Key Role of Navy College OfficesEducation
ESO workshops conducted by Navy College
Tuition Assistance (TA) Program.
Navy College Program for Afloat College
Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges/
Navy College Rating Partners.
Testing and Certification Programs.
· The Navy College Center.
· United Services Military Apprenticeship
· Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)
Educational Assistance Programs.
Post-Vietnam Era Educational Assistance
Montgomery GI Bill Act of 1984.
Selected Reserve and National Guard
benefits under the Montgomery GI Bill.
A worldwide network of civilian educational
advisors at major commands staffs the Navy College
Offices. The offices offer educational opportunities
and programs to meet the individual needs and
interests of Navy personnel, which for enlisted
personnel can be met primarily through the Navy
The Navy College Offices offer
educational counseling, testing programs through
DANTES, and financial aid through the Navy Tuition
SECNAVINST 1560.4 and
OPNAVINST 1560.9 govern Voluntary Education
Programs. There are approximately 60 Navy College
Offices located worldwide and the Naval Education
and Training Professional Development and
Technology Center (NETPDTC) in Pensacola, Florida
manage them. In addition to the vision/components of
the Navy College Program stated earlier, Navy College
Offices also have the following goals:
· To enhance the personal and professional
development of Navy personnel.
· To develop the leadership capabilities of service
members and enhance mission readiness.
advancement/promotions in rate/rank.
· To support a sense of personal worth and
Personnel should receive counseling about the
Navy College Program within 30 days after arrival at
their first permanent duty station.
Anyone desiring to take advantage of the Navys
educational opportunities should start by visiting the
commands ESO. The ESO and Navy College Office
counselors work together. They can help members
make the best use of educational programs. To be
effective, Navy College Offices must coordinate with
and have the support of all ESOs at sea and ashore.
Q1. The Navy College Offices offers programs to
meet what needs of Navy personnel?
PURSUED THROUGH NAVY COLLEGE
The Navy College Offices open doors to civilian
colleges for military personnel and provides them the
opportunity to pursue education. Regardless of where
personnel are stationed, they can earn the same
academic degrees earned by students outside the
military service. Personnel in paygrades E-6 through
E-8 who earn an associate, bachelor, and/or graduate
degree while on active duty could receive favorable
consideration by their respective selection board.
Some of the opportunities for which Navy members
are eligible are as follows:
· Associate, bachelor, and graduate degree
· Vocational and technical certificates.
· High school diploma or general education
development (GED) equivalency certificate.
· Financial assistance for educational programs.
· Tests to gain college admission, receive college
credit, or obtain national certification.
· Educational advising from professionals
(education specialists and guidance counselors).
· Educational opportunities that will open doors to
advancement, including various commissioning