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1 When: Thursday, 24 January 2008, 0920 What: STA-21 ProgramWhen: Thursday, 24 January 2008, 0920Where: ESO/CCC Workshop, Bldg. C-9, Classroom 2Presented by: LT David Boisselle, USNThis presentation will inform potential enlisted fleet applicants about attaining a STA-21 college scholarship, including eligibility criteria, application procedures and program deadline. Other officer accession programs will be discussed in brief.
2 What: STA-21 Program Career Day When: 22 February 2008, 0900-1000 Where: CNATTU, Bldg. 223, NAS OceanaPresented by: LT David Boisselle, USN( orand NROTC Unit Hampton RoadsThis presentation will inform potential enlisted fleet applicants about attaining a STA-21 college scholarship, including eligibility criteria, application procedures and program deadline. Other officer accession programs will be discussed in brief.
3 What: STA-21 Program Career Day When: 20 February 2008, 0900-1000 Where: Devary Hall, Bldg. C-9, NS NorfolkPresented by: LT David Boisselle, USN( orand NROTC Unit Hampton RoadsThis presentation will inform potential enlisted fleet applicants about attaining a STA-21 college scholarship, including eligibility criteria, application procedures and program deadline. Other officer accession programs will be discussed in brief.
4 AGENDA Program History Current Program Pay and Allowances Eligibility RequirementsProgram OptionsEducationCommissioningApplicationReferences and Points of ContactOther Commissioning ProgramsGuest Speakers/Q&AAGENDA
5 PROGRAM HISTORY When Sailors today hear the term “Seaman to Admiral,” no doubt formerChief of Naval Operations Admiral MikeBoorda comes to mind. As a product ofan enlisted-to-officer commissioningprogram in the early 1960s, Admiral Boordawas the first CNO to have risen from theenlisted ranks.As CNO, Admiral Boorda immediatelyreestablished the historic program, Seamanto Admiral, for young Sailors to earn theircommission and become naval officers. Theadmiral believed “people should have theopportunity to excel, and be all they canbe, even if they don’t get a perfect ortraditional start.”
6 CURRENT PROGRAM The Navy has combined most of its commissioning paths into oneconsolidated program, Seaman toAdmiral-21. This program isdesigned to meet the goals of theNavy in the 21st Century, whilecreating a fair and equitablesystem for outstanding activeduty Sailors to receive top-notchcollege education and becomecommissioned officers in theUnrestricted Line, Nurse Corps,Supply Corps, or Civil EngineerCorps.
7 PAY AND ALLOWANCES Participants in the STA-21 program will: Receive full pay and allowances for theirpay gradeBe eligible for enlisted advancementReceive an education voucher of up to$10,000 per year, paid to the universityfor tuition, fees, and booksUpon successful degree completion, becommissioned as active duty Ensigns inthe U.S. Navy
8 ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS To be eligible to apply to the STA-21Commissioning Program, a Sailor must:Be a U.S. citizenBe recommended by COBe a high school graduate/GEDBe able to complete requirements fora bachelor degree in 36 months or lessBe able to complete degree and becommissioned prior to 27th birthday(some waivers)Maintain a GPA of 2.5 or betterSAT (min. 1000) or ACT (min. 41) withinthree years of application deadlineMeet physical standards for appointment
9 PROGRAM OPTIONS STA-21 allows Sailors to apply to the Core Option or Target Group Option.Students in Core Program will bechoose an Unrestricted Line communityin their senior year. (Offers mostflexibility in selecting a major andrequesting schools to attend.)Students selected into a Target GroupOption will, upon commissioning, beassigned to that option’s officercommunity.
