ACADEMIC YEAR 09-10 SELECTION BOARD FOR FEDERAL EXECUTIVE FELLOWSHIP, SECDEF CORPORATE FELLOWS, POL-MIL MASTERS, AND ARTHUR S. MOREAU PROGRAM POST-MASTERS PROGRAMS

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SUBJ/ACADEMIC YEAR 09-10 SELECTION BOARD FOR FEDERAL EXECUTIVE 
FELLOWSHIP, SECDEF CORPORATE FELLOWS, POL-MIL MASTERS, AND ARTHUR S.
MOREAU PROGRAM POST-MASTERS PROGRAMS//



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NARR/REF A IS OPNAVINST 1500.72F, FEDERAL EXECUTIVE AND SECRETARY OF 
DEFENSE CORPORATE FELLOWSHIP PROGRAMS.  REF B IS OPNAVINST 1520.34C, 
ARTHUR S. MOREAU PROGRAM FOR POST-MASTERS STUDY IN INTERNATIONAL 
RELATIONS AND STRATEGY.  REF C IS OPNAVINST 1520.23B, GRADUATE 
EDUCATION.//

RMKS/1.  THE NAVY IS AGGRESSIVELY SEEKING STRATEGISTS WITH THE 
EXPERIENCE, EDUCATION, AND ACUMEN TO DEVELOP AND IMPLEMENT THE CHANGES 
NECESSARY TO ADAPT TO THE EVOLVING STRATEGIC ENVIRONMENT.  THE INTENT 
OF THE NAVY'S POLITICO-MILITARY (POL-MIL) FELLOWSHIPS AND GRADUATE 
EDUCATION PROGRAMS IS TO BUILD THAT CORE OF STRATEGISTS BY PROVIDING 
OPPORTUNITIES FOR MID TO SENIOR LEVEL OFFICERS TO ENHANCE THEIR 
KNOWLEDGE OF FOREIGN POLICY, STRATEGIC PLANNING, AND THE INTRICACIES OF 
THE DECISION MAKING PROCESS AT THE HIGHEST LEVELS OF GOVERNMENT.

2.  THIS NAVADMIN SOLICITS APPLICATIONS FOR ACADEMIC YEAR (AY) 2009-
2010 FEDERAL EXECUTIVE FELLOWSHIP (FEF) PROGRAM, SECRETARY OF DEFENSE 
CORPORATE FELLOWS PROGRAM (SDCFP), POL-MIL MASTERS PROGRAM, AND ARTHUR 
S. MOREAU PROGRAM FOR POST-MASTERS STUDY IN INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS.

3.  APPLICATIONS FOR THE OCTOBER SELECTION BOARD ARE DUE TO NAVY 
PERSONNEL COMMAND (PERS-440B) NO LATER THAN 06 OCT 08.  THE SELECTION 
BOARD IS SCHEDULED TO CONVENE 27 OCT 08.  OFFICERS PARTICIPATING IN THE 
FEF AND SECDEF PROGRAMS WILL SERVE AT LEAST ONE TOUR IN A VALIDATED 
SUBSPECIALTY POSITION IN EITHER POL-MIL AFFAIRS OR STRATEGIC PLANNING 
AS SOON AS POSSIBLE BUT NOT LATER THAN THE SECOND SUBSEQUENT SHORE TOUR.

4.  ELIGIBILITY.  ELIGIBILITY FOR EACH OF THE PROGRAMS IS AS FOLLOWS:
A.  FEF:  ALL O4-O6 UNRESTRICTED LINE OFFICERS AND OFFICERS WITH THE 
FOLLOWING DESIGNATORS:  161X, 163X, 171X, AND 172X.  CONTACT OPNAV POC 
FOR SPECIFIC DEGREE AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS FOR EACH INSTITUTION.
B.  SDCFP:  ALL OFFICERS, O5-O6.
C.  POL-MIL MASTERS PROGRAM:  ALL O3-O5 UNRESTRICTED LINE OFFICERS AND 
OFFICERS WITH THE FOLLOWING DESIGNATORS:  161X, 163X, 171X, AND 172X 
WHO HAVE NOT ALREADY PARTICIPATED IN A FULLY FUNDED GRADUATE EDUCATION 
PROGRAM.
D.  ARTHUR S. MOREAU POST-MASTERS PROGRAM:  O4-O5 UNRESTRICTED LINE 
OFFICERS, WHO HAVE COMPLETED A GRADUATE DEGREE IN A POL-MIL AREA OF 
STUDY.

