Leadership

The Surgeon General of the U.S. Navy: A Statistical and Biographical Retrospective, Part III

By André B. Sobocinski, historian, U.S. Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery. Navy surgeons general have been a well-published lot over the years. Their literary output includes textbooks, articles, clinical studies, histories, memoirs, travelogues and even one epic poem. Surgeon William P.C. Barton was one of most published BUMED chiefs since 1842.  Over the course of his career, Barton authored …

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Message from the Navy Surgeon General: Assuming the Watch

Shipmates: It is my privilege and honor to have assumed the watch as your 38th Surgeon General. I am humbled to lead such an amazing organization of more than 63,000 active duty, reserve, civilian and contract personnel. I am incredibly proud of the tremendous impact Navy Medicine has made and continues to make throughout our history. I look forward to …

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A Message from the Navy Surgeon General: Shipmate Going Ashore

By Vice Adm. Matthew L. Nathan, Navy surgeon general and chief, U.S. Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery Shipmates and colleagues: It seems hard to believe that four years have gone by since I wrote many of you when I became your surgeon general. As I prepare to leave, I am occasionally asked about any regrets over this tour. I …

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A Message from the Navy Surgeon General: Tobacco Kills

By Vice Adm. Matthew L. Nathan, Navy surgeon general and chief, U.S. Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery Recent events across the globe demonstrate that we are living in dramatic and challenging times. Around the world, Navy Medicine is ensuring the health and readiness of every Sailor, Marine and their family, and in doing so, helping to ensure we have …

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Introducing Navy Medicine’s New Force Master Chief

By Mariah Felipe, U.S. Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery Public Affairs   Force Master Chief (FORCM) (FMF/SW/AW) Terry J. Prince, director of the Hospital Corps, officially assumed the role as Navy Medicine’s force master chief in a change-of-charge ceremony September 25.     The force master chief of the U.S. Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery (BUMED) is the …

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