Leadership

Navy Surgeon General Travel Log: Guam and Hawaii

Shipmates, Last week, I traveled with Force Master Chief Terry Prince to Guam and Hawaii. Here are several trip highlights: On day one in Guam, I met with over a dozen ombudsmen representing several commands as an opportunity to hear directly from the families we serve. The next day, I met with Rear Adm. Shoshana Chatfield, commander, Joint Region Marianas …

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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 March 29. Chairman Cochran, Vice Chairman Durbin, distinguished members of the subcommittee, thank you for the opportunity to update you on Navy Medicine. We value your important oversight …

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A Message from the Navy Surgeon General: Honor Your Oath

The following message was sent by Navy Surgeon General Vice Adm. Forrest Faison to Navy Medicine commanders world-wide. I want to echo Chief of Naval Operations Admiral John Richardson’s message about the recent discovery of online sites degrading service members — we have a problem. We must, at every level of the leadership chain, send a clear message that this …

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A Message from the Navy Surgeon General: Medical Corps 146th Birthday

On behalf of the entire Navy Medicine family, it is my privilege and honor to congratulate our Navy Medical Corps as they celebrate 146 years of service, providing the very best care our nation can offer to those who have sacrificed to defend our freedom. Since its establishment on March 3, 1871, the medical corps has been at the helm …

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Navy Surgeon General Travel Log: San Antonio

Shipmates, Last week, I had the opportunity to visit San Antonio, also known as ‘Military City USA’, alongside Force Master Chief Terry Prince. Here are some highlights from my trip: I first met with Brig. Gen. Jeffrey Johnson, commanding general, Brooke Army Medical Center to discuss readiness and partnerships, which are two main priorities in my Commander’s Guidance. I also …

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