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Junior Permanent Military Professor

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Permanent Military Instructor Program


The Permanent Military Instructor (formerly the Junior Permanent Military Professor) Program seeks active duty officers selected for or in the permanent grade of Lieutenant Commander. These officers may be unrestricted line, Information Warfare community, or warfare qualified officers in the designators 1200, 1440, 1460, 1510, 1710, and 5100. Those selected for the program shall serve as faculty at the United States Naval Academy until statutory retirement or selection for O-5.

USNA is accepting applications for instructors in the following disciplines:

Aerospace Department

  • Astronautical Engineering
  • Aerospace Engineering / Mechanical Engineering (Propulsion)

Electrical and Computer Engineering Department

  • Communications Engineering
  • Computer Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Electronics Engineering

Mechanical Engineering Department

  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Nuclear Engineering

Weapons, Robotics and Control Engineering Department

  • Specialty in Robotics, Control, Cyber-Physical Systems, Automation, or Bio-mechanics. (These specialties are taught in Aerospace Engineering, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering.)

Chemistry Department

  • Chemistry

Cyber Science Department

  • Computer Science
  • Computer Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Information Technology
  • Mathematics (with a computer security focus)
  • Law (with a cybersecurity focus)

Computer Science and Information Technology Department

  • Computer Security
  • Data Science
  • Machine Learning

Mathematics Department

  • Applied Math
  • Operations Research
  • Statistics

Oceanography Department

  • Ocean Acoustics
  • Meteorology
  • Physical Oceanography

Physics Department

  • Physics 

English Department

  • English

History Department

  • History

Political Science Department

  • Political Science
  • American Politics
  • Comparative Politics
  • International Relations

Leadership, Ethics, and Law Department

  • Philosophy
  • Industrial/Organizational Psychology
  • Personality Psychology
  • Social Psychology
  • Organizational Behavior/Human Resource Management

Applicants should hold a relevant master’s degree for the area of teaching sought after.  For those applicants who do not have a relevant master’s degree at the time of application, the PMI program will send a limited number to the Naval Postgraduate School for relevant science, technology, engineering and mathematics disciplines or to a USNA-approved civilian institution in the Baltimore, MD or Washington, DC area for approximately 24 months of graduate education. Attendance at a civilian institution is subject to length and academic suitability of degree program and available funding from USNA.

In addition to the application requirements set in OPNAVINST 1520.40B (of note, OPNAVINST 1520.40C is currently under review), applicants must also submit an official photo, Performance Summary Report, Officer Summary Record, and their last five Fitness Reports. Applications must be received by 02 October 2020

Community Managers will manage which year groups are eligible to participate and the individual community obligations. Applicants are encouraged to discuss their potential eligibility with their Officer Community Manager.

Submissions must be sent:

  • By encrypted email to, or
  • By DoD SAFE to, or
  • ​By mail to:

​Navy Personnel Command

Attn:  PERS-443B

5720 Integrity Drive

Millington, TN 38055

For questions regarding this program, please contact LT Carson M. Burton, PERS-443​

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