Appendix A

DoN Education Programs

Officer Programs

These programs and initiatives provide opportunities for career-oriented performers to receive funded graduate and professional military education (PME). They are largely directed at active-duty unrestricted line officers (URL) in order to align the URL with staff corps and restricted line officer communities which are highly successful at including education opportunities in their career paths. The Navy Washington, D.C. Intern Program, Naval War College (NWC) Seminar Program, the Marine Afloat College Education Program, Tuition Assistance, new degree programs at the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS), and Distributed Learning/Advanced Distributed Learning (DL/ADL) programs provide officers with the advanced education required to serve in the naval forces of the future.

Foreign Area Officer (FAO) Program

Close and continuous military-diplomatic interaction with foreign government defense and military establishments is essential to develop and maintain the capability to engage in constructive, mutually supportive, bilateral and multilateral military activities and relationships across the range of operations. The military and diplomatic offices at U.S. Embassies and diplomatic posts must be staffed with commissioned officers with a broad range of skills and experiences. The officers must also be versed in politico-military affairs; familiar with the political, cultural, sociological, economic and geographical factors of the countries and regions in which they are stationed; and proficient in the predominant language(s) of the populations of their resident countries and regions. As well, the Department of the Navy requires officers with similar capabilities to serve in their organizations.

Enlisted Programs

The Navy College Program simplifies and enhances the opportunity for every Sailor to earn a college degree during their career. In the past, young people often joined the Service to get money to go to college after their service. Now, they will have a greater opportunity to go to college while serving their country. Enhanced partnerships between the Navy and accredited universities and colleges will optimize the granting of college credit to Sailors for training and experience gained within their career fields, in addition to credits earned through traditional education programs. This program is geared toward the realities of life at sea, and allows Sailors to pursue a college degree anytime, anywhere. The Marine Corps addresses the educational needs of Marines and the Marine Corps family through a tailored Lifelong Learning (LLL) concept. LLL establishes an integrated, one-stop program for course enrollment, access to research tools and the internet, basic skills enhancement, and nonresident courses that is available to Marines on an "anytime, anywhere" basis. Marines may access the Marine Corps Satellite Education Network (MCSEN), which facilitates degree completion regardless of duty station. LLL addresses a wide range of educational interests, ranging from vocational to academic. Offerings encompass high school completion, the Military Academic Skills Program (MASP), Apprenticeship Program, Tuition Assistance, and Sailor-Marine American Council on Education Registry Transcript (SMART). These programs are greatly enhanced by the merger of Marine Corps Libraries with Voluntary Education as part of Marine Corps Community Services (MCCS).

Civilian Programs

In order to maintain our high level of performance, we are committed to providing civilian employees with the best education programs possible to meet their needs in the new work environment. To this end, we are developing strategies to improve the efficiency and availability of training opportunities for our civilian workforce. Involvement in programs like the Defense Leadership and Management Program, the Executive Leadership Development Program, and the Presidential Management Internship Program display our commitment to developing leaders. One of the Department's most significant challenges for our senior executives is keeping pace with the startling tempo of technological change. Constant and rapid updating, and continual learning, is essential. We have designed a corporate plan for the development of our Departmental executives. The employment of this plan will provide the Department with a skilled civilian workforce, while laying a solid foundation of success for the future.

Appendix B

Reference Documents

Specific reference documents and their web sites that support the 2000 Department of the Navy Posture Statement are listed below.

Service Homepages:


Marine Corps

Program Guides:

U.S. Navy

U.S. Marine Corps

Naval Strategy and Operational Documents:

Warfare Development Commands:

DoN Posture Statements-History

Manpower/Personnel Issues:


Quality of Life:

Revolution in Business Affairs (RBA):


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