Navy Implements SGLI On-Line

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From Navy Personnel Command Public Affairs

MILLINGTON, Tenn. (NNS) ­­ – The Navy announced in NAVADMIN 085/17 that Servicemember’s Group Life Insurance (SGLI) will be available online for Sailors to verify, update and change their insurance coverage amount and beneficiaries starting April 6.

To view or change information, Sailors may access SOES through My Navy Portal at https://my.navy.mil, by choosing the milConnect tab and logging into milConnect system. Once logged into milConnect, Sailors select the “SOES” option under the “Benefits” tab and follow the prompts. Users may access milConnect with a Common Access Card (CAC), DFAS (myPay) account, or DS LOGON account.

“Moving from paper to electronic beneficiary forms will provide a faster, easier method for Sailors to make changes to their coverage and beneficiary information,” said Ann Stewart, Assistant Chief of Naval Personnel for Pay and Personnel.

Using SOES, service members may manage coverage amounts and name and update their beneficiaries. Members may also elect coverage for their dependent children and non­military spouses under the Family SGLI program.

The paper form will still be accepted if a change to beneficiaries must be made and the Sailor has no access to internet, but it is recommended that the change be made online at the first available opportunity.

If a married service member declines coverage, elects other than the maximum amount of coverage, or designates beneficiaries other than the spouse or a child of the member, the spouse is automatically notified by an SOES generated notification.

“This change will help Sailors more effectively manage their insurance needs,” said Alan Gorski, acting deputy director, Navy Casualty Office. “We encourage all Sailors to log­in and make sure that their SGLI information is up­to­date to prevent unexpected stress on their loved ones should something happen to them.”

SGLI is a program of low cost group life insurance for service members on active duty, ready reservists, members of the National Guard, members of the Commissioned Corps of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the Public Health Service, cadets and midshipmen of the four service academies and members of the Reserve Officer Training Corps. SGLI coverage is available in increments of $50,000 to a maximum of $400,000. SGLI premiums are currently $.065 per $1,000 of insurance, regardless of the member’s age.

For more information about SOES visit: www.dmdc.osd.mil/milconnect. For more news from Navy Personnel Command, visit www.navy.mil/local/npc/.

Navy Global Health Specialist Program

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Here is a message from the Director, Office of Global Health Engagement (M96).  Note that there are a number of documents at the end of the message:

It is with great pleasure that I announce the establishment of the Navy Global Health Specialist Program (GHSP) signed by VADM Faison on 17 February 2017. Over the years so many have supported these efforts and have been committed to making this very moment come to fruition, and for that I live eternally in the “Red”.

As you are aware, the Services man, train, and equip, and through the GHSP we will do just that. As a community, GHE doesn’t own planes, trains, boats or automobiles per se, but we have the most valuable asset of all, and that is you. We are ensuring we have the most highly trained personnel to man the most critical billets, engagements or missions wherever the need arises. As you may notice I say “we” in much of my writing because I am well aware that all of our triumphs are the result of a collective effort and are truly a shared experience, and this achievement is no different.

The Navy Medicine seeks to create a strong community, a collective, a family of like­minded professionals who are on the front lines of positive change, creating stability and security for the U.S. and our allies. To this end, we have established an Education & Training (E&T)/Professional Development section as a part of the GHSP. This section will support us in obtaining continuing education and professional development opportunities from both civilian and military organizations to ensure we remain on the cutting edge of geopolitical and economic issues that impact our mission and the work we do. This section will also support personnel who wish to join the community, as well as those who wish to develop and advance their skills (see March GHE Professional Development Update).

I understand GHE is not for everyone, but to those few who see challenges as an adventure and a way of life, who understand diplomacy isn’t just a 9­-5 job, that what you say and how you say it can determine our success or failure and that the world’s toughest environments may be the gateway to peace and stability, I say apply, welcome aboard and let the journey begin.

The official GHS AQD and Program application will be released on 15 April 2017, and we are accepting applications in phases (see phases below). All applicants who meet the requirements will be awarded the GHS AQD and stratified into GHS Associate or Professional eligible.

We will be hosting four 30 min information calls in April and again in May to provide guidance and answer questions for the application process. If you wish to participate in one of these calls, please email us at usn.ncr.bumedfchva.mbx.ghe­-office@mail.mil and we will placed you on the GHE Community distribution email list to provide you call in details. When you email, please place in the subject line, “GHE Distro List” and in the body of the email provide your name, rank, corp, current command, position, phone contact, and an alternative email (optional).

