This NAVADMIN solicits applications for the 2017 Navy Legislative Fellowship Program. The Legislative Fellows Program allows naval officers, senior enlisted and Department of the Navy civilians to broaden their understanding of the legislative process and the operation of the U.S. Congress through a year-long full-time assignment to the office of a Member of the House of Representatives or the Senate. The Legislative Fellows Program also enhances the Navy’s ability to fulfill its role in the national policy development process.
2. This is a highly competitive program. Applicants records must reflect sustained superior performance and potential for future assignments in critical billets. Upon completion of the program, officers earn a Legislative Additional Qualification Designator. Additionally, there is an opportunity to earn a Legislative Studies Certificate through a sponsoring agency.
3. Military Applicants. Participation is open to unrestricted line officers, restricted line officers, and staff corps officers in the permanent grades of O-3 through O-5. Enlisted participation is open to all rates in the permanent grades of E-7 through E-9. 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 with permanent change of station orders already issued will not be considered.
a. Applicants must be available for Permanent Change of Station assignment to Washington, DC, from November 2016 through December 2017. During the fellowship, officers and senior enlisted will be assigned to the Office of Legislative Affairs (OLA) for administrative purposes. Upon execution of orders, fellows agree to serve for three years following completion or termination of the fellowship. A follow-on utilization tour in legislative affairs is preferred (making career timing an important consideration), but depends on community-specific billet requirements, needed
officer progression, and availability of legislative assignments. All officer applicants must contact their detailers for counseling on the career impact of participation in the Legislative Fellowship Program.
b. Submit applications via e-mail to the OLA point of contact no later than 29 April 2016. Program information and submission guidance are available on the Navy legislative affairs website.
c. Points of contact are LCDR Nicole Williams, Navy Fellows Program Manager, OLA, who can be reached at (703) 697-2885/DSN 227 or via e-mail at nicole.williams3(at)navy.mil; and LCDR Angelin Graham, PERS-440, who can be
reached at (901) 874-4056/DSN 882 or via e-mail at angelin.graham(at)navy.mil.