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The course prepares the Navy Medical Department Officers for the unique challenges of operational medicine. The Navy Medical Department Officer will utilize this training while assigned to a ship or other fleet operating unit to provide leadership, logistic, and administrative skills to ensure operational readiness under governing Navy regulations.

Learning site:
Surface Warfare Medical Institute, San Diego, CA
Primary mode of instruction:
Distance learning via DoD 365 Microsoft Teams, no cost TAD orders required.

Offered in May, July, October every fiscal year.



Provide the following information: name/rank, DoD ID number, unit, contact phone number, work, and personal e-mail address, requested course.

Security classification:


Course length:

10 days.

Continuing medical education (CME): 



The course coordinator arranges for the subject matter experts and Surface Force Medical Institute instructors to present lesson topics.

Target audience:

Commissioned Officer Paygrades O3-O6 in the Medical Corps, Nurse Corps or Medical Service Corps.

****This course is under a temporary authorization allowing use of the virtual platform for course offerings pending completion of the Training Requirement Review. This precludes our ability to incorporate ship visits as part of these courses at this time.****

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