united states coast guard

07 MAR 2024

ALCGRSV 009/24
1. This message solicits for the National Intelligence University (NIU) Fall
2025 Reserve Monthly Executive Program (MEP) to pursue a Masters of Science in
Strategic Intelligence (MSSI) or Masters of Science and Technology
Intelligence (MSTI).
2. The Reserve MEP 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 2025. Applicants should carefully review NIU
admission and eligibility requirements at: Coast Guard panel
selection does not guarantee NIU admission; all selected students must apply
for and receive acceptance to NIU. Students are provided two 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 comments.
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 MEP. 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
7. Deadlines:
a. 5 April 2024: Deadline for required documents and e-Resumes to arrive at
CG PSC-RPM. E-Resume submissions after the application deadline will not be
b. 6 May 2024: 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 C. Mike Conley at (202)795-6507 or by email at
11. CAPT T. E. Fryar, Chief CG PSC-RPM, sends.
12. Internet release is authorized.