The United States Navy is an organization that has transformed over the last 20 years. It has changed into one that works hard at encouraging educational pursuits by all members both at the officer and enlisted levels. It encourages all members to continue their education. Advanced type degrees for senior enlisted Navy personnel are one of these types of changes. There are a variety of programs designed to give ongoing encouragement and support to sailors who wish to continue their education during their Active Duty military careers. The US Navy Advanced Voucher program is available for E-7 through E-9 grades that want to obtain bachelors or master?s degree.
Senior enlisted personnel who apply for the Navy Advanced Voucher should be individuals with excellent to superior ratings and marks for conduct. The courses that are taken under this program are required to be consider to be ?Navy Relevant? in order to qualify. This is an attractive and lucrative program, one that covers 100 percent of fees, books, and tuition for courses covered by this program. Senior Enlisted members who are receiving Navy TA funds, or GI bill Active duty funds are completely eligible and encouraged to apply for this program.
This is an attractive program for senior enlisted personnel to participate in. It is designed to help senior enlisted Servicemembers to help plan a course of action for the latter years in service during an individual career, and to help with the transition from military service to a civilian career field. When qualified for this program, an applicant cannot receive both Navy Education Voucher funding and any duplicate funds, such as portions of the TA funding program. The Navy has shown a redoubled effort in efforts to provide training to Senior enlisted members. Their commitment has taken tangible shape over the last few years. There is a yearly limit of $6,700 dollars yearly for a maximum of three years in benefits that are available under this program.
Program participants and applicants should be either on shore duty or about to transfer to shore duty, with an anticipated duty period sufficient to complete their degree program. Candidates should be those who are still eligible and likely to be promoted upward during the rest of their enlisted careers, and those who are serious about meeting their education goals.