10 Nuclear (SWO & Surface) Special Warfare Civil Engineer Supply Nurse PROGRAM OPTIONSPilot/NFOSurface Warfare(and SWO/IP)Nuclear (SWO & Surface)Special WarfareCivil EngineerSupplyNurse
11 Special Duty Officer, Intelligence PROGRAM OPTIONSSpecial OperationsSpecial Duty Officer, IntelligenceSpecial Duty Officer, Information WarfareMedical Corps New!What designator to apply for?Aptitude and career desiresSeek mentor(s)
12 EDUCATION Selection into STA-21 will occur in the fall of each year. Some selectees willinitially attend BOOST, then completeNaval Science Institute (NSI), or reportdirectly to NSI.BOOST is designed to offer anindividualized program of study toassist in transition to college. BOOSTpath may be 3 or 6 months long,depending on student’s needs. Thosewho are not designated to attend BOOSTwill report directly to NSI. BOOST islocated at NETC Newport, RI.
13 EDUCATION The Naval Science Institute (NSI) Program is designed to teach officercandidates the fundamental coreconcepts of being a naval officer.This program provides competency innavigation, engineering, weapons,military history, justice, etc. NSIis located at NETC Newport, RI andlasts 8 weeks.Upon successful completion of NSI,the STA-21 officer candidates willreport to an NROTC affiliated collegeor university to pursue their collegedegrees.
14 EDUCATION STA-21 applicants make up to three school choices during the application process, and CNET conductsactual student placement to the schools afterselection into the program. This placement isbased on several factors including availableNROTC Unit openings, program option, etc.While selectees are strongly encouraged topursue technical degree programs, participantsare free to choose their major areas of study.Some of the many NROTC collegesand universities include:* University of Arizona* San Diego State University* Pennsylvania State University* University of Notre Dame* ODU/HU/NSU
15 EDUCATION Students in the STA-21 Program will attend school full-time year-round. All students arerequired to complete degreerequirements in not more than 36calendar months. STA-21 membersare required to be enrolled inevery academic semester offeredby the college or university.Not all STA-21 students willbegin their college education atthe same time of year due toplanned phasing of the program.Some may begin in the summer, othersin the fall, and still others inthe spring.
16 COMMISSIONING After successfully earning a college degree and graduating from his or herrespective college or university, theofficer candidate will be commissionedan Ensign in the United States Navy.Following graduation, newlycommissioned Ensigns are sent to initialtraining for their officer community.
17 CANDIDATE CHARACTERISTICS or “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Sailors”Sustained superior performanceChallenging and diversified assignmentsPersonal and professional education and developmentCommand and community involvementAppearance and physical fitnessLeadership and maturityGoal-oriented
18 APPLICATION The STA-21 application is composed of two parts: Part I (Initial Application Data—Online Form)Part II (Mail-in)a. Must be postmarked by 1 July of application yearb. Includes:Personal StatementDownloadable application formLast five enlisted performance evaluationsSAT or ACT scoresAcademic transcripts (HS/GED and college)SMART TranscriptPFA ResultsInterviewer’s Appraisal SheetsCommanding Officer’s endorsement and recommendation
19 TIMELINE 31 Mar 08: SAT or ACT deadline (recommended) 01 May 08: Special Request Chit to CO15 May 08: Application package to Admin31 May 08: Interviewer’s Appraisal Boardand Nomination Review Board15 Jun 08: CO’s endorsement prepared01 Jul 08: Mailing deadlineXX Sep 08: Selection board convenesXX Oct 08: Results announced by NAVADMIN
20 Lessons Learned Clear, forceful, consistent endorsement from CO Comments on leadership and potentialInterview boards of senior officers (DH+)Personal statement explains weakness(es)Personal statement highlights leadership exp.Have mentor(s) proof personal statementObtain as much current college as possibleLetters of recommendation encouraged
