Here’s a link to this article:
Here’s a link to an article summarizing VADM Bono’s thoughts as she approaches retirement next week:
An opportunity for an 0-6 to excel in a key Type Commander (TYCOM) job!
We need a Force Surgeon for COMNAVRESFOR – see this position description. For those outside of the Norfolk area, they would need to eligible to PCS. The ideal report date is late Fall 2019.
All applicants should send the Deputy Corps Chief, CAPT Christopher Quarles (contact info is in the global) an updated CV, BIO, and last 2 fitreps NLT 6 Sept 2019.
Joel Schofer’s BLUF Summary
- The default for this board is to keep physicians in the Navy. This default answer might change if you have a black mark on your record, like receiving NJP, getting a DUI, etc.
- The following officers may be considered by the SER board:
- Captains. Captains with 3 or more years time in grade when the SER board convenes.
- Commanders. Commanders who have failed selection for promotion to the grade of Captain two or more times.
- If you are in these categories and you don’t want to retire, you should probably make sure your officer record is up-to-date. You can read the Promo Prep to find out how to update your record.
- The following officers are not eligible for consideration by the SER board:
- Officers with approved voluntary retirement requests.
- Officers with statutory retirements in FY-19 or FY-20.
- Officers whose names are on a list of officers recommended for promotion.
The NAVADMIN is available here and pasted below:
UNCLASSIFIED// ROUTINE R 121425Z AUG 19 FM CNO WASHINGTON DC TO NAVADMIN INFO CNO WASHINGTON DC BT UNCLAS NAVADMIN 189/19 PASS TO OFFICE CODES: FM CNO WASHINGTON DC//N1// INFO CNO WASHINGTON DC//N1// MSGID/GENADMIN/CNO WASHINGTON DC/N1/AUG// SUBJ/NOTICE OF CONVENING FY-20 ACTIVE-DUTY NAVY CAPTAIN AND COMMANDER SELECTIVE EARLY RETIREMENT BOARDS// RMKS/1. The Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV) approved the convening of fiscal year (FY) 2020 selective early retirement (SER) boards in order to consider captains and commanders in the line and staff corps on the active-duty list for early retirement. The captain SER boards will convene on 20 September 2019. The commander SER boards will convene on 11 September 2019. 2. As in FY-19, the SECNAV is convening the FY-20 SER boards in order to ensure the highest quality officer corps in the senior grades of captain and commander. Our growing Navy requires the most consistently reliable top performers to lead and sustain a modern, ready and lethal force as the number of ships, squadrons and required manpower levels increase. The Navy is committed to retaining and promoting the best leaders to meet the challenges of tomorrow, and to enforcing the highest performance standards for Navy leaders. Our junior officers and enlisted Sailors deserve the best senior officers to emulate and lead them. Each SER board will select only those officers whose early retirement, in the opinion of a majority of the board members, is in the best interest of the Navy. When determining those officers who should be recommended for early retirement, the SER boards will consider a number of factors, including performance, the requirement for exemplary conduct, and adverse information. The majority of eligible officers whose records will be considered by the SER boards are fully capable of performing the duties of their current grade. Selecting zero officers in a competitive category is an acceptable outcome for the SER boards because no mandatory quotas are established. The process of reviewing records and selecting officers for early retirement ensures the Navy will have a professional, healthy senior officer corps that is ready to meet the demands of the Navy the Nation needs. 