FY12 LEGISLATIVE FELLOWS ELIGIBILITY AND APPLICATION PROCEDURES

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SUBJ/FY12 LEGISLATIVE FELLOWS ELIGIBILITY AND APPLICATION PROCEDURES// 



REF/A/DOC/BUPERS// AMPN/REF A IS BUPERSINST 1560.21E, LEGISLATIVE FELLOWS 
PROGRAM.

RMKS/1.  THE NAVY LEGISLATIVE FELLOWS PROGRAM PROVIDES A UNIQUE OPPORTUNITY 
FOR NAVAL OFFICERS AND DEPARTMENT OF NAVY CIVILIANS TO BROADEN THEIR 
UNDERSTANDING OF THE LEGISLATIVE PROCESS AND THE OPERATION OF CONGRESS THROUGH 
A YEAR-LONG FULL-TIME ASSIGNMENT TO A CONGRESSIONAL MEMBER 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.  MILITARY APPLICANTS.  TO APPLY, SUBMIT APPLICATIONS PER REF A AND PROVIDE 
AN OFFICER PHOTOGRAPH, NLT 28 FEBRUARY 2011.
PARTICIPATION IS LIMITED TO ACTIVE DUTY SERVICE COLLEGE-ELIGIBLE UNRESTRICTED 
LINE OFFICERS, RESTRICTED LINE OFFICERS, AND STAFF CORPS OFFICERS, IN 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 FOR WHOM PERMANENT CHANGE OF STATION ORDERS HAVE BEEN ISSUED WILL NOT 
BE CONSIDERED.  ELECTRONIC SUBMISSIONS ARE ACCEPTABLE, PREFERABLY IN ONE PDF 
FILE, INCLUDING APPLICATION AND PHOTOGRAPH.

3.  A YEAR-LONG FELLOWSHIP FOLLOWED BY A UTILIZATION TOUR MAKES THIS A TWO TO 
THREE YEAR PROGRAM FOR WHICH CAREER TIMING IS AN IMPORTANT CONSIDERATION (FOR 
MILITARY APPLICANTS).
ALL OFFICER APPLICANTS MUST CONTACT THEIR DETAILERS FOR COUNSELING ON THE 
CAREER IMPACT OF PARTICIPATION IN THE LEGISLATIVE FELLOWS PROGRAM.  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.  HE/SHE HAS BEEN ADVISED 
THAT SUCH A POSITION COULD HAVE AN UNFAVORABLE IMPACT UPON HIS/HER CAREER.  
ADDITIONALLY, OUR COMMUNITY CAN SUPPORT HIS/HER ABSENCE FOR THE TIME PERIOD OF 
THE FELLOWSHIP AS WELL AS THE PAYBACK OBLIGATION."

4.  MILITARY APPLICANTS SHOULD VISIT THE BELOW WEBSITE FOR ADDITIONAL PROGRAM 
INFORMATION:
HTTP://WWW.NPC.NAVY.MIL/CAREERINFO/EDUCATION/
FELLOWSHIPANDSERVICECOLLEGEPROGRAMS.

5.  CIVILIAN APPLICANTS.  SENIOR CIVILIAN EMPLOYEES, GM/GS-13, AND ABOVE OR 
EQUIVALENT, WHO ARE INTERESTED IN THE LEGISLATIVE FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM, ARE 
ENCOURAGED TO CONTACT THEIR LOCAL CIVILIAN TRAINING OFFICER FOR INFORMATION ON 
SUBMISSION OF APPLICATIONS FOR THE FY12 PROGRAM.  PARENT COMMANDS ARE 
RESPONSIBLE FOR ALL PROGRAM COSTS.  QUESTIONS CONCERNING NAVY DEPARTMENT 
CIVILIAN PARTICIPATION IN THE LEGISLATIVE 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 CAN BE FOUND AT 
HTTP://GAI.GEORGETOWN.EDU/FELLOWSHIP.CFM.

6.  UPON NOTIFICATION, SELECTEES MUST BE AVAILABLE TO REPORT TO WASHINGTON, 
DC, NLT 7 NOVEMBER 2011 FOR AN ORIENTATION PROGRAM, FOLLOWED BY A FULL-TIME 
ONE YEAR ASSIGNMENT TO A MEMBER OF CONGRESS OR THE PROFESSIONAL STAFF OF A 
CONGRESSIONAL COMMITTEE.
DURING THE FELLOWSHIP, OFFICERS WILL BE ASSIGNED TO THE OFFICE OF LEGISLATIVE 
AFFAIRS FOR ADMINISTRATIVE PURPOSES.  THE ONE YEAR FELLOWSHIP IS TYPICALLY 
FOLLOWED BY A UTILIZATION TOUR OF AT LEAST ONE YEAR IN LENGTH IN A 
LEGISLATIVE-RELATED ASSIGNMENT ON A SENIOR HEADQUARTERS STAFF.  UPON EXECUTION 
OF ORDERS, FELLOWS AGREE TO SERVE FOR THREE YEARS FOLLOWING COMPLETION OR 
TERMINATION OF THE FELLOWSHIP.

7.  POINTS OF CONTACT:  NAVY PERSONNEL COMMAND:  LT JOSHUA LIPPS, PERS-440, AT 
(901) 874-4056/DSN 882 OR EMAIL AT JOSHUA.LIPPS(AT)NAVY.MIL.
OFFICE OF LEGISLATIVE AFFAIRS (OLA):  LCDR JESSICA HUDSON AT (703) 697-
5759/DSN 227 OR EMAIL AT JESSICA.M.HUDSON(AT)NAVY.MIL.

8.  RELEASED BY VADM MARK FERGUSON, N1.// BT
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