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John S. McCain Strategic Defense Fellows Program

The John S. McCain Strategic Defense Fellows Program is a one-year civilian fellowship program designed to provide leadership development for the commencement of a career track toward senior leadership in the US Department of Defense. For US Citizens.

Program Highlights

  • Rotations in the Office of the Secretary of Defense or an Office of the Secretary of a Military Department
  • Gain DoD experience and leadership capabilities through challenging opportunities to flourish into problem solvers, strategic thinkers and future leaders
  • Mentorship by DoD senior leaders

Applicants are evaluated on their technical and professional excellence, character, commitment to public service and academic achievement.

Applicants must have a Master’s Degree or above. Applicants must be able to pass background and security investigations.

Areas Funded

  • International Affairs - General
  • Security Studies

Demographics Funded

  • Current Graduate Students
  • Young Professionals

Citizenships Funded

  • United States

Programs Funded

  • Work / Experience