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SUBJ/UNITED STATES NAVY SENIOR ENLISTED ACADEMY UPDATE//
NARR/REF A IS NAVADMIN 266/14, UNITED STATES SENIOR ENLISTED ACADEMY.
REF B IS MILPERSMAN 1306-925, SENIOR ENLISTED ACADEMIES.//
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RMKS/1. This NAVADMIN announces changes to the format and enrollment
requirements of the U.S. Navy Senior Enlisted Academy (SEA). SEA is the only
professional military education (PME) institution of the Navy dedicated to
senior enlisted personnel.
Changes to this program outlined below are based on extensive input from the
Fleet in the form of surveys, course critiques and active dialogue with
enlisted leaders to identify critical objectives of the course and barriers
2. In order to meet current and future demand, the SEA will continue to
offer nine classes per year, but effective October 2020 a stepped approach
will increase student throughput from 1,296 to 1,782 senior enlisted leaders
annually. Current class size is 144 students per class with an end goal of
growing each class to 198 students.
3. Beginning Fiscal Year 2021, the distance learning portion of the program
will be streamlined to better accommodate the operational commitments and
demands on our Sailors. These changes will also better align curriculum with
the Culture of Excellence of the Navy and the critical skills required of our
senior enlisted leaders.
Distance learning will be delivered in a 3-week block, mirroring the amount
of time students will stay in residence.
4. The program schedule will be as follows:
1 week Administrative Processing (No Academics)
3 weeks - Distance Learning
1 week Administrative Processing (Travel Admin)
3 weeks - In-Residence (Newport, RI)
5. Additionally, the Navy Primary Professional Military Education (PPME) or
Senior Enlisted Joint Professional Military Education (SEJPME) are no longer
required for enrollment or completion of the SEA. The requirements for
Professional Military Education are adequately addressed in Senior Enlisted
Selection Board convening orders and precepts. Reference (b) will be updated
to reflect these changes.
6. For additional information and to view the course schedule, refer to the
SEA website via MyNavy Portal at
communities and select Senior Enlisted Academy.
7. The SEA points of contact are the Course Director, at
coursedirector.sea(at)usnwc.edu, (401) 841-4944, and SEA Lead Faculty
Advisor, at LFA.sea(at)usnwc.edu, (401) 841-4471.
8. This message will remain in effect until superseded or canceled,
whichever occurs first.
9. Released by Vice Admiral John B. Nowell, Jr, N1.//