The Tomich Hall Refurbishment project commenced June 1, all reporting classes will report first day of Classes to Sims Hall, Bldg. 29, War College Compound, Naval Station Newport.
Welcome to the Senior Enlisted Academy!
The Navy Senior Enlisted Academy (SEA) provides senior enlisted leaders education in communication skills, leadership and management, national security affairs, Navy programs, and physical fitness.
The SEA is the Navy's only professional military education institute for our senior enlisted force. Of the 1,200 students in attendance annually, the majority are active duty Navy personnel. Navy Reserve, Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, Marine Corps, and International service members make up the remainder of the student population.
The SEA has been successful in preparing senior enlisted leaders for positions of greater responsibilities since 1981. As a result of that success, graduation is now a requirement before assuming the position of command master chief or chief of the boat.
The resident curriculum is a six-week course of instruction, containing 240 academic hours. The blended curriculum includes six-weeks BlackBoard distance learning and a two-week in-house course of instruction. Both formats require completion of Navy Primary PME (approx. 70 hours of online instruction) prior to attending. See SEA Resident Course Overview for more information.
The mission of the Senior Enlisted Academy is to further develop, through education and training, the leadership capabilities of Senior Enlisted to give sound decision support in command, staff, management, and leadership positions in Naval, Joint, and Multinational environments. To provide Senior Enlisted a sound understanding of military strategy and leadership skills; cultivating Leaders who maintain a constant focus on Ethics, Flexibility, and Mission Accomplishment in an ever changing environment.
To be the Navy’s premier academic institution, educating tomorrow’s senior enlisted leaders.