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The MCRA is excited to announce that the president has made the following nominations for GENERAL OFFICER in the Marine Corps:
Brig. Gen. Jay M. Bargeron has been nominated for appointment to the rank of major general. Bargeron is currently serving as president, Marine Corps University, Training and Education Command, Quantico, Virginia.
Brig. Gen. Brian W. Cavanaugh has been nominated for appointment to the rank of major general. Cavanaugh is currently serving as assistant deputy commandant, programs and resources, Headquarters, U.S. Marine Corps, Washington, D.C.
Brig. Gen. Dimitri Henry has been nominated for appointment to the rank of major general. Henry is currently serving as director, J-2, U.S. Central Command, MacDill Air Force Base, Florida.
Brig. Gen. Ryan P. Heritage has been nominated for appointment to the rank of major general. Heritage is currently serving as commanding general, Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego; and commanding general, Western Recruiting Region, San Diego, California.
Brig. Gen. Christopher A. McPhillips has been nominated for appointment to the rank of major general. McPhillips is currently serving as commanding general, 1st Marine Aircraft Wing, Okinawa, Japan.
Brig. Gen. Robert B. Sofge Jr. has been nominated for appointment to the rank of major general. Sofge is currently serving as deputy commander, U.S. Marine Corps Forces Pacific, Camp Smith, Hawaii.
Brig. Gen. Matthew G. Trollinger has been nominated for appointment to the rank of major general. Trollinger is currently serving as deputy director, Politico-Military Affairs (Middle East), J-5, Joint Staff, Washington, D.C.
Col. Joseph R. Clearfield has been nominated for appointment to the rank of brigadier general. Clearfield is currently serving as assistant chief of staff, G-3, U.S. Marine Corps Forces Cyberspace Command, Fort George G. Meade, Maryland.
Col. Mark H. Clingan has been nominated for appointment to the rank of brigadier general. Clingan is currently serving as chief of staff, III Marine Expeditionary Force, Okinawa, Japan.
Col. Simon M. Doran has been nominated for appointment to the rank of brigadier general. Doran is currently serving as special assignment officer, Royal Air Force, British Armed Forces, London, United Kingdom.
Col. Walker M. Field has been nominated for appointment to the rank of brigadier general. Field is currently serving as military fellow, Council on Foreign Relations, New York, New York.
Col. Anthony M. Henderson has been nominated for appointment to the rank of brigadier general. Henderson is currently serving as director, concepts and plans, Marine Corps Warfighting Laboratory, Marine Corps Base Quantico, Virginia.
Col. Michael E. McWilliams has been nominated for appointment to the rank of brigadier general. McWilliams is currently serving as executive assistant for deputy commandant, installations and logistics, Headquarters, U.S. Marine Corps, Washington, D.C.
Col. Matthew T. Mowery has been nominated for appointment to the rank of brigadier general. Mowery is currently serving as operations and readiness branch head, Aviation Plans, Programs, Joint/Congressional Matters, Doctrine and Budget Branch, Aviation Branch, Headquarters, U.S. Marine Corps, Washington, D.C.
Col. Andrew M. Niebel has been nominated for appointment to the rank of brigadier general. Niebel is currently serving as chief of staff, Marine Corps Installations Command, Headquarters, U.S. Marine Corps, Washington, D.C.
Col. Ahmed T. Williamson has been nominated for appointment to the rank of brigadier general. Williamson is currently serving as military assistant, Office of the Assistant Commandant of the Marine Corps, Headquarters, U.S. Marine Corps, Washington, D.C.
MARINE CORPS RESERVE
Marine Corps Reserve Brig. Gen. Mark A. Hashimoto has been nominated for appointment to the rank of major general. Hashimoto is currently serving as commanding general, Force Headquarters Group, U.S. Marine Forces Reserve, New Orleans, Louisiana.
Marine Corps Reserve Col. Sean N. Day has been nominated for appointment to the rank of brigadier general. Day is currently serving as deputy commander, Force Headquarters Group, U.S. Marine Corps Forces Reserve, New Orleans, Louisiana.
Our clients, very successful medical equipment technology service companies, are looking for Biomedical Technicians to service excellent hospital systems in various locations throughout the U.S. They are looking for individuals with 1-3 (BMET I); 3-5 (BMET II) 5+ (BMET III) years of experience on basic to complex general biomedical equipment. You will be working at major hospitals in such locations as TN, VT, WA, NY, OK, WI, MD, TX, CA. These are all daytime positions. Biomed Manager & Supervisor positions require 5-10+ years’ experience managing a hospital account as well as a team of biomed service technicians.
Please Note: We get new positions every week. So, if you don’t see any opportunities below that pique your interest right now, kindly contact me immediately so we can discuss what type of medical equipment service position and location that you are looking for. I will then see if we have any new opportunities that better match your experience and location.
