Tag Archives: Force Master Chief

Meet Navy Medicine’s Force Master Chief

Navy Medicine’s force master chief is the Navy surgeon general’s senior enlisted advisor. He or she is also dual-hatted as the director of the Hospital Corps, the Navy’s largest enlisted rating and only enlisted corps. Force Master Chief Hosea Smith Jr. assumed this position in March 2017. As the new force master chief, Smith reflects on his career and the …

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A Message from Navy Medicine’s Force Master Chief – Focus on Men’s Health

Every year in June, the United States recognizes Men’s Health Month to heighten awareness of preventable health issues commonly found in men and encourage early detection and treatment of disease. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the top five leading causes of death among men include heart disease, cancer, unintentional injury or accidents, chronic lower respiratory disease and …

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A Letter from the Force Master Chief: Hospital Corps’ 114th Birthday

By S. E. Boss, Force Master Chief, Bureau of Medicine And Surgery It is with great pride and enthusiasm that I wish the men and women of the Hospital Corps a very happy 114th birthday.  History has witnessed our humble beginnings, from our 1898 establishment, through our first graduating class of 28, and today, a force of over 25,000 performing …

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FORCE’S NOTES: Increasing Family Readiness

By Force Master Chief Sherman Boss Editor’s note: This blog comes from Force Master Chief Boss’s column featured in the Spring issue of Navy Medicine Magazine. To read the full story click here to view the magazine online. The old saying about the Navy family, “If the Navy wants you to have a family, they’ll issue you one in your …

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