FY-09 LEGISLATIVE FELLOWS ELIGIBILITY AND APPLICATION PROCEDURES

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SUBJ/FY-09 LEGISLATIVE FELLOWS ELIGIBILITY AND APPLICATION PROCEDURES// 


REF/A/DOC/BUPERS/10APR2007// REF/B/MSG/CNO WASHINGTON DC/242326Z APR 
07// NARR/REF A IS BUPERSINST 1560.21D, LEGISLATIVE FELLOWS PROGRAM.  
REF B IS NAVADMIN 103/07 REINSTATING THE OFFICER PHOTOGRAPH 
REQUIREMENT.// RMKS/1.  THE NAVY LEGISLATIVE FELLOWS PROGRAM PROMOTES A 
UNIQUE OPPORTUNITY FOR NAVY OFFICERS AND CIVILIANS 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 SUPERIOR PERFORMANCE 
AND POTENTIAL FOR FUTURE ASSIGNMENTS IN CRITICAL BILLETS.
2.  TO APPLY, SUBMIT APPLICATIONS PER REF A AND PROVIDE AN OFFICER 
PHOTOGRAPH MEETING THE GUIDELINES OF REF B NLT 30 APR 08.
PARTICIPATION IS LIMITED TO SERVICE COLLEGE-ELIGIBLE UNRESTRICTED LINE 
OFFICERS, RESTRICTED LINE OFFICERS, AND STAFF 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.  OFFICERS ALREADY WITH PCS 
ORDERS WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED.  ELECTRONIC SUBMISSIONS ARE ACCEPTABLE, 
PREFERABLY IN ONE PDF FILE, INCLUDING APPLICATION AND PHOTOGRAPH.
3.  ALL NAVY APPLICANTS MUST CONTACT THEIR DETAILER FOR COUNSELING ON 
THE CAREER IMPACT OF PARTICIPATION IN THE LEGIS FELLOWS PROGRAM.
IN ORDER TO BE CONSIDERED BY THE NAVY SELECTION BOARD, A WRITTEN/SIGNED 
STATEMENT FROM THE DETAILER MUST BE INCLUDED IN THE NOMINATION PACKAGE.  
SAMPLE STATEMENT IS AS FOLLOWS:  "I, (DETAILER RANK, NAME, AND TITLE), 
HAVE ADVISED (APPLICANT RANK, NAME) OF THE POTENTIAL CAREER IMPACT OF 
THIS PROGRAM.  IN MY OPINION, THIS PROGRAM WILL HAVE A 
POSITIVE/NEGATIVE IMPACT ON HIS/HER CAREER.?  IF THE DETAILER INDICATES 
THE PROGRAM WILL HAVE A NEGATIVE IMPACT, FURTHER EXPLANATION IS 
REQUIRED.
4.  MILITARY APPLICANTS MAY VISIT THE BELOW WEBSITE FOR ADDITIONAL 
PROGRAM INFORMATION AND PERIODIC UPDATES ON THE STATUS OF THE 
APPLICATION AND SELECTION PROCESS:
WWW.NPC.NAVY.MIL/CAREERINFO/EDUCATION/FELLOWSHIPANDSERVICECOLLEGEPRO
GRAMS.HTM.
5.  UPON NOTIFICATION, SELECTEES MUST BE AVAILABLE TO REPORT TO 
WASHINGTON, DC NO LATER THAN 17 NOV 08 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.
6.  SENIOR CIVILIAN EMPLOYEES, FORMER GM/GS-13 (SENIOR YA/YC-2 OR
YA/YC-3) AND ABOVE OR EQUIVALENT WHO ARE INTERESTED IN THE CAPITOL HILL 
FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM ARE ENCOURAGED TO CONTACT THEIR LOCAL CIVILIAN 
TRAINING OFFICER FOR INFORMATION ON SUBMISSION OF APPLICATIONS FOR THE 
FY-09 PROGRAM.  QUESTIONS CONCERNING NAVY DEPARTMENT CIVILIAN 
PARTICIPATION IN THE CAPITOL HILL FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM SHOULD BE DIRECTED 
TO MS. J. EVANS AT (202) 685-6493, OR EMAIL AT 
JANET.M.EVANS(AT)NAVY.MIL.  A DESCRIPTION OF THE PROGRAM MAY BE FOUND 
AT HTTPS://WWW3.GEORGETOWN.EDU/PROGRAMS/GAI/PROGRAMSCOURSES/PROGRAM/FEL
LOWSHIP.HTML.
7.  POINTS OF CONTACT:
- CDR D. BULL AT (703) 695-4153/DSN 225 OR EMAIL AT 
DELL.BULL(AT)NAVY.MIL; OR
- LCDR M. FEGLEY AT (901) 874-4101/DSN 882 OR MARK.R.FEGLEY(AT)NAVY.MIL.
8.  RELEASED BY VADM J. C. HARVEY JR., N1.// BT
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