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Call for Assistant Specialty Leader for Surface Medicine and Volunteers to Help Process Surface OMO Applications

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As the transition to straight-through GME begins, the role of the operational Specialty Leaders has increased in scope and impact.  We are soliciting applications for Assistant Specialty Leader (ASL) for Surface Medicine.  The ASL will work closely with the SL (CAPT Mark Lenart, contact in the global) to fill key surface medicine positions each year, liaising with the SL and TYCOMs to ensure the most qualified candidates are assigned to serve our surface forces.  Please email LCDR Jennifer Eng-Kulawy (contact in the global) by COB 17 SEP 2021 with a CV, military bio, PDFs of your Officer Summary Record (OSR) and Performance Summary Record (PSR), and a letter of intent indicating your desire for selection, prior operational experience, as well as several sentences explaining your desire to fill this role.  There are no geographic limitations as the ASL role is a collateral duty.  Please contact the current SL, CAPT Mark Lenart, with any questions about the role of Assistant SL.

Additionally, there is a short-term need for volunteers to assist CAPT Lenart during the current Operational Medical Officer (OMO) cycle (through December 2021).  No operational experience is required and the time-frame for the commitment is limited to CY 2021.  Again, there are no geographic limitations and anyone from anywhere can help out. All you need is time, an internet connection, and a desire to help shape the new Surface Force Medical Officer application process. Please contact CAPT Lenart with your interest or with any questions.

New Operational Medical Officer (OMO) Instruction is Out – You Now Apply for Flight, Dive, FMF, and Surface

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BLUF – Officers will now not only apply for Flight Surgery or Undersea Medicine, but also Fleet Marine Force and Surface.

Attached is the new instruction that governs application for Operational Medical Officer (OMO) positions:

The old version only mentioned Flight Surgery (FS) and Undersea Medicine (UMO), but this one adds Surface and Fleet Marine Force (FMF), all under the banner of OMO. In addition, it creates the Undersea Medical Examiner, similar to the Aviation Medical Examiner, so that anyone who can’t complete UMO training has a landing spot if they can’t complete UMO training, similar to Flight. This is all part of our 5-year transition to straight-through GME, which will kick off at the next GME Selection Board, and residency trained physicians in support of the Fleet.

Anyone interested in this should read the instruction in its entirety as it is a complete re-write. Finally, anyone interested in applying for Surface or FMF opportunities in FY22 who does not already have that experience will be applying to a selection board like Flight and Dive always have. No longer do these simply go through the GMO Detailer.

If there are any questions after reading the instruction, please contact the POCs in the instruction or me.