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The unique educational experience of the Senior Enlisted Academy prepares senior enlisted leaders to fulfill their expanded leadership and management responsibilities in advanced professional military settings.
The class is divided into small study groups to allow a free exchange of ideas, share professional experiences, debate problem solving issues, and fostering self-confidence and team building. This course is academically challenging with weekly quizzes, cumulative exams, four essay-type papers, and five oral presentations. The curriculum specifically addresses the following areas: Communication skills, Leadership, Organizational Behavior, National & International Studies, and Brilliant on the Basics. During your time at the SEA you can anticipate extensive reading, writing, self-study, and public speaking.
Seminars and Lectures
Facilitated seminar is the primary method of curriculum delivery. However, stage lectures featuring subject matter experts from the Naval War College, Naval Justice School, Naval Personnel Command, and local colleges and universities enhance various blocks of instruction.
In addition to formal educational opportunities, the Academy provides other activities to broaden the students' experience. Among these are a welcome aboard social, a CNO book discussion, and a formal graduation banquet at the Newport Officer’s Club. These events allow each student to become more familiar with the formal traditions of Navy life, heritage, and social protocol.
Course Prerequisites
The Senior Enlisted Academy requires the completion Navy Primary Professional Military Education (PPME) for U.S. Navy personnel and Joint Professional Military Education (JPME) for sister service personnel. This 70-hour online instruction can be found at Navy Knowledge Online (NKO). Due to the intensity of the course, it is Mandatory you complete the course work prior to arrival at the SEA. The Resident Course and Blended Course links have more detailed information.

Note: This Prerequisite is not required for International Students
Physical Conditioning
Physical fitness is closely woven into the curriculum and encourages the students to maintain a healthy life style. In addition to a moderately strenuous exercise program, which develops strength and endurance, we also include a lesson on nutrition.
Important note: Personnel reporting to the Academy must meet minimum U.S. Navy Physical Readiness Program standards as described in OPNAVINST 6110.1, (series). During the first week of training and final week of training, the staff will conduct a Physical Fitness Assessment (PFA). The Academy may disenroll students who fail to meet minimum body composition.

Computer Access
The DoD Cyber Awareness Challenge and Personally Identifiable Information (PII) Training are mandatory for all users of DoD information systems as required by FISMA. All students must complete the current  Cyber Awareness Challenge and PII training and provide a printed certificate of completion upon check-in at the SEA.  

Failure to bring your certificate will significantly slow down your check-in process and will prevent your access to SEA computers and resources. 

Distance Learning Courses
The SEA requires the completion of the below course work prior to arrival for resident portion of the course. Due to the intensity of the course, (approximately 70 hours of online instruction), it is Mandatory you complete the course work prior to arrival at the SEA. To access the Resident Course Prerequisites, use the procedure below based on your branch of service. 

 Note: This Prerequisite is not required for International Students

U.S. Navy Personnel Only
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NKO select Navy 'E-Learning' >"Browse Categories > U.S. Naval War College/Senior Enlisted Academy Professional Military Education
            ** Primary Professional Military Education (PPME-SENL-B1 through B7)

U.S. Army, Air Force, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard Personnel
Senior Enlisted Joint Professional Military Education (SEJPME) for NON-U.S. Navy students is available through Joint Forces Staff College (JFSC), registration is on the left under Navigation.  
      **Senior Enlisted Joint Professional Military Education (SEJPME)
      NOTE: If you are unable to register or complete the SEJPME through the Joint Forces Staff College and alternative Joint Professional Military Education course is available through Navy Knowledge Online. This requires a guest NKO account; contact the Course Director for assistance.
            ** Joint Senior Non-Commissioned Officer Professional Military Education  (JKDDC-SNC0-2)

Resident Course Schedule
 175  29 Jul 13  6 Sep 13
 176  16 Sep 13  25 Oct 13
 177  4 Nov 13  13 Dec 13
 178  6 Jan 14  14 Feb 14
 179  24 Feb 14  4 Apr 14
 180  14 Apr 14  23 May 14
 181  2 Jun 14  11 Jul 14
 182   28 Jul 14  5 Sep 14
 183  15 Sep 14  24 Oct 14
 184  3 Nov 14  12 Dec 14