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SECNAV Tours with Industry
By Cmdr. Karin Burzynski, Navy Personnel Command - September 27, 2019
Sailors selected for the Fiscal Year 2019-2020 SNTWI program met in San Antonio, Texas, to prepare them for their participation in the program. Secretary of the Navy Tours with Industry (SNTWI) is a unique and non-traditional opportunity to provide Active Component and Full-Time Support Sailors (E-6 to O-6) the opportunity to work with partnering corporations for up to 12 months.

The SNTWI program provides a venue for exceptional Sailors to experience innovative business practices and to be fully immersed in company practices and actively engaged in projects and company operations to learn and observe corporate processes and best practices, to enable drawing on their experience later to enhance military operational processes.

Tours are normally 10-12 months in length, depending on community and corporate requirements. Those interested should speak with their detailer. Eligibility is based solely on individual community needs and demands.

Past fellows were assigned to companies including VMware, Qualcomm, Apple, Inc, Boeing, Tesla, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, GE Digital, Amazon, FedEx, Northrup Grumman, Space X, LinkedIn and USAA.

Education-related program announcements are now delivered through MyNavy Education, a web-based application – Sailors are encouraged to log into the system and update their profile and email address in MyNavy Education to receive alerts on program updates.

Also, for a list of education programs, visit:

SAN ANTONIO, Texas (Aug. 28, 2019) SECNAV Tours with Industry participants met in San Antonio to prepare them for their upcoming participation in their 12-month tours at partnering corporations. During the yearlong program, the Sailors are required to wear appropriate civilian attire daily in place of their military uniform. Participants incur an additional service commitment, approximately three years. (U.S. Navy Photo by Cmdr. Krin Burzynski/Released)
SAN ANTONIO, Texas (Aug. 28, 2019) 2019-2020 SECNAV Tours with Industry fellows met in San Antonio to prepare them for their upcoming year in the SNTWI program. (U.S. Navy Photo by Cmdr. Krin Burzynski/Released)
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