Vice Adm. Forrest Faison, Navy surgeon general and chief, U.S. Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery, tours the Brazilian Navy Operational Medical Center during a four-day trip, March 11-14, to strengthen Navy Medicine's ties with Brazil. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class John Paul Kotara II/released)
Navy surgeon general strengthens Navy Medicine’s ties with Brazil
Vice Adm. Forrest Faison, Navy surgeon general and chief, U.S. Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery, met with senior officials and toured Brazilian Navy medical facilities during a visit to Brazil March 11-14.
Accompanied by Force Master Chief Hosea Smith, director, Hospital Corps, this series of meetings gave Faison the opportunity to strengthen Navy Medicine’s ties with their Brazilian counterparts.
“Our friendship with Brazil and the friendship between our militaries is not only important to preserving peace and stability in light of the global challenges we face, it is important because of our ability to work together in order to save lives,” Faison said.