Academic Year 2019-2020 Naval War College Fleet Seminar Program JPME I

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Here is the NAVADMIN. This is how I got my JPME I, and I’d highly recommend it:

R 241349Z APR 19





RMKS/1. This NAVADMIN announces the Naval War College (NWC) Fleet Seminar
Program (FSP) which offers intermediate level Joint Professional Military
Education (JPME-I) through a set of three courses: Strategy and War (S and
W), Theater Security Decision Making (TSDM), and Joint Maritime Operations
(JMO), offered at multiple locations. Each course normally requires one
academic year to complete, which runs from September through the following
All three courses are not offered simultaneously at all locations.
There is no tuition fee and course materials are provided on a loan basis at
no cost to students.

2. The NWC FSP will be offered in 19 regional locations in the United States
for academic year 2019-2020. Planned locations and courses are:

a. Annapolis, MD (S and W, TSDM and JMO)
b. Dahlgren, VA (TSDM)
c. Everett, WA (TSDM)
d. Fort Worth, TX (TSDM)
e. Great Lakes, IL (JMO)
f. Jacksonville, FL (TSDM and JMO)
g. Kitsap, WA (JMO)
h. Mayport, FL (S and W)
i. Millington, TN (JMO)
j. New Orleans, LA (TSDM)
k. Newport, RI (S and W, TSDM and JMO)
l. Norfolk, VA (S and W, TSDM and JMO)
m. Patuxent River, MD (JMO)
n. Pearl Harbor, HI (S and W, TSDM and JMO)
o. Pensacola, FL (Whiting Field) (S and W)
p. Port Hueneme, CA (JMO)
q. San Diego, CA (S and W, TSDM and JMO)
r. Washington, DC (S and W, TSDM and JMO)
s. Whidbey Island, WA (S&W)

3. FSP courses are similar in content and delivery methodology to the
intermediate level program of study offered by the resident College of Naval
Command and Staff in Newport, RI. Seminars for each course meet once a week
in the evening for approximately 34 weeks, commencing in early September 2019
and ending in May 2020.
Successful completion of all three courses results in the award of a College
of Naval Command and Staff diploma, as well as credit for JPME-I. The FSP
seminars at all locations are conducted in-step each week so it is possible
for a student who is transferring to or assigned temporary additional duty at
another seminar location to attend class at that location.

4. NWC accepts program applications from commissioned officers (active and
reserve) and civilian employees of the federal government, subject to the
following eligibility requirements
a. Members of the sea services (Navy, Marine Corps and Coast
Guard) in the pay grade of O-3 or above, while officers from the other
services must be in the pay grade of O-4 or above. Civilian employees of the
federal government in the grade of GS-11 and above, or equivalent, are also
eligible for enrollment.
b. All applicants must have previously earned at least a baccalaureate

5. Qualified individuals currently stationed in areas listed in paragraph
two, or those who expect transfer to those sites prior to 1 September 2019
are encouraged to apply.

6. NWC will make enrollment selections and accepted applicants will be
advised of their enrollment status via email.

7. More information is available and applications must be submitted on the
NWC College of Distance Education FSP website available at
(NWC Academic Programs link). The application period will close on
31 May 2019.

8. Request widest dissemination of the above information. Regional
coordinators at the sites listed in paragraph two are requested to pass this
information to all Army, Marine Corps, Air Force and Coast Guard units and
all reserve units located within safe-driving distance of an FSP seminar.

9. Points of contact are Ms. Stephanie Accaputo who can be reached at (401)
841-7677/DSN 841 or via e-mail at fsp(at)usnwc.edu, Ms. Kelly Folger who can
be reached at (401) 841-6520/DSN 841 or via e- mail at fsp(at)usnwc.edu and
Professor Ronald Oard who can be reached via e-mail at oardr(at)usnwc.edu.