I am truly excited to be a part of the world’s greatest Navy, and I ask each of you to stay with us and as always, stay ENGAGED!

Phase 1: 1 – 31 May for past and current members on the GHEO billet files, Fleet, and MARFORS.

Phase 2: 1 ­- 30 June for officers currently posted in the research, public health, Hospital Ships, and COCOM communities

Phase 3: 15 July and onward are general acceptances

Carlos D. Williams, MD, MPH, MBA

(https://www.milsuite.mil/book/groups/navy­global­health­engagement)

GHE Community Core Competencies Info Sheet

GHE Professional Development Update March 2017

Global Health Specialist Program Information Sheet

GHS Community FAQ 2017

Navy Advises Sailors Expecting PCS Orders in Summer 2017 to Prepare Early for Household Goods Moves

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By Suzanna Brugler, Naval Supply Systems Command Global Logistics Support, Office of Corporate Communications

SAN DIEGO (NNS) — In a message released March 24, Naval Supply Systems Command Global Logistics Support (NAVSUP GLS) advised Sailors and family members that peak season for household goods (HHG) moves will run from May 15 to August 31 this year.

During this time, almost 55 percent of all Department of Defense household goods moves for the year will be executed. Sailors expecting to move during this time should prepare as early as possible.

This year is especially critical due to the continuing resolution (CR) for fiscal year 2017, which results in permanent change of station (PCS) orders being issued later than normal.

“Early initiative and flexibility are key for a successful household goods move during the summer peak season,” said Deborah McGlennon, NAVSUP GLS Household Goods program manager. “The sooner you submit your application, orders and all the required signed documents, the more control you will have over your move.”

To alleviate some stress, the Navy HHG office recommends that Sailors start their move application process in advance of receiving their PCS orders. While Sailors can start the application online as soon as possible, they cannot ‘submit’ the application forward until they have received official PCS orders. Ideally, Sailors will have the online application almost complete and be ready to review and submit immediately upon receiving PCS orders.

To start the process, Sailors and family members are advised to go to http://www.navsup.navy.mil/household to review various “how-to” guides for using the Defense Personal Property System (DPS) and basic entitlement information.

Sailors should then go to the http://www.move.mil, obtain a login and password for DPS, and start their application.

Once an application has been created, signed, and the required documents have been uploaded into DPS – documents including official military PCS orders, signed forms DD 1299 and DD 1797, and any other required specialized documents, such as power of attorney – the move application can then be submitted.

After an application has been submitted, Sailors should check the status of their application frequently to ensure a moving company, pack-out date, and pick-up date are assigned. Sailors should expect to receive an automated email when their HHG shipment has been assigned to a moving company. The assigned moving company is required to initiate contact to arrange a pre-move survey.

“It is important that our Sailors contact their local personal property or HHG counseling office if they have not received notification two weeks prior to their requested first pack date,” said McGlennon.

The average lead time for Navy personal property offices to process move applications during peak season increases to four weeks from the average two weeks outside of peak season. Therefore, Sailors may be asked to be flexible and adjust their requested pick-up date or conduct a personally procured move (PPM) if a moving company is not available.

Sailors may also designate a releasing agent, such as a spouse or family member, if they are not available at the time of the move. Releasing agents act on the service member’s behalf, should be available for both the pack-out and pick-up appointments, and will be required to sign the required moving documents.

Sailors do not need legal assistance to designate a releasing agent. A note signed by the moving service member stating the name, phone number and email of the releasing agent is sufficient for designation.

Sailors are also advised they should not submit notice to vacate their residence prior to discussing moving dates with their local HHG office and, if possible, prior to their shipment being accepted by a moving company.

“It is important our Sailors avoid terminating their rental and lease agreements until a firm pack-out and pick-up date have been agreed upon and confirmed with the assigned moving company,” said McGlennon.

