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Summary of Specialty Leader Business Meeting

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Here is a brief summary of last week’s Specialty Leader Business Meeting that is always held in conjunction with the Graduate Medical Education Selection Board:

  • Current interim Chief Medical Officers (CMOs) need to formally apply to the next screening board in summer 2017. I would STRONGLY encourage other people to apply as well because it is a screened/appointed leadership position that allows you to remain clinically active and that I also think will lead to promotion to O6 if done successfully.
  • Announcements for nominative positions often come out with very little time until the nominations are due.  They all require your CV, BIO, Letter of Intent (LOI), Officer Summary Record (OSR), and Performance Summary Record (PSR).  It is best if you have these ready to go due to the often short timeline.  I will tell you that I update my CV and military biography monthly and have multiple LOI templates at the ready at all times, so I practice what I preach.  Your OSR/PSR can downloaded from BUPERS On-Line anytime, so that requires no prep (assuming BOL is working).
  • Current overall Medical Corps manning is 103.4%.  This is of no real use to you but is simply an interesting fact/statistic.  It does, perhaps, limit our promotion opportunity a lit bit, but…
  • The Medical Corps promotion opportunities for FY18 are expected to be higher than they have been in recent years.  You never know the actual percentage until the board has concluded, but this is certainly good news.
  • As of now, there is no change in the conference approval process.  Sorry.
  • The Career Intermission Program (CIP) has been extended until 2019.  This program allows you to take up to 3 years off from the Navy to do something else, hit the pause button on progression toward promotion, and then return afterward.  You have a 2:1 additional commitment for any time off.  In other words, if you take 2 years off you’ll owe 4 years when you return.  Some people have tried to use the CIP to do fellowships on their own, but that is not the intent of the program and requests for CIP to do a fellowship will be closely scrutinized by BUMED before approval.  Info on the program can be found here or you can contact your Detailer.
  • There is no special pays update.  They are still awaiting the NAVADMIN.  The latest can always be found here:

http://www.med.navy.mil/bumed/Special_Pay/Pages/default.aspx

2016-2017 Edition of Joel Schofer’s Promo Prep

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I’ve significantly updated the old version of the promo prep document that has been downloaded over 2,000 times.  It now includes:

  • Screen shots so you can be sure to find what you’re looking for
  • Actual images from my own officer record so you know you’re looking in the right place
  • Updated promotion board statistics
  • Appendix VIII – detailed instructions on how to obtain the Executive Medicine AQD (thanks to whoever created this at BUMED or PERS as I’m not sure exactly where it came from)
  • Up-to-date lists of all the medical AQDs and service schools

It is new, improved, and as always the newest version can be found here:

Joel Schofer’s Promo Prep Guidance

FY17 LCDR Promotion Board Stats by Specialty

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Here is an Excel file with all the stats:

MC FY17 LCDR SELECTS TABLE

And here are the tables:

FY17 MC LCDR SELECTIONS BY ZONE
# OF PEOPLE # SELECTED % SELECTED
ABOVE ZONE 7 3 42.86%
IN ZONE 249 219 87.95%
BELOW ZONE 504 24 4.76%

 

FY17 MEDICAL CORPS LIEUTENANT COMMANDER SELECTION BY SUBSPECIALTY
SELECTION OPPORTUNITY 100 %
# IZ #SEL IZ % SELECT IZ # AZ #SEL AZ % SELECT AZ # BZ #SEL BZ % SEL BZ
FLT SRG 42 24 57.14% 1 0 0.00% 117 3 2.56%
RAM 2 2 100.00% 0 0 N/A 0 0 N/A
ANESTH 11 10 90.91% 1 1 100.00% 4 0 0.00%
SURG 6 5 83.33% 1 0 0.00% 18 2 11.11%
NEURO SURG 0 0 N/A 0 0 N/A 2 0 0.00%
OB GYN 10 9 90.00% 0 0 N/A 13 1 7.69%
GMO 29 23 79.31% 2 1 50.00% 106 4 3.77%
OPHTH 3 3 100.00% 0 0 N/A 3 1 33.33%
ORTHO 5 5 100.00% 0 0 N/A 17 2 11.76%
OTO 1 1 100.00% 0 0 N/A 5 0 0.00%
URO 2 2 100.00% 0 0 N/A 2 0 0.00%
PREV MED 1 1 100.00% 0 0 N/A 0 0 N/A
OCC MED 0 0 N/A 0 0 N/A 0 0 N/A
PHYS MED 0 0 N/A 0 0 N/A 0 0 N/A
PATH 3 3 100.00% 0 0 N/A 6 0 0.00%
DERM 3 3 100.00% 0 0 N/A 1 0 0.00%
EMERG 14 14 100.00% 0 0 N/A 12 1 8.33%
FAM PRAC 38 38 100.00% 2 1 50.00% 60 6 10.00%
INT MED 24 23 95.83% 0 0 N/A 50 1 2.00%
NEURO 2 2 100.00% 0 0 N/A 1 0 0.00%
UMO 14 12 85.71% 0 0 N/A 48 2 4.17%
PEDS 18 18 100.00% 0 0 N/A 20 1 5.00%
NUC MED 0 0 N/A 0 0 N/A 0 0 N/A
PSYCH 14 14 100.00% 0 0 N/A 12 0 0.00%
DIAG RAD 7 7 100.00% 0 0 N/A 6 0 0.00%
RAD ONC 0 0 N/A 0 0 N/A 1 0 0.00%
TOTAL 249 219 87.95% 7 3 42.86% 504 24 4.76%

FY17 LCDR Medical Corps Promotion Board Statistics

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Here is a PDF of the FY17 Medical Corps LCDR promotion board statistics, summarized here:

Above Zone – 3 of 7 eligible officers selected – 43% selection rate

In Zone – 219 of 249 eligible officers selected – 88% selection rate

Below Zone – 24 of 503 eligible officers selected – 5%

OVERALL – 246 officers selected out of 249 possible – 99%

The last line might not make much sense, so let me explain it.  First, the according to page 2 of the board convening order the promotion opportunity was 100%.  You take the number of officers in zone (249 in this case) and multiply it by the promotion opportunity (100% in this case) to give you the number of officers the board can select for promotion (249).  The 99% overall selection rate incorporates the 3 they selected from above zone and the 24 they took from below zone and adds them to the 219 they took from in zone giving you 246 out of 249 possible or 99%.

