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Permanent Military Professor




 ***UPDATED 24 Apr 2020***


The Permanent Military Professor (PMP) program was created in 1997 to establish a cadre of career naval officers with both
doctoral degrees and extensive operational experience who would instruct at one of the Navy's education institutions until
statutory retirement or until released from active duty.  The program would specifically alleviate military instructor shortfalls
at USNA,
improve the educational background of military instructors and senior role models, strengthen military instructor
presence at
the Navy's education institutions, and provide viable opportunities for naval officers with doctoral degrees. On
30 September
2009, the PMP program separated from the Human Resources Community (1200), becoming the PMP community
with the
1230 designator and its own competitive promotion category.  FY-11 was the first promotion cycle in which PMPs
in their own competitive category.



Due date for PMP application submission to PERS-443: 1 JUN 2020
Due date for PhD applications to NPS: 11 May 2020

1.  Applications for the FY21 Permanent Military Professor (PMP) Selection Board are due to Out-service Graduate Education
and Special Fellowships (PERS-443) no later than 01 Jun 2020, via encrypted email to:  PERS-440_submit.fct(at);
or mailed to: Department of the Navy, Navy Personnel Command (PERS-443), 5720 Integrity Drive, Millington, TN 38055-4400.

2.  Specific application and eligibility guidance is provided in OPNAVINST 1520.40B. 
3. The FY21 PMP Selection Board will select up to 13 PMPs for assignment to United States Naval Academy (USNA), up to
1 PMP for assignment to Naval War College (NWC), and up to 2 PMPs for assignment to Naval Postgraduate School this
Fiscal Year.
  Officers selected by the FY21 PMP Selection Board will matriculate in graduate school in August 2021.
4.  In addition to the eligibility requirements in OPNAVINST 1520.40B, these additional stipulations apply:
a.    Since there are no O-6 vacancies, Captains and Captain selects are not eligible to apply.
b.    In addition to the eligible source designators listed in OPNAVINST 1520.40B, highly qualified 120X, 144X,
146X, 15XX, 1710, and 510X applicants who are warfare-qualified may be considered.
c.    There will be a maximum of one INDEF recall board Full Time Support (FTS) quota.
d.    Applicants must have completed at least one year at their current command by July 2021.  Officers serving in a
      designated Joint billet must have completed at least 24 months by July 2021.
e.    Officers who are committed to a specific community through a continuous pay agreement (e.g. Nuclear Officer
Incentive Pay, Aviation Career Continuation Pay) or a similar service agreement must be within one year of
completion of the agreed upon service obligation by August 2020.
  Applicants should review all policies governing
their specific agreement and contact their respective Officer Community Manager (OCM) to verify eligibility for release.
f.    Waivers will be considered by gaining institutions on a case-by-case basis for applicants who have sufficient service remaining before statutory retirement to complete, if necessary, a 3- or 4-year PhD program and serve at least 5
years as a PMP upon completion of the PhD degree.
5.  The FY21 PMP Selection Board will make selections of PMPs to USNA, NWC and NPS for assignment in the academic disciplines 
listed below. The Naval Postgraduate School is the preferred institution for any of the listed disciplines that are offered there.
The gaining PMP institution (USNA, NWC, NPS) is the final approval authority for proposed degree programs and institutions
(NPS or civilian).
Attendance at a civilian institution is subject to length and academic suitability of degree program and to
available funding from gaining PMP institution.
a.  USNA
(1)  Astronautical Engineering
(2)  Aerospace Engineering / Mechanical Engineering (Propulsion)
(3)  Communications Engineering
(4)  Computer Engineering
(5)  Electrical Engineering
(6)  Electronics Engineering
(7)  Mechanical Engineering
(8)  Nuclear Engineering
(9)  Engineering PhD with specialty in Robotics, Control, Cyber Physical Systems, Automation, or Bio-mechanics.
(Degrees awarded in Aerospace Engineering, Computer 
Engineering, Electrical Engineering,
Mechanical Engineering, or related discipline departments are acceptable.)
(10)  Chemistry
(11)  Computer Science
(12)  Information Technology
(13)  Mathematics (with a computer security focus)
(14)  Law (with a cybersecurity focus)
(15)  Computer Security
(16)  Data Science
(17)  Machine Learning
(18)  Applied Math
(19)  Operations Research
(20)  Statistics
(21)  Ocean Acoustics
(22)  Meteorology
(23)  Physical Oceanography
(24)  Physics
(25)  English
(26)  History
(27)  Political Science
(28)  American Politics
(29)  Comparative Politics
(30)  International Relations
(31)  Philosophy
(32)  Industrial/Organizational Psychology
(33)  Personality Psychology
(34)  Social Psychology
(35)  Organizational Behavior
b.  NWC
(1) Operations Research
(2) International Political Economy
(3) Behavioral Economics
(4) Organizational Psychology
(5) Cyber Operations
(6) Security Studies
c.  NPS
(1)    Applied Mathematics
(2)    Applied Physics
(3)    Aeronautical Engineering
(4)    Astronautical Engineering
(5)    Computer Science
(6)    Electrical Engineering
(7)    Engineering Acoustics
(8)    Information Sciences
(9)    Mechanical Engineering
(10)  Meteorology
(11)  Modeling, Virtual Environments and Simulation
(12)  Physical Oceanography
(13)  Operations Research
(14)  Security Studies
(15)  Software Engineering
(16)  Systems Engineering


6.  Applicants for disciplines taught at NPS are required to submit applications via 
and PhD documents via NLT 11 May 2020.  The NPS admissions officer may be
reached at (831) 656-3093/DSN 756 or via email at (use PMP PhD as the subject line).
7.  Applicants may be considered by all three institutions, unless applicant requests to only be reviewed by a specific 


USNA POC: (410) 293-6282
NPS POC: (831) 656-2877
NWC POC: (401) 841-6423
PMP Community Manager:  (901) 874-4049
PMP Asst Community Manager:  (901) 874-3102
PMP Detailer:  (901) 874-4054 





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