FY-16 DOCTORAL STUDIES PROGRAM SELECTION BOARD

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RMKS/1.  This NAVADMIN solicits applications for the FY-16 Doctoral Studies 
Program Selection Board.  The Navy is seeking applicants for four quotas in 
the doctoral studies program for FY-16.  The selection board is tentatively 
scheduled to convene October 2014.  

2.  All studies shall commence no later than September 2015.  The following 
doctoral degrees and related subspecialty system codes are available at the 
Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) in FY-16:
 
CURRICULUM TITLE                               SSC    REQUIRED DESIG
Naval/Mechanical Engineering                   5601D  14XX ONLY
Combat Systems Science And Engineering         5700D  14XX ONLY
Oceanography Operational Sciences              6402D  1800 ONLY
Meteorology Operational Sciences               6403D  1800 ONLY

3.  Applicants must submit their completed doctoral studies program 
application to:
    Naval Postgraduate School
    Office of Admissions
    ATTN:  Susan Dooley
    1 University Circle
    Monterey, CA 93943-5100

Applicants must complete the NPS online application at:
http://www.nps.edu/academics/admissions/applyonline/applynow.html 
NLT 8 August 2014.  In addition, applicants must submit an electronic copy of 
their signed and completed doctoral studies program application to Navy 
Personnel Command (NPC) NLT 8 August 2014.  Applications should be 
transmitted via encrypted e-mail to angelin.graham(at)navy.mil.  
Alternatively, if e-mail is unavailable, applications may be mailed to: 

    Navy Personnel Command 
    Customer Service Center
    FY-16 Doctoral Studies Program Selection Board 
    5720 Integrity Drive
    Millington, TN 38055-0000 

4.  The selection process for NPS is a two-step process.  Step one: 
Review of academic eligibility for acceptance into doctoral studies at NPS.  
Only applicants that meet academic eligibility will be selection-board 
eligible.  Step two:  The selection board will convene at NPC to select 
officers from those determined to be selection-board eligible.

5.  All applicants must contact their detailer for counseling on the career 
impact of participation in the program.  In order to be considered by the 
selection board, a signed statement from the detailer must be included in the 
nomination package.  

6.  Applications with command endorsement should contain the following 
information:
    a.  Name, rank, social security number (last 4 only)/designator.
    b.  Current mailing address, telephone, and e-mail.
    c.  Desired area(s) of study and department of the proposed major subject 
area.
    d.  Educational background (schools attended, degrees awarded, major 
thesis topic).
    e.  Brief outline (200 words or fewer) of specific areas of interest 
within the proposed area of study.
    f.  Certified copies of all undergraduate and graduate transcripts.
    g.  Results of a graduate record examination general test taken within 
the last five years.
    h.  Fitness reports and training certificates (not including transcripts) 
which are not in the official military personnel file or on the officer 
summary record.

7.  Per ref (b), officers will incur a service obligation of a period of 
three times the length of the doctoral studies program, up to a maximum of 
five years.  The obligation will be served concurrently with any other 
service obligation and will commence upon completion of, or withdrawal from, 
the program.

8.  FY-16 doctoral studies program selection board results will be announced 
via NAVADMIN.

9.  Points of contact are Ms. Susan Dooley, NPS Director of Admissions, via 
e-mail at grad-ed(at)nps.edu or (831) 656-3093/DSN 756; LCDR Angelin Graham, 
Graduate Education Placement Officer (PERS-440B) via e-mail at 
angelin.graham(at)navy.mil or (901) 874-4056/DSN 882; and CDR Charles White, 
Education Branch Head (PERS-440), via e-mail at charles.d.white(at)navy.mil 
or (901) 874-4100/DSN 882.

10.  This message is canceled for record purposes on 30 September 2016.

11.  Released by Vice Admiral W. F. Moran, N1.//

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