All US military students attending the JPME Masters Program at the Fort McNair campus are expected to complete their on-line and on-campus admissions requirements listed below as soon as possible.
Mandatory Sign-in/Briefing Dates
Military members will report in Class B uniform (USA) / Service uniform (USAF, USN, USMC, and USCG) to National Defense University (NDU), Marshall Hall, Bldg. 62, Fort McNair for in-brief and sign-in with your respective service representative. Upon reporting, bring a copy of your assignment orders, detaching Evaluation / FITREP (USAF exempt) and leave form (including local moves). Report no earlier than 26 July 2018 and no later than 2 August 2018 at 1200.
IA Compliance (On-line)
All military 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 Military JPME Masters Programs (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.
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.
Common Access Card (CAC) via RAPIDS
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 highly recommends that you complete the CAC process as soon as possible to ensure base access and a smooth in-processing.
NATO Awareness Briefings
All 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
For family housing information within the MDW area please contact the following military installations:
Prior to in-processing, please ensure your Medical Readiness is up-to-date, to include annual PHA (Periodic Health Assessment), annual Dental Exam, and biannual HIV. As a reminder, all military members must meet their Services’ weight and/or fitness standards. For information concerning Tricare North Region please call (877) 874-2273, or visit their website at http://www.healthnetfederalservices.com.
Class Travel Preparation (On-campus Only)
All US military students must register for an NDU-sponsored Government Travel Card, and hold a US military personnel passport that has an expiration date AFTER June 15, 2019. These requirements can only be addressed on campus, during Pre-briefings and In-processing.
Library (On-campus Only)
While on campus during Pre-briefings, take the time to familiarize yourself with the resources available in the Library, and speak with Library staff about additional learning opportunities throughout the academic year.
Academic Calendar (Online)
See NDU's Student Calendar of Key Dates for important deadlines, holidays and events throughout AY19.
See IT Tutorials and Instruction Sheets for further guidance on O365 and JKO.
Military Student POCs
Contact your representative, listed below, if you have any questions or concerns: