Operational billets

Hotfill in Norfolk – Combined Task Force-80 Surgeon – O5/O6

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This is a great opportunity for a CDR or CAPT to serve in a high visibility role as the CTF-80 Surgeon in Norfolk, VA.

Packages (Bio, CV, LOI) should be sent to your Detailer by Friday, May 10th.

The duties and responsibilities are below:

CTF-80 Surgeon

  • Advisor to Fleet Surgeon and Fleet Deputy Surgeon on Global Medical Force Management for fleet operational forces in the US FLT FORCES area of
  • Serve as the medical service component representative for USFFC performing all tasks as required, including coordination, staffing, and implementation of operational health service support and programs.
  • Assume duties and responsibilities of Fleet Surgeon during Fleet Surgeon and Deputy Fleet Surgeon absence.
  • Identify, analyze, and develop mitigating strategies for manning requirement shortfalls in support of crisis and contingency operations.
  • Review policy doctrine, guidance, and emerging medical intelligence in support of current and future operations.
  • Accompany or represent the Fleet Surgeon on matters dealing with Health Services.
  • Perform other duties and responsibilities as directed by the Fleet Surgeon or Deputy Fleet Surgeon.
  • Maintain clinical skills.
  • Represent the Fleet Surgeon as the Health Service Support subject matter expert on exercises, operations, & certifications.
  • Serve as N01H representative member of the Maritime Planning Group in support of deliberate and crisis action planning for the Maritime Operations Center.
  • Act as medical officer (surgeon’s cell) representative on boards bureaus and cells for Maritime Operations Center (MOC), ensuring adequate Health Service Support (HSS) for future contingencies is communicated to the chain of command.
  • As the Director of the NAVNORTH, JFMCC-N Surgeon Cell, prepare and manage HSS aspects of Homeland Defense and Disaster Preparedness Planning and Operations.
  • Direct, plan, and coordinate Navy medical department participation in US Fleet Forces sponsored exercises and certifications, including modeling and simulation.
  • Serve as the US Fleet Forces subject matter expert on patient movement, including membership on the Joint Trauma System & BUMED En Route Care committees & as representative to the Global Patient Movement Joint Advisory Board
  • Direct, plan, and coordinate the duties of the CTF-80 staff to include: a reserve deputy surgeon, three active duty and one reserve POMI personnel, an Independent Duty Corpsman, Fleet Environmental Health Officer, & Fleet Health Logistician.
  • Coordinate and synchronize efforts to represent Fleet Health Services.
  • Prepare and review Reports on the Fitness of Officers & Enlisted
  • Standard Indirect Support: Provide supervision and administration; maintain supply account and obtain expendable/non-expendable supplies; perform equipment maintenance; attend and conduct meetings; perform local and TAD travel; conduct and receive training; and perform clean-up.

Leatherneck Magazine Medical Article – Now is the Time to Develop Future FMF Leaders

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Here is an article from Leatherneck Magazine by a former MEF Surgeon and the current Brigade Commander at USUHS, Dr. Sean Hussey:

Now is the Time to Develop Future FMF Leaders

USNS COMFORT Director Positions – O4+

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The USNS COMFORT (T­AH 20) is seeking qualified applicants to serve as Full Operating Status (FOS) Directors. This is an outstanding opportunity to lead Sailors in this rewarding, high operational tempo environment. Specific requirements are identified in the attached position descriptions:

Director of Medical Operations Announcement

Director of Surgical Services Announcement

Applications are due 9 JAN 2019. Interested applicants will provide the following items:

  • Letter of intent
  • CV
  • CO’s endorsement with statement acknowledging the time commitments (you have to be in the Norfolk, VA area as you need to be local to the COMFORT)

Packages submission instructions are in the announcements above.

SOUTHCOM Surgeon Position – CAPT/CAPT(s)

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Here are the details:

  • Rank required: CAPT/CAPT(s)­
  • Additional skills: Fluency in Spanish is preferred.
  • Report date: March 2019

Interested parties should submit their packages to CAPT Christopher Quarles (contact info is in the global) as soon as possible because nominations are due NLT 17 DEC 2018.

Full details are available in this document, but all nominations MUST go through BUMED:

Request for Nomination – Command Surgeon, U.S. Southern Command

3 Operational Billets in Summer 2019 for O5/O6

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Here are the three opportunities. Your Detailer is the POC if interested:

1.  CATF Surgeons/OICs Norfolk and San Diego, 2 on each coast needed.

–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 ready to deploy aboard LSD, LPD and LHD/LHA class warships to provide damage control surgical services, Intensive Care support, resuscitative support, en route 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 coordination of health services support across multiple ships at sea.  Position open to all medical specialties.

