A regional fiscal year 2016 Chief Petty Officer (CPO) Pinning Ceremony was held Sept. 16, at U.S. Naval War College (NWC) in Newport, Rhode Island.
A regional fiscal year 2016 Chief Petty Officer (CPO) Pinning Ceremony was held Sept. 16, at U.S. Naval War College (NWC) in Newport, Rhode Island. The ceremony officially recognized the promotion of 17 Newport-based CPOs and included remarks from Capt. Dennis Boyer, commander, Naval Station Newport. (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist James E. Foehl/Released)

Senior Enlisted Academy Prerequisite

Before registering for the SEA, you must complete an online professional military education (PME) course.

Getting ready for SEA

In the spirit of cooperation—and in bringing together senior leaders from various branches of the service—SEA requires participants to first complete a common learning experience before registering for an Empower account. (For International students ONLY, completing an online prerequisite course is optional.)

For all US military, completing one of the following online programs will satisfy the SEA prerequisite:

Navy Primary Professional Military Education (PPME)

The PPME online courses, available only to members of the U.S. Navy, are delivered through the eNavy learning system on My Navy Portal (MNP). These classes provide a common educational experience and consist of about six weeks, or 70 hours, of coursework.

Navy PPME is continuously updated. However, any version of PPME, old or current, will satisfy the SEA prerequisite. Finally, any one of the following will suffice as evidence of completion: (a) a copy of the PPME framing certificate from the Naval War College, (b) copies of the seven Block Completion certificates (B1-B7) downloadable from MNP, or (c) a FLTMPS printout/screen capture showing completion of PPME Blocks 1 thru 7.

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Senior Enlisted Joint Professional Military Education (SEJPME)

SEJPME courses, available to all incoming SEA participants, are designed to integrate members from different service branches into a unified group. SEJPME coursework is delivered through Joint Knowledge Online, or JKO. SEJPME’s Level I course involves 40 hours of material, while Level II consists of about 45.

Students using JKO to satisfy the SEA prerequisite must complete both SEJPME I & II. Completion certificates downloadable from JKO will satisfy as evidence of completion.

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SEA Acknowledgement Letter (All E-7/8/9s)

The student's chain of command is required to acknowledge that he or she is attending the SEA, along with other travel-related requirements. Students must download the Sample SEA Acknowledgement Letter, have it signed by their chain of command, and be ready to upload it to Blackboard by Wednesday of the first week of class. Failing to do so may result in automatic disenrollment.

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Program Outcomes

Our mission at the Navy Senior Enlisted Academy (SEA) is to further develop Senior Enlisted Leaders to give sound decision-support.

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Program Curriculum

The Senior Enlisted Academy offers a single course for all students (Active Duty/FTS, SELRES, Partner Services, and International Service members).

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Program Overview

SEA provides Senior Enlisted Leaders an understanding of national security strategy, Joint Force Operations, and leadership skills.

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