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The Navy Medicine Officer Orientation Course is a 5-day resident training program designed to provide new Naval Medical Department officers of all Corps with an indoctrination into Navy Medicine, covering fundamental personnel management and operational readiness knowledge, skills, and abilities. This five-day in  residence course directly supports the Surgeon General’s Navy Medicine Priorities, the 4 P’s (People, Platforms, Performance, and Power), and will orient Naval Medical Department officers of all Corps to DOD, Navy, and Navy Medicine organizational structures in preparation for operational assignments with the Fleet and Marine Forces. Topics include:
  • Character and Ethics
  • Leadership
  • Diversity & Inclusion
  • Operational Capstone
  • Critical Thinking and Decision Making
  • High Reliability Organizations
  • Data Driven Decision Making
  • History of Navy Medicine High
  • Velocity Learning
  • Appreciative Inquiry
  • Personnel and Unit Readiness
  • Strategic Overview (US Military C2)
  • Orders and Planning Process
  • Introduction to Plans, Operations and Medical Intelligence (POMI)
  • US Military Health Service Support (HSS) Capabilities
  • Force Health Protection (FHP) and Navy Medicine
  • Navy Medicine Organizational Structure and Roles
  • Medical Logistics in the Operational Environment
  • Global Health Engagement (GHE)
  • Medical Regulating and Patient Movement
  • Health Records in the MTF and the Operational Environment
  • Operational Medical Footprint (SURFOR, AIRFOR, SUBFOR, MARFOR)
  • Discipline and the Navy Legal System

New Active Duty (AD) Naval Medical Department officers of all Corps, currently only available as an intermediate stop (i-Stop) between departing Officer Development School (ODS) and reporting to their first AD permanent duty station.
Naval Medical Leader & Professional Development Command provides contract lodging while attending the course. Students receive partial per diem (meals and M&IE) while attending the course, and will liquidate that as part of the initial check-in and PCS travel liquidation at the ultimate duty station.
Course Contact

Course Coordinator/Course Management Department
Naval Medical Leader and Development Command

Training Site
Naval Support Activity - Bethesda
Naval Medical Leader and Professional Development Command, Bethesda, MD 20889

Course Data
  • Length: 5 days
  • Classes/year: 9
  • Seats/class: 200
  • Seats/year: 1400
  • CPD: 23N6
  • CIN#: B-61-2100

NM-101 Course Dates


Course Title

Course Number

Course Start Date

Course End Date

Nom Due Date



Monday, November 1, 2021

Friday, November 5, 2021

September 24, 2021



Monday, November 21, 2021

Friday, November 24, 2021

October 15, 2021



Monday, February 28, 2022

Friday, March 4, 2022

January 21, 2022



Monday, April 4, 2022

Friday, April 8, 2022

February 25. 2022



Monday, May 09, 2022

Friday, May 13, 2022

April 1, 2022



Monday, June 13, 2021

Friday, June 17, 2021

May 6, 2022



Monday, July 18, 2022

Friday, July 22, 2022

June 10, 2022



Monday, August 19, 2022

Friday, September 2, 2022

July 22, 2022

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