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SUBJ/ACADEMIC YEAR 2020-2021 POLITICO-MILITARY MASTERS AND ARTHUR S. MOREAU
POST-MASTERS PROGRAMS CALL FOR APPLICATIONS//
NARR/Ref A is OPNAVINST 1500.72G, Navy Politico-Military Fellowships,
Graduate Education Programs, and Community Sponsorships. Ref B is OPNAVINST
1520.23C, Graduate Education. Ref C is NAVADMIN 011/15, Establishment of the
Naval Strategy Subspecialty 2300X//
RMKS/1. This NAVADMIN solicits applications for the AY2020-2021 Politico-
Military Master's (PMM) and Arthur S. Moreau (ASM) post- master's degree
programs, with classes commencing Fall term 2020. The PMM program provides
junior officers a graduate education in strategy and politico-military
affairs at leading civilian universities. The PMM program is a key component
of the Navy Strategic Enterprise, creating naval strategists who will to be
utilized in subsequent strategy and policy-related billets. The ASM program
is for candidates seeking to complete a PhD or to achieve an 'All But
Dissertation' status in a politico-military related field. Additional
program information and instructions to sign up for education program
notifications are available at https://www.mnp.navy.mil/group/ training-
a. PMM Eligibility. Active duty O3-O5 Unrestricted Line (URL) and
Restricted Line (RL) (1710, 1810, 1820, 1830) designated officers are
eligible. This includes O2s selected for O3 and who will be promoted prior
to the start of the academic year.
Preference will be given to junior officers (O3-O4). Full Time Support (FTS)
officers are not eligible. Officers who have already participated in a
Department of Defense-funded graduate education program are not eligible.
Those officers who earned a degree through the Tuition Assistance Program or
Service war college retain their eligibility for PMM.
b. ASM Eligibility. Active duty O4-O5 URL-only are eligible.
This includes O3s selected for O4 and who will be promoted prior to the start
of the academic year. Full Time Support officers are not eligible. ASM
candidates must already possess a master's degree from either the Naval
Postgraduate School or a civilian university in a politico-military related
field such as national security studies, naval strategy, strategic
intelligence, international relations, foreign affairs, regional pol-mil
studies, special operations and low intensity conflict, or homeland security
c. Program specifics. Per references (a) and (b), eight officers will
be selected for the one-year PMM program.
One (1) officer may be selected for Arthur S. Moreau (ASM) program. Selected
officers in both PMM and ASM will carry a full academic load during the
academic year. For the PMM program, the approved AY20-21 institutions and
associated master's degree programs are listed below. The PMM-approved
universities are also approved for the ASM program. Other universities and
programs that meet the Naval Strategy (2300P) Educational Skills Requirements
(ESRs) will be considered on a case-by-case basis by OPNAV N3N5.
(1) Harvard University, Boston, MA: Mid-Career Master
in Public Administration, John F. Kennedy School of
(2) Johns Hopkins University, Washington, DC: Master of
International Public Policy, Paul H. Nitze School of
Advanced International Studies.
(3) Princeton University, Princeton, NJ: Master in
Public Policy (MPP) - International Relations, Woodrow
Wilson School of Public and International Affairs.
(4) Tufts University, Medford, MA: Master of Arts in
the Mid-Career Program at the Fletcher School of Law and
(5) University of California, San Diego (UCSD), San
Diego, CA: Master of Advanced Studies in International
Affairs (MAS-IA), School of Global Policy and Strategy.
(6) University of Chicago, Chicago, IL: Master of Arts
in International Relations at the Committee on
(7) University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA: Master of
Arts in Foreign Affairs (International Relations) in
the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Woodrow
Wilson Department of Politics.
(8) University of Washington, Seattle, WA.: Master of
Arts in Applied International Studies, Henry M.
Jackson School of International Studies.
d. Per reference (c), PMM URL graduates will earn the 2300P Naval
Strategy subspecialty and the 24A Additional Qualification Designator Code
(AQD) codes. ASM graduates will earn either the 2300P or the 2300D Naval
Strategy subspecialty code and the 24B AQD. The Education Plan (EP) for URL
PMM and ASM officers must be in full compliance with the 2300P ESRs.
Restricted Line PMM graduates will earn the 2000P National Security Studies
subspecialty code and the 24A AQD. The EP for RL officers must be in
compliance with the National Security Studies subspecialty 2000P ESRs.
Details of the 2300P and 2000P ESRs can be found at:
e. Service obligation. PMM and ASM graduates incur a service obligation
equal to three times (3x) the number of months in the education program, up
to 36 months total. URL PMM and ASM graduates will serve at least one tour
in a validated strategy subspecialty billet in either politico-military
affairs or strategy and policy as soon as possible.
2. Application Procedures and Timeline
a. Candidates must apply to both the Navy and to the university;
acceptance by the Navy does not equal acceptance by the school.
Applications to the Navy require a personal statement to the board, a
curriculum vitae, biography, and endorsements from both the Commanding
Officer and the detailer. Submission of official undergraduate/graduate
transcripts (as appropriate) and GRE/GMAT scores to the Navy selection board
is highly encouraged, but not required. A sample PMM/ASM application package
is found at reference (a), enclosure (1).
b. Applications to the school vary according to each school's specific
requirements. When completing the university application, prospective
students should state that they are a Navy-funded Politico-Military Master's
or Arthur S. Moreau Post-Master's candidate. Candidates must verify that they
meet each university's work experience requirements and are advised to apply
to at least three schools.
c. Applications are due to Navy Personnel Command NLT
11 September 2019. All supplemental information to the board (e.g. GRE
scores and letters of recommendation) must be received NLT 29 October 2019.
The selection board will convene in mid-November 2019 and results will be
announced in December 2019.
d. Interested officers should submit applications via encrypted email to
firstname.lastname@example.org or, if encrypted email is unavailable, by
Navy Personnel Command
5720 Integrity Drive
Millington, TN 38005
Before submitting, ensure that all copies are clear, legible, and properly
3. Points of Contact:
a. OPNAV: Mr. Edward Fay, N5I6B; DSN 260-4782 or Comm:
b. OPNAV: LCDR Stewart Latwin, N5I6; DSN 222-4906 or Comm:
c. OPNAV: David Loneman, N5I6; DSN 225-5461 or Comm:
d. NAVPERSCOM: email@example.com
4. Released by VADM S. B. Munsch, Deputy Chief of Naval Operations for
Operations, Plans and Strategy (N3N5).//