U.S. Army Medicine Civilian Corps Observes National Disability Employment Awareness Month

10/01/19 (Tue)

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U.S. Army Medicine Civilian Corps Observes National Disability Employment Awareness Month


October 01 2019 - Fort Sam Houston, Texas The U.S. Army Medical Command (MEDCOM) Civilian Corps observes October as National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM). The Civilian Corps, the non-military recruitment and staffing arm of MEDCOM, is committed to increasing federal employment of individuals with disabilities


In keeping with the NDEAM 2019 theme of “The Right Talent, Right Now,”, Civilian Corps recruiters are seeking individuals with disabilities to fill internships, fellowships, and training & mentoring programs.


Using the Federal Government’s Schedule A Authority, Civilian Corps recruiters enable individuals with disabilities to join a workforce that values their contributions. In addition, the Civilian Corps is dedicated to reducing discrimination against workers with disabilities, eliminating the stigma associated with disability, and encouraging Americans with disabilities to seek employment through federal agencies.


While  the Civilian Corps hires for U.S. Army placements, those it recruits retain civilian status. In fact, civilian employees make up approximately 60% of the total Army Medicine workforce. These employees are not subject to military requirements, such as enlistment or deployment. However, they do enjoy competitive salaries, generous health and life insurance policies, and access to state-of-the-art training & equipment at Army facilities.


“We are looking for the best and brightest candidates who are interested in supporting our high-performing healthcare team;” says Mr. Oscar Bocanegra, Director of Civilian Human Resources, Headquarters U.S. Army Medical Command, “By filling positions with our country’s most highly qualified candidates, the MEDCOM Civilian Corps can continue providing the best quality of care to U.S. Army uniformed service members, retired service members, their families and other eligible beneficiaries.”


MEDCOM comprises one of the largest healthcare networks in the world. It operates worldwide at more than 70 healthcare facilities and clinics, many of which are located at military bases within the United States. A large percentage of these bases are in rural locations, but function as self-sufficient entities. Low living costs make them excellent places to retire or start a family. Additionally, most are only hours away from major metropolitan areas.


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