KENT — Over the next several months, local native Lindsay Rodman will take the training, skills and discipline she acquired as a Marine and as an attorney to the hallowed halls of the White House. Rodman was among 15 individuals nationwide selected as White House fellows for 2014-15. The selection committee for the highly competitive appointments emphasizes that it looks for people who not only are accomplished in their careers, but also display a commitment to public service. The White House Fellows Program marks its 50th anniversary this year. It was created in 1964 by President Lyndon B. Johnson “to give promising American leaders ‘first hand, high-level experience with the workings of the federal government, and to increase their sense of participation in national affairs,’” according to a White House release. Rodman, a captain in the U.S. Marine Corps, is also a judge advocate and a foreign area officer. Her most recent position was deputy legal counsel in the Office of the Legal Counsel to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. There, she focused attention on issues that included military justice, space law and human rights law. A 2003 graduate of Duke University, where she majored in mathematics, Rodman earned her law degree at Harvard Law School and also holds a master’s degree in public policy from Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government.