Call for Participants – Joint Medical Executive Skills Institute (JMESI) – CAPSTONE for MHS Leaders Course
Who: Senior Medical Officers (commanders, lead agents, and senior medical department officers in key staff positions)
What: Joint Medical Executive Skills Institute (JMESI) – CAPSTONE for MHS Leaders Course
When: November 14-17, 2022 (Virtual – only 6 seats for Medical Corps)
Where: Virtually via MS Teams
Course Description: The Capstone Course is designed to be a pinnacle event for recently assigned senior military treatment facility commanders, lead agents, and senior medical department officers in key staff positions who will benefit from exposure to and familiarity with entities that shape the MHS. The course provides participants with exposure to the operations of the various organizations within the Department of Defense, pertinent congressional staff, and the offices of the three Surgeons General.
Additional details and objectives can be found here:
Prospective applicants should send a CV and BIO that includes current position, work address, and phone to CAPT Rhett Barrett NLT 1200 Friday, August 26, 2022.
Who: Senior Medical Officers tracking toward Executive Medicine (O6 preferred, but senior O5 is acceptable)
What: 139th Interagency Institute for Federal Health Leaders (Medical Corps is limited to 3-4 seats)
When: September 12-23, 2022 (In-person)
Where: Milken Institute School of Public Health, The George Washington University, 950 New Hampshire Avenue NW, Washington DC (centrally funded by NML&PDC)
Course Description: The purpose of the Interagency Institute for Health Leaders is to provide an opportunity for the seasoned, practicing federal health professional to examine current issues in health care policy and management and to explore their potential impact on the federal health care system. The faculty maximizes the learning experience by presenting materials resulting from research and experience, as well as examples and case studies from the contemporary national health policy decision-making process.
Prospective applicants should send a CV, BIO, position, work/personal phone number, and USPS mailing address to CAPT Rhett Barrett (contact in the global) NLT 1200 Friday, August 5, 2022.
With the recent release of the 2022 GME note, I’d like to re-post an updated version of this post. I’ve participated in the last eight GME selection boards and would like to offer tips for people looking to match for GME in the future. We’ll cover general tips and those specific for medical students and those returning from an operational tour:
- You can increase your score by having publications. If you want to give yourself the best chance of maximizing your score, you need multiple peer-reviewed publications. Any publications or scholarly activity have the chance to get you points, but having multiple peer-reviewed publications is the goal you should be trying to reach.
- Be realistic about your chances of matching. If you are applying to a competitive specialty and you’ve failed a board exam or had to repeat a year in medical school, you are probably not going to match in that specialty. There are some specialties where you can overcome a major blight on your record, but there are some where you can’t. If this is applicable to you, the residency director or specialty leader should be able to give you some idea of your chances. Will they be honest and direct with you? I’m not sure, but it can’t hurt to ask.
- If you are having trouble matching in the Navy for GME, you may have a better chance as a civilian. By the time you pay back your commitment to the Navy, you are a wiser, more mature applicant that some civilian residency programs might prefer over an inexperienced medical student. You’ll also find some fairly patriotic residency programs, usually with faculty who are prior military, that may take you despite your academic struggles.
Tips for Medical Students
- Do everything you can to do a rotation with the GME program you want to match at. You want them to know who you are.
- We have started our transition to straight-through GME, so you’ll notice that most specialties are considering applications from medical students for straight-through GME. If you don’t want to do straight-through and only want to apply for internship, you can opt out on MODS.
- When you are applying, make sure your 2nd choice is not a popular internship (Emergency Medicine, Orthopedics, etc.). If you don’t match in your 1st choice and your 2nd choice is a popular internship, then it will likely have filled during the initial match. This means you get put in the “intern scramble” and you’ll likely wind up in an internship you didn’t even list on your application.
- If you don’t match, your backup plan should be an alternative program at the same site where you eventually want to match for residency. For example, in my specialty (Emergency Medicine or EM) we only have residencies at NMCP and NMCSD. If someone doesn’t match for an EM internship at NMCP or NMCSD, they will have a better chance of eventually matching for EM residency if they do an internship locally, like a transitional internship. Internships at Walter Reed or any other hospital without an EM program are quality programs, but it is much easier to “pledge the fraternity” if you are physically present and can get to know people, attending conferences and journal clubs when you can.
- If your first choice specialty is offering civilian NADDS deferments, you need to apply to civilian residency programs. This is also required, per the BUMED note. You don’t want to find out that you were given a NADDS deferment but you didn’t apply for civilian residency programs. This happens to people all the time. Don’t be that student.
