reference (c), the Navy has created the Naval
Strategy Subspecialty (230X) as part of the CNO-directed Naval Strategic
Enterprise (NSE). The PMM program is a cornerstone of the education portion
of the Strategic Enterprise.
2. The PMM program provides Navy officers a graduate education in strategy
and politico-military affairs at leading civilian institutions (CIVINS)
throughout the United States. Approved officers will be selected for a one-
year master's degree program. The two-year PMM and Arthur S. Moreau Program
listed in reference (a) are not funded and are unavailable per the annual
quota plan for AY16-17. The PMM program is recommended for junior officers
(O3-O4) who are completing their division officer or department head tours,
but is open to O5 as well.
a. Eligibility. All O3-05, including 02 selected for O3 and promoted
prior to the start of the academic year Unrestricted Line (URL) officers,
1710, 1810, 1820, and 1830 officers who have not already participated in a
Department of Defense-funded graduate education program are eligible to
participate. Officers who have earned a degree through the tuition assistance
program or a Service war college retain their eligibility for PMM.
b. Service Obligation. In accordance with enclosure (7) of reference (b),
PMM graduates incur a service obligation equal to three times the number of
months in the education program. IAW reference (c), URL officer graduates
will earn the 2300P Naval Strategy subspecialty code as well as the 240
Additional Qualification Designation (AQD). Non-URL graduates will earn the
2000P National Security subspecialty code as well as the 240 AQD. 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.
c. Program specifics. Per reference (b), eight officers will be selected
for the one-year program. Selected officers will carry a full academic load.
PMM candidates should verify the university's work experience requirements
and are advised to apply to at least three schools. In their university
applications, prospective students should state that they are a Navy funded
Politico-Military Master's candidate. Selection by the PMM board does not
imply acceptance to a school. The approved AY 2016-17 institutions:
(1) University of Washington (Seattle). Master of Arts in
Applied International Studies (MAAIS) at the Henry M.
Jackson School of International Studies.
(2) Harvard University. Mid-Career Master in Public
Administration (MC/MPA) at the John F. Kennedy School of
(3) Johns Hopkins University. Master of International
Public Policy (MIPP) at the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced
(4) University of Virginia. Master of Arts in Foreign Affairs
(International Relations) in the Graduate School of Arts and
Sciences, Woodrow Wilson Department of Politics.
(5) Princeton University. Master in Public Policy
(MPP) - International Relations, Woodrow Wilson School of
Public and International Affairs.
(6) Tufts University. Master of Arts in the Mid-Career
Program at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy.
(7) University of Chicago, Master of Arts in International
Relations at The Committee on International Relations.
(8) University of California, San Diego (UCSD). Master of Arts
in Advanced Studies in International Affairs (MAS-IA) at the
School of International Relations and Pacific Studies.
3. Application procedures. Sample PMM application is found in reference (a),
enclosure 1. Applications require a curriculum vitae, undergraduate
transcripts, biography, and endorsement letters from current Commanding
Officer and detailer. Submission of official undergraduate transcripts and
GRE/GMAT scores is encouraged but not required. Applications are due to Navy
Personnel Command no later than 28 August 2015. The selection board will
convene in early October 2015. Selection board results will be announced via
NAVADMIN in November 2015. 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. If requested by POCs, send hard copies to:
Department of the Navy
Navy Personnel Command (PERS-440)
5720 Integrity Drive
Millington, TN 38055-4400
4. Points of Contact:
a. OPNAV: LT Jack Eaves, N515; DSN 222-4781 OR COMM:
571-256-4781; Email: Jack.Eaves(at)navy.mil.
b. NAVPERSCOM: LCDR Angelin Graham; DSN 882-4056 OR COMM:
901-874-4056; Email: Angelin.graham(at)navy.mil.
5. Released by RADM Kevin M. Donegan, Deputy CNO, Operations, Plans and
Strategy, (N3/N5) Acting.//