General George Olmsted, who organized logistics and transportation in China during World War II, established the Olmsted Scholar Program to enhance young officers’ humanitarian skills through the development of language proficiency and regional cultural awareness. NAVADMIN 064/15 announced that applications for this prestigious program are now being accepted.
Olmsted Scholars enroll as full-time students and study in the language of their host county while also interacting with host country residents. They are expected to live on the economy, travel widely, and remain connected to the United States embassies/consulates for necessary force protection and administrative purposes only. Prior to going overseas for a two-year foreign university study program, selected officers have the opportunity to refresh their language proficiency or learn a new language through the Defense Language Institute.
Interested Supply Corps officers (3100 and 3107 designators) must have at least three years of commissioned service but not more than eleven years of total active duty service. Exceptional scholastic and military performance is required.
For more information about the Olmstead Scholar program, contact the Career Counselor by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.