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SUBJ/FY-18 UNITED STATES NAVAL ACADEMY GRADUATE EDUCATION PLUS TEACHING
AMPN/REF A IS OPNAVINST 1524.2, GRADUATE EDUCATION PLUS TEACHING
RMKS/1. This NAVADMIN announces the application procedures for the
FY-18 Graduate Education Plus Teaching (GET) Program. The United States
Naval Academy (USNA) is seeking motivated, academically and professionally
qualified Unrestricted Line (URL) Officers for the
FY-18 GET Masters program. Selected officers will serve as both instructors
and role models for our future naval officers.
2. The GET program provides approximately 12 months of graduate education at
a selected civilian institution in the Baltimore, MD or Washington, DC area
directly followed by a two-academic-year teaching assignment at USNA as an
officer-instructor, resulting in a 36-month combined tour.
3. Reference (a) provides specific information regarding available
disciplines and graduate schools as well as application guidance.
Additional information can be found on the USNA website at
Opportunities.php. After accessing the website, proceed to the drop-down
menu titled Graduate Education and Teaching.
4. Community-specific eligible year groups (YG) and additional eligibility
(1) Eligible YG: YG13
(2) Commander, Navy Personnel Command (COMNAVPERSCOM)
Submarine/Nuclear Officer Distribution Branch (PERS-42), will review all
applications during the talent management review board and recommend for
selection top performing officers who can meet Submarine Officers Advanced
Course (SOAC) gate at 7.5 years of commissioned service. SOAC attendance and
completion of a department head (DH) tour are required following completion
of USNA assignment.
(1) Eligible YG: YG14 Surface Warfare qualified officers who have
demonstrated superior performance at sea, have screened for DH afloat, and
who have the career timing to support a 36-month shore duty assignment prior
to their 7.5 year mark of commissioned service. Select YG13 Surface Warfare
Officers may be eligible depending on career timing and current shore duty
Nuclear trained officers are also eligible for the GET program. Due to the
specific nature of their career timing, it is understood that they will
rotate earlier than 36 months for DH school timing. All
YG13 and 14 officers should contact their respective COMNAVPERSCOM Surface
Warfare Distribution Branch
(PERS-41) junior officer detailer to determine their timeline to DH school.
(2) Eligible officers will compete for USNA GET nominations via the
PERS-41 talent management board. PERS-41 junior officer detailers will
assist the nominated officers with their online nomination package
submission. All talent management board details will be announced via
separate correspondence and support the timeline defined in this NAVADMIN.
(3) A DH retention bonus contract must be submitted immediately upon
selection for the GET program. DH school attendance and the successful
completion of two DH tours as defined by PERS-41 is required following the
completion of USNA assignment.
(1) Eligible YG: YG11-13 (eligible for first shore tour)
(2) COMNAVPERSCOM Aviation Officer Distribution Branch
d. Special Warfare:
(1) Eligible YG: No restriction
(2) Completed SEAL platoon commander, signed the Naval Special
Warfare Officer Continuation Pay, and satisfactorily screened by
COMNAVPERSCOM Naval Special Warfare Distribution Branch (PERS-415).
e. Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD):
(1) Eligible YG: YG11-13
(2) Completed EOD DH qualification, signed the Lieutenant EOD Officer
Retention Bonus, and satisfactorily screened by COMNAVPERSCOM EOD Officer
Assignment and Placement Branch (PERS-416).
5. Interested officers must:
a. Complete an application and forward to your cognizant detailer. A
sample can be found at
Opportunities.php. The application package must include:
(1) Completed application page (portable document format
(pdf) fillable version found at the website above).
(2) Official photo (taken within the past 12 months).
(3) Personal statement that specifically addresses the reason for the
application to the GET program, how the program fits into your career goals,
and your expectations with respect to the program.
(4) Biography (follow the format provided on the website above).
(5) All higher education transcripts.
(6) Chain-of-command endorsement.
(7) Copy of Performance Summary Record, Officer Summary Record and
last five fitness reports.
(8) Additional letters of recommendation (desired, not required).
b. Communicate intentions to apply for this program to the cognizant
detailer to ensure adequate career timing. All applications will be vetted
through detailers to verify career timing impact.
a. 28 September 2017: Application deadline for Surface, EOD and Special
b. 17 October 2017: Application deadline for Submarine and Aviation
c. 31 October 2017: Applications forwarded to USNA for
d. 12 December 2017: USNA final selections made and forwarded to
e. 19 December 2017: No later than date for applicants to be informed
f. June - August 2018: Selectees report to graduate school based upon
curriculum start dates.
7. Points of contact are LCDR Ian Lopez at (901) 874-4067/DSN 882 or via e-
mail at ian.lopez(at)navy.mil and CAPT John Freymann who can be reached at
(410) 293-6282/DSN 281 or via e-mail at freymann(at)usna.edu.
8. This NAVADMIN will remain in effect until canceled or superseded,
whichever occurs first.
9. Released by Vice Admiral R. P. Burke, N1.//