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ANALYSIS OF THE FLEET SCHOLARS EDUCATION PROGRAM

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Authors
Platt, Owen W.
Subjects
Fleet Scholars Education Program
FSEP
Navy graduate education
unrestricted line
URL
Information Warfare
IW
Advisors
Arkes, Jeremy A.
Tick, Simona L.
Date of Issue
2020-12
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Monterey, CA; Naval Postgraduate School
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Abstract
The Fleet Scholars Education Program (FSEP), established in 2015, rewards top performers within the unrestricted line (URL) and Information Warfare (IW) communities with fully funded graduate education for up to two years at a civilian institution. For this MBA project, the author conducted a survey of the FSEP participants as of March 2020 and found that the program appears to meet its stated objective of retaining qualified and talented officers from the URL and IW communities. From the survey responses, more than half of the officers who planned to leave the Navy prior to their FSEP enrollment decided instead to continue their Navy service. Using tuition data and publicly accessible compensation information, the author generated a first estimate of the total cost of the FSEP of approximately $10 million per year when both direct and indirect costs are accounted for. To increase returns from the program, the author recommends targeting the FSEP to officers with 6–7 years of service while also making a concerted effort to utilize the degrees attained from the program.
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MBA Professional Project
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Graduate School of Defense Management (GSDM)
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Approved for public release. distribution is unlimited
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This publication is a work of the U.S. Government as defined in Title 17, United States Code, Section 101. Copyright protection is not available for this work in the United States.
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