FY-19 UNITED STATES NAVAL ACADEMY GRADUATE EDUCATION PLUS TEACHING PROGRAM:
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SUBJ/FY-19 UNITED STATES NAVAL ACADEMY GRADUATE EDUCATION PLUS TEACHING
AMPN/REF A IS OPNAVINST 1524.2, GRADUATE EDUCATION PLUS TEACHING (GET)
RMKS/1. This NAVADMIN announces the application procedures for the
FY-19 Graduate Education Plus Teaching (GET) Program. The United States
Naval Academy (USNA) is seeking motivated, academically and professionally
qualified unrestricted line officers for the FY-19 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
the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) for relevant science, technology,
engineering and mathematics disciplines or to a USNA-approved civilian
institution in the Baltimore, MD or Washington, DC area for not more than 12
months of graduate education. Attendance at a civilian institution (CIVINS)
is subject to length and academic suitability of degree program and available
funding from USNA. Graduate education will be immediately followed by a two-
academic-year teaching assignment at USNA as an officer- instructor,
resulting in a 36-month combined tour.
3. The Naval Academy needs junior officer instructors in the following
disciplines (degree-granting institution noted next to
a. Aerospace engineering (NPS)
b. Electrical or computer engineering (NPS)
c. Mechanical (NPS)
d. Nuclear engineering (USNA-approved CIVINS)
e. Naval architecture (USNA-approved CIVINS)
f. Ocean engineering (USNA-approved CIVINS)
g. Control systems or Robotics engineering (NPS)
h. Chemistry (USNA-approved CIVINS)
i. Computer Science (NPS)
j. Cyber Science, Cyber Operations, or computer networks (NPS)
k. Mathematics, statistics, or operations research (NPS)
l. Physics (NPS)
m. Economics (USNA-approved CIVINS)
n. English (USNA-approved CIVINS)
o. Foreign Language (French, Russian, or Chinese; USNA-approved
p. History (USNA-approved CIVINS)
q. Political Science (USNA-approved CIVINS)
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
requirements are as follow:
(1) Eligible YG: YG15 Surface warfare qualified officers who have
demonstrated superior performance at sea, have screened for department head
(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 YG14
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 YG14 and 15 officers should contact their respective 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: YG14.
(2) Submarine Office Distribution Division (PERS-42) will review all
applications 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 tour are
required following completion of USNA assignment.
(3) Eligible officers will compete for nominations via the
PERS-42 Talent Management Board. Application materials required for the
Talent Management Board are those listed in this NAVADMIN.
(4) A Nuclear Officer Incentive Pay contract must be submitted
immediately upon selection. SOAC attendance and the successful completion of
a DH tour as defined by PERS-42 is required following the completion of USNA
(1) Eligible YG: YG12-14 (eligible for first shore tour).
(2) Eligible officers will compete for USNA GE+T nominations via an
Aviation Officer Assignment Division (PERS-43) Graduate Education Talent
Management Board. Primary criteria utilized for selection will be past
performance, qualifications, career timing, and community needs. Interested
officers should contact their respective PERS-43 detailer for assistance with
nomination package submission.
d. Special Warfare:
(1) Eligible YG: No restriction.
(2) Prospective applicants must be screened by the department head
board and education panel and have signed the Naval Special Warfare Officer
Continuation Pay. Applicants meeting these criteria will compete for Naval
Special Warfare Distribution Branch
(PERS-415) nominations based on their performance, academic qualifications,
and suitability for the program.
e. Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD):
(1) Eligible YG: YG12-14.
(2) Prospective applicants must have completed an EOD Company
Commander tour, be administratively board screened for EOD DH, and signed the
EOD Warfare Officer Retention Bonus. Applicants meeting these criteria will
compete for EOD Officer Assignment and Placement Division (PERS-416)
nominations based on their performance, academic qualifications, and
suitability for the program.
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 2018: Application deadline for Surface, EOD, and
Special Warfare Officers.
b. 19 October 2018: Application deadline for Submarine and Aviation
c. 2 November 2018: Applications forwarded to USNA for
d. 14 December 2018: Expect USNA final selections made and forwarded to
e. 17 December 2018: Expected no later than date for applicants to be
informed of selection/non-selection.
f. June - August 2019: Selectees report to graduate school based upon
curriculum start dates.
7. Points of contact:
a. LCDR Kevin Yost at (901) 874-3996/DSN 882 or via e-mail at
b. CAPT John Freymann who can be reached at (410) 293-6282/DSN
281 or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
8. This NAVADMIN will remain in effect until canceled or superseded,
whichever occurs first.
9. Released by Vice Admiral R. P. Burke, N1.//