GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — The Army Congressional Fellowship Program is now open to Army civilians who meet eligibility.


Installation Management Command is calling for nominations by Feb. 15, 2019.


The Army Congressional Fellowship Program is an 18-month program for Army Civilians, which includes pursuit of a Master’s Degree in Legislative Affairs at George Washington University, and service on the staff of a Member of Congress.


The purpose of ACFP is to educate and train selected Army officers and civilians in all aspects of congressional activities, emphasizing those matters regarding the Department of Defense.


The program provides an understanding of the dimensions and complexities of congressional responsibilities and their relationship to the total process of government that is of future value to the Army. The program seeks individuals who have demonstrated outstanding promotion potential.


Army civilian personnel in GS-11 through 14 must fulfill specific requirements in order to be eligible for the program.


Eligibility Requirements:


  • GS-11/12 or equivalent pay bands – Completion of the CES Intermediate Course or copy of CHRTAS Intermediate Course Credit Documentation


  • GS-13/14 or equivalent pay bands – Completion of the CES Advanced Course or copy of CHRTAS Advanced Course Credit Documentation


  • Three (3) years, or any combination thereof, of service in a permanent Department of the Army Civilian position(s)


  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree (GPA must be 3.0 unless applicant has previously earned a Master’s degree)


  • Have a Command post-training utilization assignment in a position related to congressional affairs.


For an application package, or for more information on the program, contact your supervisor or visit and click TM Programs, Fellowship Information.

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