U.S. DOD Form dod-secnavinst-1560-4

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U.S. DOD Form dod-secnavinst-1560-4
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THE
THE
NAVY
WASHINGTON,
NAVY
SECRETARY
PENTAGON
D.C.
20350-1000
SECNAVINST
ASN (M&RA)
SECNAV
INSTRUCTION
From:
Secretary
Subj :
DEPARTMENT
Ref:
Encl :
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of the Navy
OF THE NAVY
VOLUNTARY
EDUCATION
(VOLED)
PROGRAM
DOD Directive 1322.8 of 6 Jan 97 (NOTAL)
DOD Instruction
1322.25 of 5 Feb 97 (NOTAL)
United
States Code 2007
Title 10,
DON Comprehensive
Assessment
(NOTAL)
Section 1073 of Public Law 104-106, “National Defense
Authorization
Act, 1996, “ 10 Feb 96
(f) Memorandum
of Understanding
concerning
the Defense
Activity for Non-Traditional
Education Support of 19
Jul
82 (NOTAL)
(a)
(b)
(c)
(d)
(e)
(1) Definitions
To establish Department
of Navy (DON) VOLED policy
1. Purpose.
and assign responsibility
for Navy and Marine Corps VOLED
with references
(a) through
(f) .
programs in accordance
VOLED enables active duty Sailors and Marines to
2. -.
further their education by completing
a high school diploma or
its equivalency
(GED) , upgrading basic academic skills, and
achieving a technical certificate
or college degree.
Definitions . Special terms
3.
defined in enclosure
(1).
used
in this
instruction
are
This instruction
applies to the active duty
4. App liability.
On a space available,
component of the Navy and Marine Corps.
self–funded
basis, adult family members, retired members, their
of
family members, and civilian employees of the Department
Defense (DoD) may take advantage of educational
opportunities
Active duty members of other
provided under the VOLED program.
United States armed services who are assigned to Navy or Marine
Corps commands may also participate
in DON VOLED programs.
VOLED programs in the Navy and Marine Corps
5. Background.
were established
in the early 1970s with the advent of the all–
volunteer
force, to help recruit and retain quality personnel.
Today, investment
in VOLED is essential
for the department’s
Quality of Life program.
By helping
6. Mission.
education,
the DON will:
Sailors and Marines continue their
(1) enhance the career potential
of
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members;
(2) retain quality personnel;
(3) strengthen
and (4) facilitate
further learning.
performance;
7.
Policy.
In support
of these
job
purposes:
programs
a. Navy and Marine Corps shall support educational
in which Sailors and Marines may participate
voluntarily
by
ensuring members have access to educational
services regardless
Wherever appropriate,
distance
of mission or duty assignment.
learning technologies
are to be used to support this policy.
In accordance
with reference
(b), Navy and Marine Corps
b.
shall only support educational
institutions
that are accredited
by an agency recognized
by the Department
of Education
and the
Council for Higher Education Accreditation,
or a successor
organization.
c.
Tuition
Defense
The Navy and Marine Corps will adhere to the uniform
Assistance
policy established
by the Department
of
(DoD)
.
Staffing at education offices should be adequate to
d.
Per
support the number of active duty personnel
on site.
is one educational
staff member
reference
(d) , the requirement
for every 2000 active duty personnel,
with the condition
that the
minimum standard for an education center is two staff (including
one professional)
at each center.
e. Navy and Marine
and testing
counseling,
personnel.
Corps shall ensure that guidance,
services are provided by qualified
f. Navy and Marine Corps shall ensure members are given an
opportunity
to upgrade their basic/academic
skills regardless
of
In accordance
with reference
(e),
mission or duty assignment.
adult family members are eligible to participate
in academic
skills programs overseas.
to obtain a
9.
Sailors and Marines shall be encouraged
Servicemembers
Opportunity
College Navy (SOCNAV) or
Servicemembers
Opportunity
College Marine Corps (SOCMAR) student
agreement in order to achieve a college degree.
h.
The Navy and Marine Corps shall participate
in the
Military Installation
Voluntary Education Review (MIVER) and
provide responses to specific MIVER reports to the Secretary of
the Navy’s office (Assistant Secretary of the Navy (Manpower and
Reserve Affairs)) .
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i. The Secretary of the Navy shall serve as Executive Agent
for the Defense Activity for Non-Traditional
Education Support
(DANTES), in accordance
with reference
(a) .
8.
Responsibilities
and Procedures
Secretary of the Navy
a. The Assistant
Affairs)
(ASN(MRA)) shall be the responsible
for:
(1) developing
(2)
monitoring
(Manpower and Reserve
Secretariat
office
DoN policy
for voluntary
compliance
with
education;
DoD guidance
on VOLED
programs;
Plans
(3)
monitoring
the implementation
for the Navy and Marine Corps;
of the VOLED
Master
Corps
MIVER
(4) determining
the degree to which the Navy and Marine
have responded positively
to the recommendations
of the
third party review teams.
(Nl) and the Deputy
The Chief of Naval Operations
b.
of Staff (Manpower and Reserve Affairs) shall:
Chief
(1) Serve as resource sponsor for VOLED by ensuring that
and staffing support is provided
sufficient
fiscal, facilities,
to carry out the requirements
of this instruction,
including,
but
a
worldwide
network
of
education
not necessarily
limited to,
counseling,
centers, trained staff to provide educational
the
and
funding
for
tuition
assistance,
adequate facilities,
(PACE),
the
Marine
Corps
Program for Afloat College Education
Satellite Education Network
(MCSEN), academic skills programs,
and DANTES.
reference
(2) Perform its delegated duties
(f) concerning
DANTES.
as specified
Chief of Naval Personnel and Deputy
(Man~~wer and Reserve Affairs) shall:
(1) Issue VOLED policy
references
(a) and (b) .
(2) Ensure
supported.
(3)
sea-going
that
guidance
the uniform
Chief
consistent
tuition
in
of Staff
with
assistance
policy
is
Maintain equity of educational
access for all ships,
embarked
Marines,
Unit Identification
Codes,
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detachments
traditional
INTERNET.
Access includes both use of
and remote sites.
and distance learning delivery systems including the
(4) Ensure installation
commanding
officers,
ship
and DON leadership
are well
commanding
officers, unit commanders,
informed about voluntary education opportunities.
(5) Review MIVER reports in order to formally request
appropriate
offices to take action in response to the MIVER’S
Final responses are to be submitted to the
recommendations.
Office of the Secretary of the Navy (ASN(MRA)).
Periodically
request studies to document
programs on personnel
and commands.
the impact
(6)
of VOLED
(7) Ensure that educational
needs assessments
are carried
out periodically
at the installation
level to determine
the
educational
requirements
for DON personnel.
(8)
organizations
maximize
serve
Maintain liaison with Federal, State and national
in support of military voluntary education.
(9) Explore options for staffing
best business practices.
education
centers
that
(10) Identify a Navy and a Marine Corps representative
to
on the Interservice
Voluntary
Education Working Group.
Master
enhance
(11) Draft
Plan.
and periodically
(12)
Continuously
explore
educational
access.
update
distance
a Voluntary
learning
Education
systems
to
BERNARD ROSTKER
Assistant
Secretary of the Navy
(Manpower and Reserve Affairs)
Distribution:
SNDL AIH (ASSTSECNAV
(MRA))
A3
(CNO) (Nl)
A5
(CHNAVPERS)
A6
(CMC) (MH) also M&RA
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