DOD Officials Testify on Military Health System Reform

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Here’s a link to a summary article:

Changes to military health care system aimed at readiness

Here’s a link to the Congressional testimony:

DOD Officials Testify on Military Health System Reform

The Navy SG gives his opening remarks at the 25:30 minute mark, if you want to focus, although the whole thing is informative but admittedly long. They discuss:

  • Billet cuts (start at 37 minutes or so)
  • Access to mental health and suicide
  • Access to OB/GYN
  • Access autism services
  • MTF realignment
  • DHA transition
  • Surgical readiness

Flag Aide for Asst. Director for Combat Support at DHA – O3/O4

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DHA is looking for a Flag Aide for the Assistant Director for Combat Support (currently Maj Gen Payne) to report NLT Nov 2020; here are the official announcement and PD.  This is a rare opportunity for one of our O-3/O-4s to be at the epicenter of the readiness arm of the Defense Health Aagency.

Applications (LOI, CV, Bio) should be submitted to CDR Melissa Austin (contact is in the global) NLT  6 Jan 2020.

Memo Giving Authority, Direction, and Control of MTFs to DHA

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The memo transferring authority, direction, and control (ADC) of the military treatment facilities (MTFs) to the Defense Health Agency (DHA) has finally been signed and is viewable here:

Continuing Implementation of the Reform of the Military Health System