Leadership

A Message from the Navy Surgeon General: Celebrating 71 years of the Medical Service Corps

On behalf of Navy Medicine, I extend my sincere congratulations, thanks and appreciation to the Navy Medical Service Corps (MSC) as it celebrates 71 years of unwavering dedication and service. On August 4, 1947, the Army-Navy Medical Service Corps Act was passed to provide a permanent commissioned corps of specialists to complement the existing Medical Department officer corps. The first …

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A Message from the Navy Surgeon General: Navy Medicine Civilian Corps Anniversary

On behalf of Navy Medicine, congratulations to the men and women of our civilian corps as you celebrate your first anniversary. On April 30, 2017, the navy surgeon general and chief, Bureau of Medicine and Surgery authorized the establishment of the Navy Medicine Civilian Corps as part of Navy Medicine’s corps chief’s office. Since then, the civilian corps has continued …

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Navy Surgeon General Opening Remarks To Senate Appropriations Committee – Defense

Vice Adm. Forrest Faison, Navy surgeon general and chief, Bureau of Medicine and Surgery provided the following opening remarks to the Senate Appropriations Committee Defense subcommittee during a hearing on defense health programs and military medicine funding April 26. Remarks as prepared by Vice Adm. Forrest Faison Chairman Shelby, Vice Chairman Durbin, distinguished members of the subcommittee, thank you for the opportunity to update you on Navy …

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Navy Surgeon General Visits Gulf Coast

Shipmates, I Recently traveled to the Gulf Coast to visit Sailors, students, leaders and staff members throughout the south, Oct. 2 through Oct. 6, 2017. While visiting our clinics and hospitals, I witnessed all the hard work taking place throughout the fleet. Here are a few trip highlights: On Monday, October 2, I visited Naval Branch Health Clinic Millington in Millington, …

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A Message from the Navy Surgeon General: Professional Behavior

The following message was sent by Navy Surgeon General Vice Adm. Forrest Faison to Navy Medicine commanders world-wide. Shipmates: It has come to my attention that members of the Navy Medicine team posted highly offensive photos and videos on their personal social media pages involving newborns at our naval hospitals. This content was then shared on various platforms and has …

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