FY-08 LEGISLATIVE FELLOWS ELIGIBILITY AND APPLICATION PROCEDURES

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SUBJ/FY-08 LEGISLATIVE FELLOWS ELIGIBILITY AND APPLICATION PROCEDURES// 


REF/A/DOC/BUPERS/11FEB2003// AMPN/REF A IS BUPERSINST 1560.21C, 
LEGISLATIVE (LEGIS) FELLOWS PROGRAM// 
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.  SUBMIT APPLICATIONS PER REF A.  PARTICIPATION IS LIMITED TO SERVICE 
COLLEGE-ELIGIBLE UNRESTRICTED LINE OFFICERS, RESTRICTED LINE OFFICERS, 
AND STAFF OFFICERS.  BEGINNING THIS YEAR, ELIGIBLE RANKS INCLUDE THOSE 
OFFICERS ASSIGNED TO THE PERMANENT GRADES OF LIEUTENANT, LIEUTENANT 
COMMANDER, AND 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.  VISIT HTTP://WWW.NPC.NAVY.MIL/CAREERINFO/EDUCATION/
FELLOWSHIPANDSERVICECOLLEGEPROGRAMS.HTM FOR ADDITIONAL PROGRAM 
INFORMATION AND PERIODIC UPDATES ON THE STATUS OF THE APPLICATION AND 
SELECTION PROCESS.  THIS YEAR'S APPLICATION DEADLINE IS 11 MAY 07.
4.  UPON NOTIFICATION, SELECTEES MUST BE AVAILABLE TO REPORT TO 
WASHINGTON, DC NLT 27 NOV 07 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
(MINIMUM) UTILIZATION TOUR IN A LEGISLATIVE-RELATED ASSIGNMENT, 
TYPICALLY ON THE OPNAV, SECNAV, COCOM, JCS, OR OSD STAFFS.
5.  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-08 PROGRAM.  QUESTIONS CONCERNING NAVY DEPARTMENT CIVILIAN 
PARTICIPATION IN THE NAVY LEGIS PROGRAM SHOULD BE DIRECTED TO MS. J. 
EVANS AT (202) 685-6471 OR EMAIL AT JANET.M.EVANS@NAVY.MIL.
6.  THE POINTS OF CONTACT IN THIS MATTER ARE CDR K. SKAGGS AT
(703) 695-4153/DSN 225 OR KENNETH.SKAGGS@NAVY.MIL AND LT T. JONES AT
(901) 874-4056/DSN 882 OR TERRENCE.L.JONES@NAVY.MIL.
7.  RELEASED BY VADM J. C. HARVEY, JR., N1.//
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