FY17 LCDR Staff Corps Selections Released

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Here is the LCDR select message:

UNCLASSIFIED

ROUTINE

R 101500Z AUG 16

FM SECNAV WASHINGTON DC

TO ALNAV

INFO SECNAV WASHINGTON DC
CNO WASHINGTON DC
CMC WASHINGTON DC

BT
UNCLAS

ALNAV 055/16

MSGID/GENADMIN/SECNAV WASHINGTON DC/-/AUG//

SUBJ/FY-17 ACTIVE-DUTY NAVY LIEUTENANT COMMANDER STAFF CORPS SELECTIONS//

RMKS/1. I am pleased to announce the following Staff Corps Officers on the
Active-Duty List for permanent promotion to the grade of Lieutenant
Commander.

2. This message is not authority to deliver appointments. Authority to
effect promotion will normally be issued by future NAVADMINS requiring
NAVPERS 1421/7 preparation and forwarding of document to PERS-806.

3. Frocking is not authorized for any Officer listed below until specific
authorization is received per SECNAVINST 1420.2A.

4. For proper alphabetical order read from left to right on each line. The
numbers following each name to the right indicate the relative seniority
among selectees within each competitive category. Members are directed to
verify their select status via BUPERS Online.
Medical Corps
Aguirre Nicole Anderso 0151 Allemang Travis Christ 0106
An Joseph 0071 Anderson Sarah 0150
Andicochea Chad Thomas 0065 Ankeny Jacob Thomas 0024
Austad Stephen Spencer 0185 Austin Andrea Leigh 0049
Austin Derek Arthur 0231 Avallone Thomas James 0030
Barnhill Joshua Chasta 0125 Barros Thomas Stuart II 0037
Beers Robert Jay 0040 Bentley Pasha Laurel 0099
Berge Michael John 0035 Bergstrom Jennifer Ela 0174
Berniard Matthew Steph 0044 Biggs Andrew James 0063
Bluhm Jessica Lauren 0110 Bolthouse David Ryan 0176
Bradley Daniel Evan 0041 Brashear Stephanie Mar 0189
Briggs Benjamin John 0139 Brock Matthew Ryan 0188
Brooks Timothy Ray 0046 Brown Kelly Lynn 0081
Brust Adam Kyle 0111 Buchholz Andrew Christ 0222
Bumps Sarah Elizabeth 0126 Burnett Jacquelyn Mari 0217
Cagniart Kendra Rosean 0137 Cagniart Pierreetienne 0120
Caragheaur Svetlana 0021 Carpinello Matthew Dav 0134
Chace Hillary Ann 0230 Chartier Andre L 0109
Cheringal Julia Helene 0203 Colahan Coleen Leigh 0029
Condino Jason James 0179 Conway Aaron Christoph 0244
Croad Jason Robert 0061 Cruz Anthony Marc 0019
Cruz Caitlin Oconnor 0094 Cruz Mark M 0093
Delledonne Andrew Jame 0193 Derenne John Alan 0122
Destree Katrina Lynn 0077 Drew Benjamin Abraham 0013
Dumontier Stephen Anth 0204 Edwards Thomas Allen 0056
Eldridge Tayler Bardwe 0068 Elias Robert Paul 0102
Eliason Michael James 0011 Evans Thomas Russell 0184
Fangerow Michael Chris 0158 Faulkner Gregory Ray 0001
Fawley Ryan Kenneth 0127 Feeley Matthew Timothy 0084
Fennelly Jeffrey Paul 0132 Ferguson Christopher W 0170
Fisher Jason Francis 0156 Galka Daniel Joseph 0145
Gallagher Kia Marie 0114 Gangahar Chiraag N 0032
Ganyo Michelle Tomasa 0226 Garvin Daniel Sam 0088
God Bethany Jewell 0042 Gonzalez Joan Marie 0216
Grantham Mica Dianna 0219 Grasso Ian Anthony 0012
Green Margaret Cecilia 0245 Gruber Jonathan Edward 0159
Grzybowski Robert Jure 0016 Guerra Juan David 0115
Haldeman Matthew Lee 0090 Hall Gregory William 0240
Hanley Matthew Garrett 0096 Hartge Francis Joseph IV 0155
Hess Ruston Lee 0171 Hiatt Adrienne Sarah 0224
Hight Michael Howard 0235 Horn Charles John 0227
Hray Alexander III 0039 Hunt Jennifer Lee 0072
Jackson John Eric 0103 Jenkins Suzanne M H 0199
Jewett Frederic Carr II 0191 Kajut Marc Joseph 0101
Kim Sean Sunghoon 0075 Kissling Chase Alan 0089
Klein Laura Shorey 0066 Knecht Andrew Steven 0036
Knickerbocker Peter Fo 0192 Koplin Stephen Alexand 0097
Korduba Adrian B 0009 Kreller Erica Joan 0018
Kringel Janelle Renee 0149 Ku Julian Siddens 0154
Lail Colleen Francis 0241 Lambrix John Kirkland 0038
Landa Katrina Nicole 0167 Landers Grace D 0112
Lane Alison Briana 0233 Lau Jonathan Tony 0108
Lebenson Joshua Robert 0092 Lentz Nancy Ann 0210
Lilli Dana Rochelle 0242 Lindsey Diana Rae 0087
Livingston Samuel Fran 0078 Long Robert James 0074
Lyles Starla Nicole 0186 Lynn Jesse Harrison 0045
Lyons Kristine Esther 0119 Madhanagopal Harry Thi 0197
Manson Kristin Nicole 0153 Marsh Georgia Louise 0005
Martin Joseph Shane 0048 Maruszewski Adam D 0104
Matthews Horace Greele 0091 Mcauliffe Katie Marie 0082
