You folks may/ may not be interested,sounds like the drums of war are beating,experience from my contractor day tells me this is a very interesting development and change to policy.Read the fine print.
The Civilian Expeditionary Workforce
The Civilian Expeditionary Workforce serves alongside our military men and women at the forefront of America’s mission around the globe. A mission to protect. A mission to build communities and renew nations. A mission to spread freedom and democracy.
The Defense Department is forming the Civilian Expeditionary Workforce that will be trained and equipped to deploy overseas in support of military missions worldwide. The intent of the program is to maximize the use of the civilian workforce thereby allowing military personnel to be fully utilized for operational requirements.
Program participants are eligible for military medical support while serving in their overseas duty station. All participants will undergo pre- and post-deployment medical testing, including physical and psychological exams. Civilians reassigned from their normal duty to serve overseas will be granted the right to return to the positions they held prior to their deployment or to a position of similar grade, level and responsibility within the same organization, regardless of the deployment length. Families of deployed civilian employees shall be supported and provided with information on benefits and entitlements and issues likely to be faced by the employee during and upon return from a deployment.
The Civilian Expeditionary Workforce participants’ service and experience is valued, respected and recognized as career-enhancing. Our uniformed forces deploy around the globe in service of this mission, but we will not ask them to do it alone. Stand up and join them because when we go, we go together.
Be a part of the Civilian Expeditionary Workforce. A list of available opportunities and benefits, including pay differentials is available on the CEW website: www.cpms.osd.mil/cew.