BMET I or II – Bennington, VT – $45K – $64.5K per year.
BMET I – Dallas, TX – $45K – $50K per year.
BMET I – Sidney, OH – $33.2K – $52K per year.
BMRT II – Sidney, OH – $47.8K – $68.6K per year.
BMET III – Sidney, OH – $64.4K – $81.1K per year.
BMET III – Tulsa, OK – $65K – $75K per year.
BMET II – Wausau, WI – $65K – $70K per year.
BMET I – Medford, WI – $50K – $60K per year.
BMET III – Salisbury, MD – up to $70K per year.
Looking for experience with Gambro, Fresenius, Nxstage dialysis a plus but not required. V60 vents and balloon pumps experience also a plus.
BMET II – Seaford, DE – $55K – $65K per year.
BMET II – Lewes, DE – $55K – $65K per year.
BMET II – Cape May, NJ – $55K – $65K per year.
BMET II – Lubbock, TX – $50K – $54K per year.
Biomedical Manager – Chicago, IL – $75K – $85K per year.
Biomedical Manager – Houston, TX – $75K – $85K per year.
1. Note above: years of service experience needed on basic to complex general biomedical equipment i.e., EKG machines, defibrillators, ventilators, patient monitoring equipment, IV pumps, etc. Any experience on specialty equipment is highly desired for any of these opportunities.
2. Good communication skills, shows maturity and has integrity.
3. Good electro-mechanical troubleshooting skills.
4. Conducts customer rounds with customers to promote communication and learn operations.
5. Demonstrates exceptional customer service and interacts effectively with physicians, nurses, patients, residents, staff and the broader healthcare community.
6. Perform assigned duties, such as equipment inspection, PM maintenance, installations, repairs, adjustments, calibrations and safety testing on general biomedical equipment.
7. Provides verbal and written communications consistent with assigned tasks.
8. Shows initiative, follows established procedures, and works in a safe manner.
9. Knowledgeable about service delivery plans.
10. Has good organizational skills and excellent oral and written communication skills.
11. An Associate’s degree in Electronics or Biomedical Engineering OR military biomedical service experience is highly desired for this opportunity.
Our clients will offer:
• Excellent starting salaries plus paid overtime.
• Dental insurance
• Disability insurance
• Health insurance
• Life insurance
• Paid time off
• Professional development assistance
• Relocation assistance
• Vision insurance
• Ongoing training on various systems.
• Opportunities for growth and advancement in the future
• 8-hour shift
• Monday to Friday
To keep their employees as safe as possible, they will provide you with the proper PPE and sanitization equipment to have you working in a clean and safe environment.
These Jobs Are Ideal for Someone Who Is:
Dependable — more reliable than spontaneous
People-oriented — enjoys interacting with people and working on group projects
Adaptable/flexible — enjoys doing work that requires frequent shifts in direction
Detail-oriented — would rather focus on the details of work than the bigger picture
Achievement-oriented — enjoys taking on challenges, even if they might fail
Autonomous/Independent — enjoys working with little direction
These are long term opportunities that will provide you with a lot of stability and growth. If you feel that you are qualified and interested, please send a Word document resume to firstname.lastname@example.org with the job title in the subject line
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The Exercise Planner reports to and receives work direction derivatives from the Project Manager. The Exercise Planner will perform the following duties:
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
· Support scenario design efforts for the simulation exercise, primarily MACCS Integrated Systems Training Exercises (MISTEX) by working in concert with MACG-28 designated government leads to define exercise objectives and training goals, identify storylines which will lead to objective and task accomplishment, and by designing an exercise scenario to facilitate exercise execution. Exercise design shall include considerations for joint and coalition operations and high-end Fleet Marine Force operations across the area of operations being designed. Once each exercise has been designed to achieve established training goals and objectives, the contractor shall support exercise development efforts.
· In conjunction with MACG-28 designated leads, support exercise development and execution efforts for each simulation exercise by creating an overarching scenario and general situation, developing supporting operations documents, creating storylines and/or vignettes along Lines of Operation, and by supporting the development of a Master Scenario Events List (MSEL).
· Develop supporting documentation for each Master Scenario Event such as fragmentary orders, audio and visual media products, and role player scripts. Deliver completed scenario packages to be uploaded to a web-based library to be developed as part of this effort. During simulation development, the contractor shall facilitate response cell training to build the simulation in current Common Aviation Command and Control System (CAC2S) simulation software.
