Chief, DoD Medical Exam Review Board – CAPT/CAPT(s)

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The position description is here.  This billet is located in Colorado Springs, CO.  The rank requirement is O-6 or O-6 select.  Interested parties must send their CV/Bio/Letter of Intent/OSR/PSR through their Detailer or Specialty Leader by 19 Dec 2016.

Special Pay Details and Request Templates

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The BUMED Special Pays site has been updated and now says this:

2 Dec 16: The FY17 NAVADMIN (262/17) was released on 1Dec16.  The attached FY17 Pay Plans are below, and explain the conversion and eligibility for the new Consolidated Special Pays.  All requests must be endorsed and emailed to the below email address along with any questions.

usn.ncr.bumedfchva.mbx.specialpays-bumed@mail.mil

In addition, here are some templates one of the officers in my community got from BUMED yesterday:

Board Certified Pay Request

Board Certified Pay CO Endorsement

Incentive Pay Request

Incentive Pay Request – CO Endorsement

 

NATO Position in Budapest – CAPT(s)/CAPT Only

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Military Medicine Centre of Excellence Lessons Learned Branch Chief Position Description

The location for the position is Budapest, Hungary and the rank requirement is not waiverable.  Interested applicants should contact their Detailer or Specialty Leader NLT 6 Jan 2017 and be prepared to report NLT 1 July 2017, although they prefer a June arrival.

The POCs for questions/inquiries about this position are CAPT Carlos Williams and LCDR Arcelia Wicker (both can be found in mail.mil global e-mail address book – I don’t post e-mails publicly to avoid spam).

Deputy Chief of the Medical Corps Position – O6 Only

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Here is the announcement for the Deputy Chief of the Medical Corps position.  It is available spring/summer 2017.  Interested officers need to submit their CV, military bio, letter of intent, OSR, PSR, and last three fitreps to the Medical Corps Chief’s Office at BUMED by 19 DEC.  Applicants need Detailer/Specialty Leader concurrence and must be able to PCS to BUMED in the above time frame.

Deadline Extended to 15 DEC – Director of Combat Casualty Care Research Program

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“Deadline Extended” is code for “no one applied or wants this job.”  It might be easier to get for an aspiring CDR, CDR(s), or even a senior LCDR.  Who knows.  Can’t hurt to ask.  Here is the original info on this position:

Director/Chair of Combat Casualty Research Program – O5/O6

Special Pays NAVADMIN Released

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I don’t have the amounts of the special pays, but the NAVADMIN has been released:

UNCLASSIFIED
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NAVADMIN 262/16

MSGID/GENADMIN/CNO WASHINGTON DC/N1/DEC//

SUBJ/FY-17 MEDICAL DEPARTMENT OFFICER SPECIAL PAYS FOR ACTIVE DUTY//

REF/A/LTR/ASD/27SEP16/NOTAL//
REF/B/DOC/DOD/30DEC15//
REF/C/DOC/USC/28JAN08//
REF/D/DOC/OPNAV/28DEC05//
NARR/REF A IS A MEMO FROM ASD, HEALTH PROFESSIONS OFFICER SPECIAL AND
INCENTIVE PAY PLAN. REF B IS DODI 6000.13, ACCESSION AND RETENTION POLICIES,
PROGRAMS, AND INCENTIVES FOR MILITARY HEALTH PROFESSIONS OFFICERS (HPOs).
REF C IS SECTION 335 OF TITLE 37, U.S. CODE SPECIAL BONUS AND INCENTIVE PAY
AUTHORITIES FOR OFFICERS IN HEALTH PROFESSIONS. REF D IS OPNAVINST 7220.17,
SPECIAL PAYS FOR MEDICAL CORPS, DENTAL CORPS, MEDICAL SERVICE CORPS, AND
NURSE CORPS OFFICERS.//

RMKS/1. This NAVADMIN announces implementation of the Consolidated Special
Pays for Navy Medical Special and Incentive Pays effective for FY-17 in line
with references (a) through (d).

2. Submission for FY-17 special pays may begin upon release of this NAVADMIN
in conformity with reference (d) and specific FY-17 special pay guidance.
Officers will have 30 days from the release date of this NAVADMIN to submit
requests for special pays. Officers must meet the eligibility outlined in
the applicable FY-17 special pay guidance.

3. All Navy medicine department officers receiving Medical Special and
Incentive Pays will transition from Legacy Special Pays to the Consolidated
Special Pays during FY-17. Specific special pays implementation guidance,
administrative procedures, and the U.S. Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery
Special Pays point of contact information is available at
http://www.med.navy.mil/bumed/Special_Pay/Pages/default.aspx. If not a
member of Navy Medicine, common access card (CAC) users will need to register
their CAC, upon first access to the site. For non-CAC users, please send
email to usn.ncr.bumedfchva.mbx.specialpays- bumed@mail.mil. All personnel
eligible for Medical Department Officer Special Pays are strongly encouraged
to review their specific guidance located at the aforementioned link.

