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NARR/REF A IS NAVADMIN 263/04, PROFESSIONAL MILITARY EDUCATION CONTINUUM.
REF B IS OFFICE OF THE CHIEF OF NAVAL OPERATIONS N13 MEMORANDUM, POLICY
DECISION MEMORANDUM 003-05: ENLISTED ADVANCED EDUCATION SERVICE
RMKS/1. This NAVADMIN solicits applications and provides guidance for the
FY-16 Advanced Education Voucher (AEV) Program.
2. The AEV Program offers advanced education opportunities and provides
financial assistance to senior enlisted personnel (E-7 to E-9) to complete a
baccalaureate or master's Navy-relevant degree in designated areas of study
through off-duty education. Applicants should be available to commence their
studies in the 2016 Fall term. A Navy selection board will convene in June
3. The AEV Program supports the Professional Military Education Continuum
announced in reference (a). Participants in the AEV Program will be provided
funding for tuition, books, and related fees for completion of the advanced
degrees within the following guidelines and funding limits:
a. Baccalaureate Degree: Applicants must have either an associate's
degree from an institution of higher learning accredited by an agency
recognized by the Department of Education or the equivalent amount of college
credit already earned and applicable to the Navy-relevant degree being
sought. Funding limits are a maximum of 6,700 dollars per fiscal year for up
to 36 months from the date of signing a letter of acceptance, not to exceed
20,000 dollars total program cost.
b. Masters Degree: Applicants must have a baccalaureate degree from an
institution of higher learning accredited by an agency recognized by the
Department of Education and only Navy-relevant master's degrees will be
considered. Funding limits are a maximum of 20,000 dollars per fiscal year
for up to 24 months from the date of signing a letter of acceptance, not to
exceed 40,000 dollars total program cost.
c. Other: AEV is not authorized for courses used to earn an additional
degree at the same or lower education level. AEV and tuition assistant
benefits may not be combined and reimbursement for any educational expenses
incurred prior to participation in AEV is not authorized.
d. Service Obligation: Per reference (b), upon completion of, or
withdrawal from, education for which any authorized expenses were paid,
participants shall agree to remain on active-duty for a period equal to three
times the number of months of education completed or three years, whichever
is less. This obligation is discharged concurrently with any other service
obligation program participants may have already incurred. This agreement
does not obligate the Navy to retain a member on active duty. If a program
participant fails to complete the period of active duty specified in the
agreement, such member will reimburse the United States for the cost of the
advanced education received, prorated for the obligated time served.
4. The Navy is looking for superior performing active-duty senior enlisted
personnel (E-7 to E-9) with strong upward mobility potential with the
following qualifications to apply for the program:
a. Time in Service: E-7 with no more than 17 years; E-8 with no more
than 19 years; and E-9 with no more than 23 years.
b. Eligibility: Applicants should be transferring to, or currently on
shore duty with sufficient time ashore to complete a baccalaureate or
master's degree program. Applicants on sea duty may apply provided they
submit an education plan that shows the ability to complete the degree
program as specified above.
5. Applications are to be prepared using the format located at the Navy
College website and must include endorsements by both the commanding officer
and command master chief (maximum length one page each). Additional
information and examples of Navy-relevant areas of study are located at
6. Application packages, with endorsements, must reach Naval Education and
Training Command, (NETC) Code N523, no later than 27 May 2016.
7. The point of contact for this matter is ETCM Richard Simpson, NETC N523,
at (850)452-7268/DSN 459, or via e-mail at richard.l.simpson(at)navy.mil.
8. This message will remain in effect until superseded or 31 December 2016,
whichever occurs first.
9. Released by Vice Admiral W. F. Moran, N1.//