ENLISTED CYBER MASTERS DEGREE OPPORTUNITY AT NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL:
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SUBJ/ENLISTED CYBER MASTERS DEGREE OPPORTUNITY AT NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL//
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RMKS/1. This NAVADMIN solicits enlisted member applications for enrollment
in the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) 12-month Master of Science in Applied
Cyber Operations. This program is one of many efforts to increase Cyber
capabilities for the Navy while building a professional Cyber workforce.
2. Selectees will be assigned to Navy-funded education as full-time students
under permanent change of station orders to Monterey, CA with either a
September 2019 or March 2020 start. As full-time students, Sailors will be
required to carry a full academic load year-round. Degree requirements
should be completed in 12 months.
3. This program is only available to active-duty and Full-Time Support
members in the Information Systems Technician (IT) and Cryptologic
Technician-Networks ratings who meet the following criteria:
a. Must possess a Bachelor of Science degree in a relevant technical
field including, but not limited to, computer science, electrical
engineering, and information or engineering technology. The degree must have
been awarded by an institution of higher learning accredited by a regional
accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. To meet
NPS academic requirements, performance in technical courses, including
mathematics, must be exemplary.
b. Must be an E6 or above eligible for Continental United States shore
assignment between April and December 2019 for the September 2019 start or
between October 2019 and June 2020 for the March 2020 start.
c. Must be eligible to incur a 5 year active-duty service obligation by
reenlistment or extension of enlistment prior to NPS enrollment. Selectees
will be required to reenlist more than 1 year earlier if they are unable to
satisfy the 5 year obligated service requirement with an aggregate of 48 or
fewer months of extensions. An extension will become binding upon enrollment
at NPS. Pursuant to reference (a), payment of the selective reenlistment
bonus is not authorized for selectees who reenlist for the purpose of meeting
the obligated service requirement.
d. Must be within physical fitness assessment (PFA) standards with no
PFA failures within the last 3 years.
e. Must have no evaluation marks below 3.0 within the last 5 years.
f. Must hold or be eligible for a Top Secret/Sensitive Compartmented
Information (TS/SCI) clearance. Applicants without a current TS/SCI
clearance are still encouraged to apply, but should work with their special
security office to initiate the clearance request. Orders to NPS will not be
issued until TS/SCI clearance is finalized.
g. Must possess a conditional letter of acceptance. To obtain a
conditional letter of acceptance, Sailors should apply to NPS at
registered, Sailors should select Applied Cyber Operations, curriculum number
336. Upon application submission, Sailors must arrange for the submission of
official transcripts to the NPS admissions office from each institution
attended for all undergraduate and graduate education, as well as all
Sailor/Marine American Council on Education Registry Transcripts or Joint
Services Transcripts. Applications must be submitted to NPS no later than 31
December 2018. Sailors will be notified by NPS via e-mail regarding their
4. Upon selection, member must request (via command career counselor) an
in-rate quota in the Career Waypoints (C-WAY) System. Those members not in
their C-WAY window should submit a "special circumstance" application
indicating reason code of "other" and the career counselor will be prompted
to add a note indicating selection to the Master of Science in Applied Cyber
Operations Program. If selected via "special circumstance" application, this
program does not guarantee awarding of an in-rate C-WAY quota and is not
considered part of a performance indicator of the individual in the C-WAY
5. Prospective applicants should contact their detailers immediately to
inform of intent to apply for program and potential impact to current
assignment. Failure to do so may result in withdrawal of selection.
Graduation of the program will impact follow-on tour, and may result in
limited detailing opportunities for future assignments.
6. Graduates of the Master of Science in Applied Cyber Operations program
will earn the H07A Navy Enlisted Classification (previously 2770-Applied
Cyber Operations Master) and should expect to serve in a utilization tour
immediately following graduation. Utilization tours shall include
operational (Cyber) shore billets and sea billets (when available) for ITs.
Further utilization for program graduates will be appropriately balanced with
other priorities such as career progression, sea/shore tour rotation, etc.
7. Applications can be sent via encrypted e-mail to
firstname.lastname@example.org or via AMRDEC SAFE
8. Eligible Sailors should forward a written request via their Commanding
Officer. The nomination template is posted to the Navy Information Warfare
Outreach page on milSuite at https://www.milsuite.mil/book/docs/DOC-526186
(Common Access Card e-mail certificate login required).
9. The endorsement of the Commanding Officer should address the preparedness
of members for this significant academic opportunity, ability to work
independently, communication skills, potential for increased responsibilities
and any special considerations.
10. Prior application submissions to this program do not disqualify a Sailor
from applying. However, applicants who did not receive conditional
acceptance from NPS and have no additional academic qualifications should not
apply again, as the academic standards have not changed.
11. Selection results will be disseminated via NAVADMIN. Due to the highly
competitive nature of this program, notification of selection via NAVADMIN is
a binding commitment that selectees must accept or decline within five
working days following release of the message.
12. Point of contact is Mr. Curtis Bogetto who can be reached at (703) 604-
6289/DSN 664 or via e-mail at email@example.com.
13. This message will remain in effect until superseded or 30 June 2020,
whichever occurs first.
14. Released by VADM Matthew J. Kohler, Deputy Chief of Naval Operations for
Information Warfare, OPNAV N2N6.//