I AM NAVY MEDICINE

A few words from a Navy Medicine corpsman:

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I was born on the island of Manado, Indonesia and relocated to the U.S. with the family in 1998.

I have always desired to serve and give back for the opportunity I was given to live in the U.S.

I initially became interested in Navy Medicine because I’ve always wanted to help as many people as possible, for as long as possible and am able to do precisely that as a Navy corpsman.

In my current position as the Infection Control assistant petty officer, I work in a fast-paced environment where accuracy and efficiency are a necessity. This has taught me to be more focused and humble. I also help other sailors recognize the value of infection control programs, volunteerism, health fitness and diversity. This has encouraged me to stay highly motivated.

At the end of the day I know that I’ve made a difference in someone’s life. This helps me sleep better at night. It definitely makes up for the long hours and hectic days.

In the two and a half years since I enlisted into the Navy, I’ve helped take care of at least 1,000 patients (one of my life goals), and that is so far, the best part of my career.

I am honored to be a part of improving the lives of active duty, Reservists and their families.

That is something no one can take away from me.

My name is Joe, P. Wungow and I Am Navy Medicine.

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