I am Navy Medicine

I am Navy Medicine Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class Timothy Bielke

  Prior to joining the Navy, I had a hungry desire to serve those around me. I grew up in Bloomington, Minnesota and graduated from John F. Kennedy High School in 2007. As the oldest of six kids, caring for the needs of others just came natural for me. This desire to serve manifested while caring for my grandmother for …

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I Am Navy Medicine:Hospital Corpsman 1st Class Christopher Marsh

After graduating from El Camino high school in Oceanside, California in 2004, I started college at the University of Nebraska with a major in advertising. While in college I was extremely busy taking classes, on the water polo team, and had somehow managed to start a career in advertising. My first year working in advertising felt personally and professionally unfulfilling …

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Flight Surgeons – Making a Stressful Occupation Look Cool

By Lt. Cmdr. Shawnna Chee, PsyD, ABPP, aerospace clinical neuropsychologist, Naval Aerospace Medical Institute How can something that looks so cool possibly be so stressful? As an aerospace clinical neuropsychologist at Naval Aerospace Medical Institute (NAMI) in Pensacola, Florida, nearly all pilots and air crew I see deny any kind of stress related to their jobs; or if they do mention it, …

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I am Navy Medicine: Lt. Claudia Cespedes, Clinical Psychologist

By Lt. Claudia Cespedes, Naval Hospital Naples A native of Denver, Colorado, I’m the youngest of 11, and first in my family to join the military and pursue a doctorate degree. While completing my Master’s Degree in Forensic Psychology at the University of Denver in 2010, I simultaneously worked with asylum seekers and trauma survivors, that’s really when I developed …

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I am Navy Medicine: Lt. Cmdr. Heather Shibley

By Lt. Cmdr. Heather Shibley, department head of mental health, Naval Hospital Camp Lejeune I have always had a deep respect for active duty service members. During my residency,  I worked in a VA medical facility and performed a rotation at the Center for the Study of Traumatic Stress which allowed me to spend some time at Walter Reed National …

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