Mccann Casey Elizabeth 0148 Mcdaniel Brent Jackson 0047
Mcintire Sean Cottam 0034 Mclaughlin Ruth Elizab 0144
Mcmullan Stephen Micha 0236 Meyer Stephanie Pearso 0225
Michael William Edward 0229 Miller Justin Griffith 0054
Miller Michael John 0223 Mingo Erica Nicole 0213
Mora Adrian Jose 0143 Morrison John Willard Jr 0196
Morrissey Patrick B 0095 Mulligan Sheila 0105
Murphy Kelli Rhiannon 0085 Nath Priti Vishnu 0124
Nealeigh Matthew Dale 0228 Neamandcheney Kari Ann 0190
Nghiem Vu Quoc 0207 Nguyen Kim Tothien 0080
Nguyen Yummy 0100 Oehrlein Nathan Michae 0098
Olson Thomas Frederic 0121 Onos Ejiroghene 0200
Osorio Claudio A 0022 Ostrofe Amy Alexander 0237
Overbey Adam Nanru 0164 Pala Kaitlin Dveira 0064
Park Brian Byungjin 0015 Park Brian Youngjae 0059
Park Hyun Jun 0023 Park Jennifer Lynne 0060
Pearson Josephine Acos 0215 Peng Kelly Carol 0234
Pierson Richard Alan 0058 Pokorny Douglas Michae 0195
Pokorny William Bradle 0194 Popadiuk Catherine Ann 0214
Potter Mandy Marie 0043 Powell Brittany E 0238
Pullen William Michael 0130 Puthawala Christine Ma 0062
Racs Michael John 0052 Ramos Victor Alexis 0220
Raunig Jefferey Mckay 0007 Raymond Clifford James 0135
Re Matthew Cameron 0028 Richter Matthew Jon 0163
Ringhouse Brendan Jeff 0198 Rivard Shayna Colleen 0141
Roberson Melanie Eva 0172 Roberts John Stephen 0209
Robinson Carrie L 0140 Rock Christopher Marti 0178
Rogers Amy Elizabeth 0008 Romero Anthony Michael 0002
Roper Benjamin Joseph 0131 Rutherford Anna Lynn 0152
Sabalerio Raubby Chris 0031 Sabene Alana Byrnn 0165
Saito Steven Wiard 0004 Salgado Gordon P 0116
Salgado Jorge 0027 Sarubbi Joseph Nichola 0157
Scarborough Patrick Ll 0177 Schmidgal Eric Chadwic 0020
Schutt Ryan John 0160 Senese Angela Leigh 0086
Serafine Matthew Stuar 0246 Simerman Charles Isaac 0014
Simmons Brighid Hayes 0187 Simpson Patrick C III 0026
Singh Anumeha 0162 Sleipness Evan Philip 0073
Slusser Heather Sterli 0232 Smith Eugene Robert II 0003
Smith Margo Zorn 0128 Smith Matthew Edward 0212
Snitchler Christopher 0070 Soloria Heather Marie 0133
Spahn Kimberly Michele 0201 Spandl Shelby Rae 0218
Spaniol Alison Paige 0168 Spellman Joseph Willia 0205
Spreen Casandra Michel 0006 Starr Carl Eugene 0017
Swingle Jena Lacretia 0221 Tafes Teshome Mengistu 0181
Tamoria Nicholas Aaron 0142 Taylor Brian Eric 0076
Teefey Alexander Strot 0206 Thomae Patrick Maurice 0147
Thompson Jennifer Lynn 0055 Thompson Kimberly Ann 0117
Thompson Matthew Micha 0067 Tilman Kathleen Tracy 0083
Todd Timothy David 0069 Tran Duy Phuoc 0166
Valerio Gabriel Santos 0129 Veal Timothy Melvin 0202
Vier Brandon Richard 0239 Voelckers Adam David 0175
Voss Audrey Constance 0136 Vu Katherine Ngoc 0161
Wade Sean Michael Stae 0243 Wagner Mercy Danielle 0025
Ward Andrew Lee 0010 Weimerskirch Brian Pet 0079
Weiner Jason James 0113 Wessner Allison G 0107
Wessner Matthew James 0053 Westmoreland Andrew Ho 0051
Whelpley Steven Andrew 0182 Whitlow Nathan Robert 0050
Winters Jessica Rae 0033 Wright Amelia Laskowsk 0057
Wright Kevin Theodore 0118 Wukitsch Kurt Christop 0169
Yam Philip Michael 0146 Yetto Joseph Michael 0123
Yetto Tatyana Olegovna 0138 Young Celeste Danielle 0183
Zaleski Ryan Michael 0173 Zaporteza Kris Emilson 0211
Zimmerman Amethyst Kat 0208 Zucharo Amy Frances 0180
Dental Corps
Alcorn Alice Anne Thom 0058 Anderson Erik David 0024
Ayesh Karima 0007 Bailey Erin Shari 0079
Behm Bryan James 0025 Bennett Bradley A 0004
Bennetts Nicholas Alan 0053 Bjarnason Spencer Weis 0030
Burke David Gordon 0071 Buttars Camron Shayn 0027
Byram Joseph Ray 0057 Catz Adam Jacob 0055
Chamberlain John Arthu 0076 Chang Kai Chiao Joe 0003
Cheng Jerry 0074 Childs Sarah Harding 0041
Chou Kelvin Zen Chi 0056 Cook Joseph Reed 0049
Dehmer Joseph Edward 0038 Dulebohn Rachel Victor 0017
Fisher Daniel John 0021 Fitzgerald Michael Pau 0008
Frederiksen Eric Howar 0065 Geddes Brandon Lee 0031
Gittleman Gregory Mich 0036 Godfrey Lindsay Ann 0082
Grant Joseph III 0019 Gummi Ujval Reddy 0035
Ham Peter Jungman 0040 Hamidzadeh Farid 0080
Hammer Daniel Aloysius 0063 Hernandezfeldpausch Ma 0061
Hershberger Sean Bradf 0075 Hill Markus Steven 0037
Holliday Cynthia Renee 0023 Hukill Ryan Keith 0018
Hurrell Elise Victoria 0034 Jarman Joseph Morgan 0072
