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    PMBrooks is offline Registered User
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    Military senior level colleges

    I serve in the Army National Guard as a chaplain and I am plotting my military educational career. I saw that several of the senior level military colleges, such as Army War College and Air War College, offer distance degrees. I understand you have to be selected to attend one of them. In so doing, one earns an M.St. in Strategic Studies.

    My question is what can one do with such a degree after you finish your military career? Anyone familiar with these programs? Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by PMBrooks View Post
    I serve in the Army National Guard as a chaplain and I am plotting my military educational career. I saw that several of the senior level military colleges, such as Army War College and Air War College, offer distance degrees. I understand you have to be selected to attend one of them. In so doing, one earns an M.St. in Strategic Studies.

    My question is what can one do with such a degree after you finish your military career? Anyone familiar with these programs? Thanks!

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    The Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey offers a pretty extensive lineup of DL programs in engineering .

    http://www.nps.edu/DL/Degree_Progs/index.html

    Several of these have a military-specific focus, such as electronic warfare, nuclear reactors and underwater acoustics. Admission typically requires security clearances and government recomendations, and is only open to US (and specified allied) military officers and selected employees of federal alphabet agencies. (I get the feeling that the NSA is pretty tight with NPS.) Apparently a small number of civilian contractor employees have been admitted as well.

    And broadening it out, here's something new and kind of radical (by NPS standards): a 'scholarship for service program'.

    The Naval Postgraduate School offers a number of Scholarship-for-Service programs where civilians, who are U.S. Citizens, are supported with a full salary, generous government benefits, and full tuition waiver while working towards a Master's or Doctoral Degree. Upon degree completion these students are required to fulfill an obligated service commitment with the Defense Department or in some programs in other federal agencies. These are highly competitive programs that require an outstanding academic record. GRE and/or GMAT scores are required for consideration for admission to any doctoral program. Current government employees are eligible for some of these programs.
    http://www.nps.edu/Admissions/SFS.html

    Three government initiatives feed into this and apparently interested individuals apply through them: the National Security Institute (NSI) Scholars Program, something called Science, Mathematics, And Research for Transformation (SMART), and the Cyber Corps Program.

    I'd guess that there might be a pretty straight path for graduates from the military and government employment into some of the high-tech contractors who produce all the hardware.

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    I attended service schools during my Air Force career---Squadron Officer School, Air Command and Staff College, and the Air War College. However, these schools didn’t have degrees associated with them back then. These were schools we had to complete to be competitive for promotions.

    Here is a link referring to an individual with a master’s degree from the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College (CGSC). It also reflects his former job as associate professor of management and chair of Syracuse University's Department of Military Science. Maybe the CGSC degree was instrumental in him getting the military science chair job. I also noted his doctorate degree from Sarasota, now Argosy .

    http://www.nashvillecitypaper.com/ne...iewStory=61584
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    Page Brooks

    Hello,
    Are you the chaplain whose PhD was conferred with his wife?

    Sincerely,
    Steven King

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    Yes, that was us!
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    Congrats! I happened upon the story by accident and when I saw your name...I thought it might be you.

    Small world.

    Kudos to both of you on a great accomplishment.

    Steven King

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