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Navy is overhauling education system as US advantages erode

Navy Education Strategy
Posted at 1:37 PM, Mar 02, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-02 16:37:53-05

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — The U.S. Navy wants to create a naval community college to provide associate's degrees to tens of thousands of young sailors and Marines at no cost to them.

It also plans to unify the schools within the existing naval university system, invest in them, and enact new policies to encourage and reward those who pursue professional military and civilian education. That's all according to a strategy the Navy released Monday that describes its efforts address the reality that the U.S. no longer has a massive economic and technological edge over potential adversaries.

The strategy was provided to The Associated Press ahead of its release.