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ERIC Number: ED034522
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
Pages: 10
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Education: A Reciprocal Civic-Military Objective.
Tamburello, G. B.
The Navy's Associate Degree Completion Program was set up as a career incentive to retain able enlisted men in critical ratings whether ashore or at sea. It aims to increase their value to the Navy and their chances for promotion. The author feels the community/junior college is the best answer to the problem of providing technical, vocational, or subprofessional training for Navy personnel, especially those aspiring to officer rank. Just as the business community exchanges benefits with local colleges, so, he feels, could the Navy cooperate with those near its installations. Unless special equipment is required, classes can be held on campus or on the base. If held on the base, they eliminate transportation and scheduling problems for men on normal duty hours. In some places, facilities of affiliated colleges are available and the U.S. International University plans to expand to other continental and overseas sites. Sometimes credit is given for naval courses related to the college's regular program and residence requirements can be modified. Transfer, with full credit for Navy programs, would encourage more men to continue their education--at least to the associate degree level. Seminars, workshops, and the like, as well as full-credit courses, would also be useful. The college, in turn, can often profit by using the many highly-qualified Navy men to teach such courses as oceanography, electronics, astronomy, mathematics, foreign languages, physics, personnel management, and geopolitics. (HH)
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