Tuition Assistance Policy Update – NAVADMIN and Fact Sheet

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Here’s the portion of the Fact Sheet that is most relevant to this audience since it makes officers eligible:

“Officers with eight years of prior enlisted service may use TA/NCPACE upon commissioning. All other officers
become eligible upon promotion to O-3.”

Although, as far as I understand it, if you have a doctoral degree, you can’t use TA for a lesser degree, so you can’t use it to get an MBA or other master’s degree.

R 151906Z MAY 23 MID600053021716U 
NAVADMIN 112/23 
RMKS/1.  This NAVADMIN updates Tuition Assistance (TA) and Navy 
College Program for Afloat College Education (NCPACE) management 
controls announced in reference (a) and provides guidance on Sailor 
enrollment with the U.S. Naval Community College (USNCC).  All prior 
controls not altered by this NAVADMIN remain in place. 
2.  The following management controls update reference (a) and are 
effective for all TA and NCPACE courses approved after the release 
of this NAVADMIN: 
a.  Active Duty and Training and Administration of Reserve 
enlisted Sailors with less than 16 years of Active service must have 
at least 6 months remaining from the course start date until their 
end of active obligated service or as extended. 
b.  Enlisted reservists must be on Active Duty orders and must 
have at least 6 months remaining from the course start date until 
the end date of their orders. 
c.  All TA or NCPACE funded courses must be completed while the 
member is on Active Duty. 
d.  Sailors may be enrolled in up to a maximum of two concurrent 
courses.  Required laboratory courses with unique course 
identification numbers are exempt from this limit.  The two course 
limit in line with fiscal quarter announced in reference (a) is 
e.  Officers with a minimum of 8 years of prior enlisted Active 
Duty service (Army, Navy, Marine, Air Force, Coast Guard) including 
limited duty officers (LDO) and chief warrant officers (CWO) are 
eligible to use TA or NCPACE at all officer ranks.  All other 
officers become eligible upon promotion to O3. 
f.  Sailors may submit applications in the MyNavy Education 
portal ( between 7 and 120 days 
prior to the term start date. 
(1) Command Approval and application forwarding must occur 
at least seven days prior to the term start date. 
(2) It is the Sailor's responsibility to ensure timely 
submission and command approval of TA and NCPACE applications. 
(3) After command approval, vouchers may be authorized and 
funded by Naval Education and Training Professional Development 
Center (NETPDC), subject to funding availability. 
(4) Sailors must not begin a TA or NCPACE course prior to 
receiving an authorized and funded voucher. 
3.  The USNCC provides naval-relevant associate's degrees in 
Military Studies, Nuclear Engineering Technology, General Studies 
with Computer Studies Specialization, Cybersecurity and Information 
Assurance, Organizational Leadership, Aviation Maintenance, Data 
Analytics, Uncrewed Systems, and Logistics with a Maritime Focus. 
Interested Sailors should visit to learn more. 
4.  Policies pertaining to TA or NCPACE eligible Sailors with 
approved degree plans who also participate in USNCC courses: 
a.  TA or NCPACE course terms shall not overlap with USNCC 
course terms.  Command approvers must verify. 
b.  TA or NCPACE courses that transfer to USNCC will count 
toward the 120 semester hour career cap on TA and NCPACE. 
c.  Courses funded by USNCC do not count toward the 120 semester 
hour career cap on TA and NCPACE. 
5.  For questions regarding TA or NCPACE eligibility, degree plans 
or other education funding options, contact the Navy College Virtual 
Education Center (NCVEC) at 1-833-330-MNCC (6622).  Choose Option 3 
"Education and Training", then Option 1 "NCVEC."  Sailors may also 
submit an inquiry via the issue tracker feature in the MyNavy Education 
portal (, located on the top right of 
their record. 
6.  For questions concerning TA or NCPACE policy, contact Mr. Jim 
Johnson at (703)604-5256/DSN 664 or via e-mail at 
7.  This NAVADMIN will remain in effect until superseded or canceled, 
whichever occurs first. 
8.  Released by Vice Admiral Richard J. Cheeseman, Jr., N1.// 

Navy Updates Tuition Assistance Program

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Here’s the most relevant portion of this article:

“Officers with a minimum of eight years’ duty in any of the armed services, including limited duty officers (LDOs) and chief warrant officers, can use tuition assistance or NCPACE. All other officers will have to wait until they are eligible for promotion to lieutenant.”

