Alternative Billets

Department Head, Operational Forces Medical Liaison Services – NMC Portsmouth – O5-O6

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The details of the position are in this position description. Applications are to be submitted to CDR Kerry Hudson (address is in the global) by 4 MAR.

Command Surgeon at National Defense University – O5/O6

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BLUF: Command Surgeon wanted for National Defense University (NDU) in Washington, DC. During the 2nd year you attend the senior service school.

Qualifications requested include:

  • O5/O6
  • Have confirmation from the Detailer that they could PCS and start in June 2019.
  • Interested docs should be candidates for executive medicine in the future.
  • They also should expect to do a utilization tour after attending NDU.

Here is the Memorandum of Agreement that provides some details.

All applications need to be submitted to CDR Melissa Austin at BUMED NLT than 22 FEB. Her e-mail is in the global.

Head of Student Programs – O4

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Here’s the announcement:

This is a great opportunity for one of our best and brightest to make a significant impact as the Head of Student Programs.  In this position, you have cognizance over the HPSP, FAP, NADDS, and Nurse Candidate Programs.  We’re seeking an O-4 with operational experience who has completed a post-residency utilization tour.  PD is attached.  Billet is on the NSA Bethesda campus.

Interested candidates should be in their PCS window and should submit packages (CV/Bio/LOI) to your Detailer by February 8, 2019.  Please contact your Detailer with any questions about the process or timeline.

Navy Medicine West Chief Medical Information Officer (CMIO) – O4-O6

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BUMED is looking to fill the Navy Medicine West CMIO position in the summer of 2019. The position description (PD) is available here.

Interested candidates should be in their PCS window and can submit their CV, Bio, and Letter of Intent to the incumbent (CDR David Paz – address in the global and in the PD) no later than 11 JAN 2019.

Navy Medicine East Chief Medical Informatics Officer (CMIO) – O4-O6

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Here is the position description for the Navy Medicine East (NME) Chief Medical Informatics Officer (CMIO) position.

Desired characteristics include:

  • Medical Corps Officer
  • O­4 or higher
  • Eligible to be stationed in Portsmouth, VA in summer 2019 (need to be in PCS window)

Applicants should submit their CV, Bio and Letter of Intent to the incumbent NME CMIO, CDR Michelle Perkins (e-mail is in the Outlook global address book) no later than close of business on 21 JAN 2019.

How to Evaluate the Promotion Potential of a Billet/Position

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Recently I advertised the USUHS Commandant position. A reader asked:

Any thoughts on whether you think this is a position that would make an O5 competitive for O6?

This is a common issue. A position is advertised, but you want to know if it will help get your promoted to O5 or O6 if you take it. Here is how I’d evaluate that situation.

First, you need to contact the incumbent in that position now, if possible. You’re going to need information that they have.

Now that you’ve contacted that person, you need to ask them some questions:

  • Did they or anyone before them promote to O5/O6 while they were in the position or shortly thereafter? In other words, has taking the position led to promotion for those who’ve already done it? If the answer is yes, that is telling and indicative that the position advances people’s careers. If the answer is no, you should probably look elsewhere for a career advancing position.
  • How large is their competitive group on their fitreps? You want a position with a large competitive group so that you can perform well and break out to the right with MP and EP fitreps. Competitive EP fitreps are probably the #1 most important ingredient for successful promotion, so if the position has a small competitive group or leads to a 1/1 fitrep, it would be a mark against that position’s potential to get you promoted.
  • Were they able to get EP fitreps? They might not tell you this, but if they are willing to give you this info it can help you gauge the potential for you to get EP fitreps while doing the job.
  • What do your mentors think about you taking the position? We all need mentors, and I always ask mine what they think when a potential position is in my crosshairs. If they don’t think it is a good idea, I usually pass on it.

That’s it. Those are the things I’d look at when trying to evaluate whether or not a position will help you get promoted. Most of the information needs to come from the incumbent or people who have previously done the job.