Navy Medicine Features

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

By André B. Sobocinski, historian, U.S. Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery. Prior to becoming Navy surgeon general, Vice Adm. Faison served as commanding officer of Naval Medical Center San Diego, Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton and Expeditionary Medical Force (EMF) Kuwait. In fact, thirty-three (78 percent) surgeons general were former commanders of Navy hospitals. Prior to 2011—when the Walter Reed …

Read More »

I am Navy Medicine: Hospital Corpsman 1st Class Wayne Papalski

Editor’s Note: HM1(NAC/PJ/EXW/SW/AW) Wayne Papalski was recently named 2015 Armed Services YMCA Angel of the Battlefield and Naval Hospital Oak Harbor’s Sailor of the Year. He currently serves as the leading search and rescue (SAR) corpsman for Naval Air Station Whidbey Island Search and Rescue Unit. He is a national registry paramedic, board of critical care flight paramedic and tactical …

Read More »

I Am Navy Medicine: Naval Hospital Bremerton 2015 Jr. Officer of the Quarter Lt. Kathleen Saul, Psychologist

As related to Douglas H Stutz, Naval Hospital Bremerton Public Affairs I am currently assigned to Naval Hospital Bremerton as Staff Psychologist, division officer for Mental Health Clinic, Squadron Psychologist for Commander Submarine Group Nine (COMSUBGRU NINE) and Submarine Development Squadron Five (SUBDEVRON 5). As a native of Annandale, Virginia and 2004 graduate of Annandale High School, I achieved my …

Read More »

I am Navy Medicine: 2015 BUMED HQ Sailor of the Year HM1 Jorge Castilleja

I was born in Baytown, Texas in 1985. I joined the Navy in 2005 because I wanted to see the world and I became a hospital corpsman because of their heritage. I am a sailor by choice, a preventive medicine technician by trade, a hospital corpsman at heart, but most importantly I am Navy Medicine. Development in the Navy is all …

Read More »

A few words with BUMED’s 2015 Senior Sailor of the Year: Hospital Corpsman 1st Class (FMF) Alexander Burkhart

By Steve Van Der Werff, U.S. Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery Public Affairs Editor’s note: Hospital Corpsman 1st Class (FMF) Alexander Burkhart was recognized as Bureau of Medicine and Surgery’s 2015 Senior Sailor of the Year (SSOY) by Vice Adm. Matthew L. Nathan, Navy surgeon general and chief, BUMED November 3. The Sailor of the Year program was established in …

Read More »