On Sept. 30, 2019, the Navy ended its decades-old NCPACE program, which provided classroom-based college courses to sailors and Marines at sea. The Program for Afloat College Education, or PACE as it was known then, began in 1974 as classroom instruction in basic college courses, usually taught by a civilian instructor. Most recently, the program existed in two versions: the NCPACE-IL and NCPACE-DL. While the NCPACE-IL program is ending, the NCPACE-DL program remains unchanged. Read more on Military.com.