21 TRENDS More emphasis on technical majors Early completion – Do you have your AA/AAS?Encouraging more applicant diversityPFA minimums are not good enoughAverage SAT = 1200Previous college credits – MathWhole Person Concept – community involvement, outside activitiesFY07 STA-21 Selection Process:- 800 applications received- 595 application board eligible (due to errors)- 200 selected (34%)
22 REFERENCES AND POINTS OF CONTACT OPNAVINST A (Chapt. 8) [NAVADMIN XXX/08 (approx. May)Your Command Career CounselorPoints of contact:The STA-21 program is managed and administered bythe Commander, Naval Service Training Command (NSTC),Officer Development.On the Web:Telephone: (850) or DSNLT David Boisselle, U.S. Joint Forces Commandor
23 OTHER COMMISSIONING PROGRAMS United States Naval AcademyOfficer Candidate SchoolLimited Duty Officer/Chief Warrant OfficerMedical Enlisted Commissioning ProgramMedical Service Corps In-Service Procurement ProgramFlying Chief Warrant Officer ProgramDirect Commissioning Programs
24 UNITED STATES NAVAL ACADEMY Established in 1845, the NavalAcademy, located in Annapolis,Maryland, is the undergraduatecollege for the Navy that preparesyoung men and women to becometo become professional officersin the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps.The Naval Academy ensures thatthe best students from around theUnited States are selected foradmission and that those who areselected have the drive andmotivation to complete thefour-year program and excel asOfficers in the Navy or MarineCorps.On the Web:
25 At least 17 years of age and must not have passed 23 UNITED STATES NAVAL ACADEMY - EligibilityAt least 17 years of age and must not have passed 23on 1 July of year entering USNAUnmarried, not pregnant, no parenthood obligationsMust obtain 1 of 85 SECNAV nominationsAcademically qualified (incl. SAT 1050 or ACT 46)SECNAV nomination requests due to USNA Admissions Officeby 15 February of year desiring entry
26 OFFICER CANDIDATE SCHOOL (OCS) The 13-week OCS course has beendesigned to give an individual abasic working knowledge of thehigh-tech naval establishmentafloat and ashore, to prepare thatindividual to assume theresponsibilities of a naval officer.OCS is open to qualified individualswho possess a bachelor’s degreeand who are committed to the goalof earning a commission in theNavy.The United States Naval OfficerCandidate School is located atNaval Air Station, Pensacola, FL.
27 At least 19 years old and not more than 29 to 35 OFFICER CANDIDATE SCHOOL - EligibilityAt least 19 years old and not more than 29 to 35depending on designator. (Waivers for enlisted service.)Must possess a bachelor’s degreeMust pass Officer Aptitude Rating (OAR) exam. Pilot/NFO/AMDO applicants must also take the Aviation SelectionTest Battery (ASTB).Marital status and dependents: no restrictionsNo application deadline to COMNAVCRUITCOM
28 LDO/CWO The Limited Duty Officer and Chief Warrant Officer Programs provide commissioningopportunities to qualified seniorenlisted personnel.LDOs and CWOs are technicallyoriented officers who performduties limited to specificoccupational fields and requirestrong leadership skills.
29 LDO/CWO - EligibilityBe at least a PO1 (CPO SelBd eligible) for LDO orCPO-select for CWOLDO: Must have completed at least 8 but not more than16 years (15 for PO1) of active naval serviceCWO: Must have completed at least 12 but not more than24 years of active naval serviceNo age restrictionApplications postmarked to NAVPERSCOM by 1 October
30 MEDICAL ENLISTED COMMISSIONING PROGRAM (MECP) MECP is a commissioning program specifically intended to provide an advancement pathway to a commission in the Nurse Corps, USNR.Selectees for the program will participate in a nationally accredited academic program leading to a bachelor’s degree in nursing.OPNAVINST A, Chapt. 5
31 MECP - EligibilityCandidates must complete baccalaureate nursing degree requirements and be commissioned prior to 35th birthdayAccepted for acceptance to nursing schoolMarital status and dependents: No restrictionsApplications postmarked to NMETC Bethesda by 1 October.