Tips for Applicants Returning from Operational Tours
- You should show up whenever you can for conferences and journal clubs. Again, you want them to know who you are. By attending these events you demonstrate your commitment to the specialty and their program.
- Always get a warfare device (if one is available) during your operational tour. Not having it is when one was available is a red flag.
- Closely examine the GME note and by-site goals. You’ll see that some specialties are offering full-time outservice (FTOS) or civilian deferment (RAD-to-NADDS). If you are in one of these specialties, you need to consider applying for civilian residency programs. If you are unsure, you should probably talk to the specialty leader for whatever specialty you are applying for. There is often a shortage of people willing to enter civilian training. If you are willing to do so, it could get you selected for the specialty you want. Make sure that they specialty leader is aware you will take a civilian deferment if one is offered to you, and make sure you apply to the civilian match.
Executive Navy Medical Readiness Training Course – Medical Planners’ Toolkit (MPTk) & Joint Medical Planning Tool (JMPT)
This course is a one-day virtual training to present an executive overview of two medical modeling tools: the Medical Planners’ Toolkit (MPTK) and the Joint Medical Planning Tool (JMPT). This course will give an overview of how these tools are being used throughout the Department of Defense, provide an understanding of their importance to Navy Medicine, and provide guidance on how to interpret their outputs.
Attendees will gain exposure to both MPTk and JMPT and see examples of how the tools have been used to model problem sets within the Navy and the Marine Corps. Upon completion, attendees will have a broad understanding of:
· the process, inputs, and outputs used in medical modeling and casualty estimation.
· the types of problems MPTk and JMPT can help model.
· the data requirements needed to generate a good product with MPTk and JMPT.
· the outputs, reports, and information that can be generated from MPTk and JMPT.
This class is targeted towards senior medical personnel working with or within operational units. Some experience with operational medical planning is preferred, but not required. Attendees of this course should not expect in-depth training on MPTk or JMPT. Individuals who are interested in in-depth training and becoming authorized users of MPTk should enroll in the Navy Medical Readiness Training (MPTk).
This course is informational only and completion is not reflected in attendees personnel records (service school). There are no CME/CEU credits offered for this course. This course does not satisfy any of the requirements for completion of the Joint Medical Planning Tool (JMPT) Course, facilitated by the Defense Medical Readiness Training Institute (DMRTI).
FY 2022 Course Schedule
The executive level overview will be conducted virtually. Attendees should not schedule other obligations during their registered class time. Attendees should expect to devote the entire class time to instruction and demonstration.
· 18 Aug 2022, 0800-1100 Eastern, 50 Virtual seats, nominations due 4 Aug 2022
· 15 Sep 2022, 0800-1100 Pacific, 50 Virtual seats, nominations due 1 Sep 2022
Attendees can self-register at link below by the nomination date listed above. Should registration exceed the class capacity, the registration list will be prioritized by the Regional Training Officers.
Who: MHS personnel serving in an intermediate-level leadership position within a DHA MTF
What: JMESI Intermediate Executive Skills Course (IESC) (Medical Corps is limited to 7-8 seats)
When: October 17-20, 2022 (Virtual)
Where: JKO online modules and virtual platform learning with instructors located at JBSA-Fort Sam Houston, Texas
Course Description: The Joint Medical Executive Skills Institute Intermediate Executive Skills Course (JMESI-IES) provides education and training on leadership and management skills necessary to successfully serve in an intermediate-level leadership position within a DHA medical treatment facility (MTF). The course is designed to facilitate the attainment of selected Joint Medical Executive Skills core competencies as identified by a Tri-Service review board of MHS senior leaders. The course consists of 11 web-based training (WBT) modules available through Joint Knowledge Online (https://jkodirect.jten.mil) followed by a 4-day live, web-based video conference course hosted on Adobe Connect or MS Teams.
Prospective applicants should send name, position title, work address, and work/cell phone to CAPT Rhett Barrett (contact in the global) NLT 1200 Friday, July 22, 2022.
