personnel, veterans, Reserve component personnel,
Department of Defense (DOD), and Department of
Energy (DOE) civilian employees who were separated
not earlier than 1 October 1990. Military personnel
must have served a minimum of 6 years; civilian
members of the DOD and DOE must have 5 years of
federal service. Those interested in academic
teaching positions must have a bachelors degree from
an accredited college. Those interested in teaching
vocational subjects (e.g., electronics, computers,
construction trades) are not required to have a college
degree to apply, but must be able to document their
skill level or expertise.
For more information on Troops to Teachers, visit
the home page site at http://voled.doded.mil/dantes/ttt.
In support of the Examination and Distance
Learning Programs, DANTES develops and acquires
specific educational publications for use by ESOs.
These include the following publications:
SOC Guide. This guide provides general
information on how nontraditional experiences may be
reviewed. It identifies some of the nontraditional means
that military students commonly use to demonstrate
college-equivalent learning. It also summarizes the
acceptance of nontraditional credit in Servicemembers
Opportunity Colleges (SOC) institutions.
Guide to the Evaluation of Educational
Experiences in the Armed Services (ACE Guide).
This guide is published as a three-volume set. It
contains recommendations for credit for formal
courses offered by the services and for some military
occupations. It includes Navy rates and ratings and
limited duty officer (LDO) and chief warrant officer
(CWO) designators. The Guide is updated every 2
years. Commands may review the guide at the nearest
Navy College Office.
Handbook to the Guide to the Evaluation of
Educational Experiences in the Armed Services. This
handbook is not intended to replace the introductory
sections and appendices of the guide; it merely
supplements the guide. It contains semiannual updates
of recent evaluations of training courses.
Guide to DANTES Examinations. This brochure
is designed for use by personnel who provide general
information about the DANTES testing program. It
includes a summary description of each examination
available through DANTES, as well as summary
descriptions of certification programs. ESOs will find
this publication very helpful when counseling Navy
personnel about DANTES examinations.
DANTES can provide ESOs with many other
free educational and informational materials, including
the DANTES Information Bulletin (distributed
monthly), reference books, manuals, brochures,
catalogs, promotional materials, and audiovisual
training aids. Contact DANTES to obtain their Catalog
of Materials, which also contains ordering procedures.
DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS
AFFAIRS EDUCATIONAL ASSISTANCE
Learning Objectives: Identify the basic Department of
Veterans Affairs educational assistance programs
available for in-service and veteran personnel.
Veterans Affairs (VA) educational assistance
refers to the financial aid available to pay for eligible
veterans and active-duty personnel to attend school.
Veterans educational assistance is available primarily
through the following programs:
Post-Vietnam Era Veterans Educational
Montgomery GI Bill (MGIB)
The following paragraphs contain basic information
on these programs. The ESO can obtain detailed
information from the local Navy College Office, CCC,
VA office, the institution the student is going to attend, or
Navy Personnel Command, PERS- 604, at DSN
882-4258/59 or 901-874-4258/59. If you have access to
the Internet, you can examine the Department of
Veterans Affairs Educational Assistance Programs
home page at http://www.va.gov/education.
POST-VIETNAM ERA VETERANS
EDUCATIONAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAM
The Post-Vietnam Era Veterans Educational
Assistance Program is a voluntary, contributory
educational financial assistance program. It is
available for personnel who entered the Navy during
the period from 1 January 1977 through 30 June 1985.
Personnel who elected to take part in this program
contribute between $25 and $100 per month for a
minimum of 12 months or make lump sum payments as
desired. The members total contribution cannot
exceed $2,700. Only active-duty members may make