2.  SMO’s needed for both Sub-tenders AS Emory Land and ES Frank Cable homeported in Guam.

–Support of 2-Tender Rotational Deployment model, alternating with one in support the submarine squadron and the other is forward deployed to support subs on mission and provide maintenance/logistics to any forward operating vessels. The SMO must be able to provide primary care to AD sailors (thus GMO credentials for non-primary care specialists). Additional medical staff responsible to the SMO: UMO, Sub IDC, and Surface IDC on board. Additionally the SMO’s leadership will assist in cases that benefit from an experienced provider who can determine which medical cases can be managed on board, utilizing remote host nation care, or which require ISOS MEDEVAC.

3.  3rd MLG Surgeon, Okinawa Japan.

–The 3D Marine Logistics Group (MLG) Surgeon is the Senior Medical Advisor to the CG either directly to the CG or via the Chief of Staff.  The MLG Surgeon has direct medical oversight over all of the General Medical Officers and Independent Duty Corpsmen and works with the Health Services Support Officer (G-3) to coordinate and validate medical coverage of all operations and training evolutions along with all Class VIII materials across the AOR.  Requires GMO credentials for non-primary care specialists. Also collaborates with both the 3d Medical and Dental Bn CO’s on Health Services related missions and taskers for 3d MLG.   The 3d MLG Surgeon also serves as the liaison between the Command and The Medical Officer of the Marine Corps via the III MEF Surgeon and MARFORPAC Surgeon.   Coordinates with other MSC Surgeons as well as the Naval Hospital Okinawa and host/guest nation military medical personnel on matters affecting Medical Readiness, Evacuations and other requests for information from the Commanding General and his/her Commanders.

Marine Forces Reserve Surgeon – O6 with USMC Experience

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BLUF – This is a new senior leadership billet for an O-6 in the PCS window. The report date is Jan 2019 to New Orleans. The position description is here:


Here are some more details:

Job: MARFORRES Force Surgeon (3 Star staff)

Location: New Orleans

Fill date: Jan 2019

Requirements: 0-6 Medical Corps with USMC experience

This is a nominative position that will be vetted by the Council of Corps Chiefs and
approved by the SG. Officers must have enough time on station at their current duty
station to execute a PCS move. If you are unsure, check with your Detailer.

All interested officers need to send CDR Melissa Austin and/or CAPT Christopher Quarles a CV and Bio no later than 28 Sept 2018. Both their e-mail addresses are in the global.

Updated List of “Fair Share” Billets Available

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Here’s the latest list of “fair share” billets I pulled off the Medical Corps sharepoint page. Of note, they are called “fair share” because each specialty gets their fair share of them (or at least that’s what I was always told). Contact your Detailer if interested:


Position Command Homeport Rank Traits Fill date Tour length
Student Naval War College Newport, Rhode Island CDR JPME1 completed Summer Annually One year
Physician researcher Naval Medical Research Center Silver Springs, Maryland All ranks Researcher qualified Summer 2019 Three years
SMO AS 39 EMORY S LAND Guam CAPT Primary Care Skills Summer 2019 Two years
SMO FRANK CABLE Guam CAPT Primary Care Skills Summer 2019 Two years
Group Surgeon/SMO NCG2 (Seabees) Gulf Port, MS CDR Primary Care Skills May-19 Three years
REGT SURGEON 8MARREGT 2MARDIV Camp LeJuene, NC LCDR Primary Care Skills Summer 2019 Two years
REGT SURGEON 3MEDBN 3MLG Okinawa, Japan LCDR Primary Care Skills Summer 2019 Two years
DEPT HEAD CVN 73 GEO WASHINGTON Norfolk, VA LCDR Primary Care Skills WINTER 2018/Spring 2019 Two years
DEPT HEAD CVN 75 H TRUMAN Norfolk, VA LCDR Primary Care Skills Summer 2019 Two years
DEPT HEAD CVN 70 VINSON Bremerton, WA LCDR Primary Care Skills Summer 2019 Two years
SMO LHD 7 IWO JIMA Mayport, FL LCDR/CDR Primary Care Skills Summer 2019 Two years
SMO LHD 3 KEARSARGE Norfolk, VA LCDR/CDR Primary Care Skills Summer 2019 Two years
SMO LHA 6 AMERICA San Diego, CA LCDR/CDR Primary Care Skills Summer 2019 Two years
SMO LHD 4 BOXER San Diego, CA LCDR/CDR Primary Care Skills Summer 2019 Two years
DIR HS/GHE NMTSC F DT SA San Antonio, TX CAPT/CAPT(s) GHE experience Summer 2019 Three years
GROUP SURGEON 3d MLG Surgeon Okinawa, Japan CDR/CAPT Leadership/FMF August 2019 Two years
WING SURGEON 2d MAW Surgeon Camp LeJuene, NC CDR/CAPT Leadership/FMF July 2019 Two years
Director of Public Health HQMC  Jul 19 Arlington, VA CDR/CAPT Prev Med/Public Health July 2019 Three years