Each year, outstanding officers from the Army, Air Force and Navy are nominated for four to five Military Fellowships at the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) in New York City. Military Fellows spend a year in residence at CFR’s headquarters to work with CFR members and staff and engage in CFR’s Studies Program. Fellows also have the opportunity to participate in several politico-military trips for CFR members. These fellowships enable officers to broaden their understanding of international affairs and U.S. foreign policy.
One of last year’s Military Fellows, Captain Stacy A. Pedrozo, JAGC of the U.S. Navy, testified before the House of Representatives U.S.-China Economic & Security Review Commission in January on China’s active defense strategy and its regional impact. Another Military Fellow, Colonel Blaine Holt of the U.S. Air Force, is currently authoring a book on the experience of leading airmen in the Kyrgyz Republic.
Five new Military Fellows are joining CFR this year. Former Defense Secretary Frank Carlucci chaired the 2011-2012 Selection Board.