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SUBJ/ACADEMIC YEAR 2018-2019 FEDERAL EXECUTIVE FELLOWSHIP, U.S. NAVY HUDSON
FELLOWSHIP, AND SECRETARY OF DEFENSE EXECUTIVE FELLOWS CALL FOR
NARR/Ref A is OPNAVINST 1500.72G, Navy Politico-Military Fellowship, Graduate
Education Programs, and Community Sponsorship.
Ref B is OPNAVINST 1520.23C, Graduate Education. Ref C is the approved slate
of AY17-18 and 2018-2019 FEF institutions.
Ref D is NAVADMIN 011/15, Establishment of the Naval Strategy Subspecialty
RMKS/1. This is a call for applications for the Academic Year
2018-2019 (AY18-19) Federal Executive Fellowship (FEF), U.S. Navy Hudson
Fellowship, and the Secretary of Defense Executive Fellowship
(SDEF) Programs. The FEF Program and the Hudson Fellowship are the Navy's
primary means to develop naval strategists through an exposure tour with
leading policy and academic institutions.
The SDEF provides a venue for exceptional officers to experience innovative
business practices and incorporate those best practices into the Navy through
2. Navy FEF Program. The FEF Program provides selected officers an
opportunity to improve their understanding of the national security decision-
making process through assignment to world-class research organizations and
academic institutions. Fellows will serve follow -on tours in a number of
critical strategy and policy, national security decision-making, and
international engagement billets on major Joint and Navy staffs.
a. Eligibility. Active duty O4-O6 Unrestricted Line (URL) and
Restricted Line (RL) officers in designators 1710, 1810, 1820, and
1830 are eligible to apply. Full Time Support (FTS) officers are not
eligible for the FEF Program.
b. Program specifics. Thirteen officers will be selected for
AY18-19 fellowships, which begins in August 2018 following a two-week
orientation in the Pentagon. The 13 FEF institutions are:
(1) Atlantic Council, Washington, D.C.
(2) Brookings Institution, Washington, D.C.
(3) Center for a New American Security (CNAS), Washington, D.C.
(4) Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments (CSBA),
(5) Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS),
(6) Chicago Council on Global Affairs, Chicago, IL
(7) Harvard University, John F. Kennedy School of Government,
(8) Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (JHU APL),
(9) Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Security Studies
Program, Cambridge, MA
(10) RAND Corporation, Arlington, VA
(11) Stanford University, Hoover Institution on War, Revolution, and
Peace, Stanford, CA
(12) Stimson Center, Washington, D.C.
(13) Tufts University, the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy,
** The CSIS fellow will also be an adjunct fellow for the US Naval Institute
(USNI), Annapolis, MD.
c. Per references (a) and (d), URL officers who complete a FEF tour will
receive the 2300S Naval Strategy subspecialty and the 24C Additional
Qualification Designation (AQD) codes. Restricted Line officers will receive
the 2000S National Security Studies subspecialty and the 24C AQD codes.
d. Service obligation. Per reference (a), FEF graduates incur a service
obligation three times (3x) the number of months of the fellowship. FEF tours
are normally 10-12 months in length, depending on institution requirements.
FEF graduates will serve at least one reutilization tour in a validated naval
strategist billet in a major
N5 or J5 staff billet as soon as possible, but not later than the second
subsequent shore tour. Some officers may serve in multiple strategy
positions after the fellowship program, subject to career timing and on a
not-to-interfere basis with their chosen warfighting specialty.
3. U.S. Navy Hudson Fellowship, University of Oxford, UK.
Typically hosted through Oxfords St. Anthonys College, the Hudson Fellow will
attend the Changing Character of War (CCW) Program, led by the History
Faculty at Oxford. CCW brings together representatives of the British Armed
Services, Government, and multinational organizations to provide practical
knowledge in the interdisciplinary study of war and armed conflict.
a. Eligibility. Active duty O5-O6 URL and RL officers in designators
1710, 1810, 1820, and 1830 are eligible to apply.
