NAVY - BUPERS 1560.21F
(PERS-443) LEGISLATIVE FELLOWS PROGRAM
|Publication Date:||12 December 2017|
Scope and Applicability.
The provisions of this instruction are applicable throughout the U.S. Navy Program eligibility requirements are listed in paragraph 5b.
Discussion. Reference (a) sets forth guidelines for all fellowships, scholarships, and grants for Department of Defense (DoD) personnel and is the controlling instruction for this program. The LEGIS Fellows Program educates Navy personnel on the workings of the legislative branch of government. LEGIS fellows will be immediately assigned to follow-on tours in which the education they gained will be used. Fellows receive instruction and hands-on experience in a congressional office through dedicated training and developmental activities; a full-time assignment (normally for 1 year corresponding with one session of Congress) on the staff of a Member of Congress who serves on a Defense-related subcommittee; and liaison with Navy Chief of Legislative Affairs (CLA) and staff of the OLA.
a. To provide information, policy, and procedural guidance for U.S. Navy personnel participation in the Legislative (LEGIS) Fellows Program.
b. Major changes include applications will now be submitted directly to the Office of Legislative Affairs (OLA) and OLA will now provide notification of selection status. This instruction is a complete revision and should be read in its entirety.