5.  APPLICATION PROCEDURES.  FOR ALL PROGRAMS, USE THE APPLICATION 
FORMAT OUTLINED IN REF A.  IF APPLYING FOR MORE THAN ONE PROGRAM, A 
SINGLE APPLICATION IS PERMISSIBLE BUT ENSURE THAT ALL PROGRAMS BEING 
APPLIED FOR ARE LISTED IN THE SUBJECT LINE AND THAT DESIRED 
INSTITUTIONS ARE LISTED IN ORDER OF PREFERENCE FOR EACH PROGRAM IN THE 
APPLICATION LETTER.  REFER TO REFS A AND B (AS APPROPRIATE) FOR 
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION.  FOR THE POL-MIL MASTERS PROGRAM APPLICANTS ARE 
ENCOURAGED TO SEND THEIR GRE SCORES TO PERSCOM PRIOR TO THE BOARD.  
SEND APPLICATIONS TO:
NAVY PERSONNEL COMMAND
ATTN:  PERS-440B
5720 INTEGRITY DRIVE
MILLINGTON, TN  38055-4400

6.  FEF.  UP TO 10 OFFICERS MAY BE SELECTED.  THE FEF PROGRAM IS A ONE-
YEAR PROGRAM COMMENCING IN AUGUST 2009 TO PROVIDE SELECTED OFFICERS AN 
OPPORTUNITY TO IMPROVE THEIR UNDERSTANDING OF THE DOMESTIC AND FOREIGN 
POLICY PROCESS BY WORKING AT NON-PROFIT RESEARCH ORGANIZATIONS AND 
ACADEMIC INSTITUTIONS.  IAW REF A, OFFICERS WHO COMPLETE THIS PROGRAM 
WILL RECEIVE AN ADDITIONAL QUALIFICATION DESIGNATOR (AQD) OF 240 AND 
THE 2000S SUBSPECIALTY CODE.  OFFICERS SELECTED FOR THIS PROGRAM WILL 
BE DETAILED TO A BILLET WHICH UTILIZES THESE SKILLS AS SOON AS POSSIBLE, 
BUT NOT LATER THAN THE SECOND TOUR FOLLOWING COMPLETION OF THE PROGRAM.  
FEF APPLICANTS SHALL STATE THEIR PREFERENCES IN ORDER FROM THE 
FOLLOWING LIST OF INSTITUTIONS:
A.  THE AMERICAN ENTERPRISE INSTITUTE (AEI) FOR PUBLIC POLICY RESEARCH.
B.  THE ATLANTIC COUNCIL OF THE UNITED STATES.
C.  THE BROOKINGS INSTITUTION.
D.  HARVARD WEATHERHEAD CENTER FOR INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS.
E.  THE CENTER FOR STRATEGIC AND INTERNATIONAL STUDIES.
F.  CENTER FOR A NEW AMERICAN SECURITY.
G.  THE HOOVER INSTITUTION.
H.  THE RAND CORPORATION.
I.  THE JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY APPLIED PHYSICS LABORATORY.
IN ADDITION, OFFICERS CAN APPLY FOR OXFORD UNIVERSITY'S ST. ANTONY 
SENIOR ASSOCIATE MEMBER (SAM) FELLOWSHIP IN THE UNITED KINGDOM (UK).  
ST. ANTONY'S COLLEGE AT OXFORD UNIVERSITY SPECIALIZES IN INTERNATIONAL 
AFFAIRS.  AN ADDITIONAL INTERVIEW/SCREENING BY THE ST. ANTONY'S COLLEGE 
BOARD OF GOVERNORS MAY BE REQUIRED.  SELECTEES(S) ARE AUTOMATICALLY 
COMMITTED TO ORDERS IF CHOSEN.

7.  SDCFP.  UP TO TWO OFFICERS WILL BE SELECTED.  THIS ONE-YEAR PROGRAM, 
RUNNING FROM JULY 2009 TO JUNE 2010, WAS ESTABLISHED IN 1995 TO PROVIDE 
A VENUE FOR EXCEPTIONAL SENIOR OFFICERS TO EXPERIENCE BUSINESS 
INNOVATION PRACTICES WITH THE GOAL OF INCORPORATING THEM INTO THE NAVY.  
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 FOR EFFICIENCY AND 
EFFECTIVENESS.  FELLOWS SHOULD EXPECT ASSIGNMENT TO POSITIONS INVOLVED 
IN STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT ISSUES RELATED TO INNOVATION AND TRANSFORMATION.

