UPDATE TO SENIOR OFFICER GRADUATE EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS:
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REF/A/DOC/SECNAV MEMO CONTINUOUS LEARNING FOR NAVAL OFFICERS/26AUG21//
RMKS/1. This NAVADMIN provides policy changes to graduate education
requirements for senior officers and reemphasizes requirements for those
officers assuming major command.
2. Reference (a) removed the requirement for all future unrestricted line
flag and general officers to have strategically-focused, in-residence masters
degrees by 1 October 2021. Although it is expected for officers of all ranks
to develop themselves personally and professionally through continuous
learning, this will not be a requirement in the near term. Senior officer
selection boards will continue to follow guidelines in the promotion board
precepts, convening order and competency skills (for unrestricted line) for
each respective board.
3. Reference (b) states that officers in year group 2015 and beyond will be
required to graduate from an in-residence program prior to assuming major
command. This requirement will remain in effect. In-residence education
programs continue to provide the best opportunity to mature critical and/or
strategic thinking skills necessary for Navy leaders today.
4. This message will remain in effect until superseded or canceled,
whichever comes first.
5. Released by VADM J. W. Hughes, Deputy Chief of Naval Operations for
Warfighting Development, N7, Office of the Chief of Naval Operations//