ENLISTED CYBER MASTER’S DEGREE OPPORTUNITY AT NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL

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SUBJ/ENLISTED CYBER MASTER'S DEGREE OPPORTUNITY AT NAVAL POSTGRADUATE 
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REF/A/DOC/OPNAV/30JAN07//
AMPN/REF A IS OPNAVINST 1160.8A, SELECTIVE REENLISTMENT BONUS (SRB) 
PROGRAM.//

RMKS/1.  THIS NAVADMIN SOLICITS ENLISTED MEMBER APPLICATIONS FOR ENROLLMENT 
IN THE NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL'S (NPS) 12-MONTH MASTER OF SCIENCE IN 
APPLIED CYBER OPERATIONS.  THIS PROGRAM IS ONE OF MANY EFFORTS TO INCREASE 
THE NAVY'S CYBER CAPABILITIES, WHILE BUILDING A PROFESSIONAL CYBER WORKFORCE.  
SELECTEES WILL HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO ENHANCE THE LEARNING ENVIRONMENT FOR 
ALL STUDENTS THROUGH THEIR BACKGROUND WITH REAL WORLD NETWORK EXPERIENCES IN 
THE OPERATIONAL ENVIRONMENT.

2.  SELECTEES WILL BE ASSIGNED TO NAVY-FUNDED EDUCATION AS FULL-TIME STUDENTS 
UNDER PERMANENT CHANGE OF STATION ORDERS TO MONTEREY, CA WITH EITHER A 
SEPTEMBER 2014 OR MARCH 2015 START.  AS FULL-TIME STUDENTS, SAILORS WILL BE 
REQUIRED TO CARRY A FULL ACADEMIC LOAD YEAR-ROUND.  DEGREE REQUIREMENTS 
SHOULD BE COMPLETED IN 12 MONTHS AND WILL INCLUDE A CAPSTONE PROJECT.

3.  THIS PROGRAM IS ONLY AVAILABLE TO ACTIVE-DUTY AND FULL-TIME SUPPORT 
MEMBERS IN THE INFORMATION SYSTEMS TECHNICIAN (IT) AND CRYPTOLOGIC TECHNICIAN 
NETWORKS (CTN) RATINGS WHO MEET THE FOLLOWING
CRITERIA:
    A.  MUST POSSESS A BACHELOR OF SCIENCE DEGREE IN A RELEVANT TECHNICAL 
FIELD INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, COMPUTER SCIENCE, ELECTRICAL 
ENGINEERING, AND INFORMATION OR ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY.  THE DEGREE MUST HAVE 
BEEN AWARDED BY AN INSTITUTION OF HIGHER LEARNING ACCREDITED BY A REGIONAL 
ACCREDITING AGENCY RECOGNIZED BY THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION.  TO MEET 
NPS ACADEMIC REQUIREMENTS, PERFORMANCE IN TECHNICAL COURSES, INCLUDING 
MATHEMATICS, MUST BE HIGH.  THE ACADEMIC PROFILE CODE (APC) FOR THIS PROGRAM 
IS 344 (MINIMUM 2.20 GPA, CALCULUS FOR BUSINESS/SOCIAL SCIENCES WITH A GRADE 
OF C OR BETTER, AND ONE CALCULUS BASED PHYSICS COURSE WITH A MINIMUM GRADE OF 
C).  PLEASE REFER TO THE NPS ACADEMIC CATALOG FOR SPECIFIC INFORMATION ON 
CALCULATING THE APC.
    B.  MUST BE AN E6 OR ABOVE ELIGIBLE FOR CONUS/SHORE ASSIGNMENT BETWEEN 
APRIL AND DECEMBER 2014 FOR THE SEPTEMBER 2014 START OR BETWEEN OCTOBER 2014 
AND JUNE 2015 FOR THE MARCH 2015 START.
    C.  MUST BE ELIGIBLE TO INCUR A FIVE-YEAR ACTIVE-DUTY SERVICE OBLIGATION 
BY REENLISTMENT OR EXTENSION OF ENLISTMENT PRIOR TO NPS ENROLLMENT.  
SELECTEES WILL BE REQUIRED TO REENLIST MORE THAN ONE YEAR EARLIER IF THEY ARE 
UNABLE TO SATISFY THE FIVE-YEAR OBLIGATED SERVICE REQUIREMENT WITH AN 
AGGREGATE OF 48 OR FEWER MONTHS OF EXTENSIONS.
AN EXTENSION WILL BECOME BINDING UPON ENROLLMENT AT NPS.  PER REF (A), 
PAYMENT OF THE SELECTIVE REENLISTMENT BONUS (SRB) IS NOT AUTHORIZED FOR 
SELECTEES WHO REENLIST FOR THE PURPOSE OF MEETING THE OBLIGATED SERVICE 
REQUIREMENT.
    D.  MUST BE WITHIN PFA STANDARDS WITH NO PFA FAILURES WITHIN THE LAST 
THREE YEARS.
    E.  MUST HAVE NO EVALUATION MARKS BELOW 3.0 WITHIN THE LAST FIVE YEARS.
    F.  MUST HOLD OR BE ELIGIBLE FOR A TOP SECRET (TS)/ SENSITIVE 
COMPARTMENTED INFORMATION (SCI) CLEARANCE.  APPLICANTS WITHOUT A CURRENT 
TS/SCI CLEARANCE ARE STILL ENCOURAGED TO APPLY, BUT SHOULD WORK WITH THEIR 
SPECIAL SECURITY OFFICE TO INITIATE THE CLEARANCE REQUEST.  ORDERS TO NPS 
WILL NOT BE ISSUED UNTIL TS/SCI CLEARANCE IS FINALIZED.
    G.  MUST POSSESS A CONDITIONAL LETTER OF ACCEPTANCE.  TO OBTAIN A 
CONDITIONAL LETTER OF ACCEPTANCE, SAILORS SHOULD APPLY TO NPS AT 
HTTP://WWW.NPS.EDU/ACADEMICS/ADMISSIONS/APPLYONLINE/APPLYNOW.HTML.
ONCE REGISTERED, SAILORS SHOULD SELECT APPLIED CYBER OPERATIONS, CURRICULUM 
NUMBER 336.  UPON APPLICATION SUBMISSION, SAILORS MUST ARRANGE FOR SUBMISSION 
OF A SEALED OFFICIAL TRANSCRIPT TO THE NPS ADMISSIONS OFFICE FROM EACH 
INSTITUTION ATTENDED FOR ALL  UNDERGRADUATE AND GRADUATE EDUCATION, AS WELL 
AS ALL SAILOR/MARINE AMERICAN COUNCIL ON EDUCATION REGISTRY TRANSCRIPTS OR 
JOINT SERVICES TRANSCRIPTS  (JST).
SAILORS WHO ARE NOT CONDITIONALLY ACCEPTED WILL BE NOTIFIED BY NPS VIA E-
MAIL.

