Operational billets

Dual Hatted Fleet Marine Force (FMF) Operational Medical Officer and FMF Specialty Leader

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We are currently accepting applications for the Fleet Marine Force Operational Medical Officer/ FMF Specialty Leader. Please note that this position is a combined position with the Director for Clinical Services at Marine Corps Headquarters, Health Services in Arlingon, VA. PCS is required. The FMF OMO Specialty Leader is unique in that providers from multiple specialties are represented and personnel may move in and out of the community throughout their careers. Qualifications for the position are as follows:

  1. O-5 or O-6 Medical Corps Officer
  2. Board Certified in Primary Specialty
  3. Be currently serving with or have served within the USMC Operational Forces at the level of Regimental Surgeon or higher (Major Subordinate Command Surgeon or higher preferred)
  4. Be within Navy height and weight standards without any PRT failures
  5. Be eligible for PCS to HQMC – Health Services in Arlington, Virginia Like other primary Specialty Leaders, the FMF OMO Specialty Leader engages in officer selection for training; mentorship within the community; and providing recommendations for the detailing process. Because of the unique nature of the FMF OMO community, additional responsibilities include
  6. Creation and maintenance of an OMO specific training pipeline
  7. Oversight of the FMFWO/QO program
  8. Participation in table top exercises
  9. Dual reporting to The Medical Officer of the Marine Corps and the Medical Corps Chief.
  10. The application cycle will close on 5/27/2022. Please send the following to CDR Robyn Treadwell and CDR Debra Buckland-Coffey as a single combined PDF document:

· Letter of Intent

· Bio

· CV



· Last 2 Fitreps

If you have any questions regarding the positions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to the incumbent, CDR Debra Buckland-Coffey.

Hot Fill – UMO, NMRTC Charleston – JUN 2023

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  • Who: O3-O5 Medical Corps Officers (any specialty)
  • What: UMO, NMRTC Charleston
  • Where: Charleston, SC
  • When: Detach May/June, Report June (36 month orders)

Billet Description: Senior undersea medical officer (UMO’s) overseeing junior UMO’s in direct support of the Naval Reactors Program and Naval Power Training Unit.

Interested personnel should contact LCDR Derek Chamberlain, OMO Detailer.

Hot Fill – Flight Surgeon, VP-1, Whidbey Island, WA – June 2023

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  • Who: O3-O5 Medical Corps Officers (any specialty)
  • What: Flight Surgeon, VP-1
  • Where: Whidbey Island, WA
  • When: Detach May/June, Report June (24 month orders)

Billet Description: VP-1 is a P-8A Poseidon multi-mission maritime aircraft squadron that conducts anti-submarine and anti0surface warfare, intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance, and humanitarian response. Flight surgeon will be responsible for the health and well-being of ~260 squadron personnel both while in garrison and deployed. Member must be a trained flight surgeon. Interested personnel should contact LCDR Derek Chamberlain, OMO Detailer.

Hot Fill – Operational Medical Officer, CNSS 5, Bahrain – June 2023

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  • Who: O3-O5 Medical Corps Officers (any specialty)
  • What: Senior Medical Officer, Commander Naval Surface Squadron FIVE
  • Where: Manama, Bahrain
  • When: Detach May, Report June (18 months unaccompanied/24 months accompanied)

Billet Description: CNSS-5 is the ISIC for two Bahrain based Patrol Coastal (PC) and four Mine Countermeasure (MCM) ships. CNSS-5 is responsible for the maintenance, logistics, manning and training of all PC’s and MCM’s in order to meet C5F operational requirements. In addition to management of the medical manning, training, and equipping the PCs and MCM, the SMO will be responsible for the Physician Supervision and Medical Department oversight for eight ISIC and ship Independent Duty Corpsmen and an EMH team of (1) LCSW and (1) BHT. *Billet qualifies for IDP, HDP, Combat Zone Tax Exclusion (CZTE) and Family Separation (if family remains CONUS).  

Interested personnel should contact LCDR Derek Chamberlain, OMO Detailer.

Medical Corps Non-Specialty Specific (NSS) Billet Opportunities

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NSS billets are targeted for MC officers with previous operational/administrative/research/leadership experience. The attached candidate input form explains the application and assignment process for the NSS billets.

Opportunities are listed below, with position descriptions attached.

The list is current but will fluctuate throughout the detailing cycle.  NSS applications are due to members’ detailer NLT 27 September 2022.

NSS detailing involves extensive cross-detailing at PERS. As such, communication is key. Officers must communicate their intentions to their detailer and community specialty leader(s).

