professional growth by the participant. At the
conclusion of the requirements and experience,
t h e m e m b e r i s a w a r d e d a J o u r n e y m an
Certificate in the appropriate trade.
How does the Navy benefit? The Navy gets a
highly motivated group of professional men and
women working to meet the high standards
required by the Navy. As a natural part of the
program, enrolled members enthusiastically
volunteer for more on-the-job training (OJT). The
more work a member performs, the more the
member can log in a work experience record.
Morale and job performance improve.
What does the program cost the member? Other
than a commitment to excellence, not a penny. The
Chief of Naval Education and Training handles all
How long does it take to complete the program?
That depends on the members rating and the
amount of OJT time the member applies to the
The current Applicable Trades by Ratings in the
NNAP can be accessed by calling 1-800 NAV ROTC, or
on the Internet at http://www.cnet.navy.mil/nnaps. If your
rating appears on this list, your next step is to see your
command career counselor (CCC), ESO, or a Navy
College Office education specialist/guidance
counselor. OPNAVINST 1560.10A governs this
ESOs, CCCs, and Navy College Office education
s p e c i a l i s t s / g u i d a n c e c o u n s e l o r s m a y o b t a i n
applications and information packages for their
commands by contacting the NNAP Administrator at
DSN 922-4940, extension 312, or commercial (850)
452-4940, extension 312.
Q32. When a member enrolled in the Navys National
Apprenticeship Program completes all of the
requirements, what type of certificate is he or she
Q33. What, if anything, does it cost a member to enroll
in the Navys National Apprenticeship Program?
DEFENSE ACTIVITY FOR
Learning Objectives: Describe the role of the Defense
Activity for Non-Traditional Education Support
(DANTES) in supporting voluntary education, identify
the various types of tests available through DANTES,
and identify the various programs available to qualified
The Defense Activity for Non-Traditional
Education Support (DANTES) is a Department of
Defense (DOD) agency that supports the voluntary
education programs of each military service, including
Reserve personnel. DANTES is located in Pensacola,
Florida. The Department of the Navy (DON) is
designated as the executive agent for DANTES.
DANTES is responsible for providing the
Providing a wide range of examination and
Operating a distance learning support system
Providing educational and informational materials
P r o v i d i n g s u p p o r t f o r n e w e d u c a t i o n al
DANTES can be accessed on the Internet at
http://voled.doded.mil. The goal of this site is to provide
you with the most complete and accurate information on
all DANTES voluntary education programs and other
Q34. What is the role of DANTES?
Q35. What activity is designated as the executive
agent for DANTES?
Just what does nontraditional education mean?
Nontraditional education typically means the
educational experience did not take place in a formal
classroom or on a college campus. Nontraditional
education has become a major factor in American
education. The military services have long played a
leading role in the development of this type of
Adult students, military personnel in particular,
are often surprised to learn how much of their
experience may be applied toward a college degree.
The ESO offers advice on how command members can
receive credit earned nontraditionally.
Service personnel develop and expand their skills
and knowledge through a variety of learning
experiences outside the formal classroom. The