CALENDAR YEAR 2024 NAVY LEGISLATIVE FELLOWSHIP CALL FOR APPLICATIONS:
R 072114Z MAR 23 MID200080789792U
FM CNO WASHINGTON DC
INFO CNO WASHINGTON DC
PASS TO OFFICE CODES:
FM CNO WASHINGTON DC//N7//
INFO CNO WASHINGTON DC//N7//
SUBJ/CALENDAR YEAR 2024 NAVY LEGISLATIVE FELLOWSHIP CALL FOR APPLICATIONS//
REF/B/DOC/SECDEF WASHINGTON DC/12OCT16//
NARR/Ref A is BUPERSINST 1560.21F, Legislative Fellows Program.
Ref B is DODINST 1322.06, Fellowships, Legislative Fellowships, Internships,
Scholarships, Training-With-Industry (TWI), and Grants Provided to DoD or DoD
Personnel for Education and Training//
Rmks/1. This NAVADMIN solicits applications for the 2024 Navy Legislative
Fellows Program. The Legislative Fellows Program allows naval officers,
senior enlisted, and Department of the Navy civilians to broaden their
understanding of the legislative process and the operation of the U.S.
Congress through a year-long, full-time assignment to the office of a
member of the House of Representatives or the Senate. The Legislative
Fellows Program also enhances the ability of the Navy to fulfill its role
in the national policy development process.
2. This is a highly competitive program. Records must reflect sustained
superior performance and potential for future assignments in critical
Upon completion of the program, officers earn the Legislative Fellowship
Additional Qualification Designation (AQD 234).
3. Military Applicants. Participation is open to all Active Duty and
Training and Administration of the Reserve (TAR) unrestricted line,
restricted line, and staff corps officers in the permanent grades of O-3
through O-5. Enlisted participation is open to all Active Duty Navy
occupational specialty codes in the permanent grades of E-7 through E-9. The
selection process will focus on individual performance, promotion potential,
academic and subspecialty qualifications, needs of the Navy, and availability
for follow-on assignment.
Officers with permanent change of station orders already issued will not be
a. Applicants must be available for permanent change of station
assignment to the Washington, DC area in November 2023. Following
orientation at the Office of Legislative Affairs, fellows will begin
a 12-month assignment in January 2024 in a Congressional office.
During the Fellowship, officers and senior enlisted Sailors will be
assigned to the Office of Legislative Affairs for administrative purposes.
Civilian administrative control will remain with their respective command.
In accordance with reference (b), upon execution of orders, fellows must
agree in writing to a Service commitment of three years following completion
or termination of the fellowship. All officer applicants must contact their
detailers for counseling on the career impact of participation in the
Legislative Fellowship Program.
b. Submit applications via e-mail to the Office of Legislative Affairs
point of contact no later than 12 May 2023.
c. Points of contact are CDR Rebeca Rodriguez, Navy Legislative Fellows
Program Manager, who can be reached at (703) 697-2885/DSN 227 or via e-mail
at Rebeca.S.Rodriguez.firstname.lastname@example.org and LT Jacob Jepsen, Outservice
Education Placement and Special Fellowships, PERS 443, who can be reached
at (901) 874-3996/DSN 882 or via e-mail at Jacob.A.Jepsen.email@example.com.
d. General questions on other Navy fellowship programs should be directed
to CDR Anne Stehlin, Fellowships and Scholarships Management, OPNAV N712 at
(571)-256-4784 or via e-mail at Anne.C.Stehlin.firstname.lastname@example.org.
4. Civilian Applicants. Senior civilian employees (GM/GS-13 and above or
equivalent) interested in the Legislative Fellowship Program must contact
their local civilian training officer for information on submission of
applications for the 2024 program. Notably, civilian participation in the
Fellowship Program differs from military requirement in that civilian
selectees do not participate in a rotational assignment post-Fellowship and
will return to their command and position. Civilian selectees must be able to
report for the role in November 2023. November and December 2023 include
orientation at the Office of Legislative Affairs followed by 12 month
placement in a Congressional office (January - December 2024). Questions
concerning Department of the Navy civilian participation should be directed
to Ms. Sherri Hirn who can be reached at (202) 685-6493 or via e-mail at
Sherri.A.Hirn.email@example.com. Additional information is available at:
5. Applicants will be notified of their selection status via their command
6. Program information and submission guidance are available at:
7. This NAVADMIN will remain in effect until superseded or canceled,
whichever occurs first.
8. Released by Vice Admiral J. W. Hughes, Deputy Chief of Naval Operations
for Warfighting Development (N7).//
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