Joy Melissa May 0068 Jung Gabrielle Koun 0052
Kosek David Jeffrey 0043 Kubera Catherine Louis 0064
Kurzweg Brittany Lynn 0045 Landon Taylor Mills 0062
Lee Michael Huayuen 0048 Lewis Michael J 0005
Lilli Christina Lee 0054 Lim Ella Tin Aye Khine 0039
Ma Alice Chia Li 0020 May Jaren Thomas 0060
Mcguire Rebecca Sue 0033 Mora Stephanie Nancy 0047
Morris James Sandel Jr 0069 Nelson David Lyman 0066
Nelson Kyle Tayler 0077 Noordmans Brandi Brian 0012
Notario Jason Matthew 0015 Olendorf Eric William 0001
Padilla Elizabeth Garn 0070 Pritchett Donald Goodw 0013
Pryor Ryan James 0051 Rabenstein Steven Gary 0022
Reeves Hillary Critchl 0046 Rice Amanda Lucile 0067
Rouse Matthew Adam 0042 Sandberg David Lee 0078
Schmidt Abigail Lee 0016 Schmidt Adam Eric 0081
Showers Lindsey Gaskin 0073 Sparks Jeremiah Jason 0010
Tarasov Alexander 0014 Valeri Arthur Stanley 0029
Walker William Seay II 0044 Ward Geoffrey Lee 0032
Weibel Wesley Dale 0006 Whiteaker Beecher C III 0059
Williams Nathaniel Dav 0026 Wiman Kevin Christophe 0009
Yi David Sangjin 0050 Yu Stacy Leefung 0002
Zipperstein Malka 0011
Medical Service Corps
Anderson Julie M Czosn 0025 Andrewsshigaki Brian C 0043
Angelo Elizabeth Rae 0017 Annabel Thomas Stuart 0098
Avants Michael Christi 0022 Balsamo John Louis 0048
Banks Renardis Denise 0067 Barrus Benjamin James 0037
Baun Michael Bacong 0104 Brady Christine Superv 0021
Breeding Byron Michael 0087 Brighton Kevin Matthew 0058
Broderick David Lawren 0117 Bulan Alexander Patawa 0093
Burns Gretchen S 0095 Burrell William Joseph 0090
Cao Qingyuan 0019 Carter Audrey Joseph 0115
Coates Hunter Roy 0107 Coleman Carlos Magdale 0023
Collins Brent Douglas 0034 Concepcion Jorge Luis 0020
Cordrick Colleen Irene 0105 Cornejo Francisco A 0091
Cunningham Jill Suzann 0028 Dalesandro Tammy Lynet 0080
Davis Jonathon Rhett 0039 Deguzman Leonarda Maga 0116
Diclaro Joseph William 0035 Dobbs Phillip Shawn 0079
Dozier Katherine Vale 0101 Edgel Kimberly Ann 0018
Eisenhardt Anthony Mic 0054 England David Barclay 0001
Enriquez Analiza Maria 0060 Estrella Luis Angel 0006
Farrar Elizabeth Diane 0073 Finley Felipe Perie 0002
Fiscus Joseph Charles 0026 Fletcher Sarah Elder 0064
Ford Jeremiah Daniel 0036 Garcia Seth Lewis 0046
Gardner Amanda Ann 0075 Glaze Krystal Sherrie 0055
Gleason Lindsay Holbro 0063 Goodell Kevin Adam 0010
Gross Kristen Denise 0100 Grypp Matthew David 0082
Hare Zachary William 0092 Hayes William Franklin 0066
Heckert Rick Wallace 0041 Hertz Jeffrey Conrad 0007
Hinegardner Susan Ann 0083 Hughes Tony Harvey 0038
Hummel Ann Martha 0118 Hunter Andrew Jay 0068
Hupfl Kyleigh Brooks 0070 Infante Eric John 0032
Jones Vincent Paul 0076 Kaleiohi Joseph Koani 0089
Kavanaugh Michael Davi 0074 Kinney Micah Jason 0045
Kumar Sandeep 0029 Lantieri Rachel Ellyn 0047
Le Thuy Duong Thi 0016 Letchworth Laura Alice 0065
Lippert Amanda Fern 0096 Liwanag Melissa Manala 0086
Lucas Wilfredo Larioza 0027 Mabry Enkeleida 0040
Mahoney John Wesley II 0009 Maid Ryan Patrick 0013
Mannis Daniel Norman 0097 Massey Crystal Coghlan 0056
Matlage Karl Matthew 0103 Mclean Alistair S 0084
Medina Roderick Salvad 0053 Meeker Justin W 0050
Meyer Lyndsy Marie 0052 Miller Jacqueline Leig 0033
Miller Jeremy Kenneth 0106 Miranda Rebecca Meri L 0030
Moss Leah Danielle 0071 Myers Angela Marie 0012
Neal Mary Lee 0024 Neil Joseph William 0077
Neipp James Andrew 0031 Ochieng John Onyiego 0059
Oliva John Raymond 0085 Paddock Nina Anette 0057
Paulett Christopher Le 0061 Phung Giao Bich 0011
Piccone John Joseph 0051 Pletta Aileen Marie 0014
Pulido Jose Alfonso 0110 Reed Eva Kristina 0112
Riebel Mark Alan 0069 Root Rebecca Lynn 0008
Rosati Heather Lynn 0042 Russell Robert Allen 0062
Sarkissian Vahe Levon 0015 Schmidt Jesse James 0005
Sciarini Lee William 0003 Sears Gary Lee 0111
Sharpe Brenda Louann 0099 Sharrits Adam Joseph 0113
Sheppard Ryan Lance 0078 Shipman Matthew Richar 0108
Smallidge Tara Marie 0094 Smith Ryan W 0114
Stegeman George Theodo 0049 Summers Robert Craig 0004
Swift Joshua Michael 0044 Szychulda Brent Allen 0109
Towns Blake Verlin 0081 Vanzie Marion Gean 0072
Walker Dawn B 0119 Washington Christopher 0088
Wells Bradley Scott 0102
Judge Advocate General’s Corps
Adams Benjamin D 0045 Baldoni Adrienne M 0018
