By Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class Pamela Adjibodou, Walter Reed National Military Medical Center
I have served in the Navy for six years, and am full of pride for my recognition as Walter Reed National Military Medical Center’s Junior Sailor of the Quarter for the 2nd quarter, FY 16.
Being able to mentor others and be a role model for others to emulate is the most rewarding part of my career.
I was born in Benin, a small country in West Africa and moved to the U.S. when I was 16. I grew up yearning for a career in the medical field. I was quite sure that helping others would be rewarding and gratifying. Since becoming a corpsman I have dedicated myself to the care and well-being of others, because caring for others gives me a great deal of personal satisfaction.
I’m proud to be an essential member of the Navy’s health care network that spans the globe. Being part the world’s best team of health care providers is enjoyable and satisfying.
As the command’s assistant fitness leader I’m fortunate to have the chance to instill a culture of fitness. I truly appreciate how I’m actively engaged making sure Sailors and Marines are physically fit for combat and overseas deployment that can directly impact the command mission and operational readiness.
Safeguarding the health and fitness of our Navy and Marine Corps team is what Navy Medicine does and why we exist. Nothing is more important than the health and well-being of our people.
Navy Medicine has provided me with unlimited prospects. I’ve had the good fortune of working beside outstanding shipmates and learning from Navy leaders and mentors on how to reach my full potential. Each day brings new challenges to be met and goals to complete.
I couldn’t ask for a more rewarding career. I’m always ready to provide world class healthcare, anytime, anywhere and of course defend our Nation.
I am Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class Pamela Adjibodou. I am Navy Medicine.