10. This message will remain in effect until superseded or 31 May 2019,
whichever occurs first.

11. Released by Vice Admiral R. P. Burke, N1.//


Navy Surgeon General Testifies Before the U.S. Senate Committee on Appropriations

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Vice Adm. Forrest Faison, Navy surgeon general and chief, U.S. Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery, provided the following opening remarks to the U.S. Senate Committee on Appropriations, Subcommittee on Defense, during a hearing April 3 on the Fiscal Year 2020 budget request for the Defense Health Program. Remarks as prepared by Vice Adm. Forrest Faison can be found at this link:

Navy Surgeon General Testifies Before the U.S. Senate Committee on Appropriations

The Enduring Case for American Naval Power

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Here is a link to an interesting article from the Under Secretary of the Navy:

The Enduring Case for American Naval Power

February Message from the Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs

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(PDF version of what is below)

MHS Team:

Earlier this month, in a memo to all DoD employees, Acting SECDEF Shanahan
emphasized his direction to hold the line, strive for excellence in daily
tasks, build efficiencies across our teams, and keep us lethal and ready. He
reaffirmed the Department’s focus on the National Defense Strategy’s three
lines of effort to restore readiness, strengthen alliances and partnerships,
and drive business reforms. These priorities remain at the forefront of the
Military Health System’s efforts for 2019.

Your work continues to yield dividends on the quality of care our 9.5
million beneficiaries receive. Last month, the American College of Surgeons
(ACS) presented Meritorious Awards to four military treatment facilities
representing the top 10 percent of ACS National Surgical Quality Improvement
Program (NSQIP) hospitals worldwide providing exceptional surgical care
quality. The David Grant Medical Center (for the third year in a row),
Darnall Army Medical Center, Naval Hospital Jacksonville, and Naval Medical
Center Portsmouth earned this impressive distinction-a testament to MHS
staff committed to meet the gold standard for quality and foster a culture
of improvement. Our individual staff recognitions are also making news. Just
a few weeks ago, Navy Medicine West named HM1 Beatrix Solorio from Naval
Health Clinic Hawaii and HM1 Amy Bohrer from OHSU Bremerton as the regional
2018 Senior Sailor and Reserve Senior Sailor of the Year, respectively-an
extraordinary achievement reflecting both their individual outstanding
performance and the ambitious culture driven by their immediate leadership.

I’m always proud-but not surprised-to see the MHS’s accomplishments and your
dedicated work to build on our culture of excellence as we roll out the MHS
priority areas to enhance readiness, continue implementation of the
transition of MTFs to the DHA, advance Global Health Engagement goals, and
deploy the MHS GENESIS electronic health record.

On the readiness front, USUHS received a $15 million grant from the DHA to
fund a new, four-year program to provide rehabilitative care for Service
members with musculoskeletal injuries. This Collaboratory for
Musculoskeletal Injury Rehabilitation Research (CMIRR) program will enhance
overall military readiness by supporting the estimated 800,000 Service
members affected by musculoskeletal injury each year-injuries resulting in
25 million days of limited duty and 34 percent of medical evacuations from
the battlefield.

At last week’s Healthcare Information and Management System Society (HIMSS)
Annual Conference, MHS leaders joined the 40,000 health IT professionals,
clinicians, executives, and vendors from around the world to share
information on the current status of the deployment of MHS GENESIS as part
of a concerted push towards standardization, integration, and readiness. As
we gear up to deploy the new EHR at Naval Air Station Lemoore, Travis Air
Force Base, Army Medical Health Clinic Presidio, and Mountain Home Air Force
Base, the lessons learned from medical providers and test and evaluation
feedback in the earlier IOC sites will make this next round of
implementation even stronger. And with significant efficiencies to be gained
from MHS GENESIS in areas like referrals, wait times, patient access, and
prescription filling processes, applying IOC best practices will be
critical, translating to better training for new users, more subject matter
experts to assist workforce transition, and a more strategic change
management process.

We face a complex set of organizational changes this year to deliver on our
readiness, healthcare delivery, and reform priorities. I look forward to
hearing more updates on MHS progress towards our priority areas and to
supporting your work to take our organization to the next level.