Fellowship and Service College Programs
Welcome to the Fellowship and Service College Programs website. It is the intention of this site to provide the basic information on the programs offerred, policy guidance and selection status. If you can not find the information you require please contact us at (901) 874-4101 or DSN 882-4101.
Officer Transfer Manual Sect 7.14-7.25 Guidance on Service College Assignment Policy
Domestic Service College
Attendance at a service college is considered a significant milestone in the professional development of a naval officer. This education is designed to enhance the competence of those officers with high promotion potential who are selected for attendance. Contact your detailer for War College quota availibility.
As the service college placement officer, it is my responsibility to work with detailers to ensure that officers chosen are of the highest caliber are assigned to service college.
Within the United States, Naval Officers may attend service college at the Naval War College, or at any of the joint or sister service colleges; NDU (National War College or Industrial College of the Armed Forces), JAWS, Air Force, Army, or Marine Corps.
Foreign Service College
Attendance at foreign war colleges offers the unique opportunity to get JPME credit, represent the U.S. Navy abroad, and see the world. Attendees must be URL officers, in the grades of 04 for intermediate courses or 05 and above for senior courses. Some colleges have specific rank requirements. Language training will be provided as a part of the training pipeline. Careful consideration of your career timing must be considered for Foreign War College attendance. Contact your detailer for available quotas.
The Navy has a variety of selective fellowship programs open to war college eligible officers. These fellowships no longer offer JPME phase I credit, however they do provide a unique opportunity for motivated, career oriented officers to represent the Navy as fellows in various civilian institutions, post graduate schools, businesses, or offices within the legislative branch of the government. Each fellowship is one year in length with a three year service obligation.
Faculty and Employment Opportunities at Educational Institutions
Numerous opportunities are available for motivated officers who are interested in pursuing various positions as an instructor or faculty member at a service college. Normally Joint Professional Military Education, joint experience, teaching experience, and advanced education are desired for assignments as a faculty member. However, operational experience and unique expertise often provide a solid basis for selection.
Please take a look at the various opportunities available and discuss your options and desires with your detailer.