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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 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. 

and briefing times are as follows:  
Dates Location Times
Thursday, 26 July 2018 Marshall Hall, Bldg 62, Rooms 155 A, B & C
Either 1000-1200 or 1400-1600
Tuesday, 31 July 2018 Marshall Hall, Bldg 62, Rooms 155 A, B & C
Either 1000-1200 or 1400-1600
Wednesday, 1 August 2018 Marshall Hall, Bldg 62, Rooms 155 A, B & C Either 1000-1200 or 1400-1600
Thursday, 2 August 2018 Marshall Hall, Bldg 62, Rooms 155 A, B & C
Either 1000-1200 or 1200-1400


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. 

Security Clearances

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.

  • 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 2018.

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.

  • DOD Military (if re-issue is needed):  Obtain an appointment for CAC through the RAPIDS Appointment Scheduler at the following site at Contact Security Specialist Larry Morales, (202) 685-2160 if you need assistance. *NOTE: RAPIDS does not accept same day appointments.

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

Housing Information
For family housing information within the MDW area please contact the following military installations:

 Location Phone Numbers Web URL
Fort Myer, VA  (703) 696-3557/3558/3559 or DSN 426-3557/3558/3559 
Fort Belvoir, VA (703) 619-3877 or (888) 740-9851
Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling, DC (888) 294-8338 or (202) 562-2631
Joint Base Andrews, MD Community Housing: (301) 981-5518 or DSN 858-5518
Privatized Housing: (301) 736-8082
Bethesda, MD (301) 295-1138/0798 or DSN 295-1138


Medical Readiness

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

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.

Tutorials (Online)
See IT Tutorials and Instruction Sheets for further guidance on O365 and JKO. 

Military Student POCs
Your respective representative is listed below. Please contact them if you have any questions or concerns:

Military Student POCs

Contact your representative, listed below, if you have any questions or concerns:

Service Name Phone E-mail
MILPER Chief LTC Corey Robinson Comm: (202) 685-3921
NCOIC MSG Leon Franklin Comm: (202) 685-3576
Air Force MSgt Pam Taylor Comm: (202) 685-2138
Sea Services (USN, USMC, USCG) PSC(SW/AW) Temitope Alao Comm: (202) 685-4006
Army SFC Ivory West Comm: (202) 685-2140