BOOST Program Disestablished


Story Number: NNS090630-23Release Date: 6/30/2009 5:10:00 PM
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From Naval Service Training Command Public Affairs

GREAT LAKES (NNS) -- Broadened Opportunity for Officer Selection and Training (BOOST), a program intended to help junior Sailors become officers, was officially disestablished June 30, after being incorporated into the Seaman to Admiral-21 Program (STA-21).

The original BOOST program was a nine-month program that offered active duty enlisted men and women between the ages of 18-24 the opportunity to receive 10 months of extensive academic preparation in order to become more competitive for selection to the Naval Academy, Marine Corps Enlisted Commissioning Education Program and Navy/Marine Corps Reserve Officers Training Corps scholarship programs.

STA-21 is a commissioning program in which candidates maintain the pay, benefits, and privileges they enjoy as an active duty Sailor and receive a scholarship to attend a university. STA-21, now going into its ninth year, is a full-time undergraduate education and follow-on commissioning program, which provides selectees up to 36 month to complete their bachelor's degree.

For more information about STA-21, including eligibility requirements, visit https://www.sta-21.navy.mil/.

For more news from Naval Service Training Command, visit www.navy.mil/local/greatlakes/.

 
 
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