These are two educational programs that Staff Corps Officers are eligible for and would seem to meet the mark on the new emphasis on advanced education:
- SECDEF Executive Fellows – This program provides a venue for exceptional officers to experience innovative business practices within the nation’s leading business enterprises. Military fellows from each of the Services are paired with senior executives in various companies known for their willingness to challenge and adapt their business practices. All O5-O6 officers are eligible. Details can be found in this NAVADMIN.
- Low-Residency Graduate Education Program (LGEP) – LGEP provides naval officers in paygrades O-2 to O-5 with a 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. 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 10-24 months at partner universities that may include Old Dominion University, William and Mary, American University, Johns Hopkins University, University of California Los Angeles, University of California San Diego, University of Washington, and the Naval Postgraduate School. Participants will remain at their duty stations and spend limited time on campus, completing the remainder of the course material online or via phone. More details can be found in this NAVADMIN or this PPT slide deck.