3. Captains and commanders whose records were considered by the FY- 19 SER boards may again be considered by the FY-20 SER boards. In order to meet the Navys needs, the Secretary of Defense has authorized the SECNAV to waive the statutory limitation in section 638(c) of title 10, U.S. Code, which prohibits a captain or commander from being considered by a SER board more than once in a 5 year period. 4. The following officers may be considered by the SER board: a. Captains. Captains with 3 or more years time in grade when the SER board convenes, and in the year groups and zone for their respective competitive category listed in paragraph 6. b. Commanders. Commanders who have failed selection for promotion to the grade of captain two or more times, and in the year groups and zone for their respective competitive category listed in paragraph 6. 5. The following officers are not eligible for consideration by the SER board: a. Officers with approved voluntary retirement requests. b. Officers with statutory retirements in FY-19 or FY-20. c. Officers whose names are on a list of officers recommended for promotion. 6. The following list indicates the name, active-duty list (lineal) number and date of rank of the senior officer and junior officer eligible for early retirement in all competitive categories of the line and staff corps for the grades of captain and commander. Each junior officer eligible, each senior officer eligible and all officers whose lineal number falls between the senior and junior officers eligible will be considered by the SER board, subject to the limitations in paragraph 5. Captain Line Unrestricted Line Officer (11XX/13XX) Year Groups 1984-1996 Senior eligible - CAPT A. T. Cowden 010592-00 1 OCT 2005 Junior Eligible - CAPT B. S. Knowles 016246-50 1 SEP 2016 Special Duty Officer (Human Resources) (120X) Year Groups 1991-1996 Senior eligible - CAPT S. C. Satterwhite 012475-50 1 SEP 2012 Junior eligible CAPT S. M. Milinkovich 016275-50 1 SEP 2016 Special Duty Officer (Permanent Military Professor) (123X) Year Groups 1988-1993 Senior eligible - CAPT J. M. Freymann 015362-50 1 SEP 2014 Junior eligible - CAPT E. R. Sanabia 016123-50 1 SEP 2016 Engineering Duty Officer (14XX) Year Groups 1991-1996 Senior eligible - CAPT A. R. Walters 012333-50 1 APR 2012 Junior eligible - CAPT P. A. Lashomb 016266-50 1 SEP 2016 Aerospace Engineering Duty Officer (151X) Year Groups 1991-1996 Senior eligible - CAPT J. K. Lopez 012518-00 1 SEP 2012 Junior eligible - CAPT G. Gorton 016261-50 1 SEP 2016 Special Duty Officer (Public Affairs) (165X) Year Groups 1989-1995 Senior eligible - CAPT P. S. Kunze 011651-50 1 MAR 2010 Junior eligible - CAPT J. P. Salata 016213-00 1 SEP 2016 Special Duty Officer (Foreign Area) (17XX) Year Groups 1988-1996 Senior eligible - CAPT B. P. Wang 012531-50 1 OCT 2012 Junior eligible - CAPT R. M. Ursery 016277-00 1 SEP 2016 Special Duty Officer (Oceanography) (180X) Year Groups 1992-1995 Senior eligible - CAPT M. J. Roth 012658-50 1 SEP 2013 Junior eligible - CAPT W. A. Towle 016146-00 1 SEP 2016 Special Duty Officer (Cryptologic Warfare) (181X) Year Groups 1991-1995 Senior eligible - CAPT C. W. Bean III 012502-00 1 SEP 2012 Junior eligible - CAPT J. D. Davis 016254-50 1 SEP 2016 Special Duty Officer (Information Professional) (182X) Year Groups 1986-1996 Senior eligible - CAPT J. L. Cisneros 011725-00 1 JUN 2010 Junior eligible - CAPT N. E. Andrews 016265-50 1 SEP 2016 Special Duty Officer (Intelligence) (183X) Year Groups 1991-1995 Senior eligible - CAPT C. C. Bone 012458-50 1 SEP 2012 Junior eligible - CAPT C. M. Whittinghill 016176-50 1 SEP 2016 