UNITED STATES NAVAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE INTEGRATED NAVAL STUDIES CERTIFICATE COHORT CALL FOR APPLICATIONS:
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SUBJ/UNITED STATES NAVAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE INTEGRATED NAVAL STUDIES
CERTIFICATE COHORT CALL FOR APPLICATIONS//
RMKS/1. This NAVADMIN announces a United States Naval Community
College (USNCC) Integrated Naval Studies Certificate pilot program.
In order to assess the relevance of the Naval Studies Certificate
to Integrated Navy and Marine Corps operating forces, USNCC is
soliciting applications for a cohort of 250 Sailors and Marines
with specific operational experience in a naval integrated
environment, starting 28 May 2023 and concluding 12 May 2024.
This will allow command leadership and students to provide critical
feedback to USNCC during the program and upon completion of the
course of instruction.
2. Program. The cohort will participate in the five college-level
courses that comprise the Naval Studies Certificate: Naval Ethics
and Leadership; Modern Naval History; Naval Force Design;
Civilian/Military Relations, Organization, and American Government;
and Introduction to the Geopolitical Environment. Each course will
be delivered asynchronously online at no-cost to the student or the
command and is intended to be completed in the service member's
off-duty time. Additional information on the USNCC Naval Studies
Certificate, including course descriptions, may be found on the
USNCC website at https://www.usncc.edu/Academics/Degree-Programs/Naval-
3. Eligibility. This pilot cohort is open to any Sailor or Marine
who meets the requirements listed below. Future convenings of
this program will be available more broadly.
a. Current or prior operational experience in an integrated
naval operational environment within the last two tours or
assignments. Expeditionary Strike Group (ESG), Marine Expeditionary
Force (MEF), Amphibious Readiness Group (ARG), Marine Expeditionary
Unit (MEU) or similar task organizations are examples of operational
naval integrated commands.
b. Prior completion of English 101, College-Level Examination
Program (CLEP), High School AP English, or equivalent. Commanding
Officers may waive this requirement if an otherwise qualified
Sailor or Marine demonstrates strong written communications skills.
4. Nomination and Selection. Between 14 February and 31 March
2023 commands will screen and nominate eligible Sailors and
Marines to USNCC.
a. Nomination implies command endorsement and confirms that
nominees have sufficient time, interest, and ability to complete
all five college-level courses while at the current command.
b. For this cohort, completion of the certificate at the current
command is imperative to receive timely command feedback, measure
operational readiness, and allow time for students to make an
impact in their current role as a result of certificate program
c. Selection and notification will begin 24 April 2023 and
conclude NLT 15 May 2023.
d. Commands may submit nominations electronically via the USNCC
website at https://www.usncc.edu/. Nominations should be entered
by command representatives at the E-8, E-9 or O-4 and above level.
5. Program Completion. Upon successful completion of the program,
students will be awarded the prestigious Naval Studies Certificate
awarded by the USNCC President, Master Chief Petty Officer of the
Navy and Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps.
a. College credit will be awarded for the successful completion
of these courses and may be applied to undergraduate-level degree
b. Students who desire to pursue an associate degree in a
naval-relevant concentration area offered by the USNCC will receive
priority placement for admission upon successful completion of this
USNCC Certificate program.
6. Point of Contact. For any questions regarding the pilot program
or the Naval Studies Certificate, please contact Mr. Alphonso
Garrett at: email@example.com.
7. Released by VADM J. W. Hughes, Deputy Chief of Naval Operations
for Warfighting Development, OPNAV (N7).//
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