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From Senior Enlisted Academy
July 2, 2012

NEWPORT, R.I. -- The Senior Enlisted Academy’s (SEA) Blended Class 45 at Naval Station Newport graduated 16 students in Sims Hall at the U.S. Naval War College, June 29.

The blended course of instruction is developed and designed to challenge and educate senior enlisted personnel in the areas of professional writing, communication skills, public speaking, leadership, organizational behavior, team building, physical conditioning, and brilliant on the basics. In addition, the students attend lectures discussing topics at the fleet, national security, Regional Studies, and strategic critical thinking levels. 

The unique educational experience of the Senior Enlisted Academy Blended curriculum set over an eight-week period develops stronger leaders by preparing them to fulfill their expanded and ever widening roles in the areas of leadership and management responsibilities.  The course is set in a Blackboard environment for six weeks concluding with a two-week resident requirement.

The design of the class allows for a free exchange of ideas, sharing of experiences, reasoning in problem solving and fostering self-confidence and team building. 

The following graduates represent the U.S. Navy and U.S. Naval Reserves:
HMCS William Brown
MACS Samuel Chacon, USNR
EODCM Joshua Dowden
HMCS Judi Elliott, USNR
STSCS William Franklin
EMCS Ronald Gillespie, USNR
YNCS Steve Lopez, USNR
CECS Dale Loveland, USNR
LSCS William Lynch, USNR
HMCS Lisa Markworth, USNR
HMCS Thomas Mendenhall, USNR
EQCM Aramis Nahabedian, USNR
HMCS Barry Potoker, USNR
AECS Roderick Rivo, USNR
HMCS Daniel  Thomas, USNR
QMCS Steven Wright, USNR

Posted by Cmdr. Carla M. McCarthy