The Marshall Center offers two Fellows Programs, the long-established U.S. Senior Fellows Program and the International Fellows Program, launched in 2007.
U.S. Senior Fellows Program
The U.S. Senior Fellows Program provides a regionally focused, professional education experience at the senior service school level for U.S. Air Force and Army officers at the rank of lieutenant colonel and colonel. Fellows are selected by their respective services to participate in the eleven-month program, during which they participate in the Program of Advanced Security Studies (PASS) and other selected Marshall Center resident courses. Fellows also conduct research on a security affairs topic under the mentorship of a faculty member and produce a peer-reviewed paper suitable for publication.
In addition to these required activities, Fellows may take advantage of available language courses, participate in Marshall Center-hosted conferences and outreach activities, and, if suitably qualified, they may teach a PASS seminar. Fellows also have the option of attending professionally relevant courses at the NATO School, Oberammergau.
Through their coursework, research, writing, and interaction with other participants in resident programs, Fellows enhance their general understanding of international and security affairs, while developing specialist knowledge of European and Eurasian security issues. Fellows can receive senior service college credit upon completion of the program and are well equipped to serve either in the region or as a senior staff officer dealing with regional issues.
International Fellows Program
The International Fellows Program provides a professional education opportunity to military officers and civilian officials of countries in the Marshall Center's region. Selected by their ministries, International Fellows participate in two resident courses during the six-month fellowship, the PASS and a second course relevant to their professional development. International Fellows also complete a research paper relevant to defense sector reform in their countries under the mentorship of a faculty member. Completed papers may be published as a Marshall Center Occasional Paper or in another peer-reviewed academic journal.