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    Plotting a Course for Navy Medicine’s Future

    Strategic Planning Conference

    Photo By Petty Officer 2nd Class David Kolmel | 210629-N-IT566-0061 JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO FT. SAM HOUSTON Rear Adm. Cynthia Kuehner,...... read more read more



    Story by Petty Officer 1st Class David Kolmel 

    Naval Medical Forces Support Command

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas – Navy Medicine leaders from around the fleet and Marine forces gathered here for a strategic planning conference, June 28-29.
    Naval Medical Forces Support Command (NMFSC) hosted more than fifty diverse stakeholder leaders representing the Bureau of Medicine and Surgery, Naval Medical Forces Atlantic; Naval Medical Forces Pacific; Fleet Forces Command; Commander, Pacific Fleet; the Office of the Chief of Naval Operations and Headquarters U.S. Marine Corps, among others. Joint Base San Antonio Fort Sam Houston, home of NMFSC, proved to be the perfect venue for focus and collaboration.
    “I utilized NMFSC’s annual strategic offsite as an opportunity to connect expeditionary naval forces’ medical leaders with subject matter experts in curriculum development and training delivery to focus on alignment to the operational training requirements for the future,” said Rear Adm. Cynthia Kuehner, commander of NMFSC. “Emerging medical capabilities and platforms, in the context of fiscal constraint and new objectives in warfighting, inspire our leaders to work in unity, across complex systems and domains to ensure a ready medical force. This meeting exceeded my expectations, and I am optimistic about the future. The engagement, creativity, and synergy among participants was readily apparent.”
    NMFSC provides operational training and professional development across enlisted and officer specialties, covering the lifespan of a career. Planning for the future fight with operational leaders is critical to future mission success. NMFSC and the One Navy Medicine enterprise are committed to keeping pace with the needs of the Navy and delivering solutions that meet those needs.
    “Our strategic offsite enabled NMFSC and my echelon four commands to highlight our mission – to produce and upgrade Navy Medicine’s weapons system (our people) through education and training,” said Kuehner. “We were able to take full advantage of the collective expertise of attendees and will utilize the valuable input to plan and prioritize future activities.”
    “This was a very productive offsite with connections built and common frameworks established to accomplish the work going forward,” said Mr. James Ohman, assigned to NMFSC operations and planning directorate. “The networking and collaboration were exciting to observe and will enhance and accelerate our future initiatives. It was great to attract so many qualified participants to San Antonio and know that we are all working together to meet the Surgeon General’s priorities for Navy Medicine.”



    Date Taken: 06.29.2021
    Date Posted: 07.01.2021 10:05
    Story ID: 400192
    Location: SAN ANTONIO, TX, US 

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