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SUBJ/SHUTDOWN OF NAVAL WAR COLLEGE CDROM-BASED PROGRAM//
RMKS/1. This NAVADMIN announces the decision to discontinue delivery of
Intermediate Joint Professional Military Education
(JPME-I) through the Naval War College (NWC), College of Distance Education
(CDE) Compact Disk read only memory-based Program. This decision is taken
because of the expansion of internet availability and coverage that obviates
delivery of Compact Disks, Digital Versatile Disc, and printed course
materials through the postal system. Given advances in distance learning
technologies that provide for both synchronous and asynchronous interaction
between students and faculty as well as between groups of students, it makes
sense to eliminate individual, self-administered graduate level JPME-I
courses, that do not provide the rigorous instructor-led education, in a
joint classroom or online cohort that is necessary to prepare military
leaders for todays challenging environment. A phased shutdown of the program
will proceed as follows:
a. New applications for the CDROM-based Program will not be accepted
after 30 September 2017.
b. Students currently enrolled and active in any one of the three core
courses in the program will have 20 months from their initial course
enrollment date to complete all course and program requirements.
Accordingly, the program will cease operations on 31 May 2019, 20 months
after the last enrollments on 30 September 2017.
c. Active students who are enrolled in the program on 31 May 2019, but
who have not completed their current course will be offered enrollment in
either the World Wide Web-enabled Program or the Fleet Seminar Program. Both
of these programs will continue to be offered through the CDE, and all Naval
officers who are unable to attend the NWC in residence are strongly
encouraged to enroll as it is extremely important to complete JPME-I
requirements in a maritime, sea power-focused NWC program.
2. Request widest dissemination of the above information in activity plans
of the day, plans of the week, base newspapers, base cable television and any
other available appropriate media.
3. Point of contact is Dr. Brad Carter who can be reached at
(401) 841-3277/DSN 841, or via e-mail at cdrom(at)usnwc.edu.
4. This message is canceled for record purposes on 1 June 2019.
5. Released by Vice Admiral R. P. Burke, N1.//