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English Department
English Classroom

Job Information

For Civilians

When available, positions and descriptions are posted on the Naval Academy Human Resources Division site. Please see the Employment Opportunities HR Page to obtain application information.

For Officers

Voluntary Graduate Education Program (VGEP)

The English Department actively encourages its students to apply for USNA's program in VGEP. Please note that VGEP eligibility varies by service community; more information is available from the USNA Graduate Education Office and the Department's graduate education advisor, Professor Jane Wessel (

VGEP involves enrolling in a M.A. program in English in an area university during the final semester of first-class year, as well as the summer and fall semester following graduation. Students move to their service assignments after graduation from the M.A. program. Students apply to USNA for approval as VGEP scholars and must secure that approval in order to participate; competition for limited slots is keen and only the most promising students are chosen. Students interested in pursuing VGEP should talk with their advisors early on in their academic careers at USNA, with an eye to taking enough courses (or profiting by validation) to allow full-time graduate school attendance during the final semester.

Rotational Officer

All officers O-3 and above already possessing an applicable Master's Degree may request assignment to USNA for their rotational shore duty. To inquire about potential openings, please contact CDR Meehan at Specific arrangements, such as orders, rotational requirements, and career milestones shall be coordinated through the respective community detailer.

Current Shore Tour Lengths

See MILPERSMAN 1301-110.


Navy/career/administrative matters: Department Associate Chair LCDR Phil Garrow (

Graduate education concerns: Graduate Education Director Professor Jane Wessel (

Links for More Information

Academic Dean Page

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