8.  POL-MIL MASTERS PROGRAM.  UP TO THREE OFFICERS WILL BE SELECTED FOR 
A ONE YEAR MASTERS DEGREE AND ONE OFFICER WILL BE SELECTED FOR A TWO 
YEAR MASTERS DEGREE TO START IN THE FALL SEMESTER OF 2009.  THE GOAL OF 
THE POL-MIL MASTERS PROGRAM IS TO DEVELOP SUBSPECIALISTS IN POL-MIL 
AFFAIRS AND STRATEGIC PLANNING THROUGH GRADUATE EDUCATION AT SELECT 
CIVILIAN INSTITUTIONS.  OFFICERS WHO COMPLETE THIS PROGRAM WILL BE 
ELIGIBLE TO RECEIVE A 2000P SUBSPECIALTY CODE.  IAW REF C, SELECTED 
OFFICERS SHALL CARRY A FULL ACADEMIC LOAD ON A YEAR-ROUND BASIS AND 
SERVE ONE TOUR IN A BILLET REQUIRING THE SUBSPECIATLY AS SOON AS 
POSSIBLE BUT NOT LATER THAN THE SECOND TOUR FOLLOWING GRADUATION.  THE 
CIVILIAN INSTITUTIONS AVAILABLE FOR THE PROGRAM INCLUDE:
A.  GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY.  ONE-YEAR ACCELERATED MASTER OF ARTS (MA) IN 
THE SECURITY STUDIES PROGRAM (SSP) AT THE EDMUND A. WALSH SCHOOL OF 
FOREIGN SERVICE.
B.  HARVARD UNIVERSITY.   ONE-YEAR MID-CAREER MASTER IN PUBLIC 
ADMINISTRATION, MC/MPA, OR A TWO-YEAR MASTER IN PUBLIC POLICY (MPP) AT 
THE JOHN F. KENNEDY SCHOOL OF GOVERNMENT (KSG).
C.  JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY.  ONE-YEAR MASTER OF INTERNATIONAL PUBLIC 
POLICY (MIPP), OR A TWO YEAR MASTER OF ARTS IN INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS 
AT THE PAUL H. NITZE SCHOOL OF ADVANCED INTERNATIONAL STUDIES (SAIS).
D.  STANFORD UNIVERSITY.  TWO-YEAR MASTER OF ARTS (MA) IN INTERNATIONAL 
POLICY STUDIES OR INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS AT THE SCHOOL OF HUMANITIES 
AND SCIENCES INTERNATIONAL COMPARATIVE AREA (ICA) STUDIES DIVISION.
E.  TUFTS.  ONE YEAR MASTER OF ARTS AT THE FLETCHER SCHOOL OR A TWO 
YEAR MASTER IN PUBLIC POLICY.
NOTE:  APPLICATIONS TO THE ACADEMIC INSTITUTIONS LISTED ABOVE SHOULD 
ONLY BE SUBMITTED UPON SELECTION FOR THE POL-MIL MASTERS PROGRAM AS 
ANNOUNCED BY NAVADMIN FOLLOWING THE NAVY SELECTION BOARD.  TO MAXIMIZE 
PROBABILITY OF ACCEPTANCE, SELECTEES ARE STRONGLY ENCOURAGED TO APPLY 
TO AT LEAST THREE OF THE ABOVE SCHOOLS. INDIVIDUAL PREFERENCES WILL BE 
FILLED ACCORDING TO OVERALL SELECTION BOARD RANKING.

9.  ARTHUR S. MOREAU.  ONE OFFICER MAY BE SELECTED FOR ONE YEAR OF 
POST-MASTERS STUDY.  THIS SUPPORTS THE NAVY'S REQUIREMENT FOR SENIOR 
LEVEL OFFICERS KNOWLEDGEABLE IN THE FORMATION AND CONDUCT OF FOREIGN 
POLICY, STRATEGIC PLANNING, AND IN THE INTRICACIES OF THE DECISION-
MAKING PROCESS AT THE HIGHEST LEVELS OF GOVERNMENT.  IT ENABLES 
SELECTED OFFICERS WITH DEMONSTRATED SUPERIOR PERFORMANCE AND A 
POTENTIAL FOR FUTURE CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE NAVY IN POL-MIL AFFAIRS THE 
OPPORTUNITY TO PURSUE EDUCATION BEYOND THE MASTERS LEVEL.  APPLICANTS 
ACCEPTED MUST APPLY FOR ADMISSION TO ONE OF THE CIVILIAN INSTITUTIONS 
LISTED IN PARAGRAPH 7.

10.  UPON COMPLETION OF EDUCATION OR FELLOWSHIP, TO OBTAIN PROPER 
SUBSPECIALTY CODING, THE OFFICER MUST COMPLETE THE REQUEST FOR 
SUBSPECIALTY CODE FORM WHICH CAN BE FOUND UNDER OFFICER REQUESTING 
SUBSPECIALTY IN THE HELP INFORMATION SECTION OF 
HTTPS://NAVPRODEV.BUPERS.NAVY.MIL/NSS/.

11.  POINTS OF CONTACT:
A.  OPNAV:  LT ROB DANIELSON (N5SC); DSN:  223-2591 OR COM:  703-693-
2591; EMAIL:  ROBERT.DANIELSON(AT)NAVY.(SMIL).MIL.
B.  PERSCOM: LCDR ENNIS WILLIAMS; DSN:  882-4056 OR COM:  (901) 874-
4056; EMAIL:  ENNIS.WILLIAMS(AT)NAVY.MIL.

12.  DETAILS REGARDING THE AFOREMENTIONED PROGRAMS CAN BE FOUND AT 
HTTP:/WWW.NPC.NAVY.MIL/CAREERINFO/EDUCATION/.

13.  RELEASED BY VADM W. D. CROWDER, N3/N5.//

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