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MSGID/GENADMIN/CMC WASHINGTON DC C4//
SUBJ/SOLICITATION FOR THE MANSFIELD FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM CLASS 25//
POC/J. FOREMAN/CWO4/C4/TEL: (571)-256-8830/EMAIL: JEROME.FOREMAN@USMC.MIL//
POC/J. DANIEL/MGYSGT/C4/TEL:(571)-256-8845/EMAIL: JASON.L.DANIEL2@USMC.MIL//
POC/M. TABER/MGYSGT/C4/TEL:(571)-256-8847/EMAIL: MICHAEL.TABER@USMC.MIL//
GENTEXT/REMARKS/1. This MARADMIN solicits applications for Class 25 of the Mike Mansfield Fellowship Program.
2. The Mike Mansfield Fellowship Program was established by the U.S. Congress in 1994 to build a corps of U.S. federal government employees with proficiency in the Japanese language and practical, firsthand knowledge about Japan and its government. If selected, candidate will be placed in Japan’s Ministry of Internal-affairs and Communications (MIC) for the duration of the fellowship. Gunnery Sergeant Courtney A. Yountz, previously with the 26th MEU, was selected last year and is currently participating in the Fellowship Program.
3. Marines selected for assignment to the Mansfield Fellowship will attend a seven week course of intensive Japanese Language study which includes a homestay, cultural activities and professional site visits. Upon completion of the Japanese Language course, they will move to Tokyo to begin 10 month assignment working full-time with Japanese colleagues on issues relevant to professional expertise. Upon completion of the fellowship assignment, Marines will serve a minimum of 24 months in a Marine Corps Spectrum Management MOS or communications related billet in Japan. Marines will be ADCON to MCC 093 Camp Fuji during the fellowship. Marines are encouraged to review all requirements for applying for the fellowship at https:(slash)(slash)mansfieldfellows.org.
4. Eligible Military Occupational Skills (MOS) are:
4.a. 0648 – Spectrum Manager NMOS, GySgt-SSgt.
4.b. 0629 – Transmissions Chief.
4.c. 0699 – Communications Chief (with AMOS 0648), MSgt.
5. Nomination packages will include:
5.a. Rank, Name, Current Billet assignment, MOS and TIS.
5.b. Overview of Professional and Governmental Experience.
5.c. Japan or Foreign Culture Experiences.
5.d. 300 words or less essay: What are your major strengths and qualifications for the Mansfield Fellowship Program?
5.e. Letter of Recommendation (No more than two).
5.f. Commanding General Endorsement.
5.g. All nomination packages will be sent to CWO4 Jerome J. Foreman Jerome.firstname.lastname@example.org, MGySgt Jason L. Daniel Jason.email@example.com, MGySgt Michael D. Taber Michael.firstname.lastname@example.org, and Mr. Rene Agosto email@example.com NLT October 1, 2019.
6. Mansfield Fellowship Timeline:
6.a. October 1, 2019 – Nomination packages due to DC-I, C4.
6.b. November 1-14, 2019 – Invitations to candidates selected for interviews.
6.c. November 14-16, 2019 – In person interviews in Washington, D.C. office (attendance mandatory).
6.d. November 18-20, 2019 – Candidates notified of selection or non-selection.
6.e. July 1, 2020 – Mansfield Fellowship begins.
6.f. June 30, 2021 – Follow on tour begins.
7. Release authorized by L. M. Mahlock, Director, Information C4 Division, Deputy Commandant for Information.//