E-7 Requirements (Mandatory)

Navy E-7s desiring to attend the SEA must meet the following requirements:

  • must provide a Commanding Officer’s (CO) endorsement letter that certifies the following:
    1. Member is time-in-rate eligible for E-8.
    2. Member is recommended for advancement by the current CO.
    3. Member is an Early Promote (EP), or is the #1 or #2 Must Promote (MP) on their most recent competitive Chief evaluation.
    4. Additionally, the CO's endorsement must include the statement "I fully support CPO Sailor to attend the SEA and I acknowledge he/she meets all eligibility requirements or explain the reason for not meeting any of the above requirements.
  • Email CO’s endorsement letter to the SEA registrar at registration.sea@usnwc.edu the same day when registering for an Empower account.
  • For a sample CO's endorsement letter for E-7s, click here.

E-8/E-9 of Any Service

The SEA course is for E-8/E-9s. Thus, pay grades E-8/E-9 of any service, including our international service partners, are fully eligible (to include ‘frocked’ E-8s). Army, Air Force, National Guard, Marine, and Coast Guard personnel should refer to their respective service’s procedures for funding to attend at the Navy SEA.

 
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