MILPER Number: 17-247





The National Intelligence University (NIU) Bachelor of Science in Intelligence (BSI) for FY18 Announcement




A.  AR 614-200 (Enlisted Assignments and Utilization Management), 26 February 2009 (Rapid Action Revision 002, 11 October 2011).

B.  AR 614-30 (Overseas Service), 22 December 2016.

1.  This message will expire 1 October 2018.

2.  Program Overview:

a.  The Bachelor of Science in Intelligence (BSI) is a fourth-year program that affords students who have completed three years of undergraduate study a way to earn their undergraduate degree in Intelligence.  It is designed to encourage the development of inquiring, responsible graduates who will dedicate themselves to the improvement of the National Intelligence Community.

b.  Objectives of the NIU BSI are:

(1)  Develop a cadre of highly qualified middle and senior Military Intelligence personnel.

(2)  Provide the participants with an in-depth understanding of the overall Intelligence Community.

(3)  Upon graduation from the program, Soldiers will be eligible for worldwide assignment.

(4)  Develop requisite skill for career development.

3.  Policy:

a.  The NIU will hold a selection panel on or about 1 March 2018.

b.  Minimum Criteria:

(1)  Primary Military Occupational Specialty in Career Management Field (CMF) 35.

(2)  Rank of SGT through MSG non-promotable.  Waivers will not be granted.

(3)  Undergraduate applicants should have a cumulative grade point average of 2.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale and must have completed a minimum of 80 semester hours of undergraduate coursework, including 20 upper division (300-400 level) hours, 30 hours earned through a regionally accredited institution, 9 hours in Communication Skills (6 of which must be earned in English Composition courses), 12 hours in Mathematics and Science (3 of which must be earned in Mathematics), and 15 hours in Humanities, Social Sciences, or Fine Arts.  Applicants should have original transcripts from all institutions sent to the NIU admissions office.  Courses completed with a grade of less than “C” are not transferable and will not be calculated into credit totals.  Students who have not completed all the requirements must demonstrate how these requirements can be met before 1 August 2018.  Prospective applicants are encouraged to request a credit evaluation from NIU admissions before applying to ensure they meet the BSI prerequisite course requirements.  To request a course evaluation, send copies of your transcripts to and type “BSI credit evaluation” in the subject line, or mail information to NIU Admissions at 7400 Pentagon, Attn:  NIU-1A, Office of Enrollment Services, Washington, DC  20301-7400.

(4)  Must possess a current Top Secret clearance with Sensitive Compartmented Information access.  Soldiers with clearance status pending are not eligible for this assignment.

(5)  Minimum of four years Intelligence experience by 1 February 2018.

(6)  Must possess outstanding record of military service evidenced by Noncommissioned Officer Evaluation Reports (NCOER) and Academic Evaluation Reports (AER).

(7)  Must show record of past academic success in both military and civilian education with potential for increased learning and achievement.

(8)  In accordance with AR 614-200, Soldiers attending BSI will incur a 30-month Service-Remaining Obligation after completion of the program.  Applicants and Human Resources managers are advised that Soldiers selected will extend/reenlist prior to departing from their current command.

(9)  Applicants serving OCONUS must complete 5/6th of their tour before the report date of 10 August 2018.  Requests for curtailment or extension must accompany the packet and comply with AR 614-30.

(10)  All CONUS applicants must have 24 months time on station at time of enrollment, which is 10 August 2018.  This requirement may be waived for Soldiers serving in the Military District of Washington area.

4.  Application Procedures:

a.  Eligible Soldiers must forward application packets no later than 1700 (EDT) on 1 January 2018 to Military Intelligence (MI) Branch, U.S. Army Human Resources Command (HRC) via email at  MI Branch will review applications to determine eligibility and completeness.

b.  Applicants must submit DA Form 4187 signed by the first O5 in the applicant’s chain of command with the following enclosures:

(1)  Degree-Seeking Application form (available at

(2)  Copy of Soldier Record Brief.

(3)  Legible copies of all NCOERS and AERS.

(4)  Statement from commander verifying applicant’s height, weight, and last Army Physical Fitness Test (APFT) score (not more than six months old).

(5)  Department of the Army photo (not more than one year old).

(6)  A cover memo indicating the program applied for, name, rank, SSN, complete e-mail and mailing addresses (military and civilian), and phone numbers to include DSN and commercial.

c.  All applicants selected will be notified by HRC NLT 15 January 2018 and provided a nomination letter.  Soldiers selected for NIU attendance will provide documentation as outlined by NIU admission office directly to the admissions office immediately upon notification by MI Branch.  NIU packets include:

(1)  Completed Degree-Seeking Application form (available at

(2)  Nomination letter provided by MI Branch.

(3)  Statement of Purpose (500-word unclassified essay-typed and double spaced) explaining:  motivation for pursuing undergraduate study in intelligence, professional goals and objectives, and what the Soldier achieved in their education or career that enhances their capabilities to undertake a degree-completion program.

(4)  Transcripts from all post-secondary education sent directly to the NIU Admissions Office from your academic institutions.  The transcripts may be mailed or emailed to  Include high school transcript or certificate of high school equivalency.

(5)  Transcripts from each regionally-accredited institution you attended.

(6)  Services transcripts:  Community College of the Air Force, Joint Services transcript (Army, Coast Guard, Navy, Marines), Department of Defense school transcripts, Defense Language Institute, National Cryptologic School, etc.

d.  Admissions material must be sent to NIU by mail or email:

(1)  Email:

(2)  Mail:
Defense Intelligence Agency
Attn:  7400 Pentagon
NIU 1-A, Office of Enrollment Services
Washington, DC  20301-7400

e.  Deadline for submission of NIU’s application materials to be received by the NIU Admissions Office is NLT 1 February 2017.  All applications that are incomplete or received after this date will not be considered.

5.  Application Timeline:

a.  1700 (EDT) on 1 January 2018 – deadline for application to MI Branch.

b.  15 January 2018 – selectees and non-selectees notified by MI Branch.

c.  1 February 2018 – deadline for submission of application materials and transcripts to NIU admissions office.

d.  NIU will conduct selection panel and notify MI Branch of selected Soldiers.  MI Branch will conduct review for final approval.

e.  On or about 1 April 2018 – MI Branch formally notifies approved selected Soldiers through command channels, and places them on assignment instructions to NIU.

f.  10 August 2018 – Soldiers report to NIU.

6.  Point of contact is the HRC Military Intelligence Branch Sergeant Major, DSN:  983-5425, COMM:  (502) 613-5425, email at: