Lt. Shawn Eklund, a public affairs officer assigned to the Navy Office of Information in Washington, D.C., uses Navy Livestream to pull questions from Sailors using social media resources to ask the Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. Jonathan Greenert during an all-hands call at Naval Submarine Base New London.
Lt. Shawn Eklund, a public affairs officer assigned to the Navy Office of Information in Washington, D.C., uses Navy Livestream to pull questions from Sailors using social media resources to ask the Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. Jonathan Greenert during an all-hands call at Naval Submarine Base New London. By using Livestream, Sailors and families stationed anywhere in the world can stream live video of the CNO's all-hands call and be able to participate virtually from their computer. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Peter D. Lawlor/Released)

Online Program

The Naval Command and Staff (NC&S) online program meets the requirements for Joint Professional Military Education (JPME) Phase I, service-related requirements, and desired U.S. Naval War College (NWC) program core competencies. Graduates of the online program will receive JPME-I certification only and are not eligible for the NWC master’s degree.

Course Highlights

  • Students complete this program in 41 weeks.
  • Students earn JPME Phase I credit.
  • Courses are taken on a computer or mobile device from anywhere.
  • Active Officers, Reserve Officers, and Government Civilians can apply.
Apply to Online Program
All students must submit an online application.

Who is Eligible

Active Officers, Reserve Officers, and defense-related Government Civilians can apply for the online program, contracted personnel are not eligible to apply.

  • 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.
  • Defense-related federal civilians in the grade GS11 and above are eligible to apply for this program (i.e., DoD, DoS, DHS, etc.).

For more information please visit our Eligibility & Overview page.

What to Expect

Students typically complete this program in under one year.

  • Class sizes consist of 20 students.
  • Courses consist of online discussion boards, group projects, individual essays, and other assignments.
  • The program is organized into five educational blocks and all blocks must be completed in one session.

For more information please visit our Eligibility & Overview page.

How to Enroll

The program manager will review applications and determine if the student meets the eligibility requirements.

  • All students must submit an online application.
  • Any student accepted into the program will be placed onto a waitlist.
  • An email will be sent to students with an acceptance or rejection determination.

For more information please visit our Enrollment page.

Applying for the Online Program

Students interested in signing up for this program must submit an online application. Once a determination is reached, the student will be informed of an acceptance or rejection.

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Overview of Eligibility

Applicants must be currently serving as an active duty officer, reserve officer, or defense-related federal employee. Contracted personnel are not eligible to apply.

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Program Outline

The Online Program introduces the students to the fundamentals of U.S. national security policy, military strategy, joint and combined military planning, and much more.

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