UNCLASSIFIED/ ROUTINE R 202009Z JAN 15 PSN 499093H34 FM CNO WASHINGTON DC TO NAVADMIN INFO ZEN/CNO WASHINGTON DC BT UNCLAS
SUBJ/2016 NAVY LEGISLATIVE FELLOWSHIP CALL FOR APPLICATIONS//
MSGID/GENADMIN/CNO WASHINGTON DC/N1/JAN// REF/A/DOC/BUPERS/12NOV10// AMPN/REF A IS BUPERSINST 1560.21E, LEGISLATIVE FELLOWS PROGRAM//
RMKS/1. This NAVADMIN solicits applications for the 2016 Navy Legislative Fellowship 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 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. 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 2015 through December 2016. During the fellowship, officers 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 27 February 2015. Program information and submission guidance are available on the Navy Legislative Affairs website at http://www.navy.mil/local/ola/legislative_fellowship1.asp.
c. Points of contact are LCDR Natalia Henriquez, Navy Fellows Program Manager, OLA, at (703) 697-2885/DSN 227 or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org; and LCDR Angelin Graham, PERS-440, at (901) 874-4056/DSN 882 or via e-mail at email@example.com.
4. Civilian Applicants. Senior civilian employees, GM/GS-13 and above or equivalent, interested in the Legislative Fellowship program must contact their local civilian training officer for information on submission of applications for the 2016 program. Parent commands are responsible for all program costs. Questions concerning Department of the Navy civilian participation should be directed to Ms. Janet Evans at (202) 685-6493 or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. A description of the program can be found at https://www.portal.navy.mil/donhr/trainingdevelopment/pages/chfp.aspx.
5. This NAVADMIN will remain in effect until superseded or canceled, whichever occurs first.
6. Released by Vice Admiral W. F. Moran, N1.