DVIDS – News – 23 Advanced Exercise Education Voucher Program Offers Leaders the Mess Path to Mastery

PENSACOLA, Fla. – The Naval Education and Training Command (NETC) is accepting applications from senior enlisted personnel (E-7 through E-9) for the Exercise Advanced Education Voucher (AEV) program 2023 (FY23).

The AEV program provides financial assistance to select senior enlisted personnel to earn Navy-relevant post-secondary degrees through off-duty training.

“The AEV program supports the continued educational development of senior enlisted leaders as part of the Navy’s seasoned naval warrior team,” said Albert Sharlow, NETC AEV program manager. “The program provides the Chief, Senior Chief, and Petty Officers of the Navy with a platform to pursue higher education that makes them more effective leaders with diverse sets of knowledge, skills, and experiences to harness, maintain and maintain an edge in today’s rapidly changing security environment. .”

Who is eligible?

Applicants must be high-performing active duty senior personnel (E-7 through E-9) who are transferring or currently serving ashore with sufficient time ashore to complete a master’s degree program. Applicants in sea duty may apply provided they submit a study plan that shows the ability to complete the study program as specified above.

For FY23, applicants must have already obtained a bachelor’s degree from a tertiary institution accredited by an agency recognized by the Ministry of Education.

How many quotas are available?

The AEV program has seven quotas for master’s degrees available for FY23.

What navy-relevant degrees are included in the AEV program?

Degrees considered for the master’s program include:
• Emergency and disaster management
• Human ressources
• Project management
• Engineering and technology
• Systems analysis
• Computer science
• Homeland defense and security
• Direction and management
• Business Administration
• Education and training management

Degree programs other than those listed above must be validated as Navy relevant degrees by the NETC AEV Program Manager.

How much funding does the Navy provide?

For fiscal year 23, participants in the AEV program will receive funding for tuition, books, and related costs for the completion of their master’s degree with funding limits set at a maximum of $20,000 per fiscal year for 24 months from the date of signing a letter of acceptance, not to exceed the total program cost of $40,000.

When does the program start?

Applicants must be available to begin their studies in the Fall 2022 term (after October 1, 2022).

Is there a service obligation?

Participants agree to remain on active duty for a period equal to three times the number of months of study completed or three years, whichever is less.

What is the submission deadline?

Applications should be emailed to the Program Manager by May 23, 2021.

Where can I get additional information about the program?

• Visit the AEV information page on the Navy College program website at https://www.navycollege.navy.mil/common-resources/education-voucher-programs.htm
• Contact Albert Sharlow, NETC N525
(850) 452-7271 or DSN 459-7271
[email protected]

Led by Rear Adm. Pete Garvin, NETC recruits and hires talented civilians, provides training and education to turn civilians into Sailors, and distributes Sailor onboarding to the fleet to maximize readiness and ensure mission success; provides specialized training and educational tools to advance the personal and professional development of seafarers throughout their careers; and serves as the sole requestor for individual training and education and as the primary advisor to the Chief of Naval Operations and Commander, U.S. Fleet Forces Command on matters related to training and education.







Date taken: 02.09.2022
Date posted: 02.09.2022 15:16
Story ID: 414363
Site: PENSACOLA, Florida, USA





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