Global Health Specialist Program Information Package

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We have put out a lot of Global Health Engagement (GHE) opportunities lately. You can see all of them past and present at this link. Many officers are wondering how they can get the GHE additional qualification designator (AQD).

Here is a information package that explains the entire program, including how to get the AQD:

Global Health Specialist Program Information Package

Assistant Deputy Chief, M2 – Research & Development at BUMED – O5/O6

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BUMED is looking for an O-5/O-6 to fill the Assistant Deputy Chief for Research and Development (M2) position in June of 2020.

CAPT Matthew Lim is the incumbent and his contact is in the global address book for questions. Here’s some additional info, if interested:

Assistant Deputy Chief Research and Development M2

Interested candidates should submit their CV and Bio to CDR Melissa Austin (also in the global) NLT 27 November with Detailer/Specialty Leader concurrence that you are eligible to PCS.

2 Important TSP Changes and Finance Friday Articles

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This week I’d like to highlight the 2020 TSP contribution limits, which will be $19,500 for most of us, as well as the instructions for enabling 2-factor login, which will be required as of 1 DEC:

TSP Contribution Limits for 2020

TSP 2-Factor Login Instructions


Here are the rest of the articles:

2020 Tax Brackets, Standard Deduction, and Other Changes

6 Bare Minimum Tasks to Fix Your Finances

Are Real Estate Investments Resistant to Inflation?

Bernstein Says Stop When You Win The Game

Financial Burdens and Physician Burnout

How to manage money for financial success in the U.S. military

How to Think About Money: A Physician on Fire Review

Into a Cloud – Letters from a Downed World War II Pilot

Lessons Driving an $800 Car Can Teach Your Kid

Non-Intuitive Lessons From the Man Who Solved the Market

Student Loan Planner Reviews: Honest Opinions from Three Former Clients

The 3 benefits of charitable giving

The AUM Fee Dilemma

The Price of US Stocks and Signal Failure

Trends That Matter in Asset Management


Using Your Estate Plan to Have a Graceful Exit

What does buying a new car really cost over the years?

Why are Doctors Burning Out? Three Ways FIRE Can Save Us

Why Timing the Market is a Fool’s Errand

Work Less, Make More


I’m Speaking at the Professional Development Committee Discussion on “The Future of Military Medicine” – NMCP – 14 NOV – 1200-1315

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Here’s the info sent out about this panel I’ll be speaking at:

We are one week away from our incredible panel brought to you by the Professional Development Committee on the vital topic, “The Future of Military Medicine”. Our panel has adjusted slightly, but we have just an incredible trio that will be present to discuss the important topics on everyone’s mind as we find our course forward in military medicine. Our very own CO, CAPT Lisa Mulligan, will still be on our panel and will be joined by CAPT Guido Valdes, Deputy Commander of Navy Medicine East, as well as CAPT Joel Schofer, Deputy Chief of the Medical Corps from BUMED. This great, high-powered group will be giving us insight into ways forward from the BUMED, NME, and Command level. We look forward to seeing you all there! Tell your friends. VTC info below.

Conference Name: The Future of Military Medicine
Conference Date: Thursday, November 14, 2019
Conference Location: Auditorium, Building 3, NMC Portsmouth

Here’s a PDF announcement as well:

Updated 31 Oct 2019 – Future of Military Medicine