operational billets

Application Process for Non-Specialty Specific Billets

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Please see the message below and attachments from PERS. Also note that per the Military Personnel Manual, you must be at 24 years or less of service to apply for the Senior War College. In other words, you have to have 4-6 years of service left as an O5/O6 to be considered:

CAPT Schofer,

Respectfully requesting dissemination of Non-Specialty Specific (NSS) opportunities list for 2022.

(2) attachments:

1. Candidate application with process description.

2. List of 2022 NSS opportunities with brief position descriptions.

Officer’s must seek concurrence from their Specialty Leader to apply.

Completed applications forms are due to officer’s detailer (cc CAPT Smith) NLT 6 Dec 2021.

Thank you for your time.


Wayne R. Smith


Head, Medical Corps Assignments

Executive Medicine, Surgical Specialties Detailer

Navy Personnel Command, PERS-4415

5720 Integrity Drive

Millington, TN 38005

Senior Executive/Operational Positions

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If you are interested in applying for any of the positions listed below, I need an updated CV, military bio, and NAVMED 1412/1 sent to my mail.mil address by 1 OCT 2021:

I know the NAVMED 1412/1 says “Command Screening Application” and you are not applying for command screening, but using this form is the easiest way to get all the info I need. Please fill it out to the best of your ability and send it to me.

Senior Operational Positions

  • 1st MARDIV Surgeon (Camp Pendleton, CA) – O5/O6
  • 2nd MARDIV Surgeon (Camp Lejeune, NC) – O5/O6
  • 2nd MAW Surgeon (Cherry Point, NC) – O5/O6
  • 2nd MLG Surgeon (Camp Lejeune, NC) – O5/O6
  • 3rd MARDIV Surgeon (Okinawa) – O5/O6
  • MARFORRES Surgeon (New Orleans, LA) – O6
  • Commander, Navy Reserve Forces Command Surgeon (Norfolk, VA) – O6
  • SUBPAC Surgeon (Hawaii) – O5/O6
  • I MEF Surgeon (Camp Pendleton, CA) – O6
  • II MEF Surgeon (Camp Lejeune, CA) – O6
  • III MEF Surgeon (Okinawa) – O6
  • MARFORPAC Surgeon (Hawaii) – O6

Senior Executive Positions

  • Deputy Chief of the Medical Corps – O6
  • MEDLANT Deputy Commander (Portsmouth, VA) – Post-Command O6
  • MEDPAC Deputy Commander (San Diego, CA) – Post-Command O6
  • PERS-454 (Deployability Assessment and Assignment Branch, Millington, TN) – Post-Command O6
  • BUMED Diversity Officer (Falls Church, VA) – O5/O6
  • BUMED Chief Medical Officer (Falls Church, VA) – O6
  • BUMED Global Health Director (Falls Church, VA) – O6
  • DHA, Deputy Asst. Director of Strategy and Innovation (Falls Church, VA) – O6

New Operational Medical Officer (OMO) Instruction is Out – You Now Apply for Flight, Dive, FMF, and Surface

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BLUF – Officers will now not only apply for Flight Surgery or Undersea Medicine, but also Fleet Marine Force and Surface.

Attached is the new instruction that governs application for Operational Medical Officer (OMO) positions:

The old version only mentioned Flight Surgery (FS) and Undersea Medicine (UMO), but this one adds Surface and Fleet Marine Force (FMF), all under the banner of OMO. In addition, it creates the Undersea Medical Examiner, similar to the Aviation Medical Examiner, so that anyone who can’t complete UMO training has a landing spot if they can’t complete UMO training, similar to Flight. This is all part of our 5-year transition to straight-through GME, which will kick off at the next GME Selection Board, and residency trained physicians in support of the Fleet.

Anyone interested in this should read the instruction in its entirety as it is a complete re-write. Finally, anyone interested in applying for Surface or FMF opportunities in FY22 who does not already have that experience will be applying to a selection board like Flight and Dive always have. No longer do these simply go through the GMO Detailer.

If there are any questions after reading the instruction, please contact the POCs in the instruction or me.

1st MLG Surgeon – Summer 2021 – O5/O6

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The 1st MLG Surgeon position will become available June 2021. Here is the PD for the position:

All Interested candidates should submit their CV and military bio to me (Joel dot M dot Schofer dot mil at mail dot mil) by COB 30 APR 2021.

One Way to Get Operationally Relevant and Advance Your Career – Go Undersea Medicine

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Every year promotion boards are placing more emphasis on operational contributions. Here is one way to get operationally relevant if you are residency-trained:


Residency trained physicians are encouraged to become Undersea Medical Officers.  Positions are available with operational units, research facilities, training commands, MTFs, and overseas.  If you would like more information about billets contact the Undersea Medicine Specialty Leader, CAPT James Mucciarone (contact info is below).  If you would like information about training, visit the Naval Undersea Medical Institute website and go to the tab for Prospective Undersea Medical Officer (https://www.med.navy.mil/sites/nmotc/numi/UMOApply/Pages/default.aspx). 


James J. Mucciarone, MD, CPE


Force Medical Officer

Commander Submarine Force

U.S. Pacific Fleet

Undersea Medicine Specialty Leader

Office: (808) 473-5789

Cell: (757) 817-7380

NIPR: james dot mucciarone at navy dot mil

Director, Clinical Support Services, Headquarters Marine Corps (Arlington, VA) – O5/O6

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This position (PD attached) is a summer 2021 fill:

Anyone interested in applying needs to contact CAPT Garder (Senior Detailer) by COB 9 APR 2021.

DCSS on USNS COMFORT – Deadline Extended to 3/24

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Here’s the original post. Deadline has been extended to 3/24. This means there wasn’t much interest. If you are looking for an operational leadership job that checks many boxes for promotion boards, this is a good example…

Full Operating Status (FOS) Director of Clinical Support Services, USNS COMFORT (T-AH 20): Responsible for oversight and management of on board Clinical Support Services including Pharmacy, Physical Therapy, Laboratory Medicine, Blood Bank, Pathology, and Microbiology; During Reduced Operating Status (ROS), regularly liaises with ROS Directors in support of maintaining DCSS areas to the maximum state of readiness including the ability to transition to FOS in five days; Responsible for planning and coordination with the Director for Medical Operations in preparation for all missions; For humanitarian assistance missions, provides direct interaction with host nation as part of subject matter exchange events; Serves as a member of the Executive Steering Committee which directly advises the Commanding Officer in the conduct of all Medical Treatment Facility Operations; Participates in quarterly USNS COMFORT (T-AH 20) readiness exercises (COMFEX).

The expectation is that the selected candidate will commit to 2 years in the position. This commitment includes 20 percent of each work week dedicated to continued mission planning and training activities, with an expectation to come aboard 1-2 times per month; available for up to six month deployment when tasked; available 5 work days per quarter for COMFEX.

Interested candidates submit a Letter of Intent, current Curriculum Vitae, and a Commanding Officer’s endorsement which must include a statement acknowledging the time commitment to the platform. Please direct all queries and submit all required materials to CDR Dario P. Morgan, Director for Administration (dario dot morgan dot mil < at > ah20 dot navy dot mil / 757-444-2035) by 19 FEB 21.