PERS-4415 (where all the medical Detailers reside) has said they will support applications for this, but only for people with orders into a shore billet or in the early portion of their shore orders:
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LGEP provides naval officers in paygrades O-2 to O-5 with a Department of the Navy-funded graduate degree opportunity in strategy, management and international relations through a low-residency delivery model at selected regionally accredited partner universities or colleges. b. The LGEP pilot program will offer studies that are designed to fit into shore duty tours, allowing officers with compressed career paths to stay close to the waterfront or flight line while earning a Master's degree. LGEP study programs range from 16-24 months at partner universities that may include Old Dominion University (Master of Arts in International Studies with a Concentration in Strategic Leadership), William and Mary (Executive Masters of Business Administration), American University (Master of Science in Management with a Concentration in Strategy and Security), Johns Hopkins University (Master of Arts in Global Policy), University of California San Diego (Master of Advanced Studies in International Affairs) and the University of Washington (Executive Masters in Public Administration). c. Participants will remain at their duty stations and spend limited time on campus, completing the majority of the course material online or via phone. 3. Application and Selection Process: a. The application window will close on 30 June 2022. Up to 60 participants will be selected for Academic Year 2022-2023. Target applicants are due-course warrior scholars who display all the qualities of dedicated career officers who aspire to command. b. Qualified candidates will meet the following prerequisite education and work experience criteria: O-2 to O-5, a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university, and a history of strong academic performance demonstrated by college transcripts. c. Candidates should submit their application package to shania.m.truelove.civ(at)us.navy.mil via encrypted email or the SAFE tool at https://safe.apps.mil no later than 30 June 2022. Packages must include the following: Commanding Officer's endorsement; Detailer/Moderator endorsement; applicant biography; academic transcripts (unofficial are acceptable for the initial application) from all undergraduate and higher education to include transfer credits; statement of purpose explaining why the applicant is interested in LGEP and how the education would benefit the DON. GRE/GMAT scores are not required. The Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Navy (Manpower and Reserve Affairs)(OASN(M&RA)) will forward the applications to the Services for approval prior to the Service Members' acceptance to LGEP. d. Applicants will first apply to LGEP and, if selected, go through an expedited application process with the selected partner school. Applicants will be matched with school programs based on factors to include geographic location, career progression, prioritized student program preference, and the probability that the applicant will be accepted into the school's graduate program based upon previous academic performance. Once provisionally accepted into the LGEP, students must provide official transcripts to the prospective university's graduate program, along with other information as required. e. LGEP selectees will be announced by 15 July 2022 via email from the Naval Education Division (NED), OASN (M&RA). The LGEP program will be centrally funded and cover tuition, required books up to $500.00 per semester, and local travel within a 75 mile radius. Selectees will be responsible for internet access to participate in online assignments and web- enabled interactions with instructors and other students. 4. Service Obligation: a. Per references (a) and (b), selected candidates must sign and commit to a Continued Service Agreement, which will incur a service obligation within the DON of three times the number of months spent in the academic program served concurrently with other obligations, up to a maximum of a three-year service obligation. The service obligation will commence upon completion of or withdrawal from the program, and will be incurred whether or not the service member successfully completes the academic coursework or degree. 5. Point of contact: a. Shania M. Truelove at email: shania.m.truelove.civ(at)us.navy.mil. b. Submit applications to shania.m.truelove.civ(at)us.navy.mil via encrypted email or the SAFE tool at https://safe.apps.mil, with notification to Shania M. Truelove shania.m.truelove.civ(at)us.navy.mil) of package submission. 6. This message will remain in effect until superseded or canceled, whichever occurs first. 7. Released by VADM J. W. Hughes, Deputy Chief of Naval Operations for Warfighting Development (N7)// BT #0001 NNNN UNCLASSIFIED//
Naval Medical Leader & Professional Development Command (NMLPDC) Courses
(1) Basic Readiness Officer Course (B-ROC)
Course Description: The Basic Readiness Officer Course is the first course in the Medical Department Officer’s Learning Continuum. B-ROC is a four unit course in which all units must be completed to receive credit. The course is designed for junior Medical Department Officers in the paygrades O1 to O3 to introduce the organization, structure, business practices, and operational policies of the Naval Medical Department. B-ROC fulfills 8 of the 36 Joint Medical Executive Skills Program (JMESP) competencies.
Funding: There is no cost for this online course.
Process: Available online through Navy E-Learning following the steps below:
1. Navigate to Navy E-Learning (NEL)
2. Select tab “Course Catalog” and cut and paste the following course catalog numbers into the search:
Module(s) Search with Course ID Numbers (CINs)
|B-ROC Unit 1: Organizational Structure, Relationships, and Policy, use||CFHP-NMLPDC-21-BROC-U1-V02|
|B-ROC Unit 2: Utilization and Management of Resources Course, use||CFHP-NMLPDC-21-BROC-U2-V02|
|B-ROC Unit 3: Operational Policies and Procedure, use||CFHP-NMLPDC-21-BROC-U3-V02|
|B-ROC Unit 4: Navy Medicine Division Officer (DIVO)/ Department Head (DH) Functions and Sailorization,||CFHP-NMLPDC-21-BROC-U4-V02|
(1) There is an Ashore vs. Afloat BROC = same course, but Afloat BROC is designed to work within the more IT constrained/restrictive bandwidth Afloat IT environment.
