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Navy Medical Corps Officers Assignment

Our goal is to provide the finest medical support in order to meet the Navy and Marine Corps mission. We do this by working closely with individual Medical Corps officers, specialty leaders, and commands in order to assign the right person for the right billet at the right time.  We provide career guidance and give every effort to meet your needs while supporting the mission of Naval Medicine.  Communication is an essential part of the process, so we encourage you to contact us at any time.

This page has information on opportunities, as well as notices on other opportunities open to Medical Corps officers.  Click on the links below to see what’s available now.  For more information about these assignments, or to find out about available assignments for a particular medical specialty, contact your detailer.


Flight Surgery/Aerospace Medicine/Undersea Medicine

Flight surgery and undersea/diving medicine opportunities exist for those interested in those fields. Flight surgeons are assigned to both Navy and Marine Corps aviation units and UMOs are assigned to deployable submarine tenders (large support ships), land-based submarine squadron staffs and deployable and land-based diving units. 



GMOs are assigned to surface ships and land-based surface squadron staffs, Navy Seabee battalions and Marine Corps units. Very few GMOs are assigned to hospitals or their branch clinics in the US and overseas; these individuals have generally completed an initial 2 year operational tour in direct support of the operating forces.  GMO assignments are for a minimum of 2 years, requests to extend in current billet past 2 years will be considered.  Obligated service is repaid on a 1-year for 1-year basis while serving as a GMO.


GMO Vacancies

For current GMO vacancies, please contact your detailer.


Duty Preferences

Please contact your detailer in order to provide him/her with your preferences for duty assignments. 


Graduate Medical Education 

For more information refer to the NMPT&E webpage.


Record Preparation

To prepare your Officer record for promotion boards, please see the following document, "CDR Schofer's Promo Prep Guidance."  This document will provide a step by step process for updating your record and provide general guidance on getting promoted.

CDR Schofer's Promo Prep Guidance


Homeport Locations (Medical Corps)

For current list of available homeport locations, please contact your detailer.



Every reasonable effort will be made for military couples to move together/serve together whenever possible.  Assignments will normally be made to fill valid Navy requirements, considering the needs of the military family as well as the manning of the losing and gaining activities; therefore, collocation/immediate reassignment may not always be possible.  For more information please refer to MILPERSMAN 1300/1000 

Please contact your detailer to alert him/her and your spouse's detailer of your intent to request co-location.  This is especially important in cases where your spouse does not have the same Officer designation. 


Navy Exceptional Family Member Program

The goal of the EFMP is to ensure the special needs of the EFM can be met at a new assignment location.  EFMP enrollment is mandatory and required immediately upon identification of a special need.  If you are currently enrolled in EFM or possibly have a new EFM issue please make sure to update your status.

For more information refer to the Navy’s EFMP information webpage.  

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