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November 2010

  1. 1. Monthly insight into America’s Navy – “A Global Force for Good” ® Issue 01 November 2010 This issue NROTC Program P.1 Educational Opportunities P.2 Navy Nuclear Power Program P.3 Upcoming Travels & Events P.4 Highest demand:  Navy Nuclear Power Program  Navy Special Warfare/Navy Special Operations (i.e.Navy Reserve Officer Training Corp (NROTC) Program SEALs, SWCC, Air Rescue Swimmers, ExplosiveThe NROTC scholarship provides full tuition and fees at 159 of our nations most elite and Ordnance Disposal, Navy Diver)prestigious colleges and universities. Upon completion of a 4-year undergraduateprogram, students receive direct commissions as Ensigns (0-3) in the U.S. Navy. While in  Navy Reserve Officer Training Corp (NROTC)college, students receive a monthly stipend (Freshman $250, Sophomore $300, Junior Scholarship applicants (if$350, Senior $400). Below is a brief overview of the minimum qualifications. For more accepted, applicants receive a fully-fundedinformation go to: undergraduate degree and serve as commissionedMinimum Qualifications: officers afterwards.)  Be a U.S. Citizen  Practicing Medical Doctors, Dentists, and Nurses  Be 17 years old by Sept. 1, of the first year of college.  Navy Reserves (Stay here in the Fargo area and drill one  High School Diploma weekend a month here in Fargo!)  ACT (Math=21, English22), SAT (Math=520, Verbal= 530)  If the minimum ACT or SAT score isn’t attained, the top 10% of the graduating class is still eligible.
  2. 2. Educational Opportunities in the U.S. NavyRating Relevant degrees compliment practical experience.Rating-Relevant Degrees - In responding to University of Oklahoma, University of theSailor’s need for greater access to higher Incarnate Word, Upper Iowa University,education, Navy College Program (NCP) has Vincennes University.developed partnerships with colleges and Programs Afloat for College Educationuniversities to offer rating (occupation) (PACE) – Another educational opportunityrelevant degrees via distance learning to that exists in the U.S. Navy is the ProgramsSailors everywhere. These new educationpartnerships provide associates and Afloat for College Education program, The Recruiter-in-Charge otherwise known as, PACE.bachelors degree programs relevant to each Home town: Mamou, LArating, and make maximum use of military Through this program, the Navy has Navy Occupation: Aviation Ordnancemanprofessional training and experience to contracted Central Texas College (CTC) tofulfill degree requirements. The program Years of Service: 13 provide college courses on board Navalalso provides opportunities to take courses Current Paygrade: E-7/Chief Petty vessels via instructor-led (IL) and Distance Officerthrough distance learning so that Sailors Learning, (DL). Education: AAS Business, pursuing a BSanywhere will be able to pursue a degree. in Environmental ScienceThe goal of the Navy College Program These courses are transferable to all Previous Assignments: USS EnterpriseDistance Learning Partnership (NCPDLP) previously mentioned Distance Learning CVN-65, USS Abraham Lincoln CVN-72,Schools is to support both the Sailor’s Partnership Schools and can be applied Navy Recruiting District Houston, Navy Recruiting District Minneapolismobile lifestyle and educational goals with towards the Sailors Rating-Relevant Degree Hello everyone! I’d like to thank you forrating relevant degree programs. Courses Program. These courses are offered via CD- taking time to review the first issue ofare offered in a variety of formats, such as ROM, PDA/IPOD, and in the traditional our monthly newsletter.CD-ROM, Videotape, Paper, or over the classroom environment. In this particular We are currently staffed with threeinternet. Participating schools include: program, courses are offered tuition-free recruiters and are responsible forAmerican Military University, Berkeley and students are only required to purchase covering 400 square miles so, you can imagine how difficult it is for us toCollege, Bismarck State College, Central their text books. make it around to every community,Texas College, Charter Oak State College, high school, and post-secondary Tuition Assistance (TA) - is the Navy’s institution in our area of coverage.City University of Seattle, Coastline educational financial assistance program. ItCommunity College, Columbia College of That said, we thought it would be a provides active duty personnel funding for great idea to publish this newsletter toMissouri, Dallas TeleCollege, ECPI College of tuition costs for courses taken in an off-duty provide a snap-shot of the Navy andTechnology, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical also provide everyone out there with status at a college, university or current recruiting criteria and practices.University, Empire State College, Excelsior vocational/technical institution, whoseCollege, Florida National College, Fort Hays On the last page of this newsletter regional or national accreditation isState University, Hawaii Pacific University, you’ll find a quick-reference regarding recognized by the Department of Education. our upcoming travels; if we’re in yourOld Dominion University, Olympic College, area and you’d like to meet with us,Regent University, Roger Williams All Navy Tuition Assistance pays up-front please feel free to contact us. Thanks again and on behalf of my staff, HappyUniversity, Saint Joseph’s College of Maine, the tuition and fees charged by educational Holidays!Saint Leo University, San Diego City College, institutions for course enrollments. NavySothern New Hampshire University, Strayer Tuition Assistance pays $250.00 per “Education’s purpose is toUniversity, Thomas Edison State College, semester hour for an annual cap of 16 replace an empty mind withTrident Technical College, TUI University, semester hours/$4,500.00 annually. an open one.” – MalcolmUniversity of Maryland University College, Forbes
