NEWPORT, R.I. -- The U.S. Naval War College (NWC) is now accepting online applications through June 30 for the College of Distance Education's 2012-2013 Fleet Seminar Program (FSP).
FSP courses are similar in content and methodology to the intermediate program of study offered by the resident College of Naval Command and Staff program in Newport, Rhode Island. The FSP offers Navy and joint intermediate-level professional military education through a set of three courses: Strategy and War, Theater Security Decision Making, and Joint Maritime Operations. Each course normally requires one academic year to complete.
Seminars for each course meet one evening per week for approximately 34 weeks, commencing in early September 2012 and ending in May 2013. There is no tuition fee and course materials are provided on a loan basis.
The NWC FSP will be offered in 20 regional locations in the United States for academic year 2012-2013. Planned locations are: Washington, D.C.; Annapolis, Md.; Bangor, Wash.; Dahlgren, Va.; Everett, Wash.; Fort Meade, Md.; Fort Worth, Texas; Great Lakes, Ill.; Jacksonville, Fla.; Mayport, Fla.; Millington, Tenn.; New Orleans, La.; Newport, R.I.; Norfolk, Va.; Patuxent River, Md.; Pearl Harbor, Hawaii; Pensacola, Fla.; Port Hueneme, Calif.; San Diego, Calif.; and Whidbey Island, Wash.
Led by NWC adjunct faculty members, and supported by visiting NWC faculty, these courses replicate both the content and atmosphere of the resident course of study. Successful completion of all three courses results in the award of a College of Naval Command and Staff diploma, as well as credit for intermediate joint professional military education (JPME) phase one.
NWC conducts the FSP seminars at the 20 locations in-step with each other which makes it possible for a student who is transferring to, or assigned temporary additional duty at, another seminar location to attend class at that location.
NWC accepts program applications from commissioned officers (active and Reserve), selected Command Master Chiefs, and civilian employees of the federal government. To be eligible, applicants must be members of the sea services (Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard) in grade O-3 or above, while officers from other services must be in grade O-4 or above. Selected Navy Command Master Chiefs are eligible for enrollment. Civilian employees of the federal government in the grade of government service-11 or equivalent and above (National Security Personnel System equivalents included) are also eligible for enrollment.
All applicants must have previously earned at least a baccalaureate degree from a United States regionally accredited university or college.
Qualified individuals currently stationed at the FSP locations, or those who expect to transfer to those sites prior to Sept. 1, 2012, are encouraged to apply. The deadline for applications is June 30, 2012, and all applicants will be advised of their enrollment status by mid-August 2012.