Military Fellowships

The Program

Each year, the Chiefs of Staff of the Army and the Air Force, the Chief of Naval Operations, and the Commandants of the Coast Guard and the Marine Corps nominate an outstanding officer from their respective services as a candidate for a Military Fellowship. The Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) usually awards four to five such fellowships annually. The program enables the selected officers to broaden their understanding of international relations by spending a year in residence at CFR’s headquarters in New York. Fellows expand their knowledge of international relations through a program of individual study, research and reflection, extensive participation in CFR’s active program of meetings and events, and interaction with the CFR’s diverse membership. They also assist in arranging several military trips for CFR members during the year.

How to Apply

Interested candidates from the U.S. Army, U.S. Air Force, U.S. Coast Guard, U.S. Marine Corps, and U.S. Navy should contact their human resources officer to learn more about the fellowship application process.

2015–2016 Military Fellows

Colonel Michael R. Fenzel, U.S. Army

Captain Ronald A. LaBrec, U.S. Coast Guard

Colonel Sean P. Larkin, U.S. Air Force

Captain Sean R. Liedman, U.S. Navy

Colonel Christopher A. McPhillips, U.S. Marine Corps


A list of former military fellows can be found online by visiting Historical Roster of CFR's Military Fellows.

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