Leadership Training Programs

MSC invests significantly in their leaders of today and in growing their leaders for tomorrow by promoting and supporting our employees in many Federal Government, DoD, DON and private institution leadership programs each year.  Leadership programs have detailed application guidelines, are grade specific and courses vary in length of time. Below you will find a brief description of each program and additional information is available by accessing the links below. 

Executive Leadership Development Program

Executive Leadership Development Program (ELDP) class of 2019 - The Executive Leadership Development Program (ELDP) provides participants extensive exposure to the roles and mission of DoD. In addition, the program helps participants develop a greater understanding and appreciation of what war fighters refer to as being "at the tip of the spear."

ELDP Overview
ELDP Fact Sheet
ELDP Application Package
ELDP Application Package - Sample


Naval War College Senior Level Program

Naval War College (NWC) Senior Level Program 2019-2020 - The Naval War College (NWC) is an accredited Joint Professional Military Education institution providing students with exceptional opportunities to join senior and intermediate level U.S. and international military leaders and distinguished interagency colleagues in an intensive, ten-month program of national security studies in Newport, Rhode Island.  Graduates who satisfactorily complete course requirements earn a Master of Arts Degree in National Security and Strategic Studies.

NWC Application Form
NWC Nomination Package Checklist


Royal Fleet Auxiliary (RFA) Personnel Exchange Program for Academic Year 2019-2021 

 (APPLICATION DEADLINE EXTENDED TO 15 MARCH 2019)

The Training and Workforce Development Division is seeking applicants for the Military Sealift Command/Royal Fleet Auxiliary (RFA) Personnel Exchange Program for Academic Year 2019-2021. Application packages are due Friday, 15 March 2019. The RFA Personnel Exchange Program establishes an active relationship between MSC and the RFA by which the experience, professional knowledge, and doctrine of the organizations are shared under existing laws and policies of the United States and the United Kingdom. The program consists of an interactive experience in which personnel have the unique opportunity to build on their own experience and knowledge, develop an increased understanding of a different style of management, and establish MSC/RFA lines of communication.

Eligibility criteria includes:

a. Be a licensed Civil Service Mariner (CIVMAR) in a First Officer or First Assistant Engineer position, or be a Civil Service employee in a General Schedule 13-14 level position.

b. Have at least 5 years of continuous service with MSC.

c. Possess a SECRET clearance.

d. Meet MSC medical standards.

There is one quota for this program. The tour of duty is for 24 months. Travel related costs for this program are centrally funded. A description of these trainings and associated requirements are outlined in the training announcement posted to the MSC iNavy Portal at   https://msc.navy.deps.mil/Intranet/Training/home.aspx.  NOTE: To correctly access information on the MSC iNavy Portal, select your DOD EMAIL CA certificate. SUBMIT APPLICATIONS BY 8 MARCH 2019 AS FOLLOWS:

- MSC Ashore personnel: Please ensure all applications are submitted via your chain of command to the N1 Training inbox at MSC_Ashore_Training@navy.mil by 8 March to allow for review prior to submission to Senior Management for final approval. MSC Headquarters point of contact is Ms. Stephanie Parker at (757) 341-6511, stephanie.parker@navy.mil.

- MSC Afloat personnel: Please ensure all applications are submitted via your chain of command to the N1 Training inbox at MSC_Ashore_Training@navy.mil by 8 March to allow for review prior to submission to Senior Management for final approval. MSC Afloat point of contact is Mr. Dale Murphy at (757) 443-2819 (COMM), 646-2819 (DSN), dale.murphy@navy.mil. Alternatively, applications may be mailed to: (realizing that expedited mailing may be required to meet 8 March due date).

MSC Headquarters

Attn: N122 CIVMAR Training

Bldg SP-64, 471 East C Street

Naval Station Norfolk

Norfolk, VA 23511-2419


RFA COMSCINST 12410.27F.pdf

RFA Signed Memo.pdf

RFA Program Info.docx

RFA Ack and Entitlement Form.docx

Royal Fleet Aux Program Checklist.docx