4. This message will remain in effect until superseded or canceled,
whichever occurs first.

5. Released by Vice Admiral R. P. Burke, N1.//

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Opt-In to Blended Retirement System NAVADMIN

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Below is the Blended Retirement System (BRS) NAVADMIN that just came out.  If you are one of the people who can choose between the current system and the BRS, you can read what I think about it here.  Active duty are opt-in eligible if their Date of Initial Entry into Military Service (DIEMS) is on or before 31 December 2017 and they have less than 12 years of service as of 31 December 2017.  You can find your DIEMS on your LES on the right-hand side.  Here is an image of my LES where you can see my DIEMS is February 21, 1997:

diems

Because I have more than 12 years of service, I am not opt-in eligible and have to stay with the current system (thankfully).

Bottom line…stay with the current system if you are staying in for 20 years.

NAVADMIN Weblink

UNCLASSIFIED
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FM CNO WASHINGTON DC//N1//
INFO CNO WASHINGTON DC//N1//

NAVADMIN 259/16

MSGID/GENADMIN/CNO WASHINGTON DC/N1/NOV//

SUBJ/NOTIFICATION OF ELIGIBILITY TO OPT-IN TO THE BLENDED RETIREMENT SYSTEM//

REF/A/DOC/NDAA/13APR15//
REF/B/MSG/CNO WASHINGTON DC/271444ZSEP16//
REF/C/MSG/COMNAVPERSCOM MILLINGTON TN/151015ZAUG16//
NARR/REF A IS SECTIONS 631 THROUGH 635 OF NATIONAL DEFENSE AUTHORIZATION ACT,
SUBTITLE D – DISABILITY PAY, RETIRED PAY, AND SURVIVOR BENEFITS.
REF B IS NAVADMIN 217/16, ANNOUNCEMENT OF THE BLENDED RETIREMENT SYSTEM FOR
THE UNIFORMED SERVICES.
REF C IS A GENADMIN, PAY AND PERSONNEL INFORMATION BULLETIN 16-12.//

RMKS/1. This NAVADMIN is the official notification of eligibility to opt-in
to the Blended Retirement System (BRS) in accordance with references (a) and
(b).

2. Reference (a) states all Service members with a Date of Initial Entry
into Military Service (DIEMS) on or before 31 December 2017 are automatically
grandfathered under the current retirement system. However, some Service
members are eligible to opt-in to the BRS.
(a) Active component members are opt-in eligible if their DIEMS is on or
before 31 December 2017 and they have less than 12 years of service as of 31
December 2017, based on their Pay Entry Base Date.
(b) Reserve component members, to include Full-Time Support members, are
opt-in eligible if their DIEMS is on or before 31 December 2017 and they have
accumulated fewer than 4,320 retirement points as of 31 December 2017.
(c) United States Naval Academy, Reserve Officer Training Corps
Midshipmen and Delayed Entry Program members are opt-in eligible if their
DIEMS is on or before 31 December 2017.

3. The window for opt-in eligible members to enroll in BRS will be open from
1 January 2018 until 31 December 2018. Opt-in eligible Service Members must
be in a paid status at the time of enrollment. Service Members who meet the
criteria above but are not in a paid status during the election window, will
be given an opportunity to enroll during their first period of paid status.
Hardship extensions to the enrollment window for opt-in eligible Service
Members who are unable to enroll in BRS during the 2018 enrollment period
will be considered on a case by case basis in line with reference (a). If a
Service Member chooses to opt-in, their decision is irrevocable. Whether you
choose to opt-in or not, all Service Members who are opt-in eligible must
complete the Blended Retirement System Opt-In Course.

4. Commands must notify all opt-in eligible Service Members within their
command. Command administrative departments should also contact their
personnel support divisions on a regular basis to access a list of all opt-in
eligible Service Members within their command. Additionally, those opt-in
eligible Service members who have an up-to-date email address in Navy
Standard Integrated Personnel System in line with reference (c) will receive
notification of opt-in eligibility via e-mail.

5. All Navy commands must ensure that opt-in eligible Service Members
complete the Blended Retirement System Opt-In Course. This course will be
available in January 2017 on Joint Knowledge Online and Navy E-learning.
Although this course will be accessible by all Service Members, completion no
later than 31 December 2017 is mandatory for all opt-in eligible Service
Members. Additionally, command financial specialist can provide support for
unit-level basic financial literacy and BRS education. More robust financial
counseling services are available through personal financial managers at your
local Fleet and Family Support Center or online via a Military OneSource
personal financial counselor.

6. The importance of the decision to enroll in BRS or remain in the current
retirement system cannot be overstated. This decision is among the most
important financial decisions an opt-in eligible Service Member may make. I
am depending on an all-out leadership effort to ensure that the training is
completed and Service Members are making the most informed financial decision
possible.

7. This NAVADMIN remains in effect until superseded or cancelled, whichever
comes first.

8. Released by Vice Admiral R. P. Burke, N1.//

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