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


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

College Websites

In addition to the university-level requirements listed on this page, military students should review their college website for additional requirements and guidance to incoming students.

Mandatory Pre-briefing and Sign-in Dates for US Military Students at Fort McNair

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 and leave form (including local moves). As a reminder, all military members must meet their Services’ weight and/or fitness standards (provide last APFT). 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. Report no earlier than 25 July 2019 and no later than 1 August 2019 at 1200.

*NOTE: Military members returning from overseas assignments may be approved to report early. The Military Service Chairs will approve requests on a case-by-case basis. If approved, check-in with MILPER upon arrival. Thereafter, report to your college daily until the first day of class. Otherwise, if you arrive to the local area before the report date, you will remain in a leave status.

Dates  Location Time Slots
 Thursday, 25 July 2019  Marshall Hall, Bldg 62, Rooms 155 A, B & C  Either 1000-1200 or 1400-1600
 Tuesday, 30 July 2019  Marshall Hall, Bldg 62, Rooms 155 A, B & C  Either 1000-1200 or 1400-1600
 Wednesday, 31 July 2019  Marshall Hall, Bldg 62, Rooms 155 A, B & C  Either 1000-1200 or 1400-1600
 Thursday, 1 August 2019  Marshall Hall, Bldg 62, Rooms 155 A, B & C  Either 1000-1200 or 1400-1600

Contact Info for Military Service Representatives (MilReps) at Fort McNair

Military students should contact their MilRep if they have any questions or concerns.

Service  Name Phone Email
MILPER Chief  LTC Mark B. Howell  Comm: (202) 685-3921  mark.b.howell.mil@ndu.edu
NCOIC  MSG Earkes S. Siler  Comm: (202) 685-3576  earkes.s.siler.mil@ndu.edu
Air Force  MSgt Pam Taylor  Comm: (202) 685-2138  pamela.d.taylor.mil@ndu.edu or ndu-afrep@ndu.edu
Sea Services (USN, USMC, USCG)  PSC(SW/AW) Temitope Alao  Comm: (202) 685-4006  temitope.o.alao.mil@ndu.edu
Army  SSG Rainard Johnson  Comm: (202) 685-2140  rainard.l.johnson.mil@ndu.edu

IA Compliance for US Military Students at All NDU Colleges/Campuses

IMPORTANT: All US military students attending any NDU college at any campus 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

Academic IT Environment at Fort McNair

IMPORTANT: All McNair Campus students should thoroughly read NDU's IT Requirements page. While attending one of the mandatory Pre-briefings, military students can test application login credentials; test their computing device's connection to the NDU network; and work face-to-fact with NDU Help Desk personnel to troubleshoot any technical issues. 

Passing US Military Security Clearances to NDU

All security clearance information must be submitted to the NDU Security Office by 21 July 2019. Security Specialist POCs are Shereda Alexander, (202) 685-2131, Montez Winters, (202) 685-2134 and Larry Morales, (202) 685-2160.

  • Active Duty Army, Navy, Air Force and Marine Military Students: Security clearances will be verified through JPAS by the NDU Security Office; no visit request/certification is required. SCI is not a requirement to attend; NDU will not initiate nor accept Transfers in Status (TIS) requests. This verification process begins with the student's enrollment.
  • DoD Military Reservists and National Guard Members: 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 2019.

Common Access Card (CAC) Reissuing to US Military Students at Fort McNair via RAPIDS

CAC processing is available to US military students who need a CAC reissued to them, PRIOR to the first day of school and once their security clearances have been passed to NDU. The NDU Security Office highly recommends that you complete the CAC reissuing process as soon as possible to ensure base access and a smooth in-processing. Obtain an appointment for CAC reissuing through the RAPIDS Appointment Scheduler at the following site at https://rapids-appointments.dmdc.osd.mil/appointment/

CACs cannot be reissued to any US military student whose security clearance has not been passed to the NDU Security Office (see above). Students who need a CAC reissued should confirm that their clearance information has been received by the NDU Security Office before making a RAPIDS appointment. Contact Security Specialist Larry Morales, (202) 685-2160 if you need assistance. *NOTE: RAPIDS does not accept same day appointments.

NATO Awareness Briefings for US Military Students

All US military students are required to complete a NATO Awareness Briefing Certificate. The NATO Awareness Briefing is not a NATO Read-On. US military 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

Housing Information for US Military Students at Fort McNair

For family housing information within the Military District of Washington (MDW) area please contact the military installations below. There are also helpful resources on MWR's Moving & Housing Website at https://www.militaryonesource.mil/moving-housing, and at HOMES.MIL (https://www.homes.mil), a DOD resources designed to connect service members and their families with community housing rental listings located near U.S. military bases.

Location Phone Website
Fort Myer, VA  (703) 696-7007/3558/3559 or DSN 312-426-7007/3558/3559 http://www.jbmhh.army.mil/WEB/JBMHH/Directorates/housing.html 
Fort Belvoir, VA (703) 619-3877 or (888) 740-9851 http://www.villagesatbelvoir.com/ 
Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling, DC (88<8) 294-8338 http://www.bollingfamilyhousing.com/ 
Joint Base Andrews, MD Community Housing: (866) 944-7504 or (301) 981-5518 or
DSN 312-858-5518; Privatized Housing: (301) 736-8082
NNMC Bethesda, MD (301) 295-6564/1138/0798 or DSN 312-295-1138 http://walterreedhousing.com/ 

Medical Readiness for US Military Students at Fort McNair

Prior to in-processing, military students must verify that their Medical Readiness is up-to-date, including their annual PHA (Periodic Health Assessment), annual Dental Exam, and biannual HIV.  As a reminder, all military students must meet their services’ weight and/or fitness standards. For information concerning the Tricare North Region please call (800) 444-5445, or visit their website at http://www.healthnetfederalservices.com

Class Travel Preparation for US Military Students at Fort McNair

All US military students must register for an NDU-sponsored Government Travel Credit Card (GTCC), and hold a US military personnel passport that has an expiration date AFTER June 15, 2020. These requirements can only be addressed on campus, during Pre-briefings and In-processing. 

NDU Library at Fort McNair

While on the Fort McNair campus during Pre-briefings, military students should familiarize themselves with the resources available in the Library, and speak with Library staff about additional learning opportunities scheduled throughout the academic year. 

AY20 Academic Calendar for Fort McNair

See NDU's Student Calendar of Key Dates for important deadlines, holidays and events throughout AY20. 

IT Tutorials and Instructions

For questions about NDU’s technology and computing environment, please contact the ITD Service Desk at 202-685-3824.