Fleet Seminar Program & JPME Phase I

The Fleet Seminar Program (FSP) delivers a seminar-based curriculum taught by adjunct and on-campus faculty members to students annually at Naval bases and stations across the United States. Students earn Joint Professional Military Education (JPME) Phase I credit and a U.S. Naval War College (NWC) diploma upon successful completion of the core courses.
The amphibious transport dock ship USS New York (LPD 21) departs New York Harbor at the conclusion of Fleet Week New York 2019. Fleet Week New York, now in its 31st year, is the city's time-honored celebration of the sea services.

General Information

Eligibility

Active and reserve officers in the Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard must be in the grade of O3 and above. Active and reserve officers in other military services must be in the grade of O4 and above. In addition, civilian applicants (GS11 and above, or equivalent) are eligible for enrollment. All applicants applying for this program must possess a Baccalaureate Degree.

Location & Duration

FSP is taught annually at Naval bases and stations across the United States. Classes meet one evening per week for three hours, from the first week in September to the third week in May, 34 times per year.

Learning Format

Core Courses are primarily taught in seminar format but include research, writing, and class discussion from each student.

Outcome

Students that complete FSP are awarded JPME Phase I credit and an NWC diploma.

Program Structure

Academic Years One to Three

Student Selected Core Curriculum

Required | Core Course
Each academic year a student will take core courses, these courses may be completed in any order.

Core Curriculum

Joint Maritime Operations

Required | Core Course
The Joint Maritime Operations course prepares students on critical and creative problem-solving skills that pertain to decision-making and leadership in the maritime domain.

Strategy & War

Required | Core Course
The Strategy and Warfare course examines how the overall strategic environment shapes operational choices and outcomes. It also examines the strategic effects of operations, exploring how battlefield outcomes can change the strategic environment.

Theater Security and Decision Making

Required | Core Course
The Theater Security Decision Making course educates students on effective decision-making and leadership, focusing primarily at the theater strategic level.

Incoming Students

Contact Information

Fleet Seminar Program

More Information

FSP is offered on an academic year basis, commencing in early September and ending in mid-May. Each course requires one academic year to complete and may be completed in any order.

Upcoming Events

October 17, 2019
All Events
Students of U.S. Naval War College’s (NWC) 2017 graduating class participate in a commencement ceremony at NWC in Newport, Rhode Island.
Students of U.S. Naval War College’s (NWC) 2017 graduating class participate in a commencement ceremony at NWC in Newport, Rhode Island. The graduating class of 2017 included 423 resident students of the Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, federal civilian employees and 105 international students. Additionally, 1,079 students completed coursework through NWC’s College of Distance Education programs. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Jaima Fogg/Released)
Receiving a master's at the College of Distance Education

Graduate Degree Program

Students that have completed one or more of the Fleet Seminar Program courses with at least a B- or better in each course, possess a baccalaureate degree, and meet other program criteria, may apply to the Graduate Degree Program.

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