Profiles in Medical Power

HM1(SS/AW/SW) Matthew Carter

Submarine Force Independent Duty Corpsman (IDC)

PEOPLE

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.

201110-N-UB406-0012 (NORFOLK, Va.) Hospital Corpsman 1st Class Matthew Carter poses for a portrait photograph aboard the Los Angeles-class attack submarine USS Albany (SSN 753) Nov. 10, 2020. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Cameron Stoner)

PLATFORMS

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.

The Los Angeles-class fast attack submarine USS Albany (SSN 753) transits to Naval Station Norfolk in Norfolk, Va. after a deployment, June 10, 2020. Fast-attack submarines like Albany have multifaceted missions. Using stealth, persistence, agility and firepower, Albany supports special force operations, disrupts and destroys an opponent’s military and economic operations at sea, provide early strike from close proximity and ensure undersea superiority. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Alfred Coffield)

PERFORMANCE

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.

201110-N-UB406-0030 (NORFOLK, Va.) Hospital Corpsman 1st Class Matthew Carter, left, administers an influenza vaccine to a Sailor aboard the Los Angeles-class attack submarine USS Albany (SSN 753) Nov. 10, 2020. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Cameron Stoner)

POWER

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.

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