CALENDAR YEAR 2025 NAVY LEGISLATIVE FELLOWSHIP CALL FOR APPLICATIONS:
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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
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Rmks/1. This NAVADMIN solicits applications for the 2025 Navy Legislative
Fellows Program. The Legislative Fellows Program allows naval officers
(O-3 to O-5), senior enlisted (E-7 to E-9), and Department of the Navy
civilian employees (GM/GS-13 above or equivalent) 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. Typical responsibilities
of a fellow include drafting legislation, hearing preparation, analysis
of public policy, and serving as a congressional liaison to constituents
2. This is a highly competitive program. Applicants must have exceptional
written and verbal communication skills, display maturity and critical
thinking, and show a proven ability to work in a dynamic environment.
Records must reflect sustained superior performance and potential for
future assignments in critical billets. Upon completion of the program,
officers earn the Legislative Fellowship Additional Qualification
Designation (AQD 234).
3. Military Applicants. The program is available to both Officers and
a. Officer 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. 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 considered. All officer applicants must contact
their detailers for counseling on the career impact of participation
in the Legislative Fellowship Program. Officers should plan for an
immediate follow-on utilization tour or assignment upon completion of
the fellowship, in line with Ref (a).
b. Enlisted Applicants. Participation is open to all Active Duty
Navy ratings in the permanent grades of E-7 through E-9. The selection
process will focus on individual performance, promotion potential,
academic and additional qualifications, needs of the Navy, and projected
rotation date. Sailors with permanent change of station orders already issued
will not be considered. Following the fellowship, Sailors will be assigned to
a single 24-month utilization tour supporting a role determined by the Office
of Legislative Affairs (OLA), which will include time in OLA and in the
Office of the Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy.
c. All military applicants must be available for permanent change of
station assignment to the Washington, DC, area in November 2024. Following
orientation at OLA, fellows will begin a 12-month assignment in January
2025 in a Congressional office. During the Fellowship, officers and senior
enlisted Sailors will be assigned to OLA for administrative purposes.
In accordance with reference (b), upon execution of orders, fellows
must agree in writing to serve on active duty following completion or
termination of the fellowship for a period of three times the duration
of the fellowship.
d. In addition to the application requirements listed in reference (a),
applicants are requested to submit the last three years of Officer Fitness
Reports or Enlisted Evaluations as part of their package.
e. Military applicants shall submit applications via e-mail to the OLA
point of contact no later than 22 December 2023.
f. Points of contact are:
(1) OLA: CDR Rebeca Rodriguez, Navy Legislative Fellows Program
Manager, (703) 697-2885 or firstname.lastname@example.org
(2) PERS: Outservice Education Placement and Special Fellowships
Branch, PERS 443, email@example.com
(3) GENERAL: Questions on other Navy fellowship programs should be
directed to CDR Anne Stehlin, Fellowships and Scholarships Management,
OPNAV N712, (571)-256-4784 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
4. Civilian Applicants. The program is available to senior civilian employees
(GM/GS-13 and above or equivalent).
a. For the duration of the fellowship, civilian fellows will
remain under administrative control of their respective parent command.
Training and travel costs incurred as part of the fellowship shall be paid by
the parent command.
b. Civilian employees interested in the Legislative Fellowship Program
must contact their local civilian training officer for information on
submission of applications for the 2025 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 2024 for orientation at
OLA followed by 12-month placement in a Congressional office
(January 2025 - December 2025).
c. Questions concerning Department of the Navy civilian participation
should be directed to Ms. Sherri Hirn, (202) 685-6493 or
Sherri.A.Hirn.email@example.com. Additional information is available at:
5. Following administrative screening of packages submitted by the
deadline, OLA will notify applicants of selection for interview or
non-selection status. OLA makes the final determination of applicant
selection or non-selection to the fellowship program.
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 VADM J. W. Hughes, Deputy Chief of Naval Operations for
Warfighting Development (N7).//