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Division of Professional Development
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Division of Professional Development

Our Mission

The mission of the Division of Professional Development is to prepare midshipmen to be professional officers in the Naval and Marine Corps services. The courses offered by our departments develop skills in the classroom environment.
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The Division of Professional Development is composed of five departments:  Officer Accessions and Talent Optimization, Seamanship and Navigation, USNA Sailing Center, Training, and Waterfront Readiness.  The Division educates midshipmen about future Navy and Marine Corps career options and provides them the opportunity to move out of the classroom and experience life at sea with operational fleets.

To learn more, please visit each department’s web site.

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