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TEL: COMM: (703) 692-4704/DSN: 222-4704//
EMAIL: michael.b.lewis3(at)navy.mil//

RMKS/1.  The Navy is soliciting applications from Mass Communication
Specialists (MC) for the Advanced Military Visual Journalism (AMVJ) training 
program for academic year 2020-2021.  The program offers two courses of 
study:  Photojournalism (Course number S-400-2013) which earns NEC A08A and
Motion Media (Course number S-400-2014) which earns NEC A05A.  Class 
reporting date for both courses is tentatively scheduled for 27 July 2020 
with a projected graduation date of 6 May 2021.

2.  Applications must be submitted no later than 6 March 2020.  For complete 
directions and guidance for electronic submission, contact POC listed above
and in paragraph 7.  Applications must include the following:
    a.  A command endorsement on letterhead summarizing the candidate's
qualifications, a statement certifying the portfolio is the sole work of the
applicant and recommendation for acceptance in the program.  Parent commands
are responsible for eligibility verification for endorsed candidates and
submission of applicable waivers.  Waivers of prerequisites, (e.g., TIS, PG,
TOS, etc.) will be considered on a case-by-case basis.  Commanding Officers
should address applicant's maturity, ability to work independently, financial
security, and academic ability when recommending a nominee, particularly when
requesting waivers.
    b.  An essay explaining why a candidate is interested in the AMVJ 
program.  Essay should include motivations, influences, expectations, and
post-course desires.
    c.  A portfolio demonstrating sufficient technical ability to 
successfully complete the course.  The portfolio requirements for the
Advanced Military Visual Journalism-Navy program closely mirror the portfolio 
requirements for the Navy Strategic Communicator of the Year award of the
Russell Egnor Navy Media Awards.  An applicant must submit a portfolio with 
communication products from across the full-spectrum of media disciplines.
Candidates must submit a portfolio consisting of eight examples of their 
work.  Portfolio must contain the following: one writing product from the
Individual Writing category; two video products from the Individual Video
category; four photo products from the Individual Photo category (must have 
one picture story and one portrait personality and two photos from the any
other Individual Photo category); and one graphic design product from any of 
the Individual Graphic Design categories.  Each product must follow the rules
listed in the category descriptions found within the standard operating 
procedure for the Navy Media Awards.  Applicants are required to provide a 
biography and environmental portrait of themselves as part of the submission 
process.  The biography and photo are not part of the selection process but 
will be used to identify and introduce the selectees to the faculty and staff 
at Syracuse University if selected. Contact Mr. Jeff Elliott directly for the 
submission process.

3.  Prior to acceptance to the program and distribution of orders,
applicants must:
    a.  Be approved to reenlist or extend in the MC Rating through June 2024.
    b.  Not reach high year tenure before June 2024.
    c.  Have a command endorsed 1306.
    d.  Be within physical fitness assessment standards to include no PFA
failures in the past three years.
    e.  Not have any civil or Non Judicial Punishment violations in the past
three years.
    f.  Be eligible for a Secret clearance.

4.  Course scope, prerequisites and portfolio requirements are found in 
CANTRAC, which can be accessed via the professional development section of 
the Navy Education and Training Command website at
https://www.netc.navy.mil/Development.aspx.  Click on the link at the top of 
the list, Catalog of Navy Training Courses (CANTRAC), and search for course 
information using either Course Identification Number listed in paragraph 1 

5.  Because selection to the program requires a Permanent Change of Station 
transfer, applicants require completion of a two-year minimum time on station 
at current command to be eligible to apply.  Applicants currently under 
orders may apply and will be considered on a case-by-case basis.  Applicants 
who have executed orders and are en route to their next command are not 
eligible.  Primary consideration will be given to applicants with a projected 
rotation date in Fiscal Year 2020.  Navy Personnel Command has the final 
approval prior to final selection.  Applicants are reminded that graduates 
earn NEC A05A or NEC A08A, dependent upon program attended, and will be 
detailed to A05A or A08A billets. Both NECs are predominately sea duty 

6.  The selection board will convene in mid March 2020.  Selectees will be 
notified via Naval message not later than 10 April 2020.

7.  Point of contact is MCCM Michael Lewis who can be reached by email at 
michael.b.lewis3(at)navy.mil or by phone at (703) 692-4704.

8.  Request widest dissemination.

9.  Released by RDML C. W. Brown, Chief of Information.//


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