Hot Fill for JUL 2022 – Fleet Surgical Team 4 OIC / CATF Surgeon – Norfolk, VA – O5/O6

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This is a high visibility, high impact position that involves coordination between Navy and Marine Corps operational units. Previous operational experience is a must. Candidates must have demonstrated leadership abilities in previous assignments. Prior completion of CATF Surgeon course is preferred but not required. Must be O5/6, but would consider highly qualified O5 selects.


Job Title:  Officer-in-Charge, Fleet Surgical Team / CATF Surgeon

Billet Locations:  Norfolk, VA

Billet Rank:  O-5/O-6

Tour length:  2 years

GMO privileging required:  YES

Fill date:  July 2022

Deployed leadership opportunity for an O5/O6 to serve as the Senior Medical Authority Afloat.  Fleet Surgical Team OICs serve as the Subject Matter Experts (SME) in maritime Health Service Support and typically report to Expeditionary Strike Group (ESG) Commanders or Amphibious Readiness Group (ARG) Commodores.  Supervising a team of 18 personnel, your role is to ensure that your team and assigned ARG ships’ Medical Departments are combat ready to deploy aboard LSD, LPD and LHD/LHA class warships to provide Role 2 damage control surgical services, Intensive Care support, resuscitative support, enroute care, blood bank management services, and behavioral health support.  In addition, while underway you will serve as the Commander, Amphibious Task Force (CATF) Surgeon, responsible for the coordination of health services support across multiple ships at sea and with numbered Fleet Commanders.  Position open to all medical specialties.

Interested officers should contact CAPT Wayne Smith at 901-874-4094 or via email at < at >

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