Air University Fellowship

ACTION MEMORANDUM FOR ALL SILVER WINGS PRESIDENTS: FOR IMMEDIATE DISTRIBUTION TO ALL SILVER WINGS CIVILIANS

SUBJECT: SILVER WINGS CIVILIAN EXPENSES PAID ONE WEEK FELLOWSHIP WITH AIR UNIVERSITY DURING THE SUMMER OF 2017 FOR SOPHOMORES THROUGH FIFTH YEAR STUDENTS

FROM THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTORS

1.  The AAS/SW Executive Management Center is accepting nominations for as many as two summer 2017 Civilian Fellowships at Air University (Maxwell Air Force Base) in Montgomery Alabama.  Candidates will be competitively selected by the Executive Directors and placed with the concurrence of Air University.  This memorandum shall be forwarded to all Chapters with instructions for Presidents to forward to all eligible candidates.

2.  Successful candidates will be flown or otherwise have travel expenses paid by the EMC to and from Montgomery.  Lodging and a $20.00 per day food stipend will be provided through the generous donation of the Air University Foundation.  Any additional personal costs will be the responsibility of the student.  This Fellowship will last for one week and will take place during the spring, summer, or fall of 2017.  Exact timing is flexible and will be coordinated between the successful applicant(s) and Air University with the assistance of the EMC.  The objective will be to maximize the student's professional development while accounting for summer work schedules or other student commitments.

3.  THESE FELLOWSHIPS DO NOT REQUIRE A SECURITY CLEARANCE.  Access to Maxwell Air Force Base will be handled by Air University.

4.  These fellowships will involve interaction with senior Air Force leadership.  They require impeccable dress and professionalism.  These fellowships were approved by the AU Commander and coordinated through his Commander's Action Group and The Air University Foundation.   

5.  A successful candidate placed in these fellowships will be exposed to a variety of experiences associated with the Air University mission.  Air University offers an exceptional blend of leadership and professional development programs that may be leveraged.  Opportunities may include but are not limited to:

 6.  The AAS Executive Directors (EDs) may provide additional information to interested candidates.  In addition, Ms Taylor Fowler, our 2016 Fellowship recipient may provide information at: taytay_rae@aol.com (618-670-5409).

7.  SELECTION PROCESS
Successful candidates will be selected by the EDs following a phone interview and/or discussion with the applicable Detachment Commander and/or reference provided by the candidate.  An additional phone interview with a member of Air University may be required.  The following will be used to further evaluate individuals:

Candidates will self nominate by sending the following information to: mgmt.center@arnold-air.org NOT LATER THAN 10 February 2017 at midnight Pacific Time.  Late submissions will not be accepted under any circumstances.  Students will also be asked to provide photos of activities to aid in advertising future Fellowships.   

THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION MUST BE SUBMITTED AS PART OF AN E-MAIL AND NOT AS AN ATTACHMENT.  THE ONLY ATTACHMENT PERMITTED IS THE UNOFFICIAL TRANSCRIPT. 

8.  This is a highly prestigious internship; candidates will carry the reputation of Silver Wings forward with with Air University.  Competitive selection will enhance student understanding of the mission of the United States Air Force and will also provide a unique discriminator for resumes used for future employment.  All highly motivated eligible candidates are encouraged to apply.

Signed//DPW//15 Dec 2016