Q54. Under the Montgomery GI Bill Act of 1984,
active duty members may use their in-service
benefits after a minimum of how many years?
Q55. Selected Reserve and National Guard personnel
became eligible for educational benefits under
the Montgomery GI Bill in what year?
The Navy provides educational benefits to
members through the ESO, CCC, Navy College
Offices, and DANTES. ESOs must make sure all
persons are aware of these benefits. ESOs should
guide Navy people as they pursue the various
voluntary education programs. ESOs and civilian
education specialists/guidance counselors should
assist naval personnel in selecting the goals that are
right for them. As an ESO you will find it rewarding to
help personnel attain their goals.
Because of the many instructions and publications that
govern educational programs, ESOs must have up-to-date
information. They should check with the local Navy
College Office or the VA to get the latest educational
benefits information. ESOs should also make every effort
to attend the ESO workshops offered by Navy College
Offices at various locations around the world.
To find out where the Navy College Offices are
located and points of contacts at these offices,
access the Navy College Program website at: http://
REFERENCES USED TO DEVELOP
Navy Voluntary Education Program, CNETINST
1560.3D, Chief of Naval Education and Training,
Pensacola, Fla., 1991.