CHDS Master's Application Recommendations for Military Officers

Active Duty Military Officers (USN & USMC) do not require funding assistance nor financial agreements in order to attend the program due to the Naval Postgraduate School’s legislative basis and primary mission.

Navy Officers are required to provide a Command and PERS (detailer) endorsement approving your participation in the program. These letters should be written in the Standard Navy Letter format and sent to the mailing address listed in the application. These letters are in lieu of the agency endorsement listed in the application.

Command and Detailer endorsement does not indicate acceptance to the program. Naval Officers are still required to complete the application for the Center for Homeland Defense and Security (CHDS), your final acceptance into the program is contingent upon CHDS’s decision.

Marine Officers interested in applying should contact COL Todd Lyons at