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Education for Seapower Advisory Board

 

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Purpose

The Education for Seapower Advisory Board (“the Board”), under the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA) of 1972, as amended, shall provide the Secretary of Defense and Deputy Secretary of Defense, through the Secretary of the Navy, independent advice on matters relating to the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) and the Naval War College (NWC).  These matters include, but are not limited to organizational management, curricula and methods of instruction, facilities, issues of accreditation, and other aspects of the organization and management of the NPS and the NWC. The Secretary of the Navy or designated representative, on behalf of the Secretary of Defense, may act upon the Board's advice and recommendations.

Committee Membership

The Board shall be composed of not more than ten members, who are eminent authorities in the field of academia, business, national defense and security, the defense industry, and research and analysis. All Board members are appointed by the Secretary of Defense, and are appointed to provide advice on behalf of the government on the basis of their best judgment without representing any particular point of view and in a manner that is free from conflict of interest. Those members who are not full-time or permanent part-time federal employees shall be appointed as experts and consultants under the authority of 5 U.S.C. § 3109, and these individuals shall serve as special government employees.

Meetings

The board meets at least once a year-in the fall in the Washington, DC metro area.  The board presents a written report with its advice and recommendations to the Secretary of the Navy.  The Committee Chairperson may present its report in person to the Secretary of the Navy.  Meeting minutes, reports, or other documents pertaining to Board meetings may be accessed at the GSA FACA Database (http://fido.gov/facadatabase).

Subcommittees

By Department of Defense approval, the Committee is authorized two permanent subcommittees (“the Subcommittees”).

The Education for Seapower Advisory Board Naval Postgraduate School Subcommittee (“NPS Subcommittee”) shall focus on matters concerning the Naval Postgraduate School and be comprised of no more than 15 members. The subcommittee shall meet a minimum of twice annually.  

The Education for Seapower Advisory Board Naval War College Subcommittee (“NWC Subcommittee”) shall focus on matters concerning the Naval War College and be comprised of no more than 10 members.  The subcommittee shall meet a minimum of twice annually.  

Public Inquiry and Feedback

Any member of the public wishing to provide input to the Board or Subcommittees should submit a written statement in accordance with 41 CFR § 102-3.140(c) and section 10(a)(3) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act and the procedures described in this paragraph. Written statements regarding the Board can be submitted to the Designated Federal Officer at the address detailed below at any time. Statements being submitted in response to a meeting agenda mentioned in a Federal Register notice must be received by the Designated Federal Officer at the address listed below at least five calendar days prior to the meeting date. The Designated Federal Officer will review all timely submissions with the Board Chairperson and ensure they are provided to members of the Board before the meeting date. Additionally, any member of the public wishing to attend a meeting should contact the Designated Federal Officer listed below at least five calendar days prior to the meeting for information on base entry passes.

Board and Subcommittee Contacts

To contact the Board Designated Federal Officer, please email kelly.vanniman@navy.mil.  To contact the NPS Subcommittee Alternate Designated Federal officer, please email amguffey@nps.edu. To contact the NWC Subcommittee Alternate Designated Federal Officer, please email gibbonst@usnwc.edu.