(2) Completion of any BROC version or BMDOC counts for course credit.
3. Select ENROLL for Shore or Afloat BROC and each unit and add to Learning Plan
4. Return to tab My Learning and LAUNCH Course
1. Service School: Like BMDOC, BROC is NOT a Service School. BROC will only auto-reflect in the electronic training jacket and not on the OSR since BROC is not a service school.
2. Prerequisite to AROC: BROC is once again a prerequisite for the Advanced Readiness Officer Course (AROC); HOWEVER, if you already completed BMDOC (in its entirety), you have satisfied the prerequisite and are NOT required to complete BROC.
3. All BROC Modules must be completed in their entirety to meet the overall course requirement.
NEL Functional Issues: For functional issues at the Navy eLearning (NEL) website contact the NEL help desk. Functional issues are broken links or errors or improper course transitions between coursework, quizzes and tests.
The 2023 Association of Military Surgeons of the United States (AMSUS) annual meeting is scheduled to be held 13-16 February 2023 at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center, Washington, D.C. Main Theme of the Annual Meeting: “Healthcare Collaboration: Meeting the Challenges of Today and Tomorrow”.
- Registration will be available via the AMSUS website: **15 September.** This includes the hotel room block.
- The Annual Meeting is an in-person only meeting this year, 27.5 CME/CE hours will be available (ACCME, ANCC, ACPE, AANP; and credits when applicable to APA, ACHE, NASW, ADA-CERP).
- Change from the past – the meeting will start on 13 February with the opening ceremony at 1200, allowing for morning plenary sessions.
- Navy breakouts sessions will be:
- 14 FEB at 1500-1600;
- 15 FEB at 1300-1400
- 15 FEB from 1400-1500, and
- 16 FEB from 0800-0900.
- Navy Plenary date and time will be 16 FEB from 0830-0900.
- For Plenary and Breakout Presentations: Submissions open **6 July** for submission of title, description, learning outcomes (3), and up to four presenters. Submission deadline will be **3 October;** presentation slide decks will be due **12 December.** Submissions must comply with CE requirements.
- Poster Presentations will be 15 FEB from 1100 to 1830 for up to 100 accepted posters. This year there will not be any virtual poster viewing options. Submissions via the platform will open **6 July** for poster abstracts; submissions close **15 October.**
- AMSUS Awards: Nominations through the AMSUS online portal will be accepted from **6 July to 15 October 2022.** Late submissions will not be considered.
- Exhibit booths: sign up for federal agencies start **15 July.**
- BUMED AMSUS POC: CAPT Marc Herwitz (contact in the global)
- For speakers, posters and education content, email@example.com
- For exhibits and sponsorship: firstname.lastname@example.org
- For general meeting questions and awards inquiries: email@example.com
- For communication and marketing: firstname.lastname@example.org
AY23-24 Strategist and National Security Fellowships and Graduate Education Scholarship Programs Call for Applications
The only one that Navy Medicine officers appear to qualify for is the SECDEF Executive Fellows Program (paragraph 6):
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Ref C is Memorandum for the Record: Federal Executive Host Institutions for Academic Years 2023-2024 and 2024-2025. Ref D is NAVADMIN 011/15, Establishment of the Naval Strategy Subspecialty 2300X. Ref E is NAVPERS 15839I, Manual of Navy Officer Manpower and Personnel Classifications, Vol I, dtd April 2022. Ref F is OPNAVINST 1520.24D, Officer Scholarship Program. Ref G is Office of the Deputy Secretary of Defense Directive-type Memorandum (DTM)-19-001, Establishment of the Secretary of Defense Strategic Thinkers Program. Ref H is NAVADMIN 223/21, Update to Senior Officer Graduate Education Requirements. Ref I is OPNAVINST 1520.23C CH-3, Graduate Education// RMKS/1. This NAVADMIN is the call for applications for the Academic Year (AY) 2023-2024 strategist and national security fellowships and civilian graduate education scholarship programs, and for the Fiscal Year (FY) 2024 Olmsted Scholar Program. 2. Per reference (a), these programs are a primary means for developing naval strategists through exposure and learning opportunities at leading think tanks, academic institutions, and with industry partners. a. Talented officers who complete these programs form a cadre of naval strategists able to leverage their experiences and the key relationships they have established to actively contribute toward efforts to improve Navy warfighting advantage. b. Type Commanders and community managers are encouraged to identify quality candidates and encourage these future leaders to apply to these competitive programs. c. Applicable programs include: (1) Federal Executive Fellowship Program (FEF) (2) Hudson Fellow Program, Oxford University (3) Secretary of Defense Executive Fellows Program (SDEF) (4) Secretary of Defense Strategic Thinkers Program (SD STP) (5) Politico-Military Masters Program (PMM) (6) Arthur S. Moreau Program (ASM) (7) Olmsted Scholar Program. 