Inside Navy Medicine

A Message from the Navy Surgeon General: Medical Service Corps 70th Birthday

Shipmates: I am honored to join in the celebration of the 70th birthday of the Navy Medical Service Corps on Aug 4, 2017. From the initial establishment of the Corps onward, generations of Medical Service Corps officers have supported the Navy and Marine Corps fighting teams through decades of trials and triumph, ensuring fast and effective support even in the …

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Meet Navy Medicine’s Force Master Chief

Navy Medicine’s force master chief is the Navy surgeon general’s senior enlisted advisor. He or she is also dual-hatted as the director of the Hospital Corps, the Navy’s largest enlisted rating and only enlisted corps. Force Master Chief Hosea Smith Jr. assumed this position in March 2017. As the new force master chief, Smith reflects on his career and the …

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I am Navy Medicine: Dr. Jeffery B. Cole

By Dr. Jeffrey B. Cole, deputy chief operating officer and medical director, Tidewater Military Health System   PORTSMOUTH, Va. – I have the honor of being the deputy chief operating officer and medical director for the Tidewater Military Health System—an integrated medical market consisting of Naval Medical Center Portsmouth, U.S. Air Force Hospital Langley and McDonald Army Health Center. My …

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A Message from the Navy Surgeon General: Hospital Corps 119th Birthday

On behalf of the Navy Medicine family, I would like to thank the men and women of the Hospital Corps and help them commemorate 119 years of excellence. Today we celebrate the strength, valor, fidelity, and compassion of our Corpsmen. As we celebrate, we should also take this time to reflect on those who have come before us. I recently …

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Navy Medicine’s Force Master Chief: Celebrating 119 Years of the Hospital Corps

It is with great pride and honor that I wish our Hospital Corpsmen a very happy 119th birthday! Few military organizations can look upon their histories with the same degree of pride and awe as the Navy Hospital Corps. Since the establishment of the Hospital Corps, corpsmen have served with fidelity alongside their Sailors and Marines rendering aid whenever and …

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