Bateman Laura Reed 0053 Brandwein Kevin R 0046
Brennan Shawn William 0022 Bridges Daniel Maclay 0016
Buckley Stephen Ward 0019 Charpentier Aubrey Dal 0051
Cirone Stephanie Lynn 0040 Coffin Andrew Macmorri 0020
Cole Margaret Villagra 0027 Corcoran Brian Dermot 0029
Cox Matthew Christophe 0009 Craig Ari Emmanuel 0030
Eaton Thomas Liefke 0004 Fisher Scott Weston 0031
Ford Jessica Lynn 0014 Franks Jarrod Ross 0032
Gillespie Geoffrey Tay 0024 Gough Charles Christop 0013
Griffis Edward Thomas 0007 Groves Leigha Beth Fas 0026
Holmes Candace Michell 0049 Homme Alexander Golden 0011
Hugel Lauren Elaine 0021 Hutton Christopher Hea 0038
Inch Adam Edward 0043 Jackler Megan Romigh 0003
Kadlec Matthew John 0023 Luce Jennifer Lindsay 0035
Marden Jeffrey Spencer 0012 Mayo Lauren Ashley Ski 0002
Moore Andrew John 0052 Morris Paul Ben 0037
Neugroschel Sara Pless 0041 Paradis Kathryn Alison 0042
Partridge Adam Grant 0001 Pierce Michael Thomas 0044
Poindexter Theresa Den 0048 Rohlfing Philip Wayne 0006
Roman Charles Michael 0025 Romeo Denise Lynn 0039
Sargent Brandon Hale 0017 Schaffer John Andrew 0050
Schreiber Keven Patric 0036 Schultheiss Kimi Kato 0033
Sham Anthony Philip 0005 Staring Nicole Theresa 0028
Suplizio Tia Renee 0010 Sylvan James Christoph 0008
Taylor Jon Thomas 0034 Thrasher Matthew P 0047
Whitican Michael Frede 0015
Nurse Corps
Afful Stephen Kofi 0046 Albers Betsy Leigh 0073
Allbaugh Nguyet Nguyen 0104 Allen Justin Eric 0135
Allnutt Rachel Daniell 0102 Anderson Candy Sue 0050
Antico David A 0038 Aparicio Amy Elizabeth 0044
Askins Jourdan Kief 0123 Aucker Kristin Stahl 0101
Aukeman Jonathan Mark 0051 Bailey Robert Brian 0009
Banker Eric Scott 0107 Barendse Amy Heather 0056
Barger Kathryn Anne 0094 Benefield John Blake III 0016
Benson Traci Lynn 0119 Bradshaw Rachel Ann 0105
Brough Jason Leslie 0118 Brown Jerry Joseph 0063
Brown Terry Joseph 0064 Burrell Traci Elizabet 0095
Carlson Johanna Maria 0013 Cason Roger Gean 0086
Castro Cheryl Q 0017 Charais Chantel Dean 0029
Chunaco Krystal Mary 0008 Crowder Sharon Antonet 0133
Daley Leslie Ann 0087 Dalrymple Jessica Elai 0100
Davis Alawah Clive 0054 Dee Ada Chelan 0130
Dixon Wilbert Charles III 0061 Duenas Brian Cabela 0112
Dunbar Eric Eugene 0067 Dykes Phyllis Jo Ann 0052
Eason Danny J Jr 0027 Egts Alesha Kaye 0124
Ehrhardt April Leigh 0071 Eighmy Nicholas Waldei 0057
Endicott Darcey Lynn R 0015 Eyike Yves Henri 0137
Fancher Corey Michelle 0146 Faris Sarah Elizabeth 0049
Ferraro Jessica Marie 0139 Fitzpatrick Travis Joh 0076
Fortunato Jean Ann 0116 Fowler Robert H III 0042
Francis Clement 0075 Francis Jennifer Tran 0023
Freeman Keith Jeffrey 0040 Gardner John Daniel 0128
Gerbich Leeyanna Maree 0127 Graham Carla Jean 0089
Groves Stacie Beverly 0097 Hamrick Jonathan David 0091
Harrison Lanae Zeporia 0125 Harvie Christopher Lou 0136
Healy Angela Renee 0129 Helfrich Nancy Griseld 0132
Hendricks Kimberley Ly 0055 Hernandez Serina Adell 0018
Hofer Anthony Scott 0121 Hopkins Juanita T 0110
Howard Michael James 0070 Irizarry Jasmyne Charl 0113
Jagger Sarah Ann 0005 Jennings Samantha J 0030
Keller Andy Ladale 0069 Keys Jenique Brianne 0041
Kilpatrick James Walte 0115 Kinard Charles Jerome 0126
King Mary E 0033 Leahy Robert Michael 0088
Loran Jennifer Helen 0093 Marenco Yvonne Melissa 0103
Mcclure Scott Edward 0007 Mccoy Leah Ursula 0028
Mcquade Lindsay K 0035 Mendoza Danilo R Jr 0039
Moody Megan Kathleen 0012 Morgan Joshua John 0143
Munro Amanda Paige 0058 Nicoletti Erica Horst 0080
Nobbee Farzan 0025 Nochisaki Stefanie Ann 0043
Osei Otis 0062 Parker Rhys Aaron 0142
Payne Allen Keith 0074 Phillips Erica Lynn 0020
Powell Courtney Victor 0031 Pritchard Nikki L 0032
Quezada Renee Marie 0122 Quinn Ty Marcus 0084
Ramirez Jericho Homer 0078 Remedios Barbara Mary 0022
Reyna Mary Kathleen 0106 Rudy Brandon Andrew 0120
Runyon Edward L Spiezi 0045 Rushnov Sarah Devon 0131
Salazar Brett Adam 0085 Sanchez Karen Jean 0117
Saraceni Crystal M 0047 Sartain Brandon James 0096
Schilling Erika Dawn 0066 Schneider Leslie Rae 0010
Schwartz Nathaniel Jer 0048 Sehnert Rachel Irene 0138
Serrato Juan Diego 0072 Slack Melissa Ann 0141
Smart Judith 0004 Smith Latarya Denise 0001
Spivey Donelle Jean 0021 Spruill Angela Grace 0011
Squazza Jennifer Danie 0140 Starr Steven Allen 0006