3. AY2023-24 applications are due to Navy Personnel Command NLT 02 September 2022. All supplemental information to the selection board must be received NLT 23 September 2022. The selection board will convene in early November 2022. Results will be announced no later than December 2022. a. Officers may apply for all programs for which they meet the eligibility requirements via a single application. Annotate which programs you are applying for in the subject line of your application. b. Please read program descriptions in their entirety. Unique or additional application and selection requirements are set forth in subparagraph 'b' of each section. c. Applications require a personal statement to the board, a curriculum vitae, biography, and endorsement letters from both your commanding officer and detailer, plus any unique or additional requirements specified for each program. Application forms will be available after 01 June 2022. Send requests for forms and any questions to the OPNAV N712 or PERS 443 POCs listed in this NAVADMIN. d. Service obligation is defined in individual program descriptions below. Most of these programs incur a service obligation of three times (3x) the number of months served in the program (normally 10-12 months), for a 30-36 month obligation. e. Interested officers should submit applications for all programs via encrypted email to the PERS 443 and OPNAV N712 POCs listed in this NAVADMIN. Prior to submission, ensure electronic copies are clear, legible, and properly endorsed. If encrypted email is unavailable, mail applications to: Navy Personnel Command Attn: PERS 443B 5720 Integrity Drive Millington, TN 38005 f. Additional information on graduate education and fellowship programs can be found in the program descriptions below and at https://www.mynavyhr.navy.mil/Career-Management/Education/. 4. Federal Executive Fellowship Program: This is a fellowship program and does not confer a degree. The FEF program provides selected due-course officers an opportunity to improve their understanding of the national security decision-making process through a one-year assignment at a world- class research organization or academic institution. Fellows will serve follow-on tours in a number of critical strategy, policy, national security decision-making, and international engagement billets on major Joint and Navy staffs. A successful FEF tour combined with any previous or future non- resident masters degree from an accredited university will satisfy the in- residence graduate education requirement for major command (see reference (h)). a. Eligibility: Active Duty O4-O6 Unrestricted Line (URL) and Restricted Line (RL) officers in designators 1710, 1810, 1820, 1830, and 1840 are eligible to apply. Training and Administration of the Reserve (TAR) officers are not eligible for the FEF program. Applicants should have a graduate degree. A graduate degree in national security affairs, international relations, strategy, or related discipline is preferred. b. Program information: Thirteen (13) officers will be selected for the AY23-24 Federal Executive Fellowship program by the PERS selection board. The fellowships will begin in August 2023 following a two-week orientation course at the Pentagon. One naval officer will be assigned to each of the thirteen FEF institutions, which include: (1) Atlantic Council, Washington, DC (2) Carnegie Mellon University, Institute for Politics and Strategy, Pittsburgh, PA (3) Center for a New American Security (CNAS), Washington, DC (4) Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), Washington, DC. The CSIS fellow will also serve as an adjunct fellow at the United States Naval Institute (USNI), Annapolis, MD. (5) Chicago Council on Global Affairs, Chicago, IL (6) Georgia Institute of Technology, Sam Nunn School of International Affairs, Atlanta, GA (7) Harvard University, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Cambridge, MA (8) Institute for Defense Analyses (IDA), Alexandria, VA (9) Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Security Studies Program, Cambridge, MA (10) Stanford University, Hoover Institution, Stanford, CA (11) Stimson Center, Washington, DC (12) Tufts University, Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Medford, MA (13) University of Texas at Austin, Clements Center for National Security, Austin, TX c. Reutilization/service obligation: Federal Executive Fellows incur a service obligation three times (3x) the number of months of the fellowship. FEF tours are normally 10-12 months. URL FEFs will serve at least one utilization tour in a validated naval strategist billet on a major Navy, Joint, or OSD staff as soon as possible, but not later than the second subsequent shore tour. Some officers may serve in multiple strategy positions after the fellowship tour, subject to career timing and on a not-to-interfere basis with their command or milestone tours. d. Subspecialty Code/Additional Qualification Code: URL officers who complete a FEF tour will receive the 2300S Naval Strategy subspecialty code and the 24C additional qualification designation (AQD) code. IWC Officers will receive the 2400S subspecialty code and the 24C AQD code. FAO officers will receive the 2000S National Security Studies subspecialty code and the 24C AQD code. 5. Hudson Fellow Program, University of Oxford: This is a fellowship program and does not confer a degree. Hosted by St. Antonys College, the Hudson Fellow will attend the Changing Character of War (CCW) program, led by the History Faculty at Oxford. CCW brings together representatives of the United Kingdom Armed Forces, Government, and multi-national organizations to provide practical knowledge in the interdisciplinary study of war and armed conflict. A successful Hudson tour