Special Duty Officer (Cyberwarfare Engineer) (184X) Year Group 1992 Senior eligible - CAPT B. L. Luke 012719-50 1 SEP 2013 Junior eligible - N/A Limited Duty Officer (Line) (61XX/62XX/63XX/64XX/68XX) Year Groups 1993-1994 Senior eligible - CAPT M. A. Meskimen 015890-00 1 SEP 2015 Junior eligible - CAPT J. C. Grant 016163-50 1 SEP 2016 Staff Corps Medical Corps (21XX) Year Groups 1980-2006 Senior eligible - CAPT J. A. Acosta 010155-00 1 SEP 2002 Junior eligible - CAPT J. S. Yun 016271-00 1 SEP 2016 Dental Corps (22XX) Year Groups 1984-1995 Senior eligible - CAPT J. S. Nordin 010881-00 1 JUN 2007 Junior eligible - CAPT H. L. Gnau 016259-00 1 SEP 2016 Medical Service Corps (23XX) Year Groups 1987-1997 Senior eligible - CAPT R. P. Onan 011380-50 1 MAR 2009 Junior eligible - CAPT R. V. Folga 016276-50 1 SEP 2016 Judge Advocate Generals Corps (25XX) Year Groups 1987-1995 Senior eligible - CAPT J. R. Crisfield Jr 011446-50 1 JUN 2009 Junior eligible - CAPT D. Cimmino 016231-00 1 SEP 2016 Nurse Corps (29XX) Year Groups 1988-1997 Senior eligible - CAPT C. R. Mcgee 011707-00 1 JUN 2010 Junior eligible - CAPT B. C. Whiteside 016270-00 1 SEP 2016 Supply Corps (310X) Year Groups 1990-1995 Senior eligible - CAPT J. D. Soracco 012371-00 1 SEP 2012 Junior eligible - CAPT M. C. Rice 016241-00 1 SEP 2016 Chaplain Corps (41XX) Year Groups 1986-1993 Senior eligible - CAPT W. M. Kennedy 011451-00 1 JUL 2009 Junior eligible - CAPT G. C. Cathcart 016035-00 1 SEP 2015 Civil Engineer Corps (51XX) Year Groups 1991-1995 Senior eligible - CAPT P. A. Garin 012267-50 1 SEP 2011 Junior eligible - CAPT J. L. Greeson 016247-00 1 SEP 2016 Limited Duty Officer (Staff) (65XX) Year Group 1998 Senior eligible - CAPT H. J. Walton 016049-50 1 OCT 2015 Junior eligible - N/A Commander Line Unrestricted Line Officer (11XX/13XX) Year Groups 1989-1998 Senior eligible - CDR A. W. Deley 020501-00 1 FEB 2004 Junior eligible - CDR K. W. Stonaker 023430-75 1 APR 2014 Special Duty Officer (Human Resources) (120X) Year Groups 1996-1998 Senior eligible - CDR D. W. Nikodym 022501-25 1 APR 2011 Junior eligible - CDR J. L. Duehring 023369-25 1 SEP 2013 Special Duty Officer (Permanent Military Professor) (123X) Year Groups 1993-1999 Senior eligible - CDR L. A. Gish 021592-75 1 FEB 2008 Junior eligible - CDR B. C. Earp 023639-75 1 SEP 2014 Engineering Duty Officer (14XX) Year Groups 1993-1999 Senior eligible - CDR M. A. Porter 021680-00 1 JUN 2008 Junior eligible - CDR M. R. Perrett 023401-25 1 DEC 2013 Aerospace Engineering Duty Officer (Engineering) (151X) Year Groups 1994-1998 Senior eligible - CDR M. R. Conover 021932-00 1 APR 2009 Junior eligible - CDR C. L. Canniff 023426-25 1 MAR 2014 Aerospace Engineering Duty Officer (Maintenance) (152X) Year Groups 1996-1998 Senior eligible - CDR B. K. Genton 022768-25 1 SEP 2011 Junior eligible - CDR J. A. Hidalgo Jr 023402-50 1 JAN 2014 Special Duty Officer (Public Affairs) (165X) Year Groups 1993-1999 Senior eligible - CDR J. F. Sharpe 021737-00 1 AUG 2008 Junior eligible - CDR E. J. Reynolds 023452-75 1 JUN 2014 Special Duty Officer (Foreign Area) (17XX) Year Groups 1985-1998 Senior eligible - CDR M. J. Nyilis 020096-25 1 JUL 2000 Junior eligible - CDR G. M. Santiago 023409-00 1 FEB 2014 Special Duty Officer (Oceanography) (180X) Year Groups 1992-1998 Senior eligible - CDR A. Lomax 021340-75 1 JUN 2007 Junior eligible - CDR M. J. Loomis Jr 023172-50 1 MAR 2013 Special Duty Officer (Cryptologic Warfare) (181X) Year Groups 1993-1998 Senior eligible - CDR R. G. Froderman 021687-25 1 JUL 2008 Junior eligible - CDR C. P. Keating 023475-75 1 SEP 2014 Special Duty Officer (Information Professional) (182X) Year Groups 1982-1999 Senior eligible - CDR N. D. Villarin 