FY-14 LEGISLATIVE FELLOWS ELIGIBILITY AND APPLICATION PROCEDURES

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

RMKS/1.  THIS NAVADMIN ANNOUNCES THE APPLICATION PROCEDURES FOR THE FY-14 NAVY 
LEGISLATIVE FELLOWS PROGRAM.  THE LEGISLATIVE FELLOWS PROGRAM ALLOWS 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.  PER REF A, SUBMIT APPLICATIONS AND PROVIDE AN 
OFFICER PHOTOGRAPH, NO LATER THAN (NLT) 15 MARCH 2013.  PARTICIPATION IS 
LIMITED TO SERVICE COLLEGE-ELIGIBLE UNRESTRICTED LINE OFFICERS,  RESTRICTED 
LINE OFFICERS, AND STAFF CORPS OFFICERS IN THE PERMANENT GRADES OF O3  THROUGH 
O5.  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.  IF SUBMITTING APPLICATION VIA 
ELECTRONIC MAIL, ENCRYPTION MUST BE USED TO PROTECT PERSONALLY IDENTIFIABLE 
INFORMATION.  THE ELECTRONIC SUBMISSION SHALL HAVE ONE PDF FILE ATTACHED THAT 
INCLUDES THE 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, INTERESTED IN THE LEGISLATIVE FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM ARE  ENCOURAGED 
TO CONTACT THEIR LOCAL CIVILIAN TRAINING OFFICER FOR INFORMATION ON SUBMISSION 
OF APPLICATIONS FOR THE FY-14 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 VIA 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 NOVEMBER 2013 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 
QQQQ COMPLETION OR TERMINATION OF THE FELLOWSHIP.

7.  POINTS OF CONTACTS ARE LCDR CHARLES MINSKI, PERS-440, AT
(901) 874-4056/DSN 882 OR VIA E-MAIL AT CHARLES.MINSKI(AT)NAVY.MIL  AND LCDR 
DEMETRIUS MACK, OFFICE OF LEGISLATIVE AFFAIRS, AT (703)  695-5276/DSN 227 OR 
VIA E-MAIL AT DEMETRIUS.MACK1(AT)NAVY.MIL.

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

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