Special Branch Officers Under Consideration by Staff College Board

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A board that is meeting on June 8 to June 24 is considering qualified officers of the Army Medical Department and Chaplain Corps for attendance at resident Intermediate Level Education courses. In addition, a completely separate board will meet on August 4 and August 5 to consider Judge Advocate General’s Corps officers for ILE attendance. Later this spring, the criteria for eligibility and other details will be announced.

Note that all the officers selected by the June board will attend courses at the Command and General Staff College, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. Other locations will be in consideration for the year 2017 and 2018. Once graduated, students will receive a two-year service obligation or termination from a resident course.

The ILE will consider Army Medical Department officers without regard to group affiliation once they meet the following requirements:

  • Medical Corps and Dental Corps promotable captains and above are eligible through 15 years of active federal service. All waivers are authorized.

  • Officers of the Nurse Corps, Medical Specialist Corps, Medical Service Corps and Veterinary Corps must be in the ranks of promotable captain or above, with fewer than 14 years (168 months) of active federal service on September 30, 2016. Waivers are not authorized.

  • All officers must have credit for completion of the Captain Career Course.

On the other hand, Chaplain Corps officers will be considered for ILE with no regard to year group affiliation once they meet the criteria:

  • Be in the ranks of major or promotable captain, and have not received two previous considerations for resident ILE attendance.

  • Have not graduated from a nonresident ILE course, and have not participated in the Advanced




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