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SUBJ/ACADEMIC YEAR 2021-2022 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 AY2021-22 and 2022-23 FEF host institutions.
Ref D is NAVADMIN 011/15, Establishment of the Naval Strategy Subspecialty
Ref E is NAVPERS 15839I, Manual of Navy Officer Manpower and Personnel
Classifications, Vol I, of April 2019.
RMKS/1. This is the call for applications for the Academic Year 2021-22
(AY21-22) Federal Executive Fellowship (FEF), U.S. Navy Hudson Fellowship,
and the Secretary of Defense Executive Fellows (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 Federal Executive Fellowship (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, policy, national security decision-making, and international
engagement billets on major Joint and Navy staffs. A successful FEF tour,
combined with any previous or future master's degree from an accredited
university, will satisfy the in-residence graduate education requirement
for future unrestricted line flag officers.
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 (13) officers will be selected for the
AY21-22 Federal Executive Fellowship program. The fellowships will begin
in August 2021 following a two-week orientation course in the Pentagon.
Per reference (c), the thirteen 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 International Studies (CSIS)**
(d) Henry L. Stimson Center
(2) Washington, D.C. Federally Funded Research and Development
(a) Institute for Defense Analyses (IDA)
(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, Chicago, IL.
(4) Beyond the Beltway universities:
(a) Tufts University, Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy,
(b) Harvard University, John F. Kennedy School of Government,
(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.
(f) University of Texas at Austin, Clements Center on National
Security, Austin, TX.
** 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. Restricted Line officers
will receive the 2000S National Security Studies subspecialty code and
the 24C AQD code.
d. Service obligation: Per reference (a), Federal Executive Fellows
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 command or milestone tours.
e. Selection for the FEF program does not guarantee a specific
geographic location for the Fellowship. Fellows should expect a PCS move
and plan accordingly.
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 successful Hudson
tour, combined with any previous or future master's degree from an
accredited university, will satisfy the in-residence graduate education
requirement for future unrestricted line flag officers.
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:
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 command or milestone tours.
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 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
successful SDEF tour, combined with any previous or future master's degree
from an accredited university, will satisfy the in-residence graduate
education requirement for future unrestricted line flag officers.
a. Eligibility: All O5-O6 officers are eligible for the SDEF program,
including Reserve and FTS.
b. Program Specifics: Two (2) Navy officers will be selected for AY21-22
through the PERS Multi-Board process. Fellowships will begin in July
2021. Past fellows were assigned to corporations such as 3M, Apple, Amazon,
Boeing, Caterpillar, Cisco Systems, Exxon Mobil, 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 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. Type Commanders and community managers are encouraged to identify top
candidates for these program and encourage their applications to ensure the
Navy's future leaders have full access to these programs.
c. Upon selection, OPNAV N7 will work with fellows and community managers
to identify and approve follow-on reutilization tours for officers not
proceeding directly to command or milestone billets.
d. 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.
e. 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 properly endorsed. If encrypted email is unavailable, mail applications
Navy Personnel Command
Attn: PERS 443B
5720 Integrity Drive
Millington, TN 38005
Academic Year 2021-22 applications are due to Navy Personnel Command NLT 11
September 2020. All supplemental information to the Board must be received
NLT 29 October 2020. The selection board will convene in mid-November 2020.
Results will be announced in December 2020.
6. Points of Contact/Questions: Contact the POCs listed below for
program-specific details and questions. Direct all application-only
questions to either OPNAV N712 or NAVPERSCOM.
a. OPNAV (FEF/HUDSON): Mr. Edward Fay (N712B); DSN 260-4782 or
Comm 571-256-4782; email: email@example.com; David Loneman, N712;
DSN 225-5461 or Comm 703-695-5461; email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
b. NAVPERSCOM (FEF/HUDSON): email@example.com.
c. OSD (SDEF): Mr. Steven E. Briggs; 202-409-3068;
7. Released by Vice Admiral S. B. Munsch, Deputy Chief of Naval Operations
for Warfighting Development (N7)//