ANNUAL CALL FOR APPLICATIONS FROM QUALIFIED NAVY PERSONNEL FOR THE ADVANCED NAVY VISUAL JOURNALISM TRAINING PROGRAM

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SUBJ: ANNUAL CALL FOR APPLICATIONS FROM QUALIFIED NAVY PERSONNEL FOR THE 
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SUBJ/ANNUAL CALL FOR APPLICATIONS FROM QUALIFIED NAVY PERSONNEL FOR THE 
ADVANCED NAVY VISUAL JOURNALISM TRAINING PROGRAM/ 



NAVADMIN 028/14

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81/EMAIL: JEFF.ELLIOTT(AT)NAVY.MIL/ TEL (703) 692-4754/DSN: 222-4754//

RMKS/1. THE NAVY IS SOLICITING APPLICATIONS FROM MASS COMMUNICATION 
SPECIALISTS (MC) FOR THE ADVANCED NAVY VISUAL JOURNALISM TRAINING PROGRAM FOR 
THE 2014-2015 ACADEMIC YEAR. THE PROGRAM OFFERS TWO COURSES OF STUDY: 
PHOTOJOURNALISM (COURSE NO. S-400-2013) AND MOTION MEDIA (COURSE NO. S-400-
2014). CLASS REPORTING DATE FOR BOTH COURSES IS TENTATIVELY SCHEDULED FOR 28 
JULY 2014 WITH A PROJECTED GRADUATION DATE OF 7 MAY 2015 AT THE S.I. NEWHOUSE 
SCHOOL OF PUBLIC COMMUNICATIONS, SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY, SYRACUSE, NY.

2. APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED ELECTRONICALLY AND RECEIVED NO LATER THAN 
14 MARCH 2014. CONTACT POC FOR SUBMISSION GUIDANCE.

3. PRIOR TO ACCEPTANCE IN THE PROGRAM, APPLICANTS MUST HAVE AN END OF ACTIVE 
OBLIGATED SERVICE (EAOS) OF JUNE 2018 OR LATER. OBLISERVE REQUIREMENTS CAN BE 
MET BY EITHER HAVING AN APPROVED C-WAY RE- ENLISTMENT QUOTA BY APRIL 2014 AND 
RE-ENLIST OR EXTEND BEYOND 2018, OR EXTEND WITHOUT C-WAY REENLISTMENT QUOTA 
IF THE MEMBER MEETS CERTAIN CRITERIA. APPLICANTS WITHOUT A C-WAY REENLISTMENT 
QUOTA SHOULD CHECK WITH THEIR COMMAND CAREER COUNSELOR TO SEE IF THEY MEET 
EXTENSION CRITERIA. ADDITIONALLY, APPLICANTS MUST:
A. NOT BE PROJECTED TO HAVE REACHED HIGH YEAR TENURE DATE BEFORE JUNE 2018.
B. HAVE A COMMAND ENDORSED NAVPERS 1306/7.
C. BE WITHIN SIX MONTHS OF ROTATION OR GARNER APPROVAL TO TRANSFER WITHOUT A 
RELIEF.
D. BE WITHIN PHYSICAL FITNESS ASSESSMENT (PFA) STANDARDS TO INCLUDE NO MORE 
THAN ONE PFA FAILURE IN THE PAST FOUR YEARS.
E. NOT HAVE ANY CIVIL OR NJP VIOLATIONS IN THE PAST THREE YEARS.
F. BE ELIGIBLE FOR A SECRET CLEARANCE.
G. WRITE AN ESSAY EXPLAINING WHY THEY ARE INTERESTED IN ATTENDING THE 
PROGRAM.

NOTE: PARENT COMMANDS ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR ELIGIBILITY VERIFICATION OF 
CANDIDATES AND SUBMISSION OF APPLICABLE WAIVERS. APPLICANTS CURRENTLY UNDER 
PERMANENT CHANGE OF STATION (PCS) ORDERS MAY APPLY AND WILL BE CONSIDERED ON 
A CASE-BY-CASE BASIS. APPLICANTS WHO HAVE EXECUTED PCS ORDERS AND ARE ENROUTE 
TO THEIR NEXT COMMAND ARE NOT ELIGIBLE.

4. COURSE SCOPE, PREREQUISITES, PORTFOLIO, AND 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 
HTTPS://MAIN.PROD.CETARS.TRAINING.NAVY.MIL/CETARS/MAIN.CAC_MESSAGE.

5. DUE TO COURSE LENGTH OF NINE MONTHS, MOTION MEDIA AND PHOTO- JOURNALISM 
COURSES ARE PCS TRANSFERS AND REQUIRE COMPLETION OF A TWO YEAR MINIMUM TIME 
ON STATION AT CURRENT COMMAND PRIOR TO TRANSFER. PRIMARY CONSIDERATION WILL 
BE GIVEN TO APPLICANTS WITH A PROJECTED ROTATION DATE IN FY14. NPC HAS FINAL 
APPROVAL PRIOR TO FINAL SELECTION.

6. WAIVERS OF PREREQUISITES, SUCH AS TIME IN SERVICE AND PAY GRADE 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, AND PARTICULARLY WHEN 
REQUESTING WAIVERS.

7. THE SELECTION BOARD WILL CONVENE IN APRIL 2014. SELECTEES WILL BE NOTIFIED 
VIA NAVAL MESSAGE NO LATER THAN 30 APRIL 2014.

8. IT IS HIGHLY RECOMMENDED THAT ALL APPLICANTS SEEK THE GUIDANCE OF A 
PROGRAM GRADUATE TO MENTOR THEM IN PORTFOLIO OR SHOW REEL DEVELOP- MENT. POC 
WILL ASSIST IN LOCATING A QUALIFIED MENTOR IF NECESSARY.

9. SENT ON BEHALF OF THE CHIEF OF INFORMATION.

10. RELEASED BY VICE ADMIRAL S. H. SWIFT, DIRECTOR, NAVY STAFF.//

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