FTS officers are not eligible for the Hudson Fellowship.
b. Program Specifics. One (1) officer will be selected for AY18-19.
The fellowship will begin in August 2018. In addition to the U.S. Navy's
Selection Board, a final screening and approval by the University of Oxford
Governing Board is required.
Applicants must include a 2-page research proposal with their applications.
The Oxford research proposal template can be found at the Naval Personnel
Command's website under Graduate Education Programs (PERS-440),
c. Per references (a) and (d), URL officers who complete this program
will receive the 2300S subspecialty and the 24D AQD codes.
RL officers will receive the 2000S subspecialty and the 24D AQD codes.
d. Service obligation. Per reference (a), Hudson fellowship graduates
incur a service obligation that is three times (3x) the number of months of
the fellowship. Hudson fellowship tours are normally 10-12 months in length.
The Hudson Fellow will serve at least one reutilization tour in a validated
naval strategist billet in a major N5 or J5 staff billet as soon as possible,
but not later than the second subsequent shore tour. Some officers may serve
in multiple strategy positions after the fellowship program, subject to
career timing and on a not-to-interfere basis with their chosen warfighting
4. SDEF. This program provides a venue for exceptional officers to
experience innovative business practices. Military fellows from each of the
Services are paired with senior executives in various corporations known for
their willingness to challenge and adapt their business practices.
a. Eligibility. All active duty URL and RL O5-O6 officers are eligible.
FTS officers are not eligible for the SDEF.
b. Program specifics. Up to four (4) Navy officers will be selected for
AY18-19. Fellowships will begin in July 2018. Past fellows were assigned to
corporations such as 3M, Apple, Amazon, Boeing, Caterpillar, ExxonMobil,
FedEx, General Dynamics, Google, Intel, Lockheed Martin, JPMorgan Chase,
Merck, Microsoft, Morgan Stanley, Salesforce.com, and SpaceX.
c. Officers who complete this program will receive the 2000S
subspecialty code and the 24F AQD code. More details regarding SDEF can be
d. Service obligation. Per reference (b), fellowship graduates incur a
service obligation that is three times (3x) the number of months of the
fellowship. SDEF tours are normally 12 months in length, depending on
required detachment for the next duty station.
e. Reutilization. One of the four selected SDEF Fellows may be assigned
a 1 year follow-on tour at the Defense Business Board with the Office of the
Secretary of Defense in the National Capitol Region. The remaining SDEF
Fellows should expect follow-on assignment to positions involved in strategic
management issues related to innovation and transformation.
5. Application Procedures and Timeline.
a. Officers are encouraged to apply to those fellowships for which they
are eligible. A single application for multiple programs is acceptable;
annotate which programs you are applying for in the subject line.
b. Applications require a personal statement to the board, curriculum
vitae, undergraduate transcripts, biography, and endorsement letters from
your Commanding Officer and detailer.
Use reference (a), enclosure 1, for sample applications.
c. Interested officers should submit applications for all programs via
email to the NAVPERSCOM and OPNAV POCs listed at the end of this NAVADMIN.
Prior to submission, ensure the electronic copies are clear, legible, and
d. Applications are due to Navy Personnel Command NLT
11 September 2017. All supplemental information to the board (e.g. Letters
of Recommendation) must be received NLT
10 November 2017. The selection board will convene in mid-November 2017 and
results will be announced via NAVADMIN in December 2017.
6. Points of Contact. Contact the Navy or OSD POCs listed below with any
program or application questions:
a. OPNAV (FEF/Hudson/PMM): LCDR Kori Levy-Minzie (N515); DSN 260-4781
or COMM 571-256-4781;
b. NAVPERSCOM (FEF/Hudson/PMM):
c. OSD (SDEF): Mr. Steven E. Briggs; 202-409-3068;
7. Released by VADM J. C. Aquilino, Deputy Chief of Naval Operations for
Operations, Plans and Strategy (N3/N5)//