NAVAL EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS
Upon completion of this chapter, you should be able to do the following:
Describe the historical foundation of the U.S. 6.
Describe the appointment process to the Naval 7.
Identify the eligibility criteria for appointment 8.
to the Naval Academy.
Identify the eligibility requirements for entering 9.
the NROTC Program.
Describe the NROTC organization on the 10.
Identify the purpose and curriculum of Of-
ficer Candidate School.
Identify the purpose and curriculum of Aviation
Officer Candidate School.
Identify the purpose and curriculum of the
Naval Postgraduate School.
List the degrees offered by the Uniformed
Services University of the Health Sciences.
Identify the mission and historical founda-
tion of the Naval War College.
Career Navy officers who, after being com-
missioned, feel that their academic life is over are
sadly mistaken. Formal education is a recurring
part of their entire career. The use officers
make of it determines to a great measure their
The Navy places importance on formal officer
education for two primary reasons. First, the
overall mission of the Navy and the personnel
needed to accomplish this mission have increased
tremendously in scope and complexity. Therefore,
the Navy must thoroughly train the people
primarily responsible for this mission. The
secondand equally importantreason is that
every career officers eventual aim is to command.
Succession to command presumes a sound
knowledge of the operations of the unit to be
In this chapter we will look at some of the
educational institutions used to train naval
officers. We will discuss both commissioning
source schools and continuing education schools
You may have the opportunity to attend some of
these schools during your naval career.
10 Dec. 1815
10 Oct. 1845
11 Jul. 1846
5 Feb. 1852
Navy establishes school for its
The Naval School opens at An-
napolis, Maryland (now the
First Naval Academy graduate,
Richmond Aulick, receives com-
mission as a passed midshipman.
Navy dedicates chapel built at
Annapolis, Maryland; first to be
built on Navy property.