4.  UPON SELECTION, MEMBER MUST REQUEST (VIA COMMAND CAREER COUNSELOR) AN IN-
RATE QUOTA IN THE CAREER WAYPOINTS (CWAY) SYSTEM.  THOSE MEMBERS NOT IN THEIR 
CWAY WINDOW SHOULD SUBMIT A "SPECIAL CIRCUMSTANCE" APPLICATION INDICATING 
REASON CODE OF "OTHER" AND THE CAREER COUNSELOR WILL BE PROMPTED TO ADD A 
NOTE INDICATING SELECTION TO THE MASTER OF SCIENCE IN APPLIED CYBER 
OPERATIONS PROGRAM.  IF SELECTED VIA "SPECIAL CIRCUMSTANCE" APPLICATION, THIS 
PROGRAM DOES NOT GUARANTEE AWARDING OF AN IN-RATE CWAY QUOTA AND IS NOT 
CONSIDERED PART OF AN INDIVIDUAL'S PERFORMANCE INDICATOR IN THE CWAY PROCESS.

5.  PROSPECTIVE APPLICANTS SHOULD CONTACT THEIR DETAILERS IMMEDIATELY TO 
DISCUSS IMPLICATIONS FOR THEIR CURRENT ASSIGNMENTS.  FAILURE TO DO SO MAY 
RESULT IN THE WITHDRAWAL OF SELECTION.

6.  APPLICATIONS CAN BE SENT VIA ENCRYPTED E-MAIL TO 
MICHAEL.SAUNDERS(AT)NAVY.MIL OR MAILED TO:
     DEPUTY CHIEF OF NAVAL OPERATIONS
     (INFORMATION DOMINANCE/DIRECTOR OF NAVAL INTELLIGENCE) (N2/N6)
     2000 NAVY PENTAGON
     WASHINGTON, DC 20350-2000