020056-75 1 NOV 1998 Junior eligible - CDR E. N. Moyer 023569-00 1 SEP 2014 Special Duty Officer (Intelligence) (183X) Year Groups 1992-1998 Senior eligible - CDR F. Neto 021477-25 1 SEP 2007 Junior eligible - CDR B. M. Foss 023411-00 1 FEB 2014 Staff Corps Medical Corps (21XX) Year Groups 1983-2000 Senior eligible - CDR S. A. Magnes 020084-25 10 JAN 2000 Junior eligible - CDR J. C. Ventura 023305-75 1 SEP 2013 Dental Corps (22XX) Year Groups 1982-1998 Senior eligible - CDR C. D. Jarrett 020183-25 1 MAY 2002 Junior eligible - CDR J. H. MacDowell 023403-75 1 JAN 2014 Medical Service Corps (23XX) Year Groups 1988-1998 Senior eligible - CDR D. L. Mckay 021006-00 1 JAN 2006 Junior eligible - CDR R. C. Nairn 023520-75 1 SEP 2014 Judge Advocate Generals Corps (25XX) Year Groups 1991-1998 Senior eligible - CDR E. B. Obrien III 021481-25 1 SEP 2007 Junior eligible - CDR J. M. Levy 023584-25 1 SEP 2014 Nurse Corps (29XX) Year Groups 1993-1999 Senior eligible - CDR D. M. Swisshelm 021806-50 1 SEP 2008 Junior eligible - CDR D. O. Reid 023557-75 1 SEP 2014 Supply Corps (310X) Year Groups 1985-1998 Senior eligible - CDR J. A. Giles 021305-25 1 MAR 2007 Junior eligible - CDR D. D. Brown 023385-25 1 NOV 2013 Chaplain Corps (41XX) Year Groups 1989-1998 Senior eligible - CDR K. L. Anderson Jr 021342-25 1 JUN 2007 Junior eligible - CDR R. C. Nordan 023969-00 1 FEB 2015 Civil Engineer Corps (51XX) Year Groups 1995-1997 Senior eligible - CDR A. B. Crigler 022193-25 1 JAN 2010 Junior eligible - CDR S. J. Fichter 023378-00 1 OCT 2013 7. Officers in a zone listed in paragraph 6 who are on active duty when the SER boards convene, but who do not meet the eligibility requirements in paragraph 4 or are not eligible under paragraph 5, will not be considered by the SER boards. 8. SER eligible officers may request voluntary retirement. Officers who have an approved voluntary retirement prior to the date of the SER boards will be excluded from consideration. 9. By law, the number of captains or commanders selected for early retirement within each competitive category and grade may not exceed 30 percent of those eligible officers considered by a SER board. 10. Only eligible officers may communicate with a SER board. Correspondence must arrive no later than 10 calendar days before the convening date of the board and shall be addressed to: Navy Personnel Command (NPC) Customer Service Center President Active-Duty FY-20 (Grade) (Line or Staff Corps, as applicable) Selective Early Retirement Board, Board #XXX, (Board number is a required field and may be found on the FY-20 selection board schedule located at https://www.mnp.navy.mil/group/advancement-and- promotion/active-duty-officer 5720 Integrity Drive, Millington, TN 38055-6300 To check on receipt of your package, go to the MyNavy Portal at https://www.mnp.navy.mil/group/advancement-and-promotion/active- duty-officer and click on the Information for Board Eligible Candidates link (to check on your letter to the board) or contact the MyNavy Career Center at (866)827-5672. Written communication may invite to the attention of the board any matter concerning himself or herself that the officer considers important. The written communication must be in accordance with MILPERSMAN 1420- 010, Communication with Officer Promotion Selection Boards, and may include, as enclosures, correspondence from any individual concerning the eligible officer. Correspondence not originated by the eligible officer, including endorsements to the officers letter and letters written on behalf of that officer, must contain a written acknowledgement by the eligible officer that he or she desires that such correspondence be presented to the board. Correspondence without such acknowledgement is considered third- party correspondence and will be returned. Classified correspondence will not be accepted. 