Fiscal Year 2018 Colonel AMEDD Senior Nominative (SN) – Command Selection Panel
A. AR 614-100 (Officer Assignment Policies, Details, and Transfers), 10 January 2006.

B. DA Memo 600-2 (Policies and Procedures for Active Duty List Officer Selection Boards), 25 September 2006.

C. DA Pam 600-4 (Army Medical Department Officer Development and Career Management), 27 June 2007.

D. AR 608-75 (Exceptional Family Member Program), 22 November 2006 (RAR 24 February 2011).

E. AMEDD Senior Nominative Command Policy, 9 January 2017.

F. AR 600-8-2 (Suspension of Favorable Personnel Actions (Flag)), 11 May 2016.

1. This message will expire no later than (NLT) 25 June 2018.

2. Purpose. To provide guidance on the procedures for selecting AN, MC, MS, SP, and VC officers to command the Army Medical Department (AMEDD) Senior Nominative (SN) commands (formerly AMEDD Centralized Selection List (CSL) Level 2 commands) worldwide for Fiscal Year 2018 (FY18).

a. This is the first iteration of the Army Medical Department (AMEDD) Senior Nominative Command Panel previously referred to as CSL COL Level 2 Command. This new process represents Army Medicine’s efforts to further implement talent management principles by selecting the best qualified officers (based on knowledge, skills, and experience) to command and lead Army Medicine’s largest and most complex Colonel Level commands. The Surgeon General seeks experienced leaders who have successfully commanded a CSL Colonel Level 1 Command and are defined by their competence in a broad range of environments, strength of character, and unshakable commitment to the Army. The SN command selection panel will convene on 27 June 2017 at the U.S. Army Human Resources Command (HRC), Fort Knox, Kentucky, to consider nominations for available FY18 command positions. The panel will produce an Order of Merit List (OML) of the best-qualified officers (based on knowledge, skills, and experience).

b. The SN command selection panel will be an “opt-in, all-in” command selection panel; i.e., officers electing to compete for command will be considered for all command subcategories listed in paragraph three, below, for which eligible.

c. Officers selected for SN command will be slated based upon their skills and experience in accordance with The Surgeon General’s (TSG) slating guidance.

d. All post panel declinations are with prejudice; i.e., an officer who declines SN command will not be eligible to compete for future SN command positions.

e. The command tour for SN commands is typically 24 months unless curtailed or extended by TSG, within parameters established by the Chief of Staff of the Army.

f. Although the panel will select officers to fill available SN command positions in FY18, all principal selects must be prepared to assume command before 1 October 2017 to fill unforecasted vacancies.

3. Command categories and subcategories. Principals selected by the FY18 panel will be placed in an AMEDD command subcategory listed below and subsequently slated to the command that best matches their skills and experience in accordance with TSG’s slating guidance. The AMEDD SN command subcategories are listed below:

Sub cat Categories Competitive Grouping
M7AP AMEDD Operations AN, MC, MS, SP, VC
M7AM AMEDD Military Treatment Facility AN, MC, MS, SP, VC
M7AR AMEDD Research and Development AN, MC, MS, SP, VC
M7EL AMEDD Logistics 70K Only

4. Command eligibility and information. Officers who meet the following basic and specific eligibility criteria will be considered for command.

a. Basic eligibility.

(1) Be in the rank of Colonel and not have completed 27 years (324 months) Active Federal Commissioned Service as of 30 September 2017 (non-waivable requirement).

(2) Must have a mandatory retirement eligibility date no earlier than 30 September 2020 for 24-month command tours.

(3) Successful completion of CSL Colonel command; i.e., must receive CSL command tour credit.

(4) Officers who are in their second year of a Colonel CSL command when the SN command selection panel convenes are eligible to compete, but must successfully complete their CSL command tour to remain eligible to assume an SN command. Officers who fail to successfully complete their CSL command tour will be removed from the SN command program.

(5) The Senior Service College (Military Education Level 1(MEL 1)) requirement per the AMEDD Senior Nominative Command policy, 9 January 2017, will be waived for the FY18 SN command selection panel, but will be required for FY19 SN command.