7.  ELIGIBLE SAILORS SHOULD FORWARD A WRITTEN REQUEST VIA THEIR COMMANDING 
OFFICER, USING THE FORMAT BELOW NLT 19 APRIL 2014:
    FROM:  (RATE, FULL NAME, LAST 4 DIGITS OF SSN)
    TO:    DEPUTY CHIEF OF NAVAL OPERATIONS
           (INFORMATION DOMINANCE/DIRECTOR OF NAVAL INTELLIGENCE)
           (N2/N6)
    VIA:   COMMANDING OFFICER
    SUBJ:  APPLICATION FOR ENLISTED CYBER MASTER'S DEGREE OPPORTUNITY
           AT THE NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL (NPS)
    REF:   (A) CITE THIS NAVADMIN
    ENCL:  (1) COPIES OF ALL UNDERGRADUATE TRANSCRIPTS
           (2) CERTIFIED COPIES OF THE LAST FOUR PERFORMANCE
               EVALUATIONS
           (3) COMMAND FINANCIAL SCREENING FOR ASSIGNMENT TO A HIGH
               COST OF LIVING AREA WITHOUT BARRACKS OR DEDICATED
               HOUSING FOR BACHELORS OR GEOGRAPHIC BACHELORS
           (4) MEMBER'S SINGLE PAGE STATEMENT OF PREPAREDNESS AND
               MOTIVATION TO EARN A MASTER'S DEGREE, AND FUTURE GOALS
           (5) NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL CONDITIONAL LETTER OF
               ACCEPTANCE
    1.  I REQUEST SELECTION TO EARN A MASTER OF SCIENCE IN APPLIED CYBER 
OPERATIONS FOR SEPTEMBER 2014 (OR MARCH 2015) START:
        I MEET ALL ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS SPECIFIED IN REFERENCE (A).  
ENCLOSURES (1) THROUGH (5) ARE SUBMITTED TO SUPPORT MY REQUEST.
    2.  I UNDERSTAND IF SELECTED FOR THIS OPPORTUNITY, I SHALL INCUR A FIVE-
YEAR ACTIVE-DUTY SERVICE OBLIGATION UPON ENROLLMENT AT NPS.
        IF I FAIL TO COMPLETE THE REQUIRED SERVICE (VOLUNTARILY OR DUE TO 
MISCONDUCT), I AGREE TO REIMBURSE THE U.S. FOR THE COST OF THE GRADUATE 
EDUCATION RECEIVED PRORATED FOR THE OBLIGATED TIME SERVED.
    3.  UPON COMPLETION OF DEGREE REQUIREMENTS, I UNDERSTAND I WILL BE 
ASSIGNED BASED UPON THE NEEDS OF THE NAVY.  PRIORITY WILL BE GIVEN TO CYBER 
TECHNICAL AND OPERATIONAL REQUIREMENTS AT THE NATIONAL SECURITY AGENCY, U.S. 
FLEET CYBER COMMAND/TENTH FLEET, NAVY INFORMATION OPERATIONS COMMAND, AND 
NAVY CYBER DEFENSE OPERATIONS COMMAND.
    4.  I CAN BE CONTACTED AT (PROVIDE PHONE, E-MAIL AND MAILING ADDRESS).

8.  COMMANDING OFFICER'S ENDORSEMENT SHOULD ADDRESS MEMBER'S PREPAREDNESS FOR 
THIS SIGNIFICANT ACADEMIC OPPORTUNITY, ABILITY TO WORK INDEPENDENTLY, 
COMMUNICATION SKILLS, POTENTIAL FOR INCREASED RESPONSIBILITIES AND ANY 
SPECIAL CONSIDERATIONS.

9.  PRIOR APPLICATION SUBMISSIONS TO THIS PROGRAM DO NOT DISQUALIFY A SAILOR 
FROM APPLYING.  HOWEVER, APPLICANTS WHO DID NOT RECEIVE CONDITIONAL 
ACCEPTANCE FROM NPS AND HAVE NO ADDITIONAL ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS SHOULD NOT 
APPLY AGAIN AS THE ACADEMIC STANDARDS HAVE NOT CHANGED.

10.  SELECTION RESULTS WILL BE DISSEMINATED VIA NAVADMIN.  DUE TO THE HIGHLY 
COMPETITIVE NATURE OF THIS PROGRAM, NOTIFICATION OF SELECTION VIA NAVADMIN IS 
A BINDING COMMITMENT THAT SELECTEES MUST ACCEPT OR RESCIND WITHIN FIVE 
WORKING DAYS FOLLOWING RELEASE OF THE MESSAGE.

11.  GENERAL INFORMATION ABOUT NPS CAN BE FOUND AT WWW.NPS.EDU.

12.  POINT OF CONTACT IS MR. MICHAEL SAUNDERS AT (703) 604-6292/DSN 664 OR 
VIA E-MAIL AT MICHAEL.SAUNDERS(AT)NAVY.MIL.

13.  THIS MESSAGE WILL REMAIN IN EFFECT UNTIL SUPERSEDED OR 30 JUNE 2015, 
WHICHEVER OCCURS FIRST.

14. RELEASED BY VICE ADMIRAL W. F. MORAN, N1.//

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