Global Health Engagement

Liaison Officer, Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) – O3-O5 with Global Health AQD

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Any MC officers interested need to send me their CV and military bio by COB 4 OCT 2021 if they want to apply for this position. Officers from other Corps should e-mail their respective Deputy Corps Chiefs or Career Planners:

WHAT: Liaison Officer, Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA)

WHERE: Falls Church, VA (BUMED) and Arlington, VA (DSCA)

WHO:  2XXX / O3-O5

WHEN:  NLT 1 March 2022

WHY:  Exciting opportunity for a motivated Medical Department Officer to serve as the Liaison Officer (LNO) and engage in security cooperation programs that advance U.S. national security and foreign policy interests, develop experience building the capacity to respond to shared challenges, and train in a unified approach to Global Health Engagement (GHE) planning and cooperation on matters of mutual interest to BUMED/Navy Medicine and DSCA.

**Mandatory Quals: 68M Global Health Specialist Additional Qualification Designator (AQD) and Global Health Specialist Program Professional Tier; completion of training incorporating the established GHE competencies.

Full PD here:

Throwback Thursday Classic Post – Global Health Specialist Program Information Package

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We have put out a lot of Global Health Engagement (GHE) opportunities. You can see all of them past and present at this link. Many officers are wondering how they can get the GHE additional qualification designator (AQD).

Here is a information package that explains the entire program, including how to get the AQD:

Global Health Specialist Program Information Package

On-Line Global Health Training

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Please see the message from the Global Health Engagement Office:

GHEO is committed to providing educational opportunities for our GHE community. While the COVID-19 pandemic continues to put in-person trainings on hold, there are an abundance of online trainings available. On Milsuite you will find a list GHE-related trainings that you may take online:

https://www.milsuite.mil/book/groups/navy-global-health-engagement

If you are aware of any additional trainings that are not included on this list, please send them to our office for inclusion.

V/r,
CAPT Huddleston

Director, Global Health Engagement

BUMED Liaison to USAID

Office of Global Health Engagement (M52)

New Zealand Health Affairs Attache Position – CAPT/CAPT(s)

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Please see these documents for this position:

Please note that we are only considering applications from CAPT or CAPT(s) applicants. If you are a CAPT or CAPT(s) and wish to apply, you need to send me your CV, bio, and letter of intent by COB 30 OCT 2020 at joel.m.schofer.mil < at > mail.mil.

May-June Global Health Engagement Professional Development Update

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Here is the update, which includes a link to the site where you can apply for the Global Health Engagement Additional Qualification Designators (AQDs):

May-June GHE Professional Development Update

Global Health Specialist Course Opportunity

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There is an International Health Specialist Orientation Course that will be offered 27 APR-1 MAY. The location is the National Capital Region and funding is planned to be by the BUMED Office of Global Health Engagement (GHEO) to support Navy Personnel as noted in this document and below. Priority will be given to officers who hold the Global Health Specialist Additional Qualification Designation (68M), are currently under orders for a GHE billet or are selected for duty assignment under a GHE billet.

If you are interested in attending, please contact the Navy Medicine Office of Global Health Engagement at usn.ncr.bumedfchva.mbx.ghe-office < at > mail.mil. Please note there is a prerequisite that needs to be completed as noted below.

This course will be added to the FY21 Leadership Course Catalog (should be out in the SEP timeframe) so there will be future iterations of the course occurring twice per year per current plans.

Course information copied from the attached announcement is below:

Course Description: The course provides training in critical concepts of global health engagement and health security cooperation to increase the resiliency and readiness of our Navy Medicine personnel, support the Fleet and line operations, and build sustainable relationships with partner nations. The course will provide an advanced, comprehensive understanding of core global health engagement competencies among Navy global health engagement professionals.

Target Audience: Course seats are available for all officers in the Navy Medical Department Corps: Dental, Medical, Medical Service and Nursing Corps staffing a billet in CONUS or a GHE billet OCONUS. Priority will be given to officers who hold the Global Health Specialist Additional Qualification Designation (68M), are currently under orders for a GHE billet or are selected for duty assignment under a GHE billet.

Funding: Funding will be provided by the BUMED Office of Global Health Engagement (GHEO) to support Navy Personnel.

Process: For more information, please contact the Navy Medicine Office of Global Health Engagement at usn.ncr.bumedfchva.mbx.ghe-office < at >mail.mil.

Pre-Requisites: Participants must complete one of the following trainings prior to the first day of the course.

– Security Cooperation Management Orientation Online Course (SCM-OC-OL):

https://www.discs.dsca.mil/_pages/courses/online/scm-oc-ol.aspx?section=syl

– Security Cooperation Management Familiarization Course (SCM-FA-OL):

https://www.discs.dsca.mil/_pages/courses/online/scm-fa-ol.aspx?section=syl

Global Health Specialist Program Information Package

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We have put out a lot of Global Health Engagement (GHE) opportunities lately. You can see all of them past and present at this link. Many officers are wondering how they can get the GHE additional qualification designator (AQD).

Here is a information package that explains the entire program, including how to get the AQD:

Global Health Specialist Program Information Package

Global Health Engagement Position – Health Affairs Attaché, Vietnam – O5/O6

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There is a wonderful global health engagement (GHE) opportunity for an O-5/O-6 physician. We will be filling the Health Affairs Attaché position at the embassy in Hanoi, Vietnam. The desired report date is September 2020.

Applications (CV, Bio, Letter of Intent), with Detailer and Specialty Leader concurrence, should be submitted to CDR Melissa Austin (contact is in the global) NLT COB, Friday, November 22nd.

Here are some additional details:

Health Affairs Attache-Vietnam Position Description

Global Health Engagement Update

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Colleagues,

As summer winds down, I want to take the opportunity to share the Navy Office of Global Health Engagement’s (GHEO) progress on our objectives and the future of Navy GHE.

Our office has been writing about the Core Competencies of Navy GHE in our recent Professional Development Updates (PDU); focusing on the knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSAs) that must be demonstrated to hold the 68M Additional Qualification Designator (AQD). It has been our hope that describing and contextualizing these competencies would help our community members identify their own skills gained while on GHE missions. Underscoring each of the six competencies highlighted in previous PDUs is leadership.

While GHEs present opportunities for us to improve our medical and non-medical skills in unique environments, they also present a chance for the Navy to lead the way forward. By strengthening partnerships and building our allies’ capabilities through GHE, the Navy is leading the way towards a more collaborative, interoperable and safer world. There are a few items from our office that I would like to highlight.

First, we recently sent out announcements for three billets – they are still open -and we will be sending out more announcements shortly.

Second, our office has begun overhauling our communications strategy to better highlight important and impactful work that Navy GHE does around the world. The first post is on our MilSuite page and we’d love for you to read it here:

https://www.milsuite.mil/ book/groups/navy-global-health-engagement/blog/2019/09/12/ghe-in-brief-guyana

If you are interested in sharing your own story from an engagement, please email our office.

For those interested in learning more about GHEO, sharing your stories, or connecting with the office, I encourage you to visit our SharePoint page  or email the office.

Very Respectfully,
Michael Shusko, MD, MPH, FAAFP, FACOEM
Captain, Medical Corps, US Navy
Director, Office of Global Health Engagement (M96)