· Each scenario shall be regionally focused reflecting a Joint Task Force (JTF) level operation. Scenarios and associated supporting materials shall be developed so that it is modeled after the realistic Joint Task Force (JTF) supported by a Marine Expeditionary Force (MEF) or Marine Expeditionary Bridge (MEB). Each scenario package will include, at a minimum:
The Exercise Overview Brief:
· Scenario Overview
· Road to War
· Operation Description
· Air Tasking Order (ATO)
· Airspace Control Order (ACO)
· Simulation file
· Master Scenario Event List
· Friendly and Adversary Order of Battle
Supporting operational documents:
· Air Component Command products (eg. Airspace Control Plan, Area Air Defense Plan, theater Special Instructions, Operational Tasking Link message, etc)
· MEF or MEB Operation Orders with Annexes A, C, K, W
· Land and Maritime Component Command products appropriate to the scenario and MAGTF relationships within that construct
· Post-simulation critiques and debrief points
· Data on training system utilization
· Simulation Exercise Execution. Serve as a member of the response cell during the simulation’s execution. During the exercise document, prepare, and support structured crew debriefs using simulation playback data. Throughout simulation training, the contractor shall capture training system utilization data for post-event critiques and after-action reviews.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
· Prior attendance at a professional military education, institution program (resident/non-resident), such as the Expeditionary Warfare School, Command and Staff College or equivalent course is required.
· Experience on a 2 Star or higher staff is desired.
· Bachelor’s degree required.
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
· Applicant shall possess the skills, knowledge, and depth of past and recent (within six (6) years) experience to execute all requirements. Experience shall reflect the scope, high-level complexity and expertise defined by the following:
· Subject matter expertise and experience in Exercise Design, Exercise Development, Exercise Execution, and Training Scenario Development at the Combined Joint Task Force (CJTF)/Joint Task Force (JTF)/Marine Expeditionary Force (MEF)/ Marine Expeditionary Brigade (MEB)/Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) level is required. Subject Matter Experts (SME’s) shall have experience and background in MAGTF operational planning and the integration of aviation operations across all functions.
· Documented working experience with Large Scale Exercises, the Theater Air Ground Control System, the MACCS, current ATO/ACO development software such as Theater Battle Management Core System, CAC2S and associated simulation programs.
· Shall have (within 6 years’) experience writing Marine Corps operations orders, including current formats and associated annexes, tabs, and appendices.
· Shall be familiar with the Marine Corps aviation training and education environment, training programs and training development process in accordance with the Aviation Training Program Manual and applicable training and readiness manuals.
· Shall have comprehensive practical knowledge of the aviation command and control field to include awareness of technological changes and new developments, such as would be gained through extended experience and on-the-job training combined with practice and study.
· Have a working knowledge of current Marine Corps training policy and procedures.
· Strong communications and presentation skills.
· Able to read, write, and communicate effectively in English.
· Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
· Excellent organizational, planning and prioritization skills
· Proficient in computer applications such as Windows and MS Office
· Expected to perform independently and exercise good judgment.
· Prior completion of the Marine Aviation Weapons and Tactics Squadron 1’s Weapons and Tactics Instructor course is highly desirable.
· Familiarity with developing and writing JTF/ CJTF, air, land, and maritime component supporting documents, and the doctrine governing each is desirable.
· Required to sit for extended periods of time and maintain focus.
· Qualification as an authorized company driver is required.
· All authorized company drivers must have a valid driver’s license, current automobile insurance, and a driving record that is acceptable to the company’s auto insurance provider.
SPECIAL POSITION NOTATIONS
· Must possess a SECRET or higher security clearance.
· 5-15% travel expected.
· Position expected to begin on or about 15 Mar 2021.
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WASHINGTON – CMC has for the first time put Russia alongside Iran, North Korea, and extremist groups as areas that will “continue to pose threats,” while elevating China to the undisputed top of threats facing US policy makers.
“China will remain the pacing threat for the next decade,” Berger wrote in the memo obtained by Breaking Defense, a point he has made before while usually including Russia as a close second.
The ordering of the Marine Corps’ threat picture over the next decade marks a major downgrade for how the Corps sees Russia, though Gen. David Berger’s Feb. 23 memo to Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin largely maintains the major internal reforms he’s pushed over the past two years. Those efforts, which include divesting of the Corps’ inventory of Abrams tanks and shedding 12,000 Marines, has been aimed at reinventing the Corps for operations across the expanses of the Pacific.
In a joint op-ed with Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. CQ Brown just last month, theywrote that to “compete with the People’s Republic of China and Russia and successfully address other emergent challenges, the U.S. military requires a new framework for assessing readiness. It should focus less on near-term availability and more on future capability and warfighting advantage over peer adversaries.”
While Russia is formidable, it appears that Berger is no longer looking at Moscow as a peer adversary his troops will have to deal with as they operate primarily in the Pacific. “We will face both China and other competitors employing sophisticated, multi-domain strategies,” in the Pacific he added, and his 27,000 Marines in the region “require significant modernization and redesign.”
