a period three times the length of the period in the
program, in addition to any other prior service
obligation. Refer to OPNAVINST 1520.24 for
detailed information concerning this program.
Officer Law Education Program
The Officer Law Education Program allows
selected naval officers to enter an American Bar
Association (ABA) accredited law school for up to 36
months. Selectees may enter the school to pursue a
bachelor of law or juris doctor degree, which may
lead to service as a Judge Advocate General (JAG)
Corps officer. For more information on this program,
refer to SECNAVINST 1520.7.
VETERANS AFFAIRS EDUCATIONAL
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)
manages the following three educational assistance
programs for active service members and veterans:
Vietnam Era GI Bill Conversion
Veterans Educational Assistance Program
Montgomery GI Bill of 1984 (new GI Bill)
VIETNAM ERA GI BILL CONVERSION
Those individuals who had remaining entitlement
under the Vietnam Era GI Bill on 31 December 1989
are eligible for Montgomery GI Bill benefits.
However, they must have served on active duty
without a break in service from 19 October 1984 to 30
June 1987 or 1988. They must also serve 4 years in
the Selected Reserve after release from active duty.
VETERANS EDUCATIONAL ASSISTANCE
The Veterans Educational Assistance Program
(VEAP) is a voluntary, contributory educational
financial assistance program. It is available to
personnel who entered the Navy during the period
from 1 January 1977 through 30 June 1985. This
program was terminated on 1 April 1987.
MONTGOMERY GI BILL ACT OF 1984
Beginning on 1 July 1985, nonprior service
members entering active duty began receiving
educational benefits under the Montgomery GI Bill
(MGIB). Service members eligible for the Vietnam
Era GI Bill may also be eligible to receive benefits
under the MGIB as of 1 January 1990.
members who entered active duty after 31 December
1979 and are eligible for the Veterans Educational
Assistance Program (VEAP) are not eligible for the
For detailed information on VA programs, contact
your local VA or Navy Campus office or refer to