  3. 3. Useful Websites:` ,,,,,,,,,,,,, data-reports-research/trends,, The Navy Nuclear Power Program ucation, http://www.military- The Navy Nuclear team is one with a long, months in NF “A” School. Upon graduation advanced-education/, proud history. Rooted in a vision of the you will be advanced to Petty Officer Third future, the nuclear Navy today operates in for-military-families.aspx, Class (E-4). Finally, after completing the NF, every corner of the world. The men and “A” School, students move on to Nuclear women who operate and maintain the ejournalusa.html, Prototype Training for an additional six, Navy’s nuclear propulsion systems are months where they will have the, st leading the way into the 21 century. opportunity to apply theoretical concepts cfm?Section=Home, on an operating Navy Nuclear Propulsion, The qualifications are demanding but for a Plant. Afterwards, students are sent to, select few, the rewards are unsurpassed., either an Aircraft Carrier or Submarine for, Nuclear power is a challenging field where assigned duty. individuals come together as a team, leading Visit us on You Tube! the way for all to follow. Making the grade The American Council on Education (ACE) takes effort, even from the most qualified, recommends that colleges/universities StatesNavy?feature=chclk , but the feeling of making it to the top is award up to 77 credits for completion of the unequaled. program; students are only a few classes This publication does not reflect the official views of the Department of short of an Associate’s Degree. Defense. All Photographs, unless If you are accepted into the Navy Nuclear otherwise stated, are official U.S. Navy Program you will enter the Navy as an E-3, Visit: Photos. already ahead of your counterparts by two pay grades. Your first step will be to complete Basic Training at Great Lakes, IL. Status of the Navy: During this two-month program you will be training with new sailors from across the Active Duty: 328, 059 (Officer: 52,490 Enlisted: 271,011, Midshipmen: 4,558) nation. Ships Underway The USS ABRAHAM After completing recruit training, you will Carriers: USS Nimitz (CVN 68) - Pacific Ocean LINCOLN CVN-72 is travel to Charleston, SC for Nuclear Field USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) - 5th Fleet currently deployed! USS George Washington (CVN 73) - East China Sea (NF) “A” School. NF “A” School resembles a USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) - 5th Fleet USS Ronald Reagan (CVN76) - Pacific Ocean To see our Navy in action, college campus and is designed to make visit their official Facebook your job of learning easier. There are Amphibious Warfare Ships: page! USS Peleliu (LHA 5) - 7th Fleet comfortable college dorm-style rooms and USS Essex (LHD 2) - port visit Singapore recreational activities aboard the base. USS Kearsarge (LHD 3) - 5th Fleet m/home.php?#!/USSLinco USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) - Atlantic Ocean ln Depending on the rating for which you are Aircraft (operational): 3700+ selected, you will spend from three to six
  4. 4. Navy Recommended Reading  7 Habits of Highly Effective people  World is Flat: A Brief History of the Twenty- first Century  Time ManagementUpcoming travel schedule: From the Inside Out: The Foolproof Plan for1. November 08-12 (Kindred, Horace, Enderlin, Grand Forks) Taking Control of Your Schedule and Your Life2. November 15-17 ( Casselton, Enderlin, Cooperstown, Grand Forks)  Art of the Long View:3. November 22-26 (Hankinson, Sisseton, Wheaton, Grand Forks) Planning for the Future in an Uncertain World4. November 29 – December 03 (Barnesville, Battle Lake, Grand Forks)  Thinking in Time: The Of note: Uses of History for Decision MakersUpcoming school visits: Upon request, our staff will conduct class room power point Visit the Navy Reading1. Wahpeton High School (November 8, 2010) presentation on the following: website for an inclusive look at recommended2. Minnesota State University Moorhead (TBD) 1. Stay in School/Higher Ed. reading for today’s Sailors!3. North Dakota State University (TBD) 2. Nuclear Power Northland Community Technical College (TBD) 3. NROTC scholarship Program 4. Navy Features/BenefitsRecruiter contact,, & Important Dates 1. November 19, 2010 (Dec 11th ACT Test Late Registration Deadline) Navy Social Media Directory 2. December 4-5, 2010 (SAT Test Date) 3. December 11, 2010 (ACT Test Date) smd.asp 4. January 7, 2011 (Feb 12th ACT Test Registration Deadline) Navy Recruiting Station 1102 43rd Street Southwest 5. January 21, 2011 (Feb 12th ACT Late Registration Deadline) Fargo, ND 58013 6. January 22-23, 2011 (SAT Test Date) 701.277.1096 ph 701.277.1198 fax @Fargo Station. ISSUE 01 November 2010