Here are some resources that discuss the new blended retirement system that is coming our way in 2018:
BUMED is soliciting for nominations for the position of Flag Aide to the Surgeon General. The position is open to any O-4 or O-4 select, and the candidate should be able to serve in the position for a minimum of one year although two years is preferred. Each candidate should submit a Bio/CV, and letter of intent that describes the candidate experience, aptitude, and motivation for the position. Packages are due to BUMED by 13 January, will be reviewed, and then interviews will be conducted with the top candidates.
If you are interested, contact your Detailer and/or Specialty Leader ASAP.
There is a nominative position for a O-5/O-6 physician. If you read the position description you'll see that you serve as a provider in their clinic for 1 year, and then you are a student for the 2nd year. They are primarily looking for a primary care provider due to the duties required in the clinic. Anyone interested should contact their Detailer or Specialty Leader no later than 15 February 2016.
The following position is still available, and since there are no interested CAPTs maybe a senior LCDR or CDR could sneak into it and significantly advance their career. Contact your Detailer right away if you are interested.
DHA, Chief of the Clinical Service Section
0-6 or 0-6 (SEL), Report in Mid-MARCH 2016
One of three section chiefs in the Immunization Healthcare Branch.
The role of Clinical Services Section is to anticipate, assess, and mitigate existing and emerging vaccine preventable disease by:
–Providing expert clinical consultation and case management 24 hours/day, 365 days a year
–Providing comprehensive healthcare clinical support and patient advocacy
–Supporting management of pandemic emergencies
–Delivering best quality immunization healthcare information, educational resources, and training services on-line and on-site
–Monitoring and evaluating the safety of vaccines
–Contributing to the body of knowledge in immunization healthcare through public health investigations, surveillance, and clinical studies
Responsible for leading and managing the 37 Civil Service employees in grades GS-11 to GP-15 assigned to the Clinical Operations Office and the Education and Training Office. My staff works in seven locations scattered
across the United States.
Preferred speciality in Aerospace Medicine/Occupational Medicine/Preventive Medicine.
The focus of what we do in the Immunization Healthcare Branch is population health, not direct patient care.
Here is some more of the FY17 promotion board information I scared up from the PERS website for your perusal:
The FY17 Medical Corps Community Brief is a standard document updated and released every year and can give you some insight into what the promotion boards are looking for.
The FY17 Promotion Board Update Active Duty slides explain the changes in FY17 promotion boards. We’ve already discussed the changes in the zone stamps, but the slides also mention a few other changes.
The FY17 Promo Board Precept explains the “rules of the road” for all the promotion boards. You will find more detailed information in each board’s convening order, but those aren’t released yet and this still contains some general information about what promotion boards are looking for.
Welcome to 2016! There a few “nontraditional” Naval opportunities that were recently advertised:
- Apply to become an astronaut. The NAVADMIN that describes the application process for Naval officers is here:
- If you are an O4 or below and have an innovative streak in you, you can apply to be a part of the Chief of Naval Operations’ Rapid Innovation Cell:
Happy New Year to all MCCareer.org users. In 6 months, we got 11,000 views. If you’d like to see the statistics, top posts, top commenters, and other similar things, see below. Thanks for making this blog an impactful and valuable resource.
The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2015 annual report for this blog.
Here’s an excerpt:
The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 11,000 times in 2015. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 4 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.