NEWPORT, R.I. (NNS) — U.S. Naval War College (NWC) will accept online applications April 1 through May 31 for NWC’s College of Distance Education’s 2018-2019 Fleet Seminar Program (FSP).
NWC’s FSP offers intermediate level joint professional military education (JPME-I) through a set of three courses: Strategy and War, Theater Security Decision Making and Joint Maritime Operations. Each of these courses are available at multiple locations across the U.S. in keeping with efforts of the Chief of Naval Personnel to foster a deliberate and flexible learning environment.
Applications from active and reserve commissioned officers and civilian employees of the federal government are accepted. There are no tuition fees and course materials are provided on a loan basis. All applicants must have previously earned at least a baccalaureate degree.
To be eligible for FSP, applicants must either be: Navy, Marine Corps or Coast Guard O-3 and above; Army or Air Force O-4 and above; or federal civilian employees in the grade of GS-11 or equivalent and above. Selected staff members serving in the federal Executive, Legislative, and Judiciary branches are also eligible for enrollment.
For academic year 2018-2019, the program’s planned 19 regional locations are: Annapolis, Maryland; Dahlgreen, Norfolk, and Pax River, Virginia; Everett, Kitsap and Whidbey Island, Washington; Fort Worth, Texas; Great Lakes, Illinois; Jacksonville and Pensacola, Florida; Millington, Tennessee; New Orleans, Louisiana; Newport, Rhode Island; Pearl Harbor, Hawaii; and Port Hueneme and San Diego, California.
The FSP courses are similar in content and delivery methodology to the intermediate level program of study offered by the resident NWC’s College of Naval Command and Staff. Coursework is conducted by NWC in unison at all FSP locations. This provides students a unique opportunity to attend class at multiple FSP locations while completing mission-essential transfers and temporary assignments.
Qualified individuals currently stationed at FSP locations and those who expect to transfer to a FSP location, prior to Sept. 1, 2018, are encouraged to apply. The application deadline is May 31, 2018, and all applicants will be advised of their enrollment status by mid-June 2018.
All FSP students are led by adjunct and visiting NWC faculty and meet as a seminar of no more than 18 students, one evening per week, starting in early September and ending in May.
Successful completion of all three courses results in the award of a NWC College of Naval Command and Staff diploma, as well as credit for intermediate JPME Phase I.
For more information read NAVADMIN 066/18 and visit NWC’s College of Distance Education FSP website at www.usnwc.edu/college-of-distance-education/fleet-seminar.