three times the length of the period in the program, in
addition to any other prior service obligation. No
obligated service is incurred under the following
1. The scholarship award is made in recognition of
outstanding performance and if its acceptance
does not require relief from regular military duty
for more than 26 weeks, or
2. The purpose of the scholarship is to permit the
officer to work on a project of value to the
United States rather than fulfill the requirements
of an academic degree
The only eligibility requirement is that the
applicant be an active-duty officer or midshipman first
class. OPNAVINST 1520.24 contains more detailed
instructions and application procedures.
Are business groups operating for profit, foreign
governments, and political organizations
eligible donors for the scholarship program?
NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL,
MONTEREY, AND OTHER ADVANCED
Naval Postgraduate School Programs meet
subspecialty billet requirements for officer education
programs at the masters and doctoral levels. They
also provide some postgraduate education for all
qualified active-duty naval officers. The Catalog of
Naval Postgraduate School contains detailed
information on the postgraduate curriculum conducted
at the Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, and other
participating civilian educational institutions. Other
references include OPNAVINST 1520.23, the annual
OPNAVNOTE 1520, and the Naval Postgraduate
School Catalog of Self-Study Courses.
The eligibility criteria varies with the individual
programs; therefore, you should refer to the references
for determining eligibility and application procedures.
At what level do Naval Postgraduate School
Programs meet subspecialty billet requirements
for officer education programs?
DEFENSE LANGUAGE PROGRAMS
Designated billets require foreign language
proficiency. Navy personnel selected for these billets
attend the Defense Language Institute in Monterey,
California, or the Foreign Service Institute in
Washington, D.C. These schools offer instruction in
approximately 41 different languages. Officers
desiring an assignment that requires foreign language
training should submit a letter to their detailer
s p e c i f y i n g t h e t y p e o f a s s i g n m e n t d e s i r e d.
Applications from enlisted personnel, other than
Cryptologic Technicians, are not desired. Officers
selected for this program serve on active duty
following graduation for a period of twice the length of
the instruction received. OPNAVINST 1550.7 and
C N E T I N S T 1 5 5 0 . 9 c o n t a i n m o r e d e t a i l e d
Defense Language Programs offer instruction in
approximately how many languages?
JUNIOR AND SENIOR SERVICE
The military services have institutions that offer
advanced military courses in naval warfare and related
subjects to junior and senior officers. The purpose of
these courses is to improve the professional
competence of officers to assume higher responsibility
and higher command positions. These military
institutions include, but are not limited to, the
College of Naval Warfare, Newport, R.I.
College of Naval Command and Staff, Newport,
Naval Staff College, Newport, R.I.
Naval Command College, Newport, R.I.
Armed Forces Staff College, Norfolk, Va.
Industrial College of the Armed Forces, Fort
McNair, Washington, D.C.
National War College, Fort McNair,
Marine Corps Command and Staff College,
Army War College, Carlisle Barracks, Pa.
Army Command and General Staff College, Fort
Air War College, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
Air Command and Staff College, Maxwell AFB,