Navy Postgraduate School (NPS)
Provides an outstanding opportunity to complete a graduate degree in variety of technical and non-technical programs. If you are interested, you must contact your detailer before applying.
Computing your Academic Profile Code (APC)
If you do not have a computed APC or you wish to have it changed contact the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey: (831) 656-3093/DSN 756. All official transcripts should be submitted directly to NPS. You can click the following link for further information: NPS INFO
The Pol-Mil Masters program is open to all O3-O5 Unrestricted Line Officers and officers with the following designators: 181X, 183X, 171X, AND 172X who have not already participated in a fully funded graduate education program. Selection is very competitive and application procedures are outlined in OPNAVINST 1500.72F and in a NAVADMIN message each August soliciting applications for the following Academic Year. Contact your Detailer if you're interested.
Joint Professional Military Education
We fight as a Joint Force. Officers should strive to achieve full Joint Qualified Officer (JQO) status, which requires completion of JPME Phases I and II, as well as a full tour in a JCS-approved Joint Duty Assignment. Joint credit can also be achieved by self-nominating via the E-JDA process. Check Career Info for more information on this process.
U.S. War Colleges and selected foreign war colleges award completion of JPME Phase I. Some programs also offer accredited Masters Degrees. For more information on Service Colleges, Foreign Service Colleges, Fellowship opportunities, and Joint Officer information, visit the Joint Officer page.
Naval Command and Staff
AUG (10 mos) NOV (12 mos) MAR (12 mos)
USMC Command and Staff
AUG (10 mos)
Army Command and General Staff
FT Leavenworth, KS
JAN (12 mos) JUN (12 mos)
Air Command and Staff
Maxwell AFB, AL
JUL (12 mos)
Non-Residence JPME Phase I
Naval War College
a. Fleet Seminar (classroom seminars at designated remote sites) – Consists of three courses (Strategy and Policy, National Security Decision Making, Joint Maritime Operations), each with 34 weekly three-hour sessions from August to May. Open to O-3s and above. Training locations include:
Annapolis, MD; Bangor, WA; Dahlgren, VA; Everett, WA;
Fort Meade, MD; Great Lakes, IL; Jacksonville, FL;
Mayport, FL; Millington, TN; New Orleans, LA; Newport, RI;
Norfolk, VA; Pax River, MD; Pearl Harbor, HI; Pensacola, FL;
Port Hueneme, CA; San Diego, CA; Washington, DC;
Whidbey Island, WA
b. Web-enabled correspondence (online group seminars) – Designed to be completed in 18-24 months, and closely aligned with the Naval Command and Staff College in-residence and Fleet Seminar curriculums for O-4s and O-3s. Enrollment constitutes a commitment to a minimum of two study periods of three or more hours each week. In order to graduate in June, students must complete all course requirements by 30 April. NAVADMIN 175/99 refers.
Joint Military Operations (35 wks)
International Relations (17 wks)
National Security and Decision Making (24 wks)
International Law (16 wks)
Strategy and Policy (17 wks)
c. CD-ROM Based Correspondence (O-3 and above only) – Designed to be completed in less than 18 months, and closely aligned with the Naval Command and Staff College in-residence and Fleet Seminar curriculums. Enrollment constitutes a commitment to a minimum of two study periods of three or more hours each week. In order to graduate in June, students must complete all course requirements by 30 April. Online applications should be filled out at least one month prior to course start date. For more info, go to http://www.usnwc.edu. Look under Academics, College of Distance Education.
Air Force Command and Staff College
Offers a CD-ROM and Internet based JPME Phase I correspondence course, which can be completed in 6-18 months. The College will send books, a CD-ROM, and instructions for accessing lectures via the School’s web site. Applicants must be O-4 select or above to be eligible. The College is very supportive of Navy students but does have a quota limit. Be careful to not confuse this course with a similar Air War College course, which does not offer JPME Phase I credit. http://wwwacsc.au.af.mil/distance-learning.asp Phone: (334) 953-7901 DSN 493 or (800) 316-7042.
JPME Phase II
The JCWS 10 week Curriculum is designed to provide our students with an opportunity to experience the plans and operational challenges a Joint Qualified Officer could anticipate over a three-year joint duty assignment—from Joint Staff to a Joint Task Force and Service Component Staff. Lessons progress through the contingency planning cycle, punctuated with numerous crisis action planning opportunities. Students' skills are developed working as part of the fictitious US East Command (USEASTCOM) joint planning group.
National Intelligence University (NIU)
The National Intelligence University is a dynamic learning community with a professionally diverse student body of over 700, representing a balanced mixture of experience in federal agencies and all branches of the US Armed Services. All students must be employed in the federal government and hold Top Secret security clearances. The College's degrees, the Master of Science of Strategic Intelligence, and the Bachelor of Science in Intelligence are authorized by Congress. For more info, check out the NIU website.
Allows officers to study at an overseas university funded by the Olmsted Foundation. Navy-wide selection board held each October. Governing instruction is OPNAVINST 1500.72G. For more information, review NAV11136.txt.
Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center (DLIFLC)
There are excellent language support links on DLIFLC's website: Field Support Guides, GLOSS and DLPT V Fam Guides.
Center for Language, Regional Expertise and Culture (CLREC) www.nko.navy.mil. You must log in via CAC or with user id and password.
CLREC has many language support links on Navy Knowledge Online (NKO) under "CLREC Language Resources" such as SCOLA, Joint Language University online, and additional online language links. Visit
Other Training Links
Expeditionary Warfare Training Group, Atlantic
EWTGLANT conducts training particularly suited to the needs of the Operating Forces assigned to Commander, U.S. Marine Corps Forces Command, Marine Forces Reserve and II Marine Expeditionary Force elements of the Operating Forces, and Navy commands which operate with, or in support of, landing forces. In addition, training is conducted which meets the requirements of other U.S. military units and allied components whose mission involves operations with landing forces. http://ewtglant.ahf.nmci.navy.mil/
Expeditionary Warfare Training Group, Pacific
Accredited by the American Council of Occupational Education (COE), instructs over 70 Navy and Marine Corps courses for over 10,000 students each year from all branches of the military and civilian service. The school continues to provide cutting edge joint war game strategies and emerging technologies such as: Expeditionary Strike Group / Carrier Strike Group Integration; Strategic Sealift; Reserve Support - Enhanced MAGTF and Amphibious Orientation courses; Joint Logistics Over the Shore (JLOTS); Expeditionary. http://ewtpac.ahf.nmci.navy.mil/
Joint Special Operations University
The Joint Special Operations University (JSOU), a Direct Reporting Unit to USSOCOM, resides at Hurlburt Field, FL and is co-located with the U.S. Air Force Special Operations School (USAFSOS). With active duty, reserve, and civilian faculty members from the Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marine Corps, JSOU delivers unique SOF educational opportunities through in residence courses and integration of SOF curriculum with service Professional Military Education Schools. https://jsou.socom.mil/Pages/Default.aspx