Gen. David L. Goldfein, chief of staff of the Air Force, addresses students, staff, faculty and guests from U.S. Naval War College (NWC) and the Senior Enlisted Academy in NWC’s Spruance Auditorium.
Gen. David L. Goldfein, chief of staff of the Air Force, addresses students, staff, faculty and guests from U.S. Naval War College (NWC) and the Senior Enlisted Academy in NWC’s Spruance Auditorium. During his address, Goldfein talked about the importance of education to national security and individual careers. (U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer Jess Lewis/Released)

Registration and Enrollment

Once a student has completed the online PME prerequisite, they will be able to register for an Empower account. Students can enroll in a desired class with open seats once their Empower account has been set up (Note that a CAC is required to enroll in a class). SEA classes follow the fiscal year (FY) schedule, with the upcoming FY class schedule becoming available in mid-April.

Register for an Empower Account

All applicants who have completed their online PME course can register for an Empower account, Naval War College's student management database. All E7's must submit a CO Endorsement Letter at the same time they submit an application for an Empower Account.

To see if you are eligible for the SEA course, please visit the prerequisite page.

Note: If your Empower Account was setup prior to April 15, 2016 then you must update your Empower account before your CAC login will work. See Empower Account Setup before April 15, 2016 below for more information.

Register For An Empower Account

Empower Account Setup before April 15, 2016

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Enrolling in a Class

Once you receive the email stating your Empower account has been established, you can enroll in any SEA class with targeted enrollment or open enrollment.

Targeted Enrollment

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Open Enrollment

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SEA Enrollment Instructions

Getting into Blackboard

After enrolling in a class, students will gain access to the course in Blackboard on the Wednesday prior to the actual class convening date and will lose access 30 days after last day of in-residence.

Blackboard

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Contact

If you have any questions, please contact us directly:

Department Phone Email
SEA Registration (401) 841-4221 Registration.sea@usnwc.edu
SEA Course Director (401) 841-4944 CourseDirector.sea@usnwc.edu
SEA Student Travel Coordinator (401) 841-4469 seadtscoordinator@usnwc.edu

More SEA Information

Program Overview

SEA provides Senior Enlisted Leaders an understanding of national security strategy, Joint Force Operations, and leadership skills.

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SEA Program Curriculum

The Senior Enlisted Academy offers a single course for all students (Active Duty/FTS, SELRES, Partner Services, and International Service members).

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SEA Prerequisites

Before registering for an Empower account, you must complete an online professional military education (PME) course.

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News, Media, & Events

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Jan. 16, 2019
The National Interest
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