R 301906Z JUL 19
FM CNO WASHINGTON DC
INFO CNO WASHINGTON DC
SUBJ/ACADEMIC YEAR 2020-2021 FEDERAL EXECUTIVE FELLOWSHIP, U.S. NAVY HUDSON
FELLOWSHIP, AND SECRETARY OF DEFENSE EXECUTIVE FELLOWS CALL FOR
NARR/Ref A is OPNAVINST 1500.72G, Navy Politico-Military Fellowships,
Graduate Education Programs and Community Sponsorship.
Ref B is DODINST 1322.23, Secretary of Defense Executive Fellows (SDEF).
Ref C is the slate of AY2019-20 and 2020-21 FEF host institutions.
Ref D is NAVADMIN 011/15, Establishment of the Naval Strategy Subspecialty
2300X. Ref E is NAVPERS 15839I, Manual of Navy Officer Manpower and Personnel
Classifications, Vol I, dtd April 2019.//
RMKS/1. This is the call for applications for the Academic Year
2020-21 (AY20-21) Federal Executive Fellowship (FEF), U.S. Navy Hudson
Fellowship, and the SDEF programs. Per reference (a), the FEF and Hudson
Fellowship programs are among the Navy's key means to develop naval
strategists through an exposure tour with leading policy and academic
institutions. As described in reference (b), the SDEF program provides a
venue for exceptional officers to experience innovative business practices
and to incorporate those best practices into the Navy in subsequent tours.
Additional program information and instructions to sign up for education
program notifications are available at
2. Navy FEF program. The FEF program provides selected due-course officers
an opportunity to improve their understanding of the national security
decision-making process through a one-year assignment at world-class research
organizations and academic institutions. Fellows will serve follow-on tours
in a number of critical strategy and policy, national security decision-
making, and international engagement billets on major Joint and Navy staffs.
a. Eligibility: Active Duty O4-O6 Unrestricted Line (URL) and
Restricted Line (RL) officers in designators 1710, 1810, 1820, and
1830 are eligible to apply. Full Time Support (FTS) officers are not
eligible for the FEF program.
b. Program specifics: 13 officers will be selected for the
AY20-21 FEF program. The fellowships will begin in August 2020 following a
two-week orientation course in the Pentagon.
Per reference (c), the 13 FEF institutions include:
(1) Washington, D.C. non-profit think tanks:
(a) Atlantic Council.
(b) Center for a New American Security (CNAS).
(c) Center for Strategic and Budgetary
(d) Center for Strategic and International
(2) Washington, D.C. research and development centers:
(a) RAND Corporation.
(b) Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics
Laboratory (JHU APL) - emphasis on R&D,
advanced technology research.
(3) Beyond the Beltway non-profit think tanks:
(a) Hoover Institution on War, Revolution, and
Peace, Stanford University, Stanford, CA.
(b) Chicago Council on Global Affairs,
(4) Beyond the Beltway universities:
(a) Tufts University, Fletcher School of Law
and Diplomacy, Medford, MA.
(b) Harvard University, John F. Kennedy School of
Government, Cambridge, MA.
(c) Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Security
Studies Program, Cambridge, MA.
(d) Georgia Institute of Technology, Sam Nunn School of
International Affairs, Atlanta, GA.
(e) Carnegie Mellon University, Institute for Politics
and Strategy, Pittsburgh, PA.
** The CSIS Fellow will also be an adjunct fellow at the United States Naval
Institute (USNI), Annapolis, MD.
c. Per references (d) and (e), URL officers who complete a FEF tour will
receive the 2300S Naval Strategy subspecialty code and the 24C Additional
Qualification Designation (AQD) Code. RL officers will receive the 2000S
National Security Studies subspecialty code and the 24C AQD code.
d. Service obligation: Per reference (a), FEF incur a service obligation
three times (3x) the number of months of the fellowship.
FEF tours are normally 10-12 months. URL FEFs will serve at least one
utilization tour in a validated naval strategist billet on a major N5 or J5
staff as soon as possible, but not later than the second subsequent shore
tour. Some officers may serve in multiple strategy positions after the
fellowship tour, subject to career timing and on a not-to-interfere basis
with their chosen warfighting specialty.
e. Selection for the FEF program does not guarantee a specific
geographic location for the Fellowship. Fellows should expect a PCS move and
3. U.S. Navy Hudson Fellowship, University of Oxford, UK: Hosted by St.
Antony's College, the Hudson Fellow will attend the Changing Character of War
(CCW) program, led by the History Faculty at Oxford.
CCW brings together representatives of the United Kingdom Armed Forces,
Government, and multi-national organizations to provide practical knowledge
in the interdisciplinary study of war and armed conflict.
a. Eligibility: Active duty O5-O6 URL and RL officers in designators
1710,1810, 1820, and 1830 are eligible to apply.
