HM1(SS/AW/SW) Matthew Carter
Submarine Force Independent Duty Corpsman (IDC)
HM1 Carter started his medical career as a Behavioral Health Technician from the Naval School of Health Sciences. He later completed training at the Basic Enlisted Submarine School (BESS) and subsequent training at the Naval Undersea Medical Institute (NUMI) in topics covering Radiation Health and Clinical and Operational Medicine. He has also completed certifications for American Psychiatric Association Technician and Emergency Medical Technician.
HM1 Carter is currently assigned as the Medical Department Representative on USS Albany (SSN 753). He is the Commanding Officer’s medical advisor in strategic mission planning and support of the entire crew’s health.
With sustained superior performance in medical and radiation health inspections, HM1 Carter is the premier mentor among his peers and an extension of the immediate superior in command (ISIC). He has hosted two medical officers and five IDC students during clinical rotations, providing real world training as they prepare for fleet assignment. He provides on-the-spot evaluations that support medical emergencies, surgical operations, and dental procedures.
HM1 Carter supports combat operational readiness through the maintenance of 100% medical and dental readiness, conducting preventive medicine inspections, and monitoring and assessing occupational exposure to ionizing radiation. During the COVID-19 global pandemic, he triaged and managed COVID concerns allowing for sustained operations, led the team of command advisors in the COVID-19 incident response, supervised and conducted 1,500 screenings, and provided all-hands training on infection control.