R 031411Z AUG 16
FM CNO WASHINGTON DC
INFO CNO WASHINGTON DC
SUBJ/ACADEMIC YEAR 2017-2018 (AY17-18) POLITICO-MILITARY MASTERS (PMM) DEGREE
PROGRAM CALL FOR APPLICATIONS//
MSGID/GENADMIN/CNO WASHINGTON DC/N3N5/JUL//
NARR/Ref A is OPNAVINST 1500.72G, Navy Politico-Military Fellowships,
Graduate Education Programs, and Community Sponsorship.
Ref B is OPNAVINST 1520.23C, Graduate Education. Ref C is NAVADMIN 011/15,
Establishment of the Naval Strategy Subspecialty 230X.//
RMKS/1. This NAVADMIN solicits applications for the AY17-2018 Pol-Mil
Masters (PMM) Program. The PMM Program provides junior Navy officers a
graduate education in strategy and politico-military affairs at leading
civilian universities throughout the United States. Ultimately the PMM
program is a key component of the Navy Strategic Enterprise, creating through
education a naval strategist cadre to be utilized in subsequent strategy and
a. Eligibility. Active duty O3-O5 unrestricted line and select
restricted line (1710, 1810, 1820, and 1830) designated officers are eligible
to apply. This includes O2s selected for O3 and promoted prior to the start
of the academic year. Officers who already participated in a Department of
Defense-funded graduate education program are not eligible; however, those
officers who earned a degree through the Tuition Assistance Program or
Service war college retain their eligibility for PMM.
b. Program specifics. Per reference (b), eight officers will be
selected for the one-year program (the two-year PMM and Arthur S. Moreau
Programs listed in reference (a) are not currently funded), with preference
given to junior officers. Selected officers will carry a full 12-month
academic load in the designated degree programs listed below. The approved
AY17-18 institutions and associated degree programs are:
1) Harvard University (Boston). Mid-Career Master in
Public Administration through the John F. Kennedy
School of Government.
2) Johns Hopkins University (Washington, DC). Master
of International Public Policy through the Paul H.
Nitze School of Advanced International Studies.
3) Princeton University (Princeton, NJ). Master in
Public Policy (MPP) - International Relations,
Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International
4) Tufts University (Boston). Master of Arts in the
Mid-Career Program at the Fletcher School of Law
5) University of California, San Diego. Master of Arts
in Advanced Studies in International Affairs at the
School of International Relations and Pacific Studies.
6) University of Chicago. Master of Arts in International
Relations at the Committee on International Relations.
7) University of Virginia (Charlottesville, VA). Master
of Arts in Foreign Affairs (International Relations)
in the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Woodrow
Wilson Department of Politics.
8) University of Washington (Seattle). Master of Arts in
Applied International Studies through the Henry M.
Jackson School of International Studies.
c. IAW reference (c), URL officer graduates will earn the 2300P Naval
Strategy subspecialty and the 240 Additional Qualification Designation (AQD)
codes. Restricted Line graduates will earn the 2000P National Security
subspecialty code and the 240 AQD codes.
d. Service Obligation. PMM graduates incur a service obligation equal to
three times (3x) the number of months in the education program, up to a
maximum of 36 months. PMM graduates will serve at least one tour in a
validated subspecialty billet in either politico-military affairs or strategy
and policy as soon as possible.
2. Application Procedures and Timeline.
a. Candidates must apply to both the Navy and to the university;
acceptance by the Navy does not equal acceptance by the school. Applications
to the Navy require a curriculum vitae, undergraduate transcripts, biography,
and endorsement letters from both the current Commanding Officer and the
detailer. Submission of official undergraduate transcripts and GRE/GMAT
scores is highly encouraged but not required. Sample PMM application is found
in reference (a), enclosure 1.
b. Applications to the school vary according to the schools
requirements. When completing the university applications, prospective
students should state that they are a Navy-funded Politico-Military Master's
candidate. PMM candidates should verify the university's work experience
requirements and are advised to apply to at least three schools.
c. Applications are due to Navy Personnel Command NLT 30 September 2016.
The selection board will convene in early November 2016 and results will be
announced via NAVADMIN in December 2016.
d. Interested officers should submit applications via email to the
NAVPERSCOM and OPNAV POCs listed at the end of this NAVADMIN. When
submitted, ensure electronic copies are clear, legible, and properly
3. Points of Contact:
a. OPNAV: LCDR Kori-Levy-Minzie, N515; DSN 222-4781 or COMM:
571-256-4781; Email: kori.levyminzie(at)navy.mil.
b. NAVPERSCOM: PERS-440_submit.fct(at)navy.mil.
4. Released by Vice Admiral J. C. Aquilino, Deputy Chief of Naval operations
for Operations, Plans and Strategy (N3/N5)//
Anyone applying? I still consider this an option for later, but timing compared to other opportunities will dramatically affect the decision to apply.