(6) Completion of AMEDD Executive Skills Course prior to assuming command is not required for the FY18 SN command selection panel, but will be required for FY19 SN command. The AMEDD Executive Skills Course has been incorporated as part of the AMEDD Pre-command requirements for those officers that have not had the opportunity to attend the course.

(7) Have not submitted a retirement application to HRC. A retirement application is considered “submitted” when it is received by HRC, Officer Retirement and Separations office (AHRC-OPL-R), 502-613-6601 (DSN 983). If a principal or alternate select submits a retirement application subsequent to release of the SN command slate, the officer must withdraw the request within 30 days of selection notification or they will be administratively removed from the selection list effective the 30th day after notification.

(8) Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP). Officers enrolled in EFMP must submit required updates IAW AR 608-75 no later than 13 June 2017 to better increase their slating/assignment opportunities if selected for command. Soldiers enrolled in EFMP are required to review and update EFMP condition(s) every three years. For the purposes of SN Command, if the date of the last EFMP review is earlier than 13 June 2014 the EFMP is considered expired.

(9) Medical Corps officers must be board certified in their specialty.

(10) Not be enrolled in a training program unless the program and associated utilization tour is projected to be complete prior to 1 October 2017.

(11) Officers must not be under suspension of favorable personnel actions at the time of assumption of command IAW AR 600-8-2.

(12) Dental Corps is currently ineligible for SN command, as the Dental Corps Colonel commands do not participate in the Colonel CSL command selection process at this time.

b. Subcategory specific eligibility:

(1) Officer must have prior field grade leadership experience within a command subcategory, to be eligible to command a unit within a specific command subcategory. While not all inclusive, examples of leadership experience within a subcategory include the following: Commander, Deputy Commander, Regional Command Primary staff, Chief Medical Officer, Chief Nursing Officer, Primary Staff in Table Organization Equipment (TOE) environment, etc.

(2) AMEDD Operations (M7AP): Officer must be deployable.

(3) AMEDD Military Treatment Facility (M7AM): No additional criteria.

(4) AMEDD Research and Development (M7AR): Officers must have a PhD, MD, DO, DVM, or other doctoral level degree, and must complete the Fundamentals of Systems Acquisition Management (ACQ 101) course prior to assuming command. Officers who do not complete this course 120 days prior to assumption of command will be administratively removed from the OML unless granted an exception to policy by TSG. Officers administratively removed, who are otherwise eligible, may compete on subsequent selection panels. Officers can complete ACQ 101 online at http://icatalog.dau.mil/onlinecatalog/courses.aspx?crs_id=2.

(5) AMEDD Logistics (M7EL): Must be an MS officer whose secondary AOC is 70K (Health Services Material Officer).

5. Eligible officers must “opt-in” to compete for SN command by sending an email of intent to their respective branch chief in Health Services Division (HSD), HRC, NLT 20 June 2017. Eligible officers must self-nominate by forwarding the Memorandum of Intent template through their respective career branch at HRC to AMEDD Command Management, HSD, HRC. Points of contact are listed in para 6 below.

a. The memorandum of intent lists available command opportunities and can be found on the HSD, HRC home page at the following web link https://www.hrc.army.mil/content/17900. Click on the link, login, and you will be able to view and complete the memorandum of intent.

b. Officers may review their files by following the Interactive Personnel Electronic Records Management System (iPERMS) link below: https://iperms.hrc.army.mil/rms/login-paa.

6. Career branch points of contact for SN command can be found at the following links:

AN Branch:

MC Branch: https://www.hrc.army.mil/officer/medical%20corps%20branch%20mission%20and%20contacts.

MS Branch: https://www.hrc.army.mil/officer/welcome%20to%20the%20medical%20service%20corps%20branch.

SP Branch: https://www.hrc.army.mil/officer/army%20medical%20specialist%20corps.

VC Branch: https://www.hrc.army.mil/officer/welcome%20to%20the%20veterinary%20corps%20branch.

7. AMEDD Command Management points of contact for the FY18 AMEDD SN command selection panel are Mr. Chuck Vagasky, DSN 983-6580, commercial (502) 613-6580 and Mr. David Skirvin, DSN 983-6622, commercial (502) 613-6622, or email at usarmy.knox.hrc.mbx.opmd-hs-command-management@mail.mil.