requirements before registering). Courses may
be taken on more than one computer, such as a
computer at the office and one at home.
Flexibility Online training allows students to
set their own paces, test out of portions of
courses where they already have knowledge, or
only access the portions of a course of immediate
interest. Online training may also be used to
reinforce classroom or on-the-job training.
Courses may be stopped and resumed as many
times as desired. Courses may even be repeated
or accessed many times as a learning aid.
Q1. An individual signing up for Navy E-Learning
will have to pay how much per course?
ENLISTED TO OFFICER
There are many enlisted Sailors with the potential
and leadership ability to become Naval officers. The
Navy, realizing this pool of talent, has several different
types of commissioning programs available to enlisted
personnel. As the ESO it is your responsibility to help
match the candidate with the most appropriate
commissioning program. These programs are briefly
discussed here, for in-depth application procedures
and forms, see OPNAVINST 1420.1, Enlisted to
Officer Commissioning Programs Application
THE U.S. NAVAL ACADEMY (USNA) AND
NAVAL ACADEMY PREPARATORY
The U.S. Naval Academy (USNA), located in
Annapolis, Maryland, offers an outstanding
opportunity for qualified young men and women to
embark on careers as officers in the Navy or Marine
Students at the Naval Academy are
Midshipmen, U.S. Navy, receiving pay of a
midshipmen plus tuition, room, and board. Candidates
report to the Naval Academy in July for Plebe Summer.
The academic curriculum focuses primarily on
technical fields of study such as engineering, math, and
physics, which lead to appointments in the
Unrestricted Line communities of the Navy including
Surface Warfare, Submarines, Aviation, Special
Warfare and Special Operations. A small percentage
of appointments in the U.S. Marine Corps are also
offered to those qualified.
A Bachelor of Science
degree is awarded upon graduation. Graduates are
commissioned as Ensigns, U.S. Naval Reserve, or as
Second Lieutenants, U.S. Marine Corps Reserve. The
minimum service obligation is 5 years active duty and
3 years Reserve upon initial appointment as an officer.
The Naval Academy Preparatory School (NAPS)
provides intensive instruction and preparation for the
academic, military and physical training curricula at
the U.S. Naval Academy. NAPS students are in an
active duty enlisted status. The school convenes in
July of each year and runs through May of the
following year. NAPS is located on board the Naval
Education and Training Center, Newport, Rhode
Upon successful completion of NAPS,
appointments to the Naval Academy are offered and
those who accept the appointment report in July.
Applicants are strongly encouraged to apply to all
categories of nominations for which they qualify. All
categories of nomination are listed in Appendix A of
OPNAVINST 1420.1, or in the Admissions Chapter of
the Naval Academy Catalog. Catalogs can be obtained
by calling (410) 293-4361 or DSN 281-4361 or by
writing to USNA Admissions Office, 117 Decatur
Road, Annapolis, MD 21402.
Basic Eligibility Requirements. Applicants must
Citizens of the United States and cannot be
Of good moral character and have no record of
disciplinary action within 3 years before
At least 17 years of age and must not have passed
their 23rd birthday on 1 July of the year entering
the Naval Academy. Age restrictions cannot be
Unmarried, not pregnant, and have no legal
responsibility to support children or other
High school graduates or holds a GED and is
scholastically qualified by USNAs admissions
Officially nominated from one of the many
nomination sources available. Appendix A of
OPNAVINST 1420.1 lists these sources.
Recommended by their commanding officer.
Additional academic and program eligibility
requirements are specified in greater detail in
OPNAVINST 1420.1, chapter 3.