Post-command officers are preferred by the University of Oxford.
FTS officers are not eligible for the Hudson Fellowship.
b. Program Specifics: One (1) officer will be selected for AY2020-21.
The Hudson Fellowship will begin in August 2020. In addition to the U.S.
Navy's Selection Board, a final screening and approval by the University of
Oxford is required. Applicants for the Hudson Fellowship must include a 2-
page research proposal with their application. The Oxford research proposal
template can be found at the Naval Personnel Command's website under
Education Placement: http://www/public.navy.mil/bupers-npc/officer/detailing
c. Per references (d) and (e), URL officers who complete the Hudson
Fellowship will receive the 2300S subspecialty code and the 24D AQD code. RL
officers will receive the 2000S subspecialty code and the 24D AQD code.
d. Service Obligation: Per reference (a), Hudson fellows incur a service
obligation that is three times (3x) the number of months of the Fellowship.
Hudson Fellowship tours are normally 10-12 months. The URL Hudson Fellow will
serve at least one utilization tour in a validated naval strategist billet on
a major N5 or J5 staff as soon as possible, but not later than the second
subsequent shore tour. Some officers may serve in multiple strategy positions
after the fellowship tour, subject to career timing and on a not-to-interfere
basis with their chosen warfighting specialty.
4. SDEF: This program provides a venue for exceptional officers to
experience innovative business practices within the nation's leading business
enterprises. Military fellows from each of the Services are paired with
senior executives in various companies known for their willingness to
challenge and adapt their business practices.
a. Eligibility: All O5-O6 officers are eligible for the SDEF program,
including Reserve and FTS.
b. Program Specifics: Four (4) Navy officers will be selected for AY20-
21. Fellowships will begin in July 2020. Past fellows were assigned to
corporations such as 3M, Apple, Amazon, Boeing, Caterpillar, Cisco Systems,
Deutsche Bank, Exxon Mobile, J.P.
Morgan Chase, FedEx, General Dynamics, Google Intel, Lockheed Martin, Merck,
Microsoft, Morgan Stanley, SalesForce.com, and SpaceX.
c. All officers who complete the SDEF program will receive the 2000S
subspecialty code and the 24F AQD code. More details regarding the SDEF
program can be found at:
d. Service Obligation: Per reference (b), SDEF graduates incur a
service obligation that is three times (3x) the number of months of the
fellowship. SDEF tours are normally 12 months in length, depending on the
required detachment for the next duty station.
e. Utilization: One of the four selected SDEF fellows may be assigned to
a one-year follow-on tour at the Defense Business Board with the Office of
the Secretary of Defense. The remaining SDEF fellows should expect follow-on
assignment to positions involved in strategic management issues related to
innovation and transformation.
f. Selection for the SDEF program does not guarantee a specific
geographic location for the Fellowship. Fellows should expect a PCS move and
plan accordingly. Only 15 percent of SDEF assignments are in the National
Capitol Region. Corporate sponsors make the final decision on which Fellow
will be assigned to them, based on career experience and capabilities.
5. Application Procedures and Timeline:
a. Officers are encouraged to apply to all fellowships for which they
are eligible. A single application for multiple programs is acceptable.
Annotate which programs you are applying for in the subject line.
b. Applications require a personal statement to the board, a curriculum
vitae, biography, and endorsement letters from your commanding officer and
detailer. Note reference (a), enclosure (1) for a sample application package.
c. Interested officers should submit applications for all programs via
encrypted email to the NAVPERSCOM and OPNAV POCs listed in this NAVADMIN.
Prior to submission, ensure electronic copies are clear, legible, and
If encrypted email is unavailable, mail applications to:
Navy Personnel Command
Attn: PERS 443B
5720 Integrity Drive
Millington, TN 38005
Academic Year 2020-21 applications are due to Navy Personnel Command NLT 11
September 2019. All supplemental information to the Board must be received
NLT 29 October 2019. The selection board will convene in mid-November 2019.
Results will be announced in December 2019.
6. Points of Contact: Contact the POCs listed below for program -specific
details and questions. Direct all application-only questions to either OPNAV
N5I6 or NAVPERSCOM.
a. OPNAV: Mr. Edward Fay (N5I6B); DSN 260-4782 or Comm 571-256-4782;
b. OPNAV: LCDR Stewart Latwin, N5I6; DSN 222-6902 or Comm 703-692-4906;
c. OPNAV: David Loneman, N5I6; DSN 225-5461 or Comm 703-695-5461; email:
d. NAVPERSCOM (FEF/HUDSON): email@example.com.
e. OSD (SDEF): Mr. Steven E. Briggs; 202-409-3068;
7. Released by VADM S. B. Munsch, Deputy Chief of Naval Operations for
Operations, Plans and Strategy (N3/N5).//