FY13 LEGISLATIVE FELLOWS ELIGIBILITY AND APPLICATION

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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 THE 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 29 FEBRUARY 2012.
PARTICIPATION IS LIMITED TO 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 WHO HAVE PERMANENT CHANGE OF STATION ORDERS 
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/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.  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.  
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.PUBLIC.NAVY.MIL/BUPERS-NPC/OFFICER/DETAILING/
EDUCATIONPLACEMENT/PAGES/LEGISLATIVEAFFAIRS.ASPX.

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 FY-12 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.
EVANS AT (202) 685-6493, OR E-MAIL 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 5 NOVEMBER 2012 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:
    - LT JOSHUA LIPPS, NAVY PERSONNEL COMMAND, PERS-440, AT (901) 874-4056/DSN 
882 OR E-MAIL AT JOSHUA.LIPPS(AT)NAVY.MIL.
    - LCDR DEMETRIUS MACK, OFFICE OF LEGISLATIVE AFFAIRS (OLA) AT
(703) 695-5276/DSN 227 OR E-MAIL AT DEMETRIUS.MACK1(AT)NAVY.MIL.

8.  RELEASED BY VICE ADMIRAL S. R. VAN BUSKIRK, N1.//

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