Stelly Dominick B 0082 Stevens Kimberly Ann 0002
Stevens Michael Allen 0053 Stoniecki Kristin P 0036
Streb Louis Dale 0134 Strickland Kassy Leann 0024
Sutherland Christopher 0019 Swindells Stacey Ann 0026
Taylor Adam Matthew 0114 Thomas Koa Jestine 0037
Tingue Andrew Benson 0109 Tobola Marypat A 0077
Trausch Joel Peter 0098 Tverdosi Meredith Kell 0034
Uhlman David Todd 0060 Vaillancourt Natesha A 0081
Vidaurre Susan Renee 0014 Vidrine Claire Marie 0083
Wallace Stephanie Eliz 0108 Wilkins Craig Allen 0099
Williams Melinda Sue 0003 Williams Michael Craig 0144
Williams Vanita Javonn 0065 Wilson Brian Christoph 0059
Woods Peter Jason 0090 Workman Caitlin Marie 0079
Wymer Joshua Adamdyke 0092 Yang Brittany Lynne 0145
Ziegler Alessandra E 0111
Supply Corps
Adams Scott Edward 0057 Amundson Patrick David 0082
Anderson Laura Anne 0018 Anliker Anja Delora 0058
Armstrong Zachary John 0073 Aurelio Carnell Pacris 0056
Bastola Jatan 0004 Bing John Richard 0049
Blonski Stephen Thomas 0039 Bratton Bert Randolph 0085
Buck Andrea Karen 0012 Castleberry Anthony Mi 0003
Charlton Jennifer Lave 0030 Chen Lisa 0068
Clark Philip F Jr 0051 Damore Kathryn Mcgrath 0076
Dausen Michael Paul 0052 Davis Eldridge Lamont 0086
Downer Jammie Latrea 0020 Edenfield Bradford Llo 0011
Eom Jeffrey Jaechung 0042 Ferguson Garry Kindle 0074
Foursha Andrew Weil 0007 Fuery Paul Daniel 0062
Galvao Jose Augusto 0080 Gibson Jared Anthony 0014
Gillette Casey James 0010 Golden Rayfield Nathan 0023
Harnish Jason Eugene 0008 Hill David Wayne 0034
Hill Timothy Michael 0067 Hilliard Adam Gregory 0032
Hitt Wesley Paul 0066 Ho Eugene Kai Jung 0048
House Thomas Dean 0071 Jensen Franklin Jay Jr 0070
Johnson Kyle Adam 0028 Jones James Wade 0033
Kloepping Paul John 0084 Krantz Andrew James 0037
Langhorne Joshua Luke 0002 Lebel Christopher Mich 0009
Longworth Joshua Devin 0079 Lorge Matthew Moran 0026
Maldonado Daniel Iii 0015 Mannila Stephen James 0016
Mason Christopher Matt 0075 Mason Rudy 0045
Mccandless Charles Eri 0006 Mcfarland Jay Tirrell 0061
Mcneil John Walter Geo 0035 Medici David Anthony 0043
Miller Travis Michael 0047 Morrison William Earl 0060
Nichollscarvajal Eduar 0072 Nixon Edward Paul 0064
Odom David Freeman 0027 Odonnell John Patrick 0081
Pagnucco Jonathan Pete 0001 Palmer Brandon William 0065
Pennycooke Carlisle Ca 0036 Percival Shannon Eliza 0019
Petty Jesse Paul 0022 Phillips Jeffrey Micha 0017
Revitzer Jason Lewis 0077 Richmond Jonathan Robe 0059
Riester Peter 0054 Ryan Stephen Corey 0050
Sabogal Alberto H 0024 Shields William Easton 0053
Sly Mary Elizabeth Ban 0069 Smutz Joseph Anthony 0005
Souksavatdy Amphay 0025 Steffensmeier Jamie Jo 0078
Stevens Edwin Jeffery 0063 Stonecipher David Jose 0013
Sweat Tyheem 0038 Thornton Aaron Travis 0040
Thornton Benjamin Dani 0044 Tuddenham Michael Stap 0083
Uy Gilbert Phi 0046 Walls Remuis Deangelo 0031
Wang Xiao Y 0029 Washington Dwann Evans 0055
Weatherspoon Anthonio 0021 Yap Charmaine Roldan 0041
Chaplain Corps
Adkins Raymond Bryan 0024 Beasley Michael Wayne 0025
Blythe Jeremy Paul 0021 Brown Stephen Bradley 0016
Chapman Stephen Brent 0027 Choi Yoon Jin 0031
Crecca Vito Michael III 0029 Daigle David A 0008
Degraeve Joel Richard 0001 Delaney Conrad Todd 0007
Earley Christopher Nei 0014 Earls Joshua Rodney 0035
Espinosa Ken Roger 0015 Fasnacht Robert Dale 0019
Hamilton Chad Otis 0006 Hampton Diane Marie 0026
Hazlett Gregory Robert 0004 Hogan James Phillip 0017
Jones Clayton Donahue 0018 Kennedy Michael Shaun 0010
Kim Tae Hee 0013 Londono Diego Hernan 0030
Mason Scott Patrick 0009 Mcgrath Daniel James 0034
Pahs David Stephen 0023 Perry Jeffrey Alan 0003
Pickering Matthew Aver 0022 Ragain James Carlton III 0033
Roach Joseph L 0002 Robbins Arthur Joseph II 0028
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Justiss Mark Stafford 0011 Keesee Cody Wayne 0037
Kim Harry Yong 0016 King Matthew John 0036
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Mcfarland Jamie Renee 0046 Mcleod Jack David 0014
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Mora Jose Daniel 0034 Morrissey Nigel Todd 0025
Moyer Andrew Gerald 0021 Mutyala Rama Kiran 0013
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FY17 CDR Promotion Board Stats by Specialty

