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SUBJ/ACADEMIC YEAR 2019-2020 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 Fellowship, Graduate
Education Programs, and Community Sponsorship. Ref B is OPNAVINST 1520.23C,
Graduate Education. Ref C is the approved slate of AY2019-2020 and 2020-21
FEF institutions. Ref D is NAVADMIN 011/15, Establishment of the Naval
Strategy Subspecialty 2300X//
RMKS/1. This is a call for applications for the Academic Year
2019-2020 (AY19-20) Federal Executive Fellowship (FEF), U.S. Navy Hudson
Fellowship, and the Secretary of Defense Executive Fellows
(SDEF) programs. The FEF program and the Hudson Fellowship are two of the
Navy's key means to develop naval strategists through an exposure tour with
leading policy and academic institutions. The SDEF provides a venue for
exceptional officers to experience innovative business practices and
incorporate those best practices into the Navy through subsequent tours.
2. Navy Federal Executive Fellowship (FEF) Program. The FEF Program
provides selected officers an opportunity to improve their understanding of
the national security decision-making process through assignment to 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. Thirteen officers will be selected for
AY19-20 fellowships, which begin in August 2019 following a two-week
orientation in the Pentagon. The 13 FEF institutions include the following:
(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, Stanford University,
(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,
(e) Carnegie Mellon University, Institute for
Politics and Strategy, Pittsburgh, PA.
** The CSIS fellow will also be an adjunct fellow at the US Naval Institute
(USNI), Annapolis, MD.
c. Per references (a) and (d), URL officers who complete a FEF tour will
receive the 2300S Naval Strategy subspecialty and the 24C Additional
Qualification Designation (AQD) codes.
Restricted Line officers will receive the 2000S National Security Studies
subspecialty and the 24C AQD codes.
d. Service obligation. Per reference (a), FEF graduates incur a service
obligation three times (3x) the number of months of the fellowship. FEF
tours are normally 10-12 months in length,depending on institution
requirements. FEF graduates will serve at least one reutilization tour in a
validated naval strategist billet in a major
N5 or J5 staff billet as soon as possible, but not later than the second
subsequent shore tour. Some officers may serve in multiple strategy
positions after the fellowship program, subject to career timing and on a
not-to-interfere basis with their chosen warfighting specialty.
3. U.S. Navy Hudson Fellowship, University of Oxford, UK.
Typically hosted through Oxfords St. Antonys 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 British Armed
Services, Government, and multinational 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 Oxford. FTS officers are not eligible
for the Hudson Fellowship.
b. Program Specifics. One (1) officer will be selected for AY 2019-
2020. The Hudson fellowship will begin in August 2019.
In addition to the U.S. Navy's Selection Board, a final screening and
approval by the University of Oxford Governing Board is required.
Applicants must include a 2-page research proposal with their applications.
The Oxford research proposal template can be found at the Naval Personnel
Command's website under Education Placement,
c. Per references (a) and (d), URL officers who complete this program
will receive the 2300S subspecialty and the 24D AQD codes.
RL officers will receive the 2000S subspecialty and the 24D AQD codes.
d. Service obligation. Per reference (a), Hudson fellowship graduates
incur a service obligation that is three times (3x) the number of months of
the fellowship. Hudson fellowship tours are normally 10-12 months in length.
The Hudson Fellow will serve at least one reutilization tour in a validated
naval strategist billet in a major N5 or J5 staff billet as soon as possible,
but not later than the second subsequent shore tour. Some officers may serve
in multiple strategy positions after the fellowship program, subject to
career timing and on a not-to-interfere basis with their chosen warfighting
4. Secretary of Defense Executive Fellows (SDEF). This program provides a
venue for exceptional officers to experience innovative business practices
within the nation's leading corporations. Military fellows from each of the
Services are paired with senior executives in various corporations known for
their willingness to challenge and adapt their business practices.
a. Eligibility. All active duty URL and RL O5-O6 officers are eligible.
FTS officers are not eligible for the SDEF.
b. Program specifics. Up to four (4) Navy officers will be selected for
AY19-20. Fellowships will begin in July 2019. Past fellows were assigned to
corporations such as 3M, Apple, Amazon, Boeing, Caterpillar, Cisco Systems,
Deutsche Bank, Exxon Mobil, FedEx, General Dynamics, Google, Intel, Lockheed
Martin, JPMorgan Chase, Merck, Microsoft, Morgan Stanley, Salesforce.com, and
c. Officers who complete this program will receive the 2000S
subspecialty code and the 24F AQD code. More details regarding SDEF can be
d. Service obligation. Per reference (b), fellowship 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
required detachment for the next duty station.
e. Reutilization. One of the four selected SDEF Fellows may be assigned
a 1 year follow-on tour at the Defense Business Board with the Office of the
Secretary of Defense in the National Capitol Region. The remaining SDEF
Fellows should expect follow-on assignment to positions involved in strategic
management issues related to innovation and transformation.
5. Application Procedures and Timeline.
a. Officers are encouraged to apply to those 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, curriculum
vitae, undergraduate transcripts, biography, and endorsement letters from
your Commanding Officer and detailer.
Use reference (a), enclosure 1, for sample applications.
c. Interested officers should submit applications for all programs via
encrypted email to the NAVPERSCOM and OPNAV POCs listed at the end of this
NAVADMIN. Prior to submission, ensure the electronic copies are clear,
legible, and properly endorsed.
If email is unavailable, mail applications to:
Navy Personnel Command
Attn: PERS 443B
5720 Integrity Drive
Millington, TN 38005
d. Applications are due to Navy Personnel Command NLT
11 September 2018. All supplemental information to the board (e.g. Letters
of Recommendation) must be received NLT
29 October 2018. The selection board will convene in mid- November 2018 and
results will be announced via NAVADMIN in December 2018.
6. Points of Contact. Contact POCs listed below for specific program
questions. Direct all application questions to either OPNAV N515 or
a. OPNAV (FEF/Hudson): Mr. Edward Fay (N5I6BB); DSN 260-4781 or COMM
b. OPNAV (FEF/Hudson): David Loneman, N5I6; DSN: 225-5461 or COMM 793-
695-5461; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
c. NAVPERSCOM (FEF/Hudson): email@example.com.
d. OSD (SDEF): Mr. Steven E. Briggs; 202-409-3068; Email:
7. Released by VADM A. L. Lewis, Deputy Chief of Naval Operations for
Operations, Plans and Strategy (N3/N5).//