2022-2023 Naval War College Fleet Seminar Program for JPME I

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This is how I did my JPME I, and it was a great program:

R 052049Z APR 22 MID600051672006U 
NAVADMIN 088/22 
RMKS/1.  This NAVADMIN announces the U.S. Naval War College (NWC) Fleet 
Seminar Program (FSP), which offers intermediate level Joint Professional 
Military Education (JPME-I) through a set of three courses: Strategy and War 
(S and W), Theater Security Decision Making (TSDM) and Joint Maritime 
Operations (JMO). 
Each course normally requires one academic year to complete, which runs from 
September through the following May.  All three courses are not offered 
simultaneously at all locations.  There is no tuition fee and course 
materials are provided on a loan basis at no cost to the 
students.  Applicants must apply by 31 May 2022. 
2.  Background: 
    a.  The NWC FSP will be offered in 17 regional locations in the United 
    States for academic year 2022-2023.  Planned locations and courses are: 
        (1)  Annapolis, MD (S and W, TSDM and JMO) 
        (2)  Everett, WA (TSDM) 
        (3)  Fort Worth, TX (TSDM) 
        (4)  Great Lakes, IL (JMO) 
        (5)  Jacksonville, FL (TSDM and JMO) 
        (6)  Kitsap, WA (JMO) 
        (7)  Mayport, FL (S and W) 
        (8)  Millington, TN (JMO) 
        (9)  New Orleans, LA (TSDM) 
        (10) Newport, RI (S and W, TSDM and JMO) 
        (11) Norfolk, VA (S and W, TSDM and JMO) 
        (12) Patuxent River, MD (JMO) 
        (13) Pearl Harbor, HI (S and W, TSDM and JMO) 
        (14) Pensacola, FL (Whiting Field) (JMO and S and W) 
        (15) San Diego, CA (S and W, TSDM and JMO) 
        (16) Washington, DC (S and W, TSDM and JMO) 
        (17) Whidbey Island, WA (S and W) 
    b.  Seminars for each course meet once a week in the evening for 
    approximately 34 weeks.  Completion of all three courses results in the 
award of a College of Naval Command and Staff diploma, as well as credit for 
JPME-I.  The FSP also provides a path to attain the NWC Masters Degree 
through the College of Distance Education (CDE) Graduate Degree Program 
(GDP).  FSP students may apply for the GDP following successful completion of 
their first FSP course.  The FSP at all locations are conducted in-step with 
each other, so students who transfer to or assigned temporary additional duty 
at another location may attend class at the new location. 
3.  Criteria: 
    a.  NWC accepts program applications from commissioned officers (active 
and reserve) and civilian employees of the federal government, subject to the 
    following eligibility requirements: 
        (1)  Members of the sea services (Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard) 
in the paygrade of O-3 or above, while officers from the other services must 
be in the paygrade of O-4 or above.  Civilian employees of the federal 
government in the grade of GS-11 and above, or equivalent, are also eligible 
for enrollment. 
        (2)  All applicants must have previously earned at least a 
baccalaureate degree. 
    b.  Qualified individuals currently stationed in areas listed in 
paragraph two, or those who expect transfer to those sites prior to 1 
September 2022 are encouraged to apply. 
4.  Application Process.  More information is available and applications must 
be submitted at the NWC College of Distance Education FSP website at 
https://www.mnp.navy.mil/group/training-education-qualifications (NWC 
Academic Programs link). The application period will remain open until 31 May 
5.  Selection Notifications.  NWC will make enrollment selections and 
accepted applicants will be advised of their enrollment selection status via 
6.  Points of contact are Ms. Kelly Folger who can be reached at (401) 841-
6520/DSN 841 or via email at fsp(at)usnwc.edu and Professor Ronald Oard who 
can be reached via email at oardr(at)usnwc.edu. 
7.  Request widest dissemination of the above information. Regional 
coordinators at the sites listed in paragraph two are requested to pass this 
information to all Army, Marine Corps, Air Force and Coast Guard units and 
all reserve units located within safe-driving distance of an FSP site. 
8.  This message will remain in effect until superseded or 31 May 2022, 
whichever occurs first. 
9.  Released by Vice Admiral J. W. Hughes, Deputy Chief of Naval Operations 
for Warfighting Development (N7).// 

4 thoughts on “2022-2023 Naval War College Fleet Seminar Program for JPME I

    Bones said:
    April 18, 2022 at 23:21

    Am I reading this right that the seminar program takes three years to get JPME 1 credit?


      Joel Schofer, MD, MBA, CPE responded:
      April 19, 2022 at 07:11

      Yes, unless you take 2 courses at once, which would be a bear of a workload. Some have done that, though. You take 1 class every year for 3 years, getting you JPME I.


        Bones said:
        April 19, 2022 at 09:59

        Interesting. I’m already halfway through the online version with NWC (so the answer isn’t likely to change what I’m doing) but I’m curious if you have any thoughts on defining the benefit of the in person option over the online versions. The masters seems the obvious difference and I would imaging this would make it preferred but how significant do you think that preference is at 05 or 06 promotion boards?

        Thanks, sir!


        Joel Schofer, MD, MBA, CPE responded:
        April 19, 2022 at 19:52

        I don’t think it really matters that much. Personally, I tried the old Air Force CD-ROM version but got thrown out for not making progress. I have never been less interested in anything in my life. I knew, though, that if I signed up for the Fleet Seminar and committed to attending a class that I would finish it. I also found it way more interesting to interact with others in person rather than do it on-line.


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