FY-18 UNITED STATES NAVAL ACADEMY GRADUATE EDUCATION PLUS TEACHING PROGRAM

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SUBJ/FY-18 UNITED STATES NAVAL ACADEMY GRADUATE EDUCATION PLUS TEACHING 
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AMPN/REF A IS OPNAVINST 1524.2, GRADUATE EDUCATION PLUS TEACHING
(GET) PROGRAM.//

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
http://www.usna.edu/Academics/Faculty-Information/Faculty-Officer-
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 
requirements follow:
    a.  Submarine:
        (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.
    b.  Surface:
        (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 
assignment.
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.
    c.  Aviation:
        (1) Eligible YG:  YG11-13 (eligible for first shore tour)
        (2) COMNAVPERSCOM Aviation Officer Distribution Branch
(PERS-43) evaluation.
    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
http://www.usna.edu/Academics/Faculty-Information/Faculty-Officer-
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.

6.  Timeline:
    a.  28 September 2017:  Application deadline for Surface, EOD and Special 
Warfare Officers.
    b.  17 October 2017:  Application deadline for Submarine and Aviation 
Warfare Officers.
    c.  31 October 2017:  Applications forwarded to USNA for 
selection/approval.
    d.  12 December 2017:  USNA final selections made and forwarded to 
COMNAVPERSCOMF.
    e.  19 December 2017:  No later than date for applicants to be informed 
of selection/non-selection.
    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.//

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