FY-07 LEGISLATIVE FELLOWS ELIGIBILITY AND APPLICATION PROCEDURES

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GENTEXT/REMARKS/1.  THE NAVY LEGISLATIVE (LEGIS) FELLOWS PROGRAM
PROMOTES A UNIQUE OPPORTUNITY FOR NAVY OFFICERS TO BROADEN THEIR
UNDERSTANDING OF THE OPERATION AND ORGANIZATION OF CONGRESS THROUGH
A FULL-TIME ASSIGNMENT TO A MEMBER OF CONGRESS OR TO THE
PROFESSIONAL STAFF OF A DEFENSE OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE.  THE
LEGISLATIVE FELLOWS PROGRAM ALSO ENHANCES THE NAVY'S ABILITY TO
FULFILL ITS ROLE IN THE NATIONAL POLICY DEVELOPMENT PROCESS.
POTENTIAL FELLOWS MUST HAVE DEMONSTRATED SUSTAINED EXCEPTIONAL
PERFORMANCE AND POTENTIAL FOR FUTURE ASSIGNMENTS IN CRITICAL BILLETS.
2.  PER BUPERSINST 1560.21C, PARTICIPATION IS LIMITED TO SERVICE
COLLEGE-ELIGIBLE UNRESTRICTED LINE OFFICERS, RESTRICTED LINE
OFFICERS, AND STAFF OFFICERS SERVING IN, OR SELECTED FOR PROMOTION
TO, THE PERMANENT GRADES OF LIEUTENANT COMMANDER OR COMMANDER.  THE
SELECTION PROCESS WILL FOCUS ON INDIVIDUAL PERFORMANCE, PROMOTION
POTENTIAL, ACADEMIC AND SUBSPECIALTY QUALIFICATIONS, NEEDS OF THE
NAVY AND AVAILABILITY FOR FOLLOW-ON ASSIGNMENT.
3.  SUBMIT APPLICATIONS PER BUPERSINST 1560.21C.
4.  VISIT WWW.NPC.NAVY.MIL/CAREERINFO/EDUCATION/
FELLOWSHIPANDSERVICECOLLEGEPROGRAMS/LEGISLATIVE+FELLOWSHIP.HTM FOR
ADDITIONAL PROGRAM INFORMATION AND PERIODIC UPDATES ON THE STATUS OF
THE APPLICATION AND SELECTION PROCESS.  THIS YEAR'S APPLICATION
DEADLINE IS 17 APRIL 2006.
5.  UPON NOTIFICATION, SELECTEES MUST BE AVAILABLE TO REPORT TO
WASHINGTON, DC NLT 27 NOVEMBER 2006 FOR A THREE WEEK ORIENTATION
PROGRAM, FOLLOWED BY FULL-TIME ASSIGNMENT TO A MEMBER OF CONGRESS OR
THE PROFESSIONAL STAFF OF A DEFENSE OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE.  DURING THE
PERIOD OF THE FELLOWSHIP, OFFICERS WILL BE ASSIGNED TO THE OFFICE OF
LEGISLATIVE AFFAIRS FOR ADMINISTRATIVE AND FITNESS REPORT PURPOSES.
THE ONE YEAR FELLOWSHIP IS IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWED BY A ONE YEAR
UTILIZATION TOUR IN A LEGISLATIVE-RELATED ASSIGNMENT, TYPICALLY ON
THE OPNAV, SECNAV, COCOM, JCS, OR OSD STAFFS.
6.  THE POINTS OF CONTACT IN THIS MATTER ARE CDR S. GRENIER AT
(703) 697-2871 OR SHAWN.GRENIER@NAVY.MIL AND LCDR J. LONG AT
(901) 874-4100, DSN 882 OR JAMES.A.LONG@NAVY.MIL.
7.  SENIOR CIVILIAN EMPLOYEES, GS-13 AND ABOVE, WHO ARE INTERESTED
IN THE CIVILIAN LEGIS PROGRAM ARE ENCOURAGED TO CONTACT THEIR LOCAL
CIVILIAN TRAINING OFFICER FOR INFORMATION ON SUBMISSION OF
APPLICATIONS FOR THE FY-07 PROGRAM.  QUESTIONS CONCERNING NAVY
DEPARTMENT CIVILIAN PARTICIPATION IN THE NAVY LEGIS PROGRAM SHOULD
BE DIRECTED TO MR. J. CONEJO AT (202) 685-6496 OR
JOSE.CONEJO@NAVY.MIL.
8.  RELEASED BY VADM J. C. HARVEY, JR., N1/NT.//
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