united states coast guard

03 MAR 2023

ALCGRSV 007/23
1. This message solicits for the National Intelligence University (NIU) Fall
2023 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 role in supporting that 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,
source evaluation, and formulating 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 2023. 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. Follow-on intelligence tours are typically
required as a return on investment.
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.
Candidates with previous CG intelligence tours are preferred; candidates without
a prior intelligence tour should note their past involvement with intelligence
and why they are interested in the intelligence specialty in their application
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:
Boards_and_Panels/ 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 CO of MILPERS are authorized. Applicants that do not
receive a positive endorsement are not eligible to compete.
7. Deadlines:
a. 7 April 2023: Deadline for required documents and e-Resumes to arrive at
CG PSC-RPM. E-Resume submissions after the application deadline will not be
b. 1 May 2023: MSSI Selection Panel will convene at CG PSC.
8. All applicants are encouraged to review their Employee Summary Sheet (ESS).
The ESS provides a consolidated view of a member’s information as it appears
in the Coast Guard’s enterprise-wide human resources management system, Direct
Access (DA). All officers requesting candidacy are also encouraged to review
their official Coast Guard Military Human Resource Record (CGMHRR). To find out
more about viewing your Coast Guard Military Human Resource Record via iPERMS,
please visit the PSC-BOPS-mr website at:
9. Applicants shall ensure their member information is correct in DA.
10. MSSI Selection Panel POC: LT Marvi M. Rivera at (202)795-6507 or by email at
11. CAPT Michael W. Batchelder, Chief CG PSC-RPM, sends.
12. Internet release is authorized.