But, as he has said for the past year, Berger informed Austin he’s not asking for more money to do so.
“I have not asked for any topline increase for the Marine Corps – only that we be allowed to reinvest the savings we create by divesting of legacy capabilities and excess capacity,” he wrote, suggesting that he needs the authority to retire older equipment and shrink the size of the force to modernize the way he envisions.
That will likely come as good news for the new Pentagon leadership, which is working on the 2022 budget while operating under a flat topline that will likely remain consistent with the past two years.
“We are fielding long-endurance unmanned air vehicles and appropriate payloads for airborne communication, reconnaissance, and electronic warfare as rapidly as possible using the savings from such divestments,” the memo reports. “Additional planned divestments include more of our towed cannon artillery along with significant numbers of manned fixed and rotary wing aircraft. We are also phasing out much of our legacy logistical capacity, previously intended for sustained land operations, while modernizing the rest for distributed maritime operations.”
Last year, Berger questioned how many F-35s the Marines could sustain in the coming years, calling for a smaller squadrons, cutting them from 16 to 10. Current plans call for the Marines to buy 353 of the F-35B and 67 of the F-35C carrier variants. Whether this is the beginning of a plan to buy fewer aircraft remains unclear.
In anticipation of the upcoming presidential election, Military Times partnered with a dozen veterans organizations earlier this year to ask the major party candidates about their views on key issues facing the veterans community. STORY BY Leo Shane III
Question from The American Legion: The American Legion has long made a top priority of improved access to high-quality VA health care. Timely access is impeded due to VA’s well-documented shortage of nurses and other key medical providers.
Now, with the coronavirus pandemic straining the system, what will your administration do to keep improving access to normal medical care — a promise of the MISSION Act — at this time of high and complicated demand for beds and specialized care?
Trump: My budget reflects my priority for our veterans and my budget requests for VA in 2021 was the largest in the agency’s history. VA has over 397,000 onboard employees today, about 50,000 more employees than it had five years ago under Obama-Biden.
VA telehealth has also grown like never before. VA delivered more than 2 million episodes of telehealth care in fiscal 2019. This year to date, VA has delivered more than 9 million telehealth episodes to date, including over 1.1 million virtual mental health appointments.
Biden: Providing the highest quality medical care in the best facilities in the world is an essential part of fulfilling our sacred obligation to our veterans. We have to start by restoring and protecting trust in the VA. As president, I promise you always to fight as I always have for world-class veterans-oriented and veteran-centered health care:
* making sure that VA staff has the life-saving PPE they need;
* making sure the rest of the system has the resources it needs to keep caring for everyone else;
* ensuring quality care throughout the community care network;
* expanding access to telemedicine, especially in rural and under-served areas;
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What a tremendous success! Due to the impacts of the COVID pandemic, we were forced to cancel our annual charity golf tournament in support of the Semper Fi/America's Fund. We may not have played golf & shared a great lunch, but we could still provide support to such a tremendous organization. In order to do that, we held our first on-line auction, a 5-day event, that had the support of so many! The results, well, we raised $12,091! Our thanks to everyone who registered, a special thanks to all those that purchased items, and a special recognition & thanks to all those individuals who donated items for the auction a huge success.
A symmetric threats are multidimensional and include “military operations [that involve] the application of dissimilar strategies, tactics, capabilities, and methods to circumvent or negate an opponent’s strengths while exploiting his weaknesses.”1 Today, these asymmetric threats increasingly threaten U.S. security and interests and include transnational crime, terrorism, and the destabilization of sovereign, friendly nations by internal as well as external forces. Further, these asymmetric approaches seek a psychological impact that affects an opponent’s advantage and/or freedom of movement and are applied at all levels of warfare. ARTICLE CLICK HERE
Named after Maj. Frank Tejeda (USMC), this award was created to honor those members of Congress that display the highest level of commitment to addressing issue effecting veterans and service members. Maj. Frank Tejeda embodied a level of commitment to our men and women in uniform, which stemmed from his own service in the Corps. He also served his Texas community as an attorney, Texas State Representative, Senator, and ultimately as a United States Congressman from the 28th District of Texas.
Rep. Kline served as a Marine Corps officer for 25 years. He was a Naval Aviator, flying “Marine One” for President Ronald Reagan and he was the Marine Military Aide to both Presidents Carter and Reagan, where he was responsible for carrying the “football.”
As the Congressman from Minnesota, he serves on the House Armed Service Committee, fighting for veterans on a variety of issues including: VA healthcare reform, ensuring Tricare coverage and funding, and protecting victims of sexual assault in the National Guard.
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