Fitreps in 18 Minutes

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Here is the Powerpoint and screencast of a lecture I gave on Fitreps a few weeks ago at the NMCSD Transition to Practice Symposium for all the graduating residents and fellows.  Without audience participation, the lecture went from 30 minutes down to 18.  Enjoy!

Fitness Reports in 30 Minutes

Navy Medicine FY18 Milestone Opportunities

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Here is a document that lists all of the Chief Medical Officer (CMO) and Officer-in-Charge (OIC) opportunities:

FY18 Milestone Opportunities

Here is the post with the application procedures:

FY18 Officer-in-Charge (OIC) and Chief Medical Officer (CMO) Application Information

Bono: New TRICARE Laws, Contracts to Drive ‘Historic’ Reforms

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Here is a link to another summary of comments made by VADM Raquel Bono, Director of the Defense Health Agency, about the future of the Military Health System:

Bono: New TRICARE Laws, Contracts to Drive ‘Historic’ Reforms

Top Military Health System Leaders Discuss Achievements, Priorities in the Defense Health Agency and National Capital Region

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Here is a link to a summary of VADM Raquel Bono’s (Director, Defense Health Agency) remarks at the Interagency Institute for Federal Health Care Executives course:

Top MHS Leaders Discuss Achievements, Priorities in the DHA, NCR

Personnel Chiefs Worry Over Deployment Pace, New Blended Retirement

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Here is a link to an article that discusses two genuine concerns, the current operational tempo and the new Blended Retirement System (BRS):

Personnel Chiefs Worry Over Deployment Pace, New Blended Retirement

Navy Urges Patience for Sailors Waiting on PCS Orders

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From Chief of Naval Personnel Public Affairs
WASHINGTON (NNS) — Following passage of the 2017 Consolidated Appropriations Act, the Navy announced today that Sailors should continue to expect to receive permanent change of station (PCS) orders with approximately two months or less lead time through the end of the fiscal year.

While the Navy will make every effort to ensure PCS orders are released as expeditiously as possible, the service does not have sufficient funds to allow for longer PCS orders lead times.

“We recognize the impact this has on Sailors and their families preparing to move, and we’re working hard to remedy this situation,” said Chief of Naval Personnel, Vice Adm. Robert Burke. “Leadership is engaged at all levels to develop and implement solutions to minimize the impact to our Sailors. Our focus and priority remains on manning the Fleet, and taking care of Sailors and their families.”

Currently, the Navy is using a prioritization strategy, as it has previously done, to help minimize the impact on Fleet readiness, career timing, and families. Emphasis will remain on global support assignment rotations, career milestone billets, critical readiness fills, minimizing gaps at sea for deployed units and those working up to deploy, and keeping the training pipelines moving. Those Sailors who are going to operational units about to deploy, numbered fleet staffs, overseas billets, individual augmentees or must-moves (safety, early return of dependents, humanitarian) will be issued their orders first.

Additionally, Navy Personnel Command will continue to issue letters of intent for overseas moves. That way, while orders may not be in hand, individuals can start the process of doing overseas and medical screenings, dependent entry approval, passport applications and security clearance requests.

We encourage all Sailors who have not yet received PCS orders to contact their detailers with questions and concerns with the understanding that there may be a delay as we work through budgetary issues.

Those with questions regarding their Household Goods moves should contact Additionally, Sailors and family members are advised to go to to review various “how-to” guides for using the Defense Personal Property System. The website also includes a schedule of webinars where those planning moves can interact directly with HHG staff.


Tricks for Long-Term Asset Protection

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Here are the slides and a screencast of a lecture I recently gave at a national conference on tricks for long-term asset protection:

Tricks for Long-Term Asset Protection