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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.

The SEA uses Empower for its student management database. To select an SEA class, applicants must first register for an Empower account. Without an established Empower account, applicants cannot self-enroll in a class. The first step to get into the SEA is to register for an Empower account and USN/USNR E-7s must submit a CO Endorsement Letter to

Due to military firewalls, please utilize your personal computer to register for an Empower Account. If you use your military computer, your registration for an Empower Account may be forwarded to the SEA Registrar as incomplete.  Incomplete applications cannot be processed. 

Registration Process

Registering for an Empower account is a three-step process.

First step - filling in the data utilizing your personal computer – no CAC required. Applicants log into the SEA website under the registration link to enter their data. If applicants need to find additional data, they can save their application and complete it later. Once begun, applicants have two-weeks to complete their applications. Empower account applications older than two-weeks are automatically deleted. 

Once applicants start an Empower-account application, they will receive their first system-generated email with a unique PIN number and URL. Applicants need to SAVE these until their Empower application has been approved by SEA Registration! Please note that "submitted" does not equal "approved"!

If the application was "saved," applicants will need their PIN number and URL to complete the application. Otherwise, applicants will need to start over and create a new application. To edit an existing application, go to

Navy E-7's must submit their CO Endorsement Letter to SEA Registration ( immediately prior to - or at the same time - they submit their completed Empower account application. E7 applications without a CO Endorsement Letter will not be processed.

Second step - "submitting" a completed Empower account application. A second auto-generated e-mail is sent when applicants click the “submit” button. This email states the application has been submitted for review. If the application is incomplete or contains errors, SEA Registration will email the applicant for further action. Applicants will need their PIN number and URL noted above to edit the application. Otherwise, they will need to start over and create a new Empower account application.

Third step - Empower account established. Once the application has been approved by SEA Registration and the applicant’s Empower account established, a third auto-generated e-mail is forwarded to the applicant with instructions on how to select a class. With an approved Empower account, applicants can then go to the Enrollment menu item on the SEA website for directions on how to enroll in a class.

Registration Link

To Register for an Empower account, click here. Or go to:

Note: A CAC is NOT required to register for an Empower account

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