united states coast guard

31 JAN 2020

ALCGRSV 006/20
1. This message solicits for the National Intelligence University (NIU) Fall 2021 Reserve Monthly Executive Format Masters of Science in Strategic Intelligence (MSSI) program.
2. The Reserve Monthly Executive Format Strategic Intelligence program is a two
year program that educates students on the components of the
intelligence Community (IC), the environmental functions, and the threats
facing the United States. This course of study also evaluates the national
security strategy, and the IC's support to the National Security Strategy. Students must conduct original research, display critical and creative
thinking, and present their ideas through effective oral and written exercises, including a graduate thesis. They must demonstrate independent learning and skill in research and reasoning, information retrieval, and source evaluation and must formulate conclusions despite informational ambiguities.
3. Students attend Saturday and Sunday classes from 0730 to 1600 one weekend per month, with a two week intensive in-residence period each summer. The program is scheduled to begin in August 2021. Applicants should carefully review NIU admission and eligibility requirements at: Competitive applicants should have a minimum cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale, score in the 50th percentile or higher in verbal and quantitative, and 3.5 or higher in the analytical writing portion of the GRE. GRE scores are valid for five years. The GRE requirement is not required for applicants who have a graduate degree from a regionally accredited institution. Coast Guard panel selection does not guarantee NIU admission; all selected students must apply for and receive acceptance to NIU to pursue the program. Students are provided 2 years to complete NIU course requirements and one additional year may be granted to complete thesis requirements on a case-by-case basis with prior written USCG Senior Service Advisor approval. Payback intelligence tours are required.
4. The program is limited to reserve officers O-3 to O-4 and reserve Intelligence Specialists E-6 and above. Selectees shall not be considered for long-term ADOS opportunities while enrolled. Selectees are required to give up their current SELRES billet and will be placed in a temporary SELRES billet to attend NIU in a pay status. IDT travel costs are the member's responsibility. Previous CG intelligence tours are favorable; candidates without a prior intelligence tour should explain in the application comments, their past involvement with intelligence and why they are interested in the intelligence specialty.  
5. TS/SCI clearance is required. Applicants must be U.S. citizens and remain eligible for a Top Secret Clearance with access to SCI.
6. Application process:
   a. Applications must be completed within the “My Panel Submissions” module in Direct Access (DA). Do not use “PCS E-Resumes” to apply. Applications must address your reasons for applying to the MSSI program. Applicants should refer to the guidance available on CG PSC-RPM webpage at:
for detailed instructions on submitting applications via "My Panel Submissions."
   b. Command endorsement: A positive command endorsement is required for this program and shall contain a written opinion of the applicant's interest, ability, and potential service value as related to the curriculum. Only endorsements from the command (CO/XO) or of CO of MILPERS are authorized. Applicants that do not receive a positive endorsement, are not eligible to compete.
7. Deadlines:
  a. 3 April 2020: Deadline for required documents and e-Resumes to arrive at CG PSC-RPM. E-Resume submissions after the application deadline will not be accepted.
  b. 28 April 2020: MSSI Selection Panel will convene at CG PSC. 
8. All applicants are encouraged to review their official records prior to the
panel convening date. To find out more about obtaining a copy of your EI-PDR,
please visit the CG PSC-PSD-MR website:
9. Applicants shall ensure their member information is correct in DA.
10. MSSI Selection Panel POC: LT Tracey Norman at (202)795-6507 or by email at
11. CAPT Michael Batchelder, Chief, CG PSC-RPM, sends.
12. Internet release is authorized.