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2016-7 White House Fellowship Instruction Released

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Here is the new White House Fellowship Instruction.  This fellowship is super competitive and difficult to get, but is a once in a lifetime opportunity for anyone interested.  All of the info on the fellowship is contained in the instruction or can be found here:

http://www.whitehouse.gov/about/fellows

USUHS Commandant Position Available

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The following is available for O5/O6 officers with a desired fill date of 1 DEC 2016.  Please contact your Detailer by 30 NOV 2015 if interested.

Commandant, School of Medicine

The Commandant of the USU School of Medicine (SOM) is the senior military officer-in-charge of all officers assigned as students to the F. Edward Hébert School of Medicine. With the support of the Army, Navy, Air Force,
and Public Health Service Company Commanders, the Commandant exercises command and control over the medical and graduate students assigned to the University.

The mission of the Office of the Commandant is to provide military leadership, to teach and instill “officership”, and to support medical education and professional development so that each student achieves the goal of becoming a world class military physician.

The Commandant reports to the Brigade Commander for military issues and chain of command accountability and serves as the military advisor to the Dean of the SOM. Duties and responsibilities of the Commandant, SOM include:
-Deputy Brigade Commander
-Chairman, Board of Review of Inter-service Transfers
-Member, Student Promotions Committee
-Member, Student Award Committee
-Advisor to the Dean and Associate Dean for Student Affairs
-Provides student resources for Service-specific military career counseling and officer professional development
-Model, stimulate, and foster professional leadership and officership
-Directs Service-specific mandated programs such as physical fitness, weight control, urinalysis testing, officer professional development, and equal opportunity
-Serves as a facilitator for military administrative requirements

Deputy Director, Defense Institute for Medical Operations – O5/O6 in San Antonio

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The Director, Defense Health Agency (DHA) is seeking nominations to fill the position of Deputy Director, Defense Institute for Medical Operations, Lackland Joint Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas:

CORPS: All
RANK: 05/06
REPORT: AUG 16
EXPERIENCE REQUIRED: Significant experience in military medical operations, international affairs, education and training, and familiarity with the DOD Security Cooperation/Assistance Program.

The Deputy Director is responsible for supporting the Director in leading/executing Defense Institute for Medical Operations (DIMO)
activities in the Air Force and Navy Surgeon General’s initiative of medical
operational training to military personnel of partner nations globally. The
Deputy Director collaborates with Department of State (DoS), Department of
Defense (DoD), Combatant Commanders (COCOM), Major Command (MAJCOM) staffs and civilian agencies to ensure unity of effort in all joint/public/private training endeavors. The Deputy Director manages all functions pertaining to organizational resources, personnel management (within both Air Force and Navy systems), successful execution of international mobile training missions globally, and timely and relevant curriculum development. This position is open To Medical Department officers of all Corps at the O-5/O-6 level with significant experience in military medical operations, international affairs, education and training, and familiarity with the DOD Security Cooperation/Assistance Program. The individual selected can ideally work with the current Deputy Director beginning in early August 2016 and assume the responsibilities of Director in September 2016. This is a rotational position that complements the Director’s service (i.e. if current DIMO Director is AF, Deputy Director will be USN) in order to maintain jointness for the DIMO mission. The Deputy Director will fleet up to Director in August 2017. Additionally, the ideal candidate will be able to hold the position for at least two years to three years.

If you are interested, contact your Detailer.

Senior Defense Health Agency Position Available

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If you’re interested, contact your Detailer ASAP:

DHA, Chief of the Clinical Service Section

0-6 or 0-6 (SEL), Report in Mid-MARCH 2016

One of three section chiefs in the Immunization Healthcare Branch.

The role of Clinical Services Section is to anticipate, assess, and mitigate existing and emerging vaccine preventable disease by:

–Providing expert clinical consultation and case management 24 hours/day, 365 days a year
–Providing comprehensive healthcare clinical support and patient advocacy
–Supporting management of pandemic emergencies
–Delivering best quality immunization healthcare information, educational resources, and training services on-line and on-site
–Monitoring and evaluating the safety of vaccines
–Contributing to the body of knowledge in immunization healthcare through public health investigations, surveillance, and clinical studies
Responsible for leading and managing the 37 Civil Service employees in grades GS-11 to GP-15 assigned to the Clinical Operations Office and the Education and Training Office. My staff works in seven locations scattered
across the United States.

