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Senior Enlisted Academy

The Navy values educated leaders. The Senior Enlisted Academy, better known as SEA, prepares active and reserve personnel from the U.S. Navy, Air Force, Army, Marine Corps, Coast Guard and National Guard, as well as from our international service partners, for increased leadership and career advancement.

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Senior Enlisted Academy Program


The curriculum is comprised of seven-weeks of facilitated Distance Learning followed by three-weeks of In-Residence education. A class consists of active duty and reserve component Navy, as well as U.S. and international partner services.

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During the 10-week program, students gain a deeper understanding of our national security strategy, joint force operations, risk mitigation, ethics, decision-making, effective communications and how to build better relationships.

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Our History

In constant pursuit of being a more effective and lethal force, the United States Navy Senior Enlisted Academy (SEA) delivers an in depth look at leadership and how to enhance it. Opened in 1981, the SEA has a long history and represents Chief's heritage through leadership development.

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Prepare for your arrival at Senior Enlisted Academy—and see what others have accomplished after completing this leadership program.