R 272037Z MAR 15
FM CNO WASHINGTON DC
MSGID/GENADMIN/CNO WASHINGTON DC/DNS/MAR//
SUBJ/ANNUAL CALL FOR APPLICATIONS FROM QUALIFIED NAVY PERSONNEL FOR THE
ADVANCED MILITARY VISUAL JOURNALISM TRAINING PROGRAM//
POC/Jeff Elliott/CHINFO OI-81/LOC: WASHINGTON DC/
TEL: COMM: (703) 692-4754/DSN: 222-4754//
RMKS/1. The Navy is soliciting applications from Mass Communication
Specialists (MC) for the Advanced Military Visual Journalism (AMVJ) training
program for academic year 2015-2016. The program offers two courses of
study: Photojournalism (Course number S-400-2013) and Motion Media (Course
number S-400-2014). Class reporting date for both courses is tentatively
scheduled for 27 July 2015 with a projected graduation date of 5 May 2016.
2. Applications must be submitted electronically and received no later than
27 April 2015. Applications must include the following:
a. An essay explaining why they are interested in the AMVJ program.
b. A photography portfolio or motion media show reel that demonstrates
their technical ability is sufficient to successfully complete the course.
Applicants are encouraged to submit both a portfolio and a show reel.
Receipt of both will automatically allow the applicant to be considered for a
seat in either program.
3. Prior to acceptance to the program and distribution of orders, applicants
a. Be approved to reenlist or extend in the MC Rating through June 2019.
b. Not reach high year tenure before June 2019.
c. Have a command endorsed 1306.
d. Be within six months of rotation or obtain approval to transfer
without a relief.
e. Be within physical fitness assessment standards to include no more
than one PFA failure in the past four years.
f. Not have any civil or Non Judicial Punishment violations in the past
g. Be eligible for a secret clearance.
4. Course scope, prerequisites and portfolio/show reel requirements are
found in the CANTRAC, which can be accessed via the professional development
section of the Navy Education and Training Command website at
5. Parent commands are responsible for eligibility verification of its
candidates and submission of applicable waivers. Waivers of prerequisites,
(e.g., TIS, PG, TOS, etc.) will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
Commanding Officers should address applicant*s maturity, ability to work
independently, financial security, and academic ability when recommending a
nominee, particularly when requesting waivers.
6. Because selection to the program requires a Permanent Change of Station
transfer, applicants require completion of a two-year minimum time on station
at current command to be eligible to apply. Applicants currently under
orders may apply and will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Applicants
who have executed orders and are en route to their next command are not
eligible. Primary consideration will be given to applicants with a projected
rotation date in Fiscal Year 2015. Naval Personnel Command has the final
approval prior to final selection.
7. The selection board will convene in April 2015. Selectees will be
notified via Naval message not later than 11 MAY 2015.
8. The Point of contact will be Mr. Jeff Elliott and can be reached by email
at: jeff.elliott(at)navy.mil and by phone at (703) 692-4754
9. Request widest dissemination.
10. Released by Vice Admiral S. H. Swift, Director, Navy Staff.//