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The Commander Amphibious Task Force Surgeon (CATFS) course prepares Navy Medical Corps Officers for the unique challenges of being a CATFS. The objectives will prepare the student to serve as a Senior Medical Advisor to an Amphibious Task Force Commander while meeting the eligibility requirements for a CATFS assignment.
Surface Warfare Medicine Institute, San Diego, CA.
Distance learning via DoD 365 Microsoft Teams.
Offered in March and September every fiscal year.
Provide the following information: name/rank, DoD ID number, unit, contact phone number, work, and personal e-mail address, requested course.
The course coordinator arranges for the subject matter experts and SWMI instructors to present lesson topics.
Commissioned Officer Paygrades O3-O6 in the Medical Corps, Nurse Corps, or Medical Service Corps. Priority will be given to Navy Medical Corps Officers (21XX) that are filling or have orders to fill a CATF-S billet. Other Medical Department Officers that have previous operational experience may request a seat based on space availability. Both active and reserve officers are eligible.
Bureau of Medicine and Surgery
7700 Arlington Blvd. Ste. 5113 Falls Church, VA 22042-5113
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