11. The cscselboard(at)navy.mil mailbox account is capable of receiving encrypted correspondence in line with Department of Defense policy. If you are sending your board package from a non- NMCI network (BUMED.mil, EU.NAVY.mil, etc.), please visit https://dod411.gds.disa.mil to download the required mailbox certificate. To download the *Cert* (please note, you MUST be using MS Outlook with a CAC reader, including ActivClient software and have Internet Explorer or Netscape 7.X), go to https://dod411.gds.disa.mil, type cscselboard(at)navy.mil in the *E- Mail address* field, then click *Search.* Click the *BUPERS* link under *Last Name.* Click on the link *Download Certificate(s) as vCard.* Click *Software Certificate for cscselboard(at)navy.mil.* Click the *Open* button for the *File Download* pop-up. The certificate will then open. Click *Save and Close.* The certificate is then saved to the profile and can be used to send your encrypted e-mail. 12. Officers selected for early retirement will be formally notified as soon as possible after the board report is approved. 13. Mandatory retirement date of officers selected and approved for early retirement. a. An officer selected and approved for early retirement must be retired, under any provision of law under which he or she is eligible to retire, on the date requested by the officer and approved by the Secretary, which date must no be later than the first day of the seventh calendar month beginning after the month in which the Secretary approves the board report. For the FY-20 SER boards, this mandatory retirement date is anticipated to be no later than 1 May 2020. b. If an officer selected and approved for early retirement is not eligible for retirement under any provision of law, then the officer will be retained on active duty until qualified for retirement under section 8323 of title 10, U.S. Code and then retired under section 8323, unless sooner retired or discharged, no later than the first day of the month beginning after the month in which the officer becomes qualified for retirement under section 8323, or the first day of the seventh calendar month beginning after the month in which the SER board report is approved, whichever is later. 14. This NAVADMIN is canceled for record purposes on 30 May 2020. 15. Released by Vice Admiral John B. Nowell, Jr, N1// BT #0001 NNNN UNCLASSIFIED//
BUMED is pleased to announce a call for applicants for the Internal Medicine Specialty Leader position. Interested candidates should submit a Letter of Intent, CV, Bio, OSR/PSR, last 3 FITREPs, and Command Letter of Endorsement to CDR Melissa Austin (e-mail address in the global) NLT 15 Sep 2019.
Here are this week’s articles:
A special August edition of the journal Health Affairs, focused on military medicine and the MHS, is now available.
A listing of articles, with links to abstracts, is available at the journal’s table of contents:
Full articles are available to journal subscribers. An introductory article from editor of Health Affairs, available free to all readers, is below:
Date: Aug 5, 2019
Title: Military Health Systems
Source: Health Affairs
Author: Alan R. Weil
This month we examine the health systems that serve 1.4 million active duty
service members; provide care and coverage for another 8.1 million
reservists, retirees, and family members; and provide care for 9.0 million
veterans. As the Military Health System (MHS) goes through a major
restructuring, it also faces pressures and opportunities similar to those in
the civilian sector.