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Here are the FY17 CDR promotion board statistics broken down by specialty:

Excel File – MC FY17 CDR SELECTIONS

FY17 MEDICAL CORPS COMMANDER SELECTION BY SUBSPECIALTY
SELECTION OPPORTUNITY 65 %
# IZ #SEL IZ % SELECT IZ # AZ #SEL AZ % SELECT AZ # BZ #SEL BZ % SEL BZ
FLT SRG 1 0 0.00% 9 0 0.00% 8 0 0.00%
RAM 9 5 55.56% 7 3 42.86% 5 0 0.00%
ANESTH 8 4 50.00% 8 3 37.50% 33 0 0.00%
SURG 11 3 27.27% 11 4 36.36% 42 0 0.00%
NEURO SURG 3 1 33.33% 3 0 0.00% 7 0 0.00%
OB GYN 8 2 25.00% 0 0 N/A 20 0 0.00%
GMO 2 0 0.00% 0 0 N/A 7 0 0.00%
OPHTH 4 1 25.00% 1 0 0.00% 4 0 0.00%
ORTHO 22 13 59.09% 5 1 20.00% 26 0 0.00%
OTO 3 0 0.00% 2 1 50.00% 11 0 0.00%
URO 4 1 25.00% 1 1 100.00% 4 0 0.00%
PREV MED 5 3 60.00% 7 3 42.86% 10 0 0.00%
OCC MED 2 1 50.00% 7 3 42.86% 6 0 0.00%
PHYS MED 0 0 N/A 1 0 0.00% 4 0 0.00%
PATH 5 4 80.00% 6 2 33.33% 9 0 0.00%
DERM 6 3 50.00% 2 0 0.00% 12 0 0.00%
EMERG 15 6 40.00% 9 2 22.22% 30 0 0.00%
FAM PRAC 23 8 34.78% 15 2 13.33% 38 0 0.00%
INT MED 31 16 51.61% 9 3 33.33% 42 0 0.00%
NEURO 0 0 N/A 2 1 50.00% 1 0 0.00%
UMO 0 0 N/A 1 0 0.00% 2 0 0.00%
PEDS 7 2 28.57% 8 5 62.50% 15 0 0.00%
NUC MED 1 1 100.00% 0 0 N/A 0 0 #DIV/0!
PSYCH 7 5 71.43% 4 1 25.00% 14 0 0.00%
DIAG RAD 13 5 38.46% 10 5 50.00% 29 0 0.00%
RAD ONC 2 1 50.00% 1 0 0.00% 2 0 0.00%
TOTAL 192 85 44.27% 129 40 31.01% 381 0 0.00%
FY17 MC CDR SELECTIONS BY ZONE
# OF PEOPLE # SELECTED % SELECTED
ABOVE ZONE 129 40 31.01%
IN ZONE 192 85 44.27%
BELOW ZONE 381 0 0.00%

You Didn’t Make CDR. Now What?

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I receive questions all the time about what happens when you are passed over for promotion and are now “above-zone”. If you find yourself in this position, here is what you need to do:

  • Realize that it is not the end of the world. Based on the FY 17 CDR promotion board statistics, 56% of in zone officers were passed over, but a large number of the officers selected were from the above zone group.
  • If you do nothing, you will continue to get looked at by promotion boards until you retire, resign, or are forced out of the Navy. There is no limit on the number of chances you get to promote and your record will be evaluated for promotion every year. That said…
  • You need to try to promote. At a minimum, you need to send a letter to the promotion board. What do you say in this letter? First, briefly state that you want to be promoted and to continue your career in the Navy. Second, explain what a promotion would allow you to do that you can’t do at your current rank. Answer the question, “Why should they promote you?” For example, if you want to be a Department Head at a large military treatment facility (MTF) or a Residency Director (or whatever you want to do), tell them that you need to be promoted to CDR to be competitive for these jobs. The Navy wants to promote leaders. Make it clear to them that you are a motivated future leader.
  • Try and get letters of support to attach to your letter. These letters should be from the most senior officers who can personally attest to your value to the Navy. In other words, it is probably better to get a letter from an O6 who knows you well than a 3 star who doesn’t. If you are not sure who to ask for letters, ask those more senior to you or your Detailer for advice. Your Specialty Leader is always someone to consider if he/she knows you well and can speak to your contributions to the specialty and Navy.
  • Have your record reviewed by your Detailer, Specialty Leader, other trusted senior advisor, or by me. Because of promotion board confidentiality, you will never know the reason(s) you did not promote, but most of the time experienced reviewers can come up with an educated guess. They’ll often find things that you were not even aware of, like potentially adverse fitreps, or information missing from your record. My promo prep document will help you as well.
  • Do everything you can to get “early promote” or “EP” fitreps. This is largely accomplished by continually striving for positions of increased leadership. You need to get a job that has historically led to a promotion. As a LCDR who got passed over for CDR, try to get one of these jobs and excel at it (this list is not exhaustive and these positions are not the only path to CDR, but they are a good start):
    • Assistant/Associate Residency Director
    • Department Head at a small/medium sized MTF
    • Senior Medical Officer or Medical Director
    • Chair of a hospital committee
    • MEC member
  • Meet with your chain-of-command. After you’ve been passed over is not the time to be passive. You need to sit down with your leadership and get an honest assessment from them of how you’re doing and what they would recommend continuing to advance your career. You may not like what you hear, but it is better to find out early if they don’t think you’re doing a good job or that you are unlikely to break out on your fitreps. That way you can try and put yourself in a better situation by changing commands.

