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Senior Enlisted Academy

The Navy values educated leaders. The Senior Enlisted Academy, better known as SEA, prepares active and reserve personnel from the U.S. Navy, Air Force, Army, Marine Corps, and National Guard, and international service partners for increased leadership and career advancement

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Senior Enlisted Academy Program


During the 10-week program, offered on-site and online, you’ll gain a deeper understanding of communication, strategy, joint force operations, risk mitigation, ethics, decision-making, and mission accomplishment.

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Distance Learning Component

The first seven weeks of SEA is offered via interactive web-based courses. This arrangement allows you to fulfill most of the course requirements with minimal travel, while still interacting with instructors and classmates.

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SEA Class Schedule

The SEA provides nine classes per fiscal year. Each class will normally accommodate 144 students, consisting of Active Duty and Reserve Component Navy, as well as U.S. sister services and International partner services.

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