USUHS Commandant Position -­ O5/O6 -Summer 2019

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USUHS is seeking a Commandant for their School of Medicine. O­5/O­6 Medical Corps officers eligible to PCS no later than June 2019 will be considered. Further info is here:

USU School of Medicine Commandant Nomination

Interested candidates should submit packages per the attached call for nominations to CDR Melissa Austin at BUMED (e-mail address in the global) no later than 1 NOV 2018 to allow for routing through BUMED channels.

MyNavy Career Center Open for Business 24/7

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A 24/7 option for anyone with pay or personnel questions is now available. The details are in these two articles:

MyNavy Career Center Open for Business 24/7

Navy upgrades virtual personnel support to 24/7 help — what you need to know now

Potential Delays Associated With Personally Procured Moves OCT-DEC 2018

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From NAVSUP Public Affairs

MECHANICSBURG, Pa. (NNS) — NAVSUP is asking Sailors performing a Personally Procured Move (PPM) during October through December 2018 to be aware of potential impacts to the PPM overall process – from advance payment request to claims settlement.

The software used to validate, reconcile, and authorize payment for Sailors’ PPMs will be upgraded in December 2018.  Settlement of PPM claims submitted for reimbursement during November and December may be delayed due to the system being taken offline. All PPM packages submitted will be prioritized based upon the date received and processed accordingly once the system comes back online.

Claim submission scenarios and more details are available online at

For questions specific to your individual claim, call 888-742-4467.

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2019 Version of Promo Prep Available

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Every year after the promotion boards I do a major update of my Promo Prep document. I update images and statistics, check links, and update the appendices. I also add new things, like the reappearance of photos at promotion boards.

I am happy to tell you that the 2019 version is done, and the most recent version of the Officer Record Management Document is posted as well. Both can be found on the Joel Schofer’s Promo Prep page. If you haven’t started updating your record for next year’s promotion boards, you need to start now. It takes a few months.

As always, if you find any issues with the document, contact me.

Sleep and Orthopedic Program Director Positions – ­­ SAUSHEC, San Antonio, TX

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If you are interested in these positions, the POC is CDR Melissa Austin at BUMED (e-mail address is in the global). They want the selectee for both positions to arrive by JAN 2019.

Here are the PDFs that were uploaded for each:

Sleep Medicine Program Requirements

Orthopedic Program Requirements

Finance Friday Personal Finance Articles

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The other site I write on is “under construction” as we flip the switch from http to https, so I apologize if there are any errors with the links:

File for College Financial Aid

Military Monday – Money News You Can Use on 1 OCT 2018

Sunday AAR (30 SEP 2018)