Terri Tanielian and Carrie Farmer describe the evolution of coverage for
military service members and their families from the 1880s to the current
TRICARE program. They note that almost 60 percent of those covered by
TRICARE are retirees or their dependents. The authors describe how TRICARE’s
evolution has mirrored that of private insurance, with the growth of managed
care, the adoption of patient-centered medical homes, and the recent
introduction of patient cost sharing.
Terry Adirim discusses the 2017 National Defense Authorization Act
requirement to consolidate the direct care system of “fifty-one inpatient
hospitals and medical centers and 672 ambulatory care, occupational health,
and dental clinics,” currently operated separately by the Army, Navy, and
Air Force, under a single authority. The hope is that a consolidated system
“can more effectively standardize care across the enterprise through the
implementation of standard clinical pathways, standard administrative
policies and procedures, and efficiencies realized by eliminating
redundancies in headquarters personnel and operations.”
An essential component of the MHS is its ability to deploy medical personnel
on a moment’s notice to remote, often austere settings. Paul Hutter and
coauthors describe the challenge of gaining and maintaining the skills
necessary to treat battlefield wounds when most training and medical
practice occurs in traditional clinical settings where patients with fairly
routine conditions are treated. The authors note that the current
consolidation of the MHS’s direct care system creates both opportunities and
challenges for achieving the goal of having a “ready medical force.”
In the United States there are significant racial disparities in the
prevalence of heart disease and the quality of coronary care. Muhammad
Chaudhary and coauthors analyze data from TRICARE and find “no difference in
[National Quality Forum]-endorsed quality-of-care metrics between African
American and white patients receiving coronary artery bypass grafting.” The
authors conclude that universal insurance and equal access can contribute to
reducing racial disparities in surgical care.
Peter Learn and coauthors describe the MHS’s participation in the American
College of Surgeons’ National Surgical Quality Improvement Program.
One-third of military hospitals participated in 2014, with all forty-six
qualifying hospitals participating in 2018. The authors find encouraging
trends of quality improvement in the earlier-adopting hospitals, adding to
the evidence that quality improvement collaboratives can have their desired
Craig Holden and coauthors examine unplanned readmission rates in military
health facilities. They find a significant reduction in seven-day
readmission rates for medical and surgical services in fiscal years 2011-18
, consistent with broad efforts in the health care system to reduce
Children of parents who are injured while serving in the military are at
increased risk of various poor health outcomes. Elizabeth Hisle-Gorman and
coauthors examine data for children two years before and two years after
parental injuries and find that these children “received decreased
preventive health care and had increased health care visits for injury,
maltreatment, and mental health care and increased days on psychiatric
medications.” The authors also note “the lack of post-injury change in
visits for maltreatment, injury, and mental health care for children of
parents who sustained their injuries on the battlefield.”
Almost two million children receive coverage through TRICARE. Joseph
Zickafoose and coauthors compare the comprehensiveness of this coverage to
that of Medicaid and Affordable Care Act Marketplace plans in five large
states. Notable limitations of TRICARE relative to Medicaid are in the areas
of well-child visits for children older than age six and developmental
screening. Marketplace plans cover a set of services similar to those
covered by TRICARE, but often with significantly higher cost sharing.
Roopa Seshadri and coauthors analyze access and quality for children covered
by TRICARE. Overall, children on TRICARE are more likely to have complex
medical or mental health needs than children covered by other public or
private insurance programs. Children on TRICARE with special needs could
obtain referrals, but the authors conclude that “our findings suggest that
TRICARE-insured families might not have reliable access to care when their
children have special health care needs or behavioral health needs.”
Health Affairs thanks Gail Wilensky of Project HOPE for serving as issue
adviser. We also thank the Uniformed Services University of the Health
Sciences and the New York State Health Foundation for financial support of