MIT Seminar XXI Class of Academic Year 2022-2023 Call for Applications – O5-O7 in NCR Only

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SUBJ/MIT SEMINAR XXI CLASS OF ACADEMIC YEAR 2022-2023 CALL FOR APPLICATIONS// 
 
Rmks/1.  This is the call for applications for the Academic Year 2022-2023 
(AY22-23) Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Seminar XXI - Foreign 
Policy, International Relations, and the National Interest.  Seminar XXI 
represents a unique opportunity for future policy leaders to share 
perspectives while cultivating their understanding of the intricate 
relationships among economy, society, and culture in the international 
environment.  Seminar XXI Fellows develop broad perspectives and analytical 
skills that enable them to evaluate and formulate national policy. 
 
2.  Seminar XXI is an educational program for current and future leaders in 
the U.S. national security and foreign policy communities.  Administered by 
MIT's Center for International Studies, the program is intended for 
professionals with significant potential to move into key decision-making 
roles in the next 5-10 years.  Program participants, known as Fellows, come 
from a wide range of sponsoring organizations including the armed forces, 
Federal agencies, non-governmental organizations, and private companies.  The 
goal of Seminar XXI is to equip rising military officials and civilian 
executives with the multi-dimensional analytic skills needed to understand 
foreign relations and shape effective policy options for the United States. 
 
3.  Course Schedule.  Participants will meet for a total of nine sessions 
during the 2022-2023 academic year beginning in September 2022 and ending 
in May 2023.  Sessions will include one (1) introductory session; three (3) 
weekend sessions in Warrenton, VA; and five (5) weeknight sessions in 
Washington, DC. 
 
4.  Eligibility.  Navy Seminar XXI fellows will be Navy officers (O5-O7) 
and Civilians (GS14-15, SES) or equivalent with clear promotion 
potential, and opportunity to apply these skills in their future assignments 
in the Navy.  This application process is open only to individuals serving in 
Navy organizations, in the Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD), or other 
offices without dedicated Seminar XXI quotas within the National Capital 
Region for the entire period of September 2022 through May 2023.  Navy 
personnel in Government and Defense Agencies with MIT Seminar XXI programs or 
at the Joint Staff must apply through their parent organizations.  Please 
contact the OPNAV N7 POCs listed in this NAVADMIN for questions on 
eligibility. 
 
5.  Program Specifics.  A total of thirteen (13) Navy officers and Civilians 
will be selected for the AY 2022-2023 Seminar XXI fellowships.  Selectees 
must meet minimum attendance requirements and are encouraged to attend every 
class with the full support of their command.  There is no cost to the 
participants or their individual commands for tuition.  Participants are 
responsible for their travel to Seminar XXI meetings and activities. 
 
6.  Admission Process.  For academic year 2022-2023, MIT will select a total 
of 80 personnel across the Federal Government within the National Capital 
Region.  Of these, 13 will be National Capital Region Navy nominees.  The 
Navy screening and selection process will choose, from among all Navy 
applicants, those 13 individuals with the best combination of experience, 
accomplishments and clear potential for significant future advancement and 
leadership positions. 
 
7.  Application Package.  Each nomination package must include the following: 
application form to include a Curriculum Vitae (CV), and sponsor endorsement 
form from the individual's reporting senior.  OPNAV N7 will forward all 
required forms to the applicant upon request.  The deadline for submission of 
all application materials to OPNAV N712 is 07 March 2022.  OPNAV N7 will 
provide a list of the 13 Navy nominees selected by the panel to the MIT 
Seminar XXI Admissions Board in April 2022.  Navy nominees accepted by MIT 
will be notified by mid-June 2022. 
 
8.  Reutilization/service obligation.  Military MIT Seminar XXI fellows incur 
a service obligation that is three times (3x) the number of months of the 
fellowship. 
 
9.  Application Forms and OPNAV N7 POCs.  Application forms will be available 
after 1 February 2022.  Send requests for forms and any questions to the 
OPNAV N7 POCs: 
    a. CDR Anne C. Stehlin (OPNAV N712 Fellowship and Scholarship Programs 
       Branch Head): 
       COMM 571-256-4784; 703-835-7501 
       Email: anne.c.stehlin.mil(at)us.navy.mil 
    b. Ms. Jennifer Rigdon Teter (N712 Contract Support): 
       COMM 703-692-1934; Email: jennifer.c.rigdonteter.ctr(at)us.navy.mil 
 
10. Released by Vice Admiral J. W. Hughes, Deputy Chief of Naval Operations 
for Warfighting Development (N7).// 
 
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