ANNUAL CALL FOR APPLICATIONS FROM QUALIFIED NAVY PERSONNEL FOR THE SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY ADVANCED MILITARY VISUAL JOURNALISM TRAINING PROGRAM 2024:
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FM CHINFO WASHINGTON DC
SUBJ/ANNUAL CALL FOR APPLICATIONS FROM QUALIFIED NAVY PERSONNEL FOR THE
SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY ADVANCED MILITARY VISUAL JOURNALISM TRAINING PROGRAM
POC/MCCM TONY SISTI/CHINFO SEA/LOC: WASHINGTON DC/TEL: COMM: (703) 692-4704
/DSN: 222-4704/EMAIL: email@example.com//
RMKS/1. The Navy is soliciting applications from Mass Communication
Specialists (MC) for the Syracuse University Newhouse School's Advanced
Military Visual Journalism (AMVJ) training program for academic year 2024-
2025. The class reporting date for both the photojournalism and graphic
design programs is tentatively scheduled for 29 July 2024 with a projected
graduation date of 8 May 2025. Applicants may apply by submitting the
appropriate portfolio as outlined in paragraphs 2d. and 2e.
2. Applications must be submitted no later than 29 March 2024. For complete
directions and guidance for electronic submission, contact POC listed above
and in paragraph 7. Applications must include the following:
a. A command endorsement on letterhead summarizing the candidate's
qualifications, including a statement certifying the portfolio is the sole
work of the applicant, and recommendation for candidate's acceptance in the
program. Parent commands are responsible for eligibility verification of
endorsed candidates and submission of applicable waivers. Waivers of
prerequisites (e.g., TIS, PG, TOS, etc.) will be considered on a case-by-case
basis. Commanding Officers should address applicant's maturity, ability to
work independently, financial security, and academic ability when
a nominee, particularly when requesting waivers.
b. An essay explaining why a candidate is interested in the AMVJ
program. Essay should include motivations, influences, expectations, and
c. A portfolio demonstrating sufficient technical ability to
successfully complete the course. An applicant must submit a portfolio with
communication products from across the full spectrum of media disciplines.
Each product in the portfolio must follow the rules listed in the category
descriptions found within the standard operating procedures for the Navy
Public Affairs Awards.
d. Photojournalism program portfolio requirements. Candidates must
submit a portfolio consisting of seven examples of their work. Portfolio
must contain the following:
(1) One writing product from the Individual Writing category.
(2) One video story from the Individual Video category.
(3) Four photo products from the Individual Photo category (must have
one photo series, one portrait, and two photos from any other Individual
(4) One graphic design product from any of the Individual Graphic
e. Graphics program portfolio requirements. Candidates must submit a
portfolio consisting of seven examples of their work. Portfolio must contain
(1) One animation product.
(2) Two layout and design products.
(3) Two digital art products.
(4) One identity design product.
(5) One writing product from the Individual Writing category.
f. Applicants are required to provide a biography as part of the
submission process. The biography is not part of the selection process but
will be used to identify and introduce the selectees to the faculty and staff
at the University if selected. No biography photo required.
3. Prior to acceptance to the program and distribution of orders, applicants
a. Be approved to reenlist or extend in the MC Rating through June 2029.
b. Have a command-endorsed 1306.
c. Be within physical fitness assessment standards to include no PFA
failures in the past three years.
d. Not have any civil or Non-Judicial Punishment violations in the past
4. Course scope, prerequisites and portfolio requirements are found in
CANTRAC, which can be accessed via the Navy Education and Training Command
website at https://www.netc.navy.mil/. Click on the CANTRAC icon at the
bottom of the webpage and search for course information using either Course
Identification Number listed in paragraph 1 or the title, Advanced Military
5. Applicants in their orders window, and not yet selected for orders, must
contact the detailer with your intentions. Applicants who have executed
orders and are enroute to their next command are not eligible. Navy
Personnel Command has the final approval prior to final selection.
6. The selection board will convene in March 2024. Selectees will be
notified via Naval message in April 2024.
7. Point of contact is MCCM Anthony Sisti who can be reached by email at
firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at (703) 692-4704.
8. Contact Master Chief Sisti directly for the submission process.
9. Request widest dissemination.
10. Released by RDML R. M. Perry, Chief of Information.//