Naval Science Institute - Seaman to Admiral 21 Program
Congratulations on your selection to the STA-21 program, and Welcome Aboard! Your outstanding performance and enlisted service has resulted in your selection for this highly competitive program, and brought you to the rank of Officer Candidate in the CNO’s newest, highly-visible officer accession program. Although you officially become an Officer Candidate upon reporting, you will continue to receive your enlisted pay while studying in the STA-21 program as you transition from enlisted to officer. This transition can be difficult, especially for senior enlisted personnel. Begin preparing yourself mentally for the changes that entry into the STA-21 NSI program represents.
NSI is a unique, one-of-a kind, officer-accession education and training program. It is time-compressed and provides significant academic challenges.
Due to the compressed class schedule, you should make every effort to get your personal affairs in order prior to reporting to prevent unnecessary distractions during this essential education and training evolution.
"Congratulations on your recent selection to the STA-21 program. Your accomplishments thus far are noteworthy. The tremendous opportunities that lie ahead cannot be overstated. Goals of strengthening your present academic foundation and embarking on a journey, your journey, towards a college degree and a commission as a Naval Officer are firmly in your reach. Nurture these opportunities. STA-21 is a demanding program. You will be challenged daily, academically, militarily, professionally, and physically! You should be prepared to devote the majority of your time and energy towards a serious and regimented lifestyle. Personal success at NSI is proportional to your level of commitment.
Accountability....Responsibility....Authority....all come with gold bars!"