ACADEMIC YEAR (AY) 2022-2023 LOW-RESIDENCY GRADUATE EDUCATION PROGRAM:
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FM CNO WASHINGTON DC
INFO CNO WASHINGTON DC
PASS TO OFFICE CODES:
FM CNO WASHINGTON DC//N7//
INFO CNO WASHINGTON DC//N7//
SUBJ/ACADEMIC YEAR (AY) 2022-2023 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 23MAY22//
NARR/REF A IS NAVY DIRECTIVE ON GRADUATE EDUCATION.
REF B IS DOD INSTRUCTION 1322.10, POLICY ON GRADUATE EDUCATION FOR MILITARY
REF C IS DON MEMORANDUM DATED 23MAY22 WHICH AUTHORIZES AY 2022-2023 LGEP
RMKS/1. This NAVADMIN announces the Low-Residency Graduate Education Program
(LGEP) Academic Year (AY) 2022-2023 and provides guidance for applications.
a. LGEP provides naval officers in paygrades O-2 to O-5 with a Department
of the 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
3. Application and Selection Process:
a. The application window will close on 30 June 2022. Up to 60
participants will be selected for Academic Year 2022-2023. 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
email@example.com via encrypted email or the SAFE tool at
https://safe.apps.mil no later than 30 June 2022. 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)(OASN(M&RA)) 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 15 July 2022 via email from the
Naval Education Division (NED), OASN (M&RA). The LGEP program will be
centrally funded and cover tuition, required books up to $500.00 per
semester, and local travel within a 75 mile radius. 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. Shania M. Truelove at email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
b. Submit applications to email@example.com via
encrypted email or the SAFE tool at https://safe.apps.mil, with notification
to Shania M. Truelove firstname.lastname@example.org) of package
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)//