32 IN-SERVICE PROCUREMENT PROGRAM (MSC IPP) MEDICAL SERVICE CORPSIN-SERVICE PROCUREMENT PROGRAM (MSC IPP)The MSC IPP provides a pathway to anofficer commission for careermotivated enlisted to serve as:Health Care Administration (HCA)Physician Assistant (PA)Radiation Health Officer (RHO)Environmental Health Officer (EHO)Industrial Health Officer (IHO)EntomologyPharmacy
33 IN-SERVICE PROCUREMENT PROGRAM (MSC IPP) MEDICAL SERVICE CORPSIN-SERVICE PROCUREMENT PROGRAM (MSC IPP)Open to E-5 to E-9 (some rating restrictions)Must not have reached 42nd birthday by time of initialappointmentQualifying degreeDeadline for application to NMETC Bethesda is 26 August.OPNAVINST A, Chapt. 6
34 FLYING CHIEF WARRANT OFFICER “PILOT” PROGRAM Navy is seeking applications from highly-qualified andhard-charging Sailors (E5-E7) for a “pilot” program toplace Chief Warrant Officers in cockpits as pilots andnaval flight officers.30 selectees will be commissiond as CWO2, attendLDO/CWO Indoctrination, and report to flight training.Newly-winged aviators will attend FRS for ultimateassignment to VP, VP(Q), VQ(T), HSC, and HSL squadrons.Intent is to create “flying specialists” unencumberedby traditional career paths of unrestricted lineofficers. As such, Flying CWOs will rotate betweentraditional aviation sea and shore commands, but remainjunior/division officers (vice DH and command track).
35 FLYING CHIEF WARRANT OFFICER “PILOT” PROGRAM Eligibility:Must be commissioned by 27th birthdayMust possess associate’s degree or higherPhysically qualified for aviation dutyMust meet Aviation Standard Test Battery (ASTB)minimums8 year minimum service obligation for pilot; 6 for NFOApplication deadline to Pers-432V is 13 Jun 08For further info, see:
36 DIRECT COMMISSIONING PROGRAMS Dental CorpsChaplain CorpsJudge Advocate General Corps (JAG)Medical Officer
37 QUIZ!STA-21 participants receive an education voucher of how much, and what may it be used for?STA-21 participants must complete requirements for a bachelor’s degree in how many months?STA-21 participants must be commissioned prior to what age?STA-21 applicants must achieve what SAT or ACT minimum scores?T or F: Non-citizens may apply for STA-21.Applications must be postmarked to CNET by what date?
38 “We are now faced with the fact, my friends, that tomorrow is today “We are now faced with the fact, my friends, that tomorrow is today. We are confronted with the fierce urgency of now. In this unfolding conundrum of life and history, there is such a thing as being too late. Procrastination is still the thief of time.”- Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
39 Boisselle’s Recommended Reading About Face: The Odyssey of an American Warrior – COL David Hackworth, USA (Ret)The Killer Angels – Michael ShaaraQuiet Strength: The Principles, Practices, & Priorities of a Winning Life – Tony DungyHow to Win Friends and Influence People – Dale CarnegieMy American Journey – Gen. Colin PowellBlack Hawk Down: A Story of Modern War – Mark BowdenFaith of My Fathers: A Family Memoir – John McCainOnce an Eagle – Anton MyrerLeadership is an Art – Max De PreeIt’s Your Ship: Management Techniques from the Best Damn Ship in the Navy – D. Michael AbrashoffOn Becoming a Leader – Warren BennisJohn Paul Jones: Sailor, Hero, Father of the American Navy – Evan ThomasThe Greatest Generation – Tom Brokaw1776 – David McCulloughThe Gift of Valor: A War Story – Michael M. PhillipsThe Difference Maker: Making Your Attitude Your Greatest Asset - John C. MaxwellRead Navy Objectives for FY 2008 and Beyond, Navy Times, All Hands, and your local newspaper
41 REFERENCES AND POINTS OF CONTACT OPNAVINST A (Chapt. 8) [NAVADMIN XXX/08 (approx. May)Your Command Career CounselorPoints of contact:The STA-21 program is managed and administered bythe Commander, Naval Service Training Command (NSTC),Officer Development.On the Web:Telephone: (850) or DSNLT David Boisselle, U.S. Joint Forces Commandor