OSD FELLOWS PROGRAM | Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Sustainment
The Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Sustainment Fellows Program is
a year-long, hands-on, broadening and leadership program designed to enhance the career development of selected
mid-level logistics professionals (military 04 to 05, civilian GS-13 to GS-14 or YA-02/03), by providing them
with significant headquarters-level experience and opportunities.
During the year, Fellows are expected to fully immerse themselves in their work placement, which lies at the
heart of the program. Assignments can offer unparalleled experience working with DoD officials on a variety
of challenging issues.
Fellows are exposed to other unique developmental and educational experiences, including visits to locations
like Capitol Hill, the headquarters of the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA), the headquarters of the United
States Transportation Command (USTRANSCOM), and other commercial and DoD logistics operations and activities.
The Fellowship year is a full time commitment. Fellows are expected to focus exclusively on their work in
this program and sponsoring organizations are asked not to require the Fellows to continue work related to
their home station. During the year, leave can be taken if authorized, but Fellows are encouraged to take
leave before or after the program year.
Each Service/Agency is encouraged to nominate several qualified individuals through an internal review,
selection, and nomination process.
What are the Fellows Program Objectives?
Click on Objectives to review the Program's five primary objectives.
How does the Fellows Program benefit you and your organization?
Click on Benefits to review the Program's significant benefits for the individual selectee, his/her sponsoring
organization and the DoD logistics community.
How can I apply for the Fellows Program?
The application process is neither hard nor complex. Click on "How to" to review the specific requirements for
the selection process.
Interested in Learning More?
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