ACADEMIC YEAR 2021-2022 LOW-RESIDENCY GRADUATE EDUCATION PROGRAM:
R 091441Z JUN 21 MID600050669609U
FM CNO WASHINGTON DC
INFO CNO WASHINGTON DC
SUBJ/ACADEMIC YEAR 2021-2022 LOW-RESIDENCY GRADUATE EDUCATION PROGRAM//
REF/A/DOC/OPNAV INSTRUCTION 1520.23C-CH3//
REF/B/DOC/DOD INSTRUCTION 1322.10//
REF/C/DOC/DON MEMORANDUM OF 20MAY21//
NARR/REF A IS NAVY DIRECTIVE ON GRADUATE EDUCATION.
REF B IS DOD INSTRUCTION
1322.10, POLICY ON GRADUATE EDUCATION FOR MILITARY OFFICERS.
REF C IS DON MEMORANDUM DATED 20MAY21 WHICH AUTHORIZES AY 21-22 LGEP
RMKS/1. This NAVADMIN announces the Low-Residency Graduate Education Program
(LGEP) Academic Year (AY) 2021-2022 and provides guidance for applications.
a. LGEP provides naval officers in paygrades O-2 to O-5 with a Navy-funded
graduate degree opportunity in strategy, management and international
relations through a low-residency delivery model at selected regionally
accredited partner universities or colleges.
b. The LGEP pilot program will offer studies that are designed to fit into
shore duty tours, allowing officers with compressed career paths to stay
close to the waterfront or flight line while earning a Master's degree. LGEP
study programs range from 16-24 months at partner universities that may
include Old Dominion University (Master of Arts in International Studies with
a Concentration in Strategic Leadership), William and Mary (Executive Masters
of Business Administration), American University (Master of Science in
Management with a Concentration in Strategy and Security), Johns Hopkins
University (Master of Arts in Global Policy), University of California San
Diego (Master of Advanced Studies in International Affairs) and the
University of Washington (Executive Masters in Public Administration).
c. Participants will remain at their duty stations and spend limited time on
campus, completing the majority of the course material online or via phone.
3. Application and Selection Process:
a. The application window will close on 30 June 2021. Up to 60 participants
will be selected for AY 2021. Target applicants are due-course warrior
scholars who display all the qualities of dedicated career officers who
aspire to command.
b. Qualified candidates will meet the following prerequisite education and
work experience criteria: O-2 to O-5, a Bachelor's degree from an accredited
college or university, and a history of strong academic performance
demonstrated by college transcripts.
c. Candidates should submit their application package to NED.email@example.com via
encrypted email or the SAFE tool
at https://safe.apps.mil no later than 30 June 2021. Packages must
include the following: Commanding Officer's endorsement; Detailer/Moderator
endorsement; applicant biography; academic transcripts (unofficial are
acceptable for the initial application) from all undergraduate and higher
education to include transfer credits; statement of purpose explaining why
the applicant is interested in LGEP and how the education would benefit the
DON. GRE/GMAT scores are not required. The Office of the Assistant Secretary
of the Navy (Manpower and Reserve Affairs) will forward the applications to
the services for approval prior to the service members acceptance to LGEP.
d. Applicants will first apply to LGEP and, if selected, go through an
expedited application process with the selected partner school. Applicants
will be matched with school programs based on factors to include geographic
location, career progression, prioritized student program preference, and the
probability that the applicant will be accepted into the school's graduate
program based upon previous academic performance. Once provisionally
accepted into the LGEP, students must provide official transcripts to the
prospective university's graduate program, along with other information as
e. LGEP selectees will be announced by 19 July 2021 via email from Naval
Education Division (NED). The LGEP program will be centrally funded and cover
tuition, required books up to $500.00, and local travel. Selectees will be
responsible for internet access to participate in online assignments and web
-enabled interactions with instructors and other students.
4. Service Obligation:
a. Per references (a) and (b), selected candidates must sign and commit to a
Continued Service Agreement which will incur a service obligation within the
DON of three times the number of months spent in the academic program served
concurrently with other obligations, up to a maximum of a three-year service
obligation. The service obligation will commence upon completion of or
withdrawal from the program, and will be incurred whether or not the service
member successfully completes the academic coursework or degree.
5. Point of contact:
a. LT Kevin Carlsen at email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
b. Submit applications to NED.email@example.com via encrypted email or the SAFE
tool at https://safe.apps.mil, with notification to LT Kevin Carlsen
(firstname.lastname@example.org) of package submission.
6. This message will remain in effect until superseded or canceled,
whichever occurs first.
7. Released by VADM J. W. Hughes, Deputy Chief of Naval Operations for
Warfighting Development (N7)//