Want to take an active role in shaping the future officer corps of the Navy? If you're a warfare-qualified LT or LCDR with an outstanding record, consider a 2 year tour as a Company Officer for one of our 30 companies. Following 1 year of full-time study at Annapolis with professors on loan from the Naval Postgraduate School, you'll receive a fully-funded Master of Science degree in Leadership and Human Resource Development. For further details go to www.usna.edu/ProDev/
If you'd like to teach, you might be interested in a tour as an instructor in either the CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT, DIVISION OF PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT, or in one of the ACADEMIC DIVISIONS. A tour as an instructor can often be beneficial, depending on the timing of such an assignment within your career path.
Professional Development Faculty
Professional Development faculty members teach Leadership, Law, Seamanship, or Navigation. Master's degrees are not required. Summer responsibilities can include teaching summer school, skippering a Yard Patrol or Navy sail training craft on cruises, or serving as liaison officers in worldwide fleet concentration areas for midshipmen assigned to fleet cruises.
Character Development Division
THE CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT DIVISION was established in 1994 to reinforce the values of honor, respect and responsibility that permeate all Naval Academy activities by integrating the ethical development of midshipmen within and across the Naval Academy mission elements. During the academic year you will have the opportunity to teach professional development courses, teach in other areas of your expertise or develop training programs in the areas of honor, integrity and human relations. During the summer you will be involved in midshipmen summer training programs and plebe summer training.
Engineering and Weapons, Humanities and Social Sciences, and Mathematics and Science), officers with a master's degree are in constant demand. No matter to which Division you are assigned, as an instructor you'll likely teach 1 or 2 courses to a maximum of about 60 students each semester. Summer responsibilities can include teaching summer school, skippering a Yard Patrol or Navy sail training craft on cruises, or serving as liaison officers in worldwide fleet concentration areas for midshipmen assigned to fleet cruises. Military faculty are sometimes able to count their tours here as payback for Navy funded education.
The Naval Academy continually seeks the best candidates with a wide diversity of cultural backgrounds for admission with each class. You have the opportunity to be stationed at USNA in Annapolis or at one of our field offices.
Field Minority Applicant Counselors (MAC)
Field Minority Applicant Counselors play a vital role in identifying and assisting minority candidates through the admissions process by seeking a tour as a Field MAC. You'll be assigned to our Admissions Office and serve on independent duty in Atlanta, New York City, Chicago, Los Angeles, or Houston. You'll work with a network of Blue and Gold Officers (alumni representatives) in your area during a 2- or 3-year tour. For more information call the Head of Candidate Guidance for the Naval Academy at (410) 293-1842 or DSN 281-1842.
All billets at the Academy are nominative. This means your detailer will screen your record to ensure the correct balance of your background (education, experience), career path and needs of the Navy. Your detailer will brief your record to USNA where it is chopped through the USNA Personnel Officer, specific division directors and forwarded to the Superintendent for final approval. (Prior to nomination, some warfare specialties require a flag officer interview.) Again, start with your detailer.