August 16, 2017

CNAS Next Generation National Security Leaders Program Accepting Applications for 2018 Class

The Center for a New American Security (CNAS) announced today that it is accepting applications for the 2018 class of the Next Generation National Security Leaders Fellowship. CNAS will accept applications through October 16, 2017.

CNAS will accept 20–25 Fellows who will participate in monthly dinner discussions and programming focused on leadership and management in the national security field; engage in collaborative writing projects with CNAS experts; take part in small, invitation-only meetings with current and former national security officials; and be part of a week-long, exclusive international study tour. Previous classes have traveled to Asia and the Middle East and have taken part in small roundtable dinners with former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, Lt. Gen. James Clapper, Admiral Mike Mullen, Fox News Sunday anchor Chris Wallace, and General Stanley McChrystal, among many other former and current national security leaders.

Applicants can apply here:

Emerging U.S. national security leaders ages 27–35, with a minimum of four years’ experience in the national security field are eligible for the program. 

“One of CNAS’ founding missions was to grow the next generation of national security leaders – the men and women that the United States will depend on for decades to come,” said CNAS Chief Executive Officer and Next Generation National Security Leaders Fellowship Co-Chair Michèle Flournoy. “The Next Generation Fellowship is a cornerstone of CNAS’ efforts. We’re proud to have had the opportunity to mentor over 150 talented young leaders over the past 8 years, and we are looking forward to another talented group in 2018.”

CNAS Next Generation National Security Leaders Fellowship count among its alumni high-ranking military personnel, national security officials, CEOs, editors-in chiefs, and a member of Congress.
For more information about the program and application process, please visit:

For questions concerning the Fellowship, please contact Rebecca Edelston at