In addition to the above list of things you should do, there are a few things you should not do:

  • Do not lie in your letter to the board. In other words, don’t tell them you want to do Executive Medicine if you don’t really want to. Your record reads like a book, and if it tells a story that is contrary to what your letter says, this is unlikely to help you and may hurt you.
  • Do not send long correspondence. Promotion boards have to read everything sent to them, and a long letter may not be appreciated. Keep it brief and to the point.
  • Do not ask your current CO to write you a letter to the board if they’ve done an observed fitrep on you. His or her opinion about you should be reflected on that fitrep, so they don’t need to write you a letter. If they’ve never given you an observed fitrep or there is some new information not reflected on prior fitreps, they could either write you a letter or give you a special fitrep. Ultimately it is up to them whether they do either of these or none.
  • Do not discuss anything adverse unless you want the board to notice and discuss it. This issue comes up frequently and people will ask me for advice, but ultimately it is up to the individual officer. The one thing I can guarantee is that if you send a letter to the board and discuss something adverse, they will notice it because they will read your letter! If you think there is a chance the adverse matter will get overlooked, it is probably better not to mention it and keep your fingers crossed.

Those are my tips for those who find themselves above zone. Most importantly, if you want to promote, NEVER STOP TRYING. You can stay in as a LCDR for 20 years, and I personally know of people who got promoted their 4th look and have heard of people who succeeded on their 9th try!

You Made CDR! Now What?

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If you are one of the lucky people who made CDR, I have some things for you to consider:

  • The next 2-3 years of fitreps may mean very little to your overall career.  First, you are soon going to be in the most competitive group in the Medical Corps, Commanders scratching and clawing to make Captain.  If you are at a medium to large command, no matter what you do as a junior Commander, you are likely to get promotable on your fitreps.  That is just how it works for most commands.
  • This first bullet means that now is the PERFECT time to do something “alternative” (off the usual career path for a physician) or take a position that you know will get you 1/1 fitreps or be part of a very small competitive group.  Go to the War College.  Take a senior operational job where you’ll get a 1/1 fitrep.  Become a Detailer.  Apply for fellowship because the NOB fitreps won’t hurt you as a junior Commander or Commander Select.  Now is the time to do these type of things.  You don’t want to wait until you are a few years below zone for Captain.  When you reach this stage you’ll need competitive EP fitreps.
  • After you are selected for your next rank is also a great time to move/PCS.  Have you ever been OCONUS?  If not, now would be a great time to go.  You can PCS somewhere for 2-3 years and then PCS to the command where you are going to set up shop and try to make Captain.  At OCONUS commands there is more turnover of staff, so major leadership jobs like MEC President, Department Head, and director positions open up more frequently, setting you up to get a senior position when you return to CONUS.
  • You may think I’m crazy, but it is time to start thinking about how you are going to make Captain.  As I mentioned in the first bullet, getting a job that will make you a Captain is tough and competitive.  Now is the time to do the things that will make you an excellent candidate for one of those jobs.  Want to be a residency director?  Maybe you should get a degree in adult or medical education.  Want to be a director?  Maybe you should get a management degree like a Masters in Medical Management or an MBA.  Want to be a senior operational leader?  Now is the time to do Joint Professional Military Education I and/or II.
  • Here is a list of the jobs that I think will make you a Captain.  Read the list…figure out which of these jobs you are going to use to make Captain…and get busy preparing yourself to get them:
    • Residency Director
    • Department Head in a large MTF
    • Associate Professor at USUHS
    • Director
    • Officer-in-Charge
    • Major committee chair
    • Medical Executive Committee President
    • BUMED staff
    • Specialty Leader
    • Deployment requiring an O-5
    • Detailer
    • Senior operational leader
      • Division/Group/Wing Surgeon
      • CATF Surgeon
      • Amphib or CVN Senior Medical Officer

Optimally you’ll have the time when you are an O5 to do multiple jobs on the preceding list.  For example, as an O5 I have been a Detailer, a Specialty Leader, and CO of a deployed unit.  My next step is to become a director at a major MTF, and while I was a senior LCDR and CDR I obtained a Naval Postgraduate School MBA as well as achieved certification as a Certified Physician Executive to try and make myself a competitive candidate for a director position.

Congratulations on making Commander…take a deep breath…and start thinking about some of the things I mentioned in this post.  Before you know it you’ll be in zone for Captain.

FY17 CDR Promotion Board Basic Stats

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Here are the promotion board statistics from the FY17 O5 board released yesterday:

  • Below Zone – 0 officers selected/382 eligible – 0% selection rate
  • In Zone – 85 officers selected/192 eligible – 44% selection rate
  • Above Zone – 40 officers selected/129 eligible – 31% selection rate

You can find an introduction to promotion board math here, but the basics for this specific board were:

  • The overall promotion opportunity was 65%, the lowest in years. Why was it so low? The short answer is that the promotion opportunity is selected as a force management tool. In other words, someone somewhere decided that 65% was the right number to right size the Medical Corps.
  • The number of in zone officers was 192.
  • Multiply 65% by 192 and you have 125 officers they could select, which is exactly how many they picked.

I’ll put together an updated post on what to do if you didn’t promote, and one on what to do if you did, but here is the old one for those not selected for promotion.

Proposed Modifications to the Officer Promotion System

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There’s been a lot of recent articles about proposed changes to the officer promotion system.  There are some references as the end of this post, but the summary is that all of the following are being considered but would require legislative change by Congress:

  • Incentivize our best performing officers by authorizing the services to establish policies to determine rank order for promotions based upon an individual’s superior performance, instead of promoting based on the date which the officer was initially commissioned.
  • Providing the option for an officer to defer when they are considered for a promotion, giving officers and the services flexibility to pursue career-broadening opportunities that benefit the force without jeopardizing their career progression.
  • Officers in a “critical career field” would be offered the chance to continue to serve beyond the current maximum terms (20 years as a LCDR, 28 years as a CDR, 30 years as a CAPT).  It is not clear whether medicine would be a “critical career field.”

Here are the references:

Fact-Sheet-The-Next-Two-Links-to-the-Force-of-the-Future

Memorandum-The-Next-Two-Links-to-the-Force-of-the-Future

http://www.militarytimes.com/story/military/careers/2016/06/09/pentagon-promotion-up-or-out/85638312/

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