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SUBJ/Academic Year (AY) 14-15 POLITICO-MILITARY MASTERS AND ARTHUR S. MOREAU POST-MASTERS
PROGRAM CALL FOR APPLICATIONS//
NARR/REF (A) IS OPNAVINST 1500.72G, NAVY POLITICO-MILITARY FELLOWSHIPS, GRADUATE
EDUCATION PROGRAMS, AND COMMUNITY SPONSORSHIP. REF (B) IS OPNAVINST 1520.23B,
RMKS/1. This NAVADMIN solicits applications for the AY 2014-2015 Pol-Mil Masters (PMM) program
and Arthur S. Moreau (ASM) post- Masters program for study in International Relations or National
Security Affairs. Program applications are due to Navy Personnel Command no later than August 23,
2013. The selection board is scheduled to convene October 9, 2013. Selection board results will be
advertised via a separate NAVADMIN.
2. Pol-Mil Masters. The PMM program was developed to educate naval officers In Pol-Mil affairs and
strategic planning through graduate education at elite civilian institutions (CIVINS). Assignments to the
PMM program vary in length according to degree and institution, but range from one to two years. The
one-year student should expect to serve an immediate follow-on tour in a major staff N5 or J5 billet.
Candidates who are considering pursuit of a doctoral degree
(PhD) should express preference for a two-year program.
a. Eligibility. All O3-O5 Unrestricted Line Officers and officers with the following designators: 171x,
172x, 181x, and 183x who have not already participated in a Department of Defense funded graduate
education program are eligible. Officers who earned a degree through the Tuition Assistance Program
or a Service War College retain their eligibility for PMM.
b. Program Specifics. Up to seven officers will be selected for a one-year Masters degree and one
officer will be selected for a two-year Masters degree. Coursework will start in the summer session or
fall semester of 2014. The program is appropriate for junior officers who are completing their Division
Officer tours, or who will go to Department Head tours after the PMM. Officers who complete this
program will be eligible to receive a 2000P subspecialty code as well as the 240 Additional Qualification
Designation (AQD) code.
Per Ref (B), selected officers will carry a full academic load year-round. Candidates interested in
applying for a future PhD program should state so in their applications and strongly consider applying
for the two-year program to enhance their academic foundation. Officers should verify the work
experience requirements of the civilian institutions of interest prior to completing school applications.
The civilian institutions available for the program are among the best in the country, and include:
(1) Georgetown University. 18-month accelerated Master of Arts
(MA) in the Security Studies program at the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service. Enrolling in this
program will require selection to the two-year Pol-Mil Masters program.
(2) Harvard University. One-year mid-career Masters in Public Administration (MC/MPA) or a two-
year Masters in Public Policy (MPP) at the John F. Kennedy School of Government.
(3) Johns Hopkins University. One-year Masters of International Public Policy (MIPP), or a two-year
MA in International Relations at the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS).
(4) New York University. One-year MA in International Relations.
(5) Stanford University. 18-month MA in International Policy Studies at the School of Humanities
and Sciences International Comparative Area Studies Division. Enrolling in this program will require
selection for the two-year Pol-Mil Masters program.
(6) Tufts University. One-year or two-year MA in Law and Diplomacy (MALD) at the Fletcher School.
(7) University of Chicago. One-year MA in International Relations.
(8) University of California, San Diego. One-year MA in Advanced Studies in International Affairs at
the School of International Relations and Pacific Studies.
c. Selection board results. Selectees to the program should submit applications to their preferred
school(s) from the list above.
Selection by the board does not imply acceptance to any of the above Institutions. PMM selectees must
compete in the schools' regular application processes for their desired programs of study. To maximize
probability of acceptance, applicants are expected to apply to at least three of the above schools.
Applicants are also encouraged to improve their competitiveness by including GRE and or GMAT scores
in their application package.
3. Arthur S. Moreau program. The ASM program for post-Masters study in International Relations and
Strategy develops officers who are able to formulate and conduct National Security policy, strategic
planning, and decision-making processes at the highest levels of government. The time allotment of the
program enables the selected officer to complete "all but dissertation" toward a PhD. ASM does not
require completion of a PhD, but the selection board will favor officers whose stated goal is to complete
the dissertation portion of the PhD after leaving the program.
a. Eligibility. All O4-O5 Unrestricted Line Officers who have completed a graduate degree in a Pol-Mil
area of study are eligible.
Officers with demonstrated superior performance and potential for future utilization in the Pol-Mil
arena will be selected to pursue post-Masters education.
(1) Candidates should state whether they intend to complete all PhD requirements (including
dissertation after leaving the program) if selected for ASM. OPNAV N51 will track dissertation progress
of ASM graduates through completion and ensure reutilization in a higher echelon national security
(2) ASM institutions typically favor candidates who have completed a thesis as part of their Masters
degree. ASM candidates who have completed a thesis should include the thesis (or link to the thesis
location) as part of their applications to the selection board.
(3) Officers who have participated in a Department of Defense funded graduate education program
retain their eligibility.
b. Program Specifics. Selection is limited to one officer quota.
The selectee will apply for admission to one or more of the civilian institutions listed in section 2.b. that
allow students to meet the goals of the ASM program. Candidates should provide some detail on how
they will meet the goals of this program when applying. Per Ref (A), officers who complete this program
will receive the 2000N subspecialty code, as well as the 240 AQD, and should expect to be assigned to
high priority Navy, Joint, or Interagency billets. Per Ref (B), selected officers shall carry a full academic
load on a year-round basis.
4. Naval Strategy Community. Officers who complete either the PMM or ASM will earn the 2000
subspecialty code and serve at least one tour in a validated subspecialty billet in either Pol-Mil Affairs or
strategy and policy as soon as possible, but not later than the second shore tour. Where information in
this NAVADMIN differs from Ref (A), this NAVADMIN takes precedence.
5. Application procedures. The application format outlined in Ref (A) is used for both programs. If
applying to both the PMM and ASM programs, a single application is permissible, but the subject line
must list the programs, in preference order, for which the officer is applying. PMM candidates shall
indicate preference for the one-year or two-year program.
a. Interested officers should submit applications electronically to OPNAV N51 and BUPERS POCs listed
below. Ensure electronic copies are clear and legible prior to submission. Send hard copy college
transcripts and GRE scores to: Department of the Navy, Navy Personnel Command (PERS-440)
5720 Integrity Drive, Millington, TN 38055-4400
6. Point(s) of contact.
a. OPNAV: LT Alan Syslo (N515); DSN 222-4482 or comm 703-692-4482;
b. NAVPERSCOM: LCDR Angelin Graham; DSN 882-4056 or comm 901-874-4056; e-mail:
7. Amplifying information about the PMM and ASM programs can be found on the NPC website under
the Graduate Education Programs section (PERS-440).
8. Released by VADM M. I. Fox, DCNO N3/N5.//