Please direct questions regarding the NSS list to your detailer.  Contact information is listed in the attached candidate input form.

·         Force Surgeon, Commander Naval Surface Forces Pacific

·         Force Surgeon, Commander Naval Air Forces Atlantic

·         Force Surgeon, Commander Naval Submarine Forces Atlantic

·         Force Surgeon, Commander Naval Information Forces (COMNAVIFOR)

·         Officer-in-Charge, Fleet Surgical Team / CATF Surgeon, FLEET SURGICAL TEAMS

·         Senior Medical Officer, LHD/A

·         Senior Medical Officer, AS 39/40 USS Emory S. LAND; USS Frank CABLE

·         1st MARDIV Surgeon, 1st MLG Surgeon (Feb 2023 FILL), 3rd MAW Surgeon; 1st MAW Surgeon, I Marine Expeditionary Force (MEF); III MEF

·         Regimental Surgeon, 1st MARDIV, 2nd MARDIV

·         Director, 3rd MED BTN

·         MEB Surgeon, COMMAND ELEMENT 2nd/3rd  MEB


·         Director, Medical Readiness Division, Commander Naval Surface Forces Mid Pacific, Commander Naval Surface Forces Pacific

·         Command Surgeon, Joint Task Force, USNORTHCOM

·         Deputy Director, Force Medical Readiness (M34), BUMED WASH DC

·         Medical Corps Detailer, CNAVPERSCOM MILL (Navy Personnel Command, PERS-4415)

·         Chief Medical Information Officer (CMIO), NMFL, NMFP, DHA, DISA

·         Member, Physical Evaluation Board, SECNAV CORB

·         Chief, Lessons Learned and Innovation, NATO Centre of Excellence for Military Medicine (MILMED COE)

·         Staff Inspector, BUMED, Office of the Medical Inspector General

·         Medical Corps Policy & Program Management, BUMED, Office of the Medical Corps Chief

·         Surface Medicine Program Manager, BUMED


·         Researcher (ID/Immunology), NMEDRSCHCEN (Navy Medical Research Center)

·         Health Science Researcher (Undersea Medicine), NMEDRSCHCEN (Naval Medical Research Center)

·         Trauma/Critical Care Medical Research Officer, NMRU SAN ANTONIO (Navy Medical Research Unit, San Antonio)

·         Student, NAVAL WAR COLLEGE

Operational Medical Officer (OMO) Opportunities

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PERS 4415 has provided the attached OMO opportunities list:

The list is current but will fluctuate throughout the detailing cycle.  Residency-trained MC officers without previous operational experience are encouraged to apply as outlined in the attached memo and per BUMEDINST 1520.42B.

OMO applications are due to operational specialty leaders NLT 15 October 2022

OMO detailing involves extensive cross-detailing at PERS. As such, communication is key.  Officers must communicate their intentions to their detailer and community specialty leader(s).

Questions about OMO applications can be directed to the operational community specialty leader of the community to which you are applying:

·         Aerospace Medicine and Flight Surgery – CAPT Robert J. Krause

·         Fleet Marine Forces – CDR Debra D. Buckland-Coffee

·         Surface Medicine – CAPT Mark J. Lenart

·         Undersea and Dive Medicine – CAPT James J. Mucciarone

Additional information on OMO applications can be found here: https://esportal.med.navy.mil/bumed/m00/m00c/M00C1/SitePages/Home.aspx

Here’s a graphic for an info session happening on 13 SEP:

Command Surgeon, US Central Command – O6 – April 2023

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Details and application requirements attached:

Fully completed nomination packages are to be emailed to CAPT Rhett Barrett NLT 1200 EST Thursday, September 1, 2022

Command Surgeon, US Special Operations Command – O6 Only

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Commander, US Special Operations Command requests Service nominations to fill this full-time position. The scope of duties requires an O-6 officer (would consider officers selected to O-6) who has Top Secret-SCI security clearance or is eligible. Clinicians (2100 or 2300 designators) with Special Operations experience are strongly desired but not required. Prospective applicants must demonstrate exceptional knowledge, skills and abilities to perform and execute the duties and responsibilities as outlined in this position description:

The assignment is 24-36 months, and the desired report date is March-September, 2023.

Prospective applicants should send a CV, BIO, copies of the last three fitness reports, letter of endorsement from the nominee’s chain of command, and nominee contact information (work and personal phone/email) to CAPT Rhett Barrett (contact in the global) NLT Jul 22, 2022.

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 wayne.r.smith42.mil < at > us.navy.mil.