Joint Medical Executive Skills Institute (JMESI) – CAPSTONE for MHS Leaders Course (Virtual)

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Who: Senior Medical Officers (O-6, O-6 selects or high-potential O-5 officers)

What: Joint Medical Executive Skills Institute (JMESI) – CAPSTONE for MHS Leaders Course

When: July 10-13, 2023 (Virtual – only 6 seats for Medical Corps)

Course Description: The Capstone Course is designed to be a pinnacle event for recently assigned senior military treatment facility commanders, lead agents, and senior medical department officers in key staff positions who will benefit from exposure to and familiarity with entities that shape the MHS. The course provides participants with exposure to the operations of the various organizations within the Department of Defense, pertinent congressional staffs, and the offices of the three Surgeons General. Participation in the Capstone Course will enhance the understanding of how national healthcare policies are formed, and by whom, and how they are implemented and put into operation.

Additional details and objectives can be found here:

Prospective applicants should send a CV, BIO, and current position, work address, work email address and phone to CAPT Shauna O’Sullivan and CDR Robyn Treadwell NLT 1200 EST Monday, May 22, 2023.

Defense Medical Readiness Training Institute (DMRTI) – Joint Senior Medical Leaders Course

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Who:  Senior officers who have a potential nomination as a JTF Surgeon or JTF senior medical leader

What:  Joint Senior Medical Leaders Course (JSMLC)

When:  24-28 July, 2023 (In-person – Medical Corps is allowed 3-4 seats)

Where:  DHHQ, Falls Church, Virginia (funded by applicant’s command)

Course Description:  JSMLC is a five-day, CLASSROOM-ONLY course designed to enhance preparation of medical leaders (senior O-5s to O-6s) who have a high probability of being named as a Joint Task Force (JTF) Surgeon, JTF senior medical leader, or occupy a senior medical planning position in a joint environment. In addition, the course would be valuable for those serving in senior departments, training, and preparing forces for joint operations and deployment.

Course Prerequisite:  11 on-line modules found at the link below and completed on JKO.

Additional details here:

The nomination process has changed.  Prospective applicants should complete the attached form (DRMTI COP1) and email it directly to NLT May 19, 2023.  Questions can also be directed to or 210-221-9231.

Navy Senior Leadership Seminar – Online (NSLS-O)

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Navy Postgraduate School |Navy Senior Leadership Seminar – June 12-16, 2023 (Online/Virtual)

Who:  O-6, O-6 selects or high-potential O-5 officers who are on track for executive medicine

What:  Navy Senior Leader Seminar – Online/Virtual (NSLS-O)

When:  June 12-16, 2023 (only 1 seat for Navy Medicine Corps)

Where:  Online via the Navy Postgraduate School – Center of Executive Education

Course Description:  NSLS provides senior leaders with an intensive five-day executive education program that introduces the latest “best practices” in strategic planning, goal setting, strategic communication, effects-based thinking, risk management, financial management, and innovation. Learning is enhanced using case studies, small-team exercises, practical applications, seminar-style discussions, peer learning, and faculty presentations. Participants will be introduced to subject matter experts within DoD and industry, to include insights from senior Navy leaders and academic researchers.  The course is designed to prepare participants to meet organizational challenges in their current and future assignments, and to empower them to become more effective change agents and better-informed stewards of the Navy’s resources. For more information about NSLS, please visit:

Prospective applicants should send a CV and BIO to CAPT Shauna O’Sullivan NLT 1200 Friday, April 7, 2023

Healthcare Management Course Joint Medical Executive Skills Institute | Healthcare Management Course (HCM) – May 15-18, 2023 (VIRTUAL)

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Who:  First-time clinical supervisors (Medical Corps is limited to 6 seats)

What:  Healthcare Management Course

When:  May 15-18, 2023 (Virtual)

Where:  Blended learning with ten online modules followed by the virtual class hosted by JMESI instructors

Course Description:  The JMESI Healthcare Management Course is a tri-Service training event designed for first-time clinical supervisors. The course provides attendees with the administrative tools to successfully manage their clinical areas. Topics discussed include the following: Civilian Personnel, Contracting, Budgeting, Quality Management, tools available through the TRICARE Operations Center, Efficient Scheduling and Utilization Management, and more. Panel discussions allow the clinicians to ask direct questions and receive first-hand answers regarding management tools and practices that can impact the military healthcare management arena. Attendees participate in hands-on training with clinic administrative tools.

Prospective applicants should provide their name, rank, position title, work address, and work phone to CAPT Shauna O’Sullivan NLT 1200 Monday, March 27, 2022. 

Director Education, Training & Research position at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center

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Interested candidates must submit a Letter of Intent, CV, OSR, and command endorsement.  Packets may include two letters of recommendation and must be received no later than 31 Mar 2023 to the NCR Market Office Military Personnel Manager.  POC is Mr. Monte L. Clingerman (contact in the global).

Please ensure you do not apply with clearance from your Detailer.