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Requirements for US Civilian Students in the JPME Masters Program at Fort McNair


All US civilian students attending the JPME Masters Program at Fort McNair are expected to complete all of the on-line and on-campus admissions requirements listed below as soon as possible. 

Optional Campus Visit prior to In-processing(On-campus)

We strongly encourage civilian students attending our 10-month academic programs at Fort McNair to come to campus on one of the dates listed below. This is an opportunity for you to get assistance with any issues you have encountered with our pre-arrival requirements. Spending just an hour or two on campus will help ensure you are well-provisioned and ready to go on your first day.  Dress code for the optional visit is casual attire. Pre-visits are not currently offered at our Norfolk campus. 

Dates Location Times
Thurs, 26 July 2018 Marshall Hall Atrium, Bldg 62, Outside Rm 155
Any time between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.
Tues, 31 July 2018 Marshall Hall Atrium, Bldg 62, Outside Rm 155
Any time between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.
Wed, 1 August 2018 Marshall Hall Atrium, Bldg 62, Outside Rm 155 Any time between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.
Thurs, 2 August 2018 Marshall Hall Atrium, Bldg 62, Outside Rm 155
Any time between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.

 

IA Compliance (On-line)
All civilian students must register for a Joint Knowledge Online account, associate themselves with NDU as a student of their college/program, and complete all Information Assurance (IA) Compliance requirements for 
US Civilian JPME Masters (All Colleges).

Academic IT Environment (On-line and On-campus)

Please thoroughly read NDU's IT Requirements page. At the scheduled Pre-briefings, you can test your login credentials and ensure that your computing devices can connect to NDU's wireless network while NDU Help Desk personnel are on location to troubleshoot any technical issues. 

Security Clearances (On-line or On-campus)

CACs cannot be issued to any new student whose security clearance/background verification has not been passed to the NDU Security Office by their service/command/agency/organization security office. You should confirm that your clearance information has been received by the NDU Security Office before you make an appointment in RAPIDS. All security clearance information must be submitted to the NDU Security Office by 21 July 2018. Security Specialist POCs are Shereda Alexander, (202) 685-2131, Montez Winters, (202) 685-2134 and Larry Morales, (202) 685-2160.

  • DoD Civilians: Security Clearances must be passed to the NDU Security Office by the student's Reserve/Guard command or DoD agency via a JPAS visit request/certification. The Security Management Office (SMO) code to pass SECRET or TOP SECRET clearances through JPAS to NDU is W37WAA6. The SMO code to use in passing SCI clearances through JPAS to NDU is W37WAA2. The name of the student's college (CIC, CISA, ES, NWC) must be entered into the POC section of the visit request for the clearance to be identified properly by NDU Security Specialists. This verification process will begin on 3 July 2018.
  • Non-DoD Civilians: A Visit Request must be submitted to NDU's Security Office by the student's employing agency or organization on official letterhead via FAX to (202) 685-3765. TS and SCI Clearances must be submitted separately via FAX to (202) 685-3765. Students who are attending NDU based upon a National Agency Check with Inquiries (NACI) must have their employing agency or organization submit a NACI confirmation with date of investigation on official letterhead via FAX to (202) 685-3765. This verification process will begin on 3 July 2018.

Obtaining a Common Access Card (CAC) via RAPIDS (On-line and On-campus)
CAC processing is available to students PRIOR to the first day of school, once their security clearances have passed to NDU. The NDU Security Office is located in Marshall Hall, Building 62, Room 199A. You must check in at the Marshall Hall Guard Desk prior to proceeding to the NDU Security Office for your RAPIDS appointment. Two forms of valid government identification are required for RAPIDS appointments. The appointment takes approximately 20 minutes to complete, depending upon the reliability of the RAPIDS Station. We recommend that you call the NDU Security Office on the day of your appointment to verify the serviceability of the RAPIDS Station. Since the process can be time-consuming, we recommend that you allow enough time to receive your CAC before you leave your appointment. 

  • DOD Civilians (if re-issue is needed):  Obtain an appointment for CAC through the RAPIDS Appointment Scheduler at the following site at https://rapids-appointments.dmdc.osd.mil/appointment/ Contact Security Specialist Larry Morales, (202) 685-2160 if you need assistance. *NOTE: RAPIDS does not accept same day appointments.
  • NON-DOD Civilians:
  1. Contact your College's Trusted Agent (see below) in order to complete and submit your request via the Trusted Agent Sponsorship Program (TASS). NDU TAs will be available from 2 July - 3 August 2018 to process your electronic application into TASS. 
  2. Obtain an appointment for CAC through the RAPIDS Appointment Scheduler at the following site at https://rapids-appointments.dmdc.osd.mil/appointment/ NOTE: RAPIDS does not accept same day appointments.
  3. Complete the TASS portion of the CAC request NLT one (1) hour prior to your appointment.
  4. Call your TA/POC the day of your appointment to verify the serviceability of the TASS program.

College

TA/POC

Phone

Email

NWC

Dave Pearson

(202) 685-4344

pearsondb@ndu.edu

CIC

Donna Powers

(202) 685-2070

powersD3@ndu.edu

ES

Cynthia King

(202) 685-4338

cynthia.king@ndu.edu

CISA

Nadine Plater-Jones

(202) 685-2290

platern@ndu.edu

General Questions

Ed Roman

(202) 685-2171

romane@ndu.edu

 

NATO Awareness Briefings (On-line and On-campus )
All incoming NDU students are required to complete a NATO Awareness Briefing Certificate. The NATO Awareness Briefing is not a NATO Read-On. Students will complete and return Sections A and B of the NATO Awareness Briefing Certificate for NDU Students, according to the instructions listed at the bottom of the certificate. Students will turn in the completed certificate to the NDU Security Office during in-processing. Signing Section B of the Briefing Certificate indicates that the student has read and understands procedures for handling NATO Material. Each student will keep a copy of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) handout. Questions concerning NATO Awareness requirements can be addressed to NDU Security Specialists at security@ndu.edu.

Health Forms (On-line or On-campus)

Fort McNair students should email or hand-deliver a copy of your immunization record to Mr. Don Myers in NDU's Health/Fitness Office.  


Class Travel Preparation (On-campus)

All US civilian students must register for an NDU-sponsored Government Travel Card, and hold a US passport that expires AFTER June 15, 2019. These requirements can only be addressed on campus, during Pre-briefings or during In-processing. 

Library (On-campus)
While on campus during Pre-briefings, take the time to familiarize yourself with the resources available in the Library, and to speak with Library staff about additional learning opportunities throughout the academic year.

Academic Calendar (On-line)
See NDU's Student Calendar of Key Dates for important deadlines, holidays and events throughout AY19.

Tutorials (On-line)
See IT Tutorials and Instruction Sheets for further guidance on O365 and JKO.