Preferred speciality in Aerospace Medicine/Occupational Medicine/Preventive Medicine.
The focus of what we do in the Immunization Healthcare Branch is population health, not direct patient care.

Senior O6 Positions in DC Area Available

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Here are 2 senior (O6 or O6 select) positions available.  If you are interested, contact your Detailer:

  1. Deputy M2 – M2 Deputy Position Description
  2. Chief of the Clinical Service Section, Immunization Healthcare Branch, Defense Health Agency

One of three section chiefs in the Immunization Healthcare Branch.

The role of Clinical Services Section is to anticipate, assess, and mitigate existing and emerging vaccine preventable disease by:

–Providing expert clinical consultation and case management 24 hours/day, 365 days a year

–Providing comprehensive healthcare clinical support and patient advocacy

–Supporting management of pandemic emergencies
–Delivering best quality immunization healthcare information, educational resources, and training services on-line and on-site
–Monitoring and evaluating the safety of vaccines
–Contributing to the body of knowledge in immunization healthcare through public health investigations, surveillance, and clinical studies

Responsible for leading and managing the 37 Civil Service employees in grades GS-11 to GP-15 assigned to the Clinical Operations Office and the Education and Training Office. The staff works in seven locations scattered across the United States.

Preferred speciality in Aerospace Medicine/Occupational Medicine/Preventive Medicine.  The focus of what we do in the Immunization Healthcare Branch is population health, not direct patient care.

O5/O6 Leadership Opportunities for Summer 2016

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Below are multiple opportunities for CDRs and CAPTs.  The POC for anyone interested in any of these opportunities is your Detailer:

  • Multiple USMC leadership opportunities are available in summer 2016.  Requirements include at least 1 prior successful FMF tour (FMFWO preferred), a track record of successful leadership roles, and no recent BCA/PFA failures (currently meets USMC fitness/uniform standards).  Interested officers need to be eligible to PCS in Summer 2016.  Anyone interested should send their CV and military bio to their Detailer by COB September 2nd:
USMC Medical Corps Leadership
Billet Date of Position Turnover
HQMC Health Services
Deputy Director Health Services, HQMC Jul 2016
Director of Clinical Programs Jul 2016
Director of Public Health Jul 2016
II Marine Expeditionary Force
2d MLG Surgeon Jul 2016
2d Marine Division Surgeon Jul 2016
I Marine Expeditionary Force
I MEF Surgeon Jul 2016
1st Mar Division Surgeon Jul 2016
3d Marine Air Wing Surgeon Jan 2016
III Marine Expeditionary Force
3rd Marine Division Surgeon Jul 2016
1st Marine Aircraft Wing Surgeon Jul 2016
  • The Director, Defense Health Agency (DHA) requests Service nominations to fill the 0-6 level position of Chief of Staff, Fort Belvoir Community Hospital (FBCH).  The position resides in the National Capital Region Medical Directorate (NCR MD) and the officer reports to the Director, FBCH.  The duty station is Fort Belvoir, VA.  The selected officer should plan to arrive in July 2016.  Selected individual is expected to serve in the position for a minimum of 2 years from date of arrival at the DHA NCR MD.  Anyone interested should send their CV and military bio to their Detailer by COB September 14th.

O5/O6 Opportunities – USUHS Brigade Commander and SECDEF Corporate Fellowship

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Here are two opportunities for senior physicians.  If you are interested in one, contact your Detailer:

O6 Only – Brigade Commander Position at USUHS

O5/O6 – SECDEF Corporate Fellowship NAVADMIN*

*NOTE: The first two programs mentioned in this NAVADMIN are for line officers and  physicians are not eligible.  The last program, the SECDEF Corporate Fellowship, is the one physicians are eligible for.