combined with any previous or future non-resident masters degree from an accredited university will satisfy the in-residence graduate education requirement for major command (see reference (h)). a. Eligibility: Active duty O5-O6 URL and RL officers in designators 1710, 1810, 1820, 1830, and 1840 are eligible to apply. The University of Oxford prefers post-command officers. TAR officers are not eligible for the Hudson Fellowship. Applicant must have a masters degree. A graduate degree in national security affairs, international relations, strategy, or related discipline is preferred. b. Program information: The Hudson Fellowship will begin in August 2023. One (1) primary and two (2) alternate nominees will be selected by the PERS selection board. Their names, CV, biography, and research proposal will be submitted by OPNAV N7 to the University of Oxford for final selection of the one (1) fellow for AY23-24. Applicants for the Hudson Fellowship must include a 2-page research proposal with their application. The Oxford research proposal template can be found at the MyNavyHR website under Education Placement: https://www.mynavyhr.navy.mil/Career- Management/Detailing/Officer/Education-Placement/. c. Reutilization/Service obligation: Hudson fellows incur a service obligation that is three times (3x) the number of months of the fellowship. Hudson Fellowship tours are normally 10-12 months. The URL Hudson Fellow will serve at least one utilization tour in a validated naval strategist billet as soon as possible, but not later than the second subsequent shore tour. Some officers may serve in multiple strategy positions after the fellowship tour, subject to career timing and on a not-to-interfere basis with their command or milestone tours. d. Subspecialty Code/Additional Qualification Code: URL officers who complete the Hudson Fellowship will receive the 2300S subspecialty code and the 24D AQD code. IWC officers will receive the 2400S subspecialty code and the 24D AQD code. FAO officers will receive the 2000S subspecialty code and the 24D AQD code. 6. Secretary of Defense Executive Fellows Program: This is a fellowship program and does not confer a degree. This program provides a venue for exceptional officers to experience innovative business practices within the nation’s leading business enterprises. Military fellows from each of the Services are paired with senior executives in various companies known for their willingness to challenge and adapt their business practices. A successful SDEF tour combined with any previous or future non-resident masters degree from an accredited university will satisfy the in-residence graduate education requirement for major command (see reference (h)). a. Eligibility: All O5-O6 officers are eligible for the SDEF program, including Reserve, TAR, and the Acquisition Professional Community. Related graduate education and staff experience preferred. Per reference (b), applicants must have completed Joint Professional Military Education Phase II (JPME II) (or Advanced Joint Professional Military Education (AJPME) for Reserve officers) prior to beginning the fellowship. This JPME requirement is waived for eligible military officers who have a scientific, technical, or professional military occupational specialty or equivalency, as described in Section 10 of DoD Instruction 1300.19. b. Program information: Four (4) Navy officers will be selected for the AY23-24 program by the PERS selection board. Fellowships will begin in July 2023. Past fellows were assigned to corporations such as 3M, Apple, Amazon, Boeing, Caterpillar, Cisco Systems, Exxon Mobil, J.P. Morgan Chase, FedEx, General Dynamics, Google, Intel, Lockheed Martin, Merck, Microsoft, Morgan Stanley, SalesForce, and SpaceX. c. Reutilization/Service obligation: SDEF graduates incur a service obligation that is three times (3x) the number of months of the fellowship. SDEF tours are normally 12 months in length, depending on the required detachment for the next duty station. d. Subspecialty Code/Additional Qualification Code: All officers who complete the SDEF program will receive the 2000S subspecialty code and the 24F AQD code. 7. Secretary of Defense Strategic Thinkers Program: This program confers a Masters degree in International Public Policy (MIPP). The SD STP program is a one-year masters program at the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (JHU SAIS) campus in Washington, D.C., where students will develop advanced analytical and strategic thinking skills. The SD STP program satisfies the in-residence graduate education requirement for major command (see reference (h)). Additional program information and instructions to sign up for education program notifications are available at https://www.mnp.navy.mil/group/training-education-qualifications/e-graduate- education-and-fellowship-programs. a. Eligibility: Active duty O4-O6 Unrestricted Line (URL) and IWC (1810, 1820, 1830, 1840) officers are eligible. TAR officers are not eligible. Per reference (g), completion of JPME I and graduation in the top 20 percent of their JPME class is required. A minimum of ten years of service is required. Officers who have already participated in Department of Defense-funded graduate education programs are not eligible. Those officers who earned a degree through the Tuition Assistance Program or a Service or Joint War College retain their eligibility for SD STP and do not need a waiver (see reference (i)). b. Program information: Two (2) primary and two (2) alternate nominees will be selected by the PERS selection board. OSD will make the final selection of two (2) Navy scholars for the SD STP program. SD STP selectees will carry a full academic load during the academic year. Additional information can be found at https://www.sais.jhu.edu/admissions/masters- program-admissions/how-apply/us-military-and-veteran-applicants/strategic. GRE scores must be submitted as part of the application package. c. Reutilization/Service Obligation: SD STP graduates will incur a service obligation of a minimum of 24 months following completion of the SD STP program. Upon graduation, SD STP students will be considered for follow-on assignments that utilize their special knowledge and skills gained through the completion of the program. d. Subspecialty Code/Additional Qualification Code: SD STP URL graduates will earn the 2300P Naval Strategy subspecialty code and the 223 AQD code. SD STP IWC graduates will earn the 2400P subspecialty code and the 223 AQD code. 8. Politico-Military Masters Program: This program confers a masters degree. The PMM program provides officers a graduate education in strategy and politico-military affairs at leading civilian universities. The PMM program is a key component of the Navy Strategic Enterprise, educating naval strategists who will be utilized in subsequent strategy and policy-related billets. The PMM program satisfies the in-residence graduate education requirement for major command (see reference (h)). a. Eligibility: Active duty O3-O5 Unrestricted Line (URL) and Restricted Line (RL) 1710, 1810, 1820, 1830, and 1840 designated officers are eligible. This includes O2s selected for O3 and who will be promoted prior to the start of the academic year (July-August 2023). Preference will be given to junior officers (O3-O4). TAR officers are not eligible. Officers who have already participated in a Department of Defense-funded graduate education program are not eligible. Those officers who earned a degree through the Tuition Assistance Program or Service or a Joint War College retain their eligibility for PMM and do not need a waiver (see reference (i)). b. Program information: Eight (8) officers will be selected for the one- year PMM program. Selected officers will carry a full academic load during the academic year. The approved AY23-24 institutions and their associated degree programs are listed below. Other universities that meet the Naval Strategy subspecialty (2300P) Educational Skills Requirements (ESRs) for PMM will be considered on a case-by-case basis by OPNAV N7. GRE scores must be submitted as part of the application package. (1) Harvard University, Boston, MA: Mid-Career Master in Public Administration, John F. Kennedy School of Government. (2) Johns Hopkins University, Washington, DC: Master of International Public Policy, Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies. (3) Princeton University, Princeton, NJ: Master in Public Policy (MPP) - International Relations, Princeton School of Public and International Affairs. (4) Tufts University, Medford, MA: Master of Arts in the Mid-Career Program at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy. (5) University of California, San Diego (UCSD), San Diego, CA: Master of Advanced Studies in International Affairs (MAS-IA), School of Global Policy and Strategy. (6) University of Chicago, Chicago, IL: Master of Arts in International Relations at the Committee on International Relations. (7) University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA: Master of Arts in Politics (International Relations) in the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Woodrow Wilson Department of Politics. (8) University of Washington, Seattle, WA: Master of Arts in International Studies, Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies. c. Reutilization/Service Obligation: PMM graduates incur a service obligation equal to three times (3x) the number of months in the education program, up to 36 months total. URL PMM graduates will serve at least one tour in a validated strategy subspecialty billet in either politico-military affairs or strategy and policy, subject to career timing and on a not-to- interfere basis with their command or milestone tours. d. Subspecialty Code/Additional Qualification Code: PMM URL graduates will earn the 2300P Naval Strategy subspecialty and the 24A AQD codes. The Education Plan (EP) for URL PMM students must be in full compliance with the 2300P ESRs. Restricted Line (FAO) PMM graduates will earn the 2000P National Security Studies subspecialty code and the 24A AQD code. IWC PMM graduates will earn the 2400P subspecialty code and the 24A AQD code. The EP for FAOs must be in compliance with the 2000P ESRs and developed in coordination with the FAO detailer. The EP for IWC officers must be in compliance with the 2400P ESRs. 9. Arthur S. Moreau Program (ASM): This program leads to a degree (PhD). The ASM program is a two-year program for candidates seeking to complete a PhD or to achieve an 'All But Dissertation' status in a politico-military related field. The ASM program satisfies the in-residence graduate education requirement for major command (see reference (h)). a. Eligibility: Active duty O4-O5, URL-only are eligible. This includes O3s selected for O4 and who will be promoted prior to the start of the academic year (July-August 2023). TAR officers are not