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Senior Chief Logistics Specialist Norma Porter, the recipients of the U.S. Navy Senior Enlisted Academy (SEA) Peter Tomich Distinguished Leadership Award delivers a speech at the SEA Class 254 graduation Sept. 1.

Our mission at the Navy Senior Enlisted Academy (SEA) is to further develop senior enlisted leaders to give sound decision-support in command, staff, management, and leadership positions in naval, joint, and multinational environments. The SEA provides senior enlisted leaders an understanding of national security strategy, joint force operations, and leadership skills with a constant focus on ethics, flexibility, and mission accomplishment in a global environment.

SEA Curriculum

The intent of the SEA curriculum is to promote senior enlisted leaders with the following requisite leader attributes:

  1. The ability to operate on commander’s intent and can enable mission command at all levels.
  2. The ability to make sound ethical decisions based on the values and standards of the profession of arms.
  3. The ability to use available resources to enhance the discipline, readiness, resiliency, and health of the total force.
  4. The ability to anticipate, communicate, and mitigate risks.
  5. The ability to operate in joint, interagency, intergovernmental, and multinational environments.
  6. The ability to think critically and develop agile, adaptive leaders.

American Council on Education (ACE) Credits

The American Council on Education recommends the following credits based on when graduates attended.

For more information concerning ACE and recommended credits, please visit their website or go online to the Navy College Virtual Education Center (NCVEC) at to find an open Navy College Office, chat, submit a help request, schedule a counseling appointment, or find a toll-free phone number based on where you are in the world.

Between March 2023 to Present
In the upper-division baccalaureate degree category
-          3 semester hours in Managerial Leadership
-          3 semester hours in Executive Leadership
-          3 semester hours in Leadership Communication
-          3 semester hours in National Security
-          3 semester hours in Training and Development
Between April 2015 to March 2023

In the upper-division baccalaureate category

  • 3 semester hours in Applied Leadership
  • 3 semester hours in Communications
  • 3 semester hours in Training & Development
  • 3 semester hours in Applied Ethics
  • 3 semester hours in Organizational Leadership
  • 3 semester hours in International Relations
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