​ACADEMIC YEAR 2018-2019 FEDERAL EXECUTIVE FELLOWSHIP, U.S. NAVY HUDSON FELLOWSHIP, AND SECRETARY OF DEFENSE EXECUTIVE FELLOWS CALL FOR APPLICATIONS

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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 
APPLICATIONS//



REF/A/DOC/CNO/22JUN2010//

REF/B/DOC/CNO/07JAN2015//

REF/C/DOC/N3N5/10JUN2016//

REF/D/DOC/CNO/141554ZJAN15//

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 
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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 
subsequent tours.

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), 
Washington, D.C.
        (5) Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), 
Washington, D.C.**
        (6) Chicago Council on Global Affairs, Chicago, IL
        (7) Harvard University,  John F. Kennedy School of Government, 
Cambridge, MA
        (8) Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (JHU APL), 
Laurel, MD
        (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, 
Medford, MA
** 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), 
http://www.public.navy.mil/bupers-npc/officer/Detailing/
educationplacement/Pages/default.aspx.
    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 
specialty.

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 
found at:
http://prhome.defenselgov/readiness/educationtraining/sdef.aspx.
    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 
properly endorsed.
    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;
Email: kori.levyminzie(at)navy.mil.
    b.  NAVPERSCOM (FEF/Hudson/PMM):
PERS-440_submit.fct(at)navy.mil.
    c.  OSD (SDEF):  Mr. Steven E. Briggs; 202-409-3068;
Email: steven.e.briggs2.civ(at)mail.mil

7.  Released by VADM J. C. Aquilino, Deputy Chief of Naval Operations for 
Operations, Plans and Strategy (N3/N5)//

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