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Command Surgeon, US Special Operations Command – O6 Only

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Commander, US Special Operations Command requests Service nominations to fill this full-time position. The scope of duties requires an O-6 officer (would consider officers selected to O-6) who has Top Secret-SCI security clearance or is eligible. Clinicians (2100 or 2300 designators) with Special Operations experience are strongly desired but not required. Prospective applicants must demonstrate exceptional knowledge, skills and abilities to perform and execute the duties and responsibilities as outlined in this position description:

The assignment is 24-36 months, and the desired report date is March-September, 2023.

Prospective applicants should send a CV, BIO, copies of the last three fitness reports, letter of endorsement from the nominee’s chain of command, and nominee contact information (work and personal phone/email) to CAPT Rhett Barrett (contact in the global) NLT Jul 22, 2022.

Hot Fill for JUL 2022 – Fleet Surgical Team 4 OIC / CATF Surgeon – Norfolk, VA – O5/O6

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This is a high visibility, high impact position that involves coordination between Navy and Marine Corps operational units. Previous operational experience is a must. Candidates must have demonstrated leadership abilities in previous assignments. Prior completion of CATF Surgeon course is preferred but not required. Must be O5/6, but would consider highly qualified O5 selects.


Job Title:  Officer-in-Charge, Fleet Surgical Team / CATF Surgeon

Billet Locations:  Norfolk, VA

Billet Rank:  O-5/O-6

Tour length:  2 years

GMO privileging required:  YES

Fill date:  July 2022

Deployed leadership opportunity for an O5/O6 to serve as the Senior Medical Authority Afloat.  Fleet Surgical Team OICs serve as the Subject Matter Experts (SME) in maritime Health Service Support and typically report to Expeditionary Strike Group (ESG) Commanders or Amphibious Readiness Group (ARG) Commodores.  Supervising a team of 18 personnel, your role is to ensure that your team and assigned ARG ships’ Medical Departments are combat ready to deploy aboard LSD, LPD and LHD/LHA class warships to provide Role 2 damage control surgical services, Intensive Care support, resuscitative support, enroute care, blood bank management services, and behavioral health support.  In addition, while underway you will serve as the Commander, Amphibious Task Force (CATF) Surgeon, responsible for the coordination of health services support across multiple ships at sea and with numbered Fleet Commanders.  Position open to all medical specialties.

Interested officers should contact CAPT Wayne Smith at 901-874-4094 or via email at wayne.r.smith42.mil < at > us.navy.mil.

CATF Surgeon Courses

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All the details to sign up for the Commander, Amphibious Task Force Surgeon Course are in this document:

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.