To assist with the moving process, the Navy HHG program is offering webinars to provide information on basic PCS entitlements. The scheduled topics and time of the webinars are as follows (all times are given in PDT):
– First time movers – basic terminology, what can be shipped, responsibilities, etc.: April 11 at 7 a.m. and 6 p.m.; May 9 at 7 a.m., 2 p.m. and 6 p.m.; and June 13 at 7 a.m. and 2 p.m.
– Retiree moving information – final move preparation, storage: April 18 at 7 a.m. and 6 p.m.; May 16 at 7 a.m., 2 p.m. and 6 p.m.; and June 20 at 7 a.m. and 2 p.m.
– Overseas information restrictions – for overseas locations, storage: April 19 at 7 a.m. and 6 p.m.; May 17 at 7 a.m., 2 p.m. and 6 p.m.; and June 21 at 7 a.m. and 2 p.m.
– Personnel separating from the Navy – information on final move entitlements: April 25 at 7 a.m. and 6 p.m.; May 23 at 7 a.m., 2 p.m. and 6 p.m.; and June 27 at 7 a.m. and 2 p.m.
– Personally procured moves (PPM) – how to conduct a PPM, weight tickets, advance of funds, etc.: April 27 at 7 a.m. and 6 p.m.; May 25 at 7 a.m., 2 p.m. and 6 p.m.; and June 29 at 7 a.m. and 2 p.m.

There are two steps to attend a webinar, as follows:
1) To hear the webinar, dial into the conference line at 866-914-8369, participant code 6183853#
2) To see the presentation, use the following directions depending on what device is being used:
– For a cell phone or tablet, download the GoToMeeting application. Once GoToMeeting is installed on the device, find the session with the identification number 166349037.
– For a computer, go to: www.gotomeeting.com/meeting/join-meeting and enter session identification number 166349037. If using a government computer on the NMCI network, the recommended web browsers are Chrome or Firefox.

Sailors may submit questions via email to householdgoods@navy.mil or call 1-855-HHG-MOVE (1-855-444-6683).
Navy Household Goods is on Facebook at www.facebook.com/navyhhg/; YouTube at www.youtube.com/navyhhg/; Twitter at www.twitter.com/navyhhg/; and Pinterest at www.pinterest.com/navyhhg/.

NAVSUP GLS provides global logistics for a global Navy. The organization is made up of approximately 6,300 military and civilian logistics professionals operating from 105 locations worldwide providing an extensive array of integrated global logistics and contracting services to Navy, Marine Corps, joint operational units and allied forces across all warfare enterprises.

 

Director of Medical Readiness in Washington, DC – O5/O6

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I’m not sure if this position is at BUMED or DHA.  It sounds like BUMED to me, but if you’re interested contact the POC below.

Position: Director of Medical Readiness Description
Homeport: Washington DC
Rank: 0­5/0­6Fill date: Summer 2017
Time On Station Requirements: > 2 years

Application Due Date: ASAP, rolling admission
POC for CV/BIO: CAPT Charles Benson (check global address book)Make a difference in Navy Medicine! Looking for an O­6 or motivated O­5 medical officer to become the Director of Medical Readiness. You and your team will manage a diverse policy portfolio including being the Director of Qualifications and Standards overseeing accession and waivers. You will run the Medical Evaluation Board process including the new limited duty initiatives. Your team will lead family readiness programs including EFMP, EDIS and oversea screening. You will ensure medical readiness surveillance by overseeing the PHA, PRT Screen, PDHA and oversea screening of active duty Sailors and Marines. These responsibilities will put you in front of Flag officers and SES on a daily basis. You will work closely with congressional staff, SECNAV staff and DHA leadership. Billets like this don’t come by every day and there will be a vetting process. Energized leaders and innovators please apply! Contact the incumbent, CAPT Charles Benson at for more information.

Navy Medicine East Chief Medical Informatics Officer – O5/O6

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Navy Medicine East is looking for a O5 or O6 to fill a billet as Regional Chief Medical Informatics Officer. The selected candidate will also function as a senior medical officer to the Chief of Staff regarding primary care issues to include Medical Homeport, staffing, and billeting. The position allows for clinical practice at Naval Medical Center Portsmouth. The billet will be available in June but may be gapped to allow for personal considerations and so that there is no gap at the losing command. Interested senior officers should submit at least three PRT cycle results from PRIMS, a letter of intent, at least one letter of recommendation (but no more than three letters), a CV, and bio. Packages should be submitted to CAPT Brian Bowes (contact info on global address book) by COB 21APR17.