eligible. ASM candidates must already possess a masters degree in a politico-military related field such as national security affairs, international relations, strategy, or related discipline. b. Program Information: One (1) officer may be selected for the ASM program. The selected officer in the ASM program will carry a full academic load during the academic year. The approved ASM AY23-24 institutions are the same as listed with the approved PMM universities in para 7.b. Other universities that meet the Naval Strategy subspecialty (2300P) Educational Skills Requirements (ESRs) for PMM and ASM will be considered on a case-by-case basis by OPNAV N7. GRE scores must be submitted as part of the application package. c. Reutilization/Service Obligation: ASM graduates incur a service obligation equal to three times (3x) the number of months in the education program, up to 72 months total. ASM graduates will serve at least one tour in a validated strategy subspecialty billet in either politico-military affairs or strategy and policy, subject to career timing and on a not-to-interfere basis with their command or milestone tours. d. Subspecialty Code/Additional Qualification Code: ASM graduates will earn either the 2300P or the 2300D Naval Strategy subspecialty code and the 24B AQD code. The Education Plan (EP) for ASM officers must be in full compliance with the 2300P ESRs. 10. Olmsted Scholars: This program may confer a masters degree, and could satisfy the in-residence graduate education requirement for major command (see reference (h)). The Olmsted Scholar Program offers outstanding young military leaders an unsurpassed opportunity to achieve fluency in a foreign language, pursue graduate study at an overseas university and acquire an in- depth understanding of foreign cultures, thereby equipping them to serve in positions of greater responsibility as senior leaders. This unique scholarship opportunity supports the DoD emphasis on developing language skills and regional cultural knowledge across the force. a. Eligibility: All active duty officers with the designators 1110, 1120, 1130, 1140, 1310, 1320, 1810, 1820, 1830, 1840, or 3100 with at least three years of Active Federal Commissioned Service (AFCS) and no more than 13.5 years of total Active Federal Service (AFS) as of 1 April 2023 are eligible to apply. The maximum length of service eligibility requirement has been extended for all eligible designators from 11 years to 13.5 years as part of a three- year trial program. b. Program Information: The Navy is seeking applicants who display the warfighting and intellectual qualities of dedicated career officers who aspire to command. Applicants should be available to commence language training in summer/fall 2023 at the Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center in Monterey, CA or Washington, DC, begin two years of study at a foreign university in 2024 and complete their studies in 2026. A detailer written/signed statement, as stated in enclosure (3) of reference (f), must be included in the nomination package. Olmsted notifications will occur in two phases. Navy nominees will be notified via email following the Navy selection board in November 2022. Scholars selected by the Olmsted Foundation Board of Directors will be contacted via email following the selection board in March 2023. c. Reutilization/Service Obligation: Olmsted Scholars incur a service obligation equal to three times (3x) the number of months in the education program and will be calculated based on the number of months the officer is assigned overseas. d. Subspecialty Code/Additional Qualification Code: Olmsted scholars will earn the 219 AQD code and, if they complete a degree in national security affairs (earning the 2XXXP subspecialty code), will be integrated into the Pol-Mil subspecialty community and may be eligible to fill billets coded with a 24X AQD code. e. Additional Application Information: Applications for the FY24 Olmsted program are separate and distinct from the application for the other programs covered by this NAVADMIN. These must include detailer endorsement and should be prepared according to enclosure (3) of reference (f) and submitted via email NLT 02 September 2022 to the Navy Olmsted Scholar Program Manager and PERS 443 POCs listed at the end of this NAVADMIN. DLAB and GRE scores must be submitted as part of the application package. Official college transcripts may be submitted via the institution to the Olmsted Scholar Program Manager, which must also be received no later than 02 September 2022. Detailed information on application requirements, sample application template, and Frequently Asked Questions are located on the Navy College website at https://www.navycollege.navy.mil/sailors/other-navy-programs.htm. 11. Points of Contact: Contact the POCs listed below for program-specific details and questions. Direct all application-only questions to either OPNAV N712 or NAVPERSCOM. a. OPNAV: CDR Anne C. Stehlin, OPNAV N712 Branch Head, 571-256-4784, email@example.com; Ms. Jennifer Rigdon Teter, N712 Contract Support, 703-692-1934, firstname.lastname@example.org. b. NAVPERSCOM: LT Jacob Jepsen, PERS 443, 901-874-3996, email@example.com. c. OLMSTED: Ms. Elise McGuire, Navy Olmsted Scholar Program Manager, 850- 473-6064, firstname.lastname@example.org. 12. Released by VADM J. W. Hughes, Deputy Chief of Naval Operations for Warfighting Development (N7). // BT #0001 NNNN UNCLASSIFIED//