ACADEMIC YEAR (AY) 2016-2017 POLITICO-MILITARY MASTERS (PMM) DEGREE PROGRAM CALL FOR APPLICATIONS

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SUBJ/ACADEMIC YEAR (AY) 2016-2017 POLITICO-MILITARY MASTERS (PMM)
DEGREE PROGRAM CALL FOR APPLICATIONS//



MSGID/GENADMIN/CNO WASHINGTON DC/N3N5/JUN//
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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 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
    Government.
    (3) Johns Hopkins University. Master of International
    Public Policy (MIPP) at the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced
    International Studies.
    (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.//

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