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FY19 O4 Medical Corps Promotion Opportunity is 100%

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As usual, the O4 promotion opportunity for Medical Corps officers is 100%. How do I know? Because the day the board starts you can go to the board webpage, download the convening order, and check page 2. It is always there.

Here’s the website:

http://www.public.navy.mil/bupers-npc/boards/activedutyofficer/04staff/Pages/FY-19.aspx

Here’s the convening order. Check page 2:

FY-19 AO4S Convening Order

Updated Guidance on Career Intermission Program

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Within the last few months there has been some updated guidance on the Navy’s Career Intermission Program (CIP) released in a new OPNAV instruction. In addition, the Medical Service Corps Chief put together this summary document for senior officers entitled “Talking Points #42 – Career Intermission Program” that is certainly relevant to the Medical Corps as well.

Just in case you are allergic to clicking on links and reading PDFs, here is the test from her summary document:

Director’s Guidance – The Career Intermission Program’s guidelines have recently been revised and updated with the release of OPNAVINST 1330.2C dated 12 March 2018. Senior MSC Officers should know of its existence as a talent management initiative and be able to discuss the potential benefits, risk and career impact with anyone who expresses a desire to participate.

Background – The Navy continues to explore talent management initiatives to ensure we are accessing and retaining the highest quality officers to ensure readiness. The CIP was piloted back in 2009 with the goal of reducing the number of quality service-members separating from Naval service for short- term personal reasons or to pursue professional or educational goals. The updated instruction delineates changes to the program, expands opportunities through the removal of the initial minimum service requirement and adds policy regarding ineligibility.

Key Messages:

  • Participants are transferred from Active Duty to the In-active Ready Reserve (IRR) for a minimum of 12 months and a maximum of 36 months. This is a one-time per career opportunity.
  • Participants and their families are still entitled to health care, commissary and exchange benefit.
  • They will receive 2/30ths of their current base pay while in the IRR.
  • Members must apply for CIP 12 months in advance of their PRD or “soft” end of active obligated service, whichever comes first.
  • Participants are not eligible to receive any special or incentive pays or bonuses. Nor are they eligible for SGLI coverage, contributions to TSP or TA benefits.
  • They will receive not observed fitreps during IRR.
  • Participants are authorized PCS travel and transportation to their designated residence and to their subsequent duty station.
  • Members must serve at least 12 months in IRR, but may return early.
  • Some examples of non-eligible personnel: FOS’d officers, personnel in training pipeline, PFA failures within last 36 months or who don’t meet current standards, any record of legal issues within 36 months, currently deployed, limited duty status, or in receipt of PCS orders.
  • Upon return to Active Duty, a service member’s date of rank (officers) or TIR (enlisted) will be adjusted 1 day forward for every day spent in the IRR (e.g, 365 days in the IRR will adjust a DOR of 1 January 2019).
  • Requests will be processed as delineated in OPNAVINST 1330.2C

 

Talking Points:

  • The Navy in general, and our Corps specifically, seeks to retain quality officers. The CIP is a talent management initiative to allow Sailors to take an intermission for personal or professional reasons.
  • The Navy is tracking participation numbers in the CIP, retention numbers, and the impact of participation in the CIP as it relates to promotion statistics or leadership opportunities.
  • It is a viable option for Sailors, officers and enlisted, to attain or achieve personal or professional goals without sacrificing their Naval careers.

FY19 O6 Staff Corps Promotion Board Statistics

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The Medical Corps statistics were:

  • Above Zone: 33 selected of 162 eligible = 20.4%
  • In Zone: 30 selected of 73 eligible = 41.1%
  • Below Zone: 3 selected of 190 eligible = 1.6%
  • Total Selected = 66

The other staff corps board stats can be found in this document:

FY19 AO6 S STATS

Navy Revises Delayed Dependent Travel of School-aged Dependents of Sailors Undergoing a PCS

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(BLUF – Under the old policy, approval for requests to delay dependent travel were normally limited to the end of the current school term, which is usually the end of June or December (depending on the member’s detach date). The new policy allows Sailors with school-aged dependents to request delayed dependent travel until the end of the school year.)
From Chief of Naval Personnel Public Affairs

WASHINGTON (NNS) — Effective immediately, to minimize the disruption to the education of school-aged children and increase family stability, Navy has revised the delayed dependent travel policy for Sailors who are undergoing a permanent change of station (PCS) and have school-aged dependents.

In line with Joint Travel Regulations, when PCS orders have been issued, a Sailor’s dependents may perform PCS travel at a different time. The Sailor may also be authorized a housing allowance based on the location at which the dependents maintained a permanent residence, at the previously approved designated place or the old permanent duty station.

Sailors with school-aged dependents frequently request delayed dependent travel. Under the old policy, approval for requests to delay dependent travel were normally limited to the end of the current school term, which is usually the end of June or December (depending on the member’s detach date). The new policy allows Sailors with school-aged dependents to request delayed dependent travel until the end of the school year.

For questions on this updated policy, contact the Military Pay and Compensation Policy Branch via email at Nxag_n130c@navy.mil.

For more news from Chief of Naval Personnel, visit www.navy.mil/local/cnp/.

WRNMMC Chief of Graduate Medical and Dental Education – O5/O6

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I don’t have the due date for interest in this position, but the Position Description is here:

Chief of GME Position Description – WRNNMC

The POC is CDR Robert Liotta (contact info in the Global Address Book).