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    U.S. Navy Surgeon General releases guidance to Fleet; focuses on People, Platforms, Performance and Power.

    FALLS CHURCH, VA, UNITED STATES

    01.14.2020

    Story by BUMED PAO 

    U.S. Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery

    FALLS CHURCH (NNS) -- Rear Adm. Bruce Gillingham, U.S. Navy Surgeon General, released his operational order to the Fleet Jan. 6, highlighting how the command will support the Navy Fleet and the Marine Corps.
    RADM Gillingham, the 39th Surgeon General, was confirmed by the Senate on Oct. 31, 2019 and from day one has outlined his guidance to “Navy Medicine will optimize to project medical power in support of Naval Superiority.” He has emphasized that this is a transformational time for Navy Medicine as the command pivots to readiness after the transfer of Navy military treatment facilities to the Defense Health Agency.
    The guidance describes the ideal end state for his priorities for the command – People, Platforms, Performance and Power -- and charts the course that we will take to achieve these outcomes.
    Below is the end state of each priority as described by Rear Adm. Gillingham in the document.

    People: Active, reserve and civilian medical forces are organized, trained, and equipped to support the integrated Naval Force. To ensure the forces are optimally manned and trained, Navy Medicine will have an enterprise-wide human capital strategy and an associated realigned professional education system to meet its integrated Naval Force requirements. Navy Medicine is a leader in the Navy’s Culture of Excellence – a culture that emphasizes signature behaviors over compliance. Mutual respect is our baseline and excellence is our habit.

    Platforms: Navy Medicine will have modern and maintained program of record equipment sets and appropriate platform training in place that will provide the capabilities necessary to support the warfighter. Additionally, non-traditional “platform” requirements to support Combatant Commander’s (e.g., Global Health Engagement) and installation commander’s (e.g., Safety and Occupational Medicine) requirements will be defined and resourced to the maximum extent possible.

    Performance: Navy Medicine will have programs in place to ensure our active duty personnel meet and exceed their operationally-focused knowledge, skills and abilities (KSA). Further, high value performance will be gained through the principles of high reliability, appreciative inquiry, artificial intelligence, partnerships and data driven decision making.

    Power: All elements of Navy Medicine, including its personnel, equipment, infrastructure, and analytical capabilities are harnessed to produce medically ready forces and a ready medical force.

    In closing he said, “now is the time for Navy Medicine to make the changes necessary to support our Naval Forces Operational medicine requirements. I am absolutely confident that we have the right team to make this happen as there is no obstacle too great to overcome when our health care team shares a common understanding of the desired end state and collectively works towards it.”

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    Date Taken: 01.14.2020
    Date Posted: 01.14.2020 15:41
    Story ID: 359168
    Location: FALLS CHURCH, VA, US 

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