Student and Seminar Leader Selection Criteria

Student Selection Criteria

  • Senior Officers (O-4 and above), Senior NCOs (E-8 & E-9), Senior Warrant Officers (CW03-CW05), and Civilians (GS-13 and above)
  • Servicemembers apply to respective military service POCs for date desired
  • Servicemembers who have attended previous RCNSC are not eligible
  • Servicemembers are selected by respective service process.  This includes demonstrated potential for positions with increased management and leadership responsibility
  • Foreign Students: In addition to the above criteria, foreign students must be nominated by your country’s defense establishment to the U.S. Defense Security Assistance Agency
  • US Interagency Professionals (GS-13 and above) should contact the Col Ann Knabe at 202-685-9460. Interagency professionals must provide written documentation with permission to attend from their interagency supervisor. Interagencies will be required to sign a support agreement with  NDU before participation.
  • RCNSC students are funded through their respective service or agency.  NDU does NOT fund students to attend the course.
  • RCNSC is not open to the general public. All students must be in an approved status before attending.

Seminar Leader Selection Instructions

  • All Seminar Leaders must be graduates of the RCNSC seminar. Seminar Leaders are military officers holding the rank of O5-O6 or Senior NCOs (E-8 & E-9) who are currently serving in the Guard or Reserve. Seminar Leaders must be an active drilling Guard or Reserve member, this includes VTU status.
  • Applications are on link below.  After applying, select candidates will be contacted for interviews.
  • Click here >> for RCNSC SL Application. Please print, sign, and email to course director.