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Michael D. Maxwell
N SCI 403
Seattle Campus

Naval Organization and Management

Study of organization, systems, and techniques employed in the Navy for management of its human, material, and financial resources. Some work relates to the administration of discipline in the Navy under the Uniform Code of Military Justice. Emphasis on the leadership and management role of the junior officer in the fleet. Prerequisite: minimum 2.0 grade in N SCI 402. Offered: Sp.

Class description

NSCI 403 is an interactive course designed to prepare Naval ROTC Midshipmen and Seaman-to-Admiral Program Officer Candidates for commissioning and service as Division Officers in the United States Navy. The course supports the Chief of Naval Education and Training Naval Science Leadership Continuum and compliments NSCI 402 (Leadership and Ethics) combining instructor lectures, guest speakers, student presentations, in-class technical lab time, independent research and case study analysis. Students are introduced to the Uniformed Code of Military Justice (UCMJ) and its legal terminologies, processes and reports. Navy administration, including: official correspondence, enlisted evaluations, officer fitness reports, pay and benefits are also introduced with students gaining a working knowledge of the NAVFIT application while preparing for PCS orders to the Fleet. A detailed list of subjects is covered in the course outline/schedule.

Student learning goals

Understand the career milestones for each community and know how to manage your own Naval career.

Be able to write effective performance evaluations for enlisted personnel and officers.

Be able to conduct a Judge Advocate General Manual (JAGMAN) investigation and prepare an effective report for the Commanding Officer with proper recommendations.

Be able to prepare and write awards for subordinate personnel.

Be familiar with Navy administrative websites and programs.

General method of instruction

Lecture, guest lecture and project.

Recommended preparation

Class assignments and grading


The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Last Update by Michael D. Maxwell
Date: 03/26/2014