By Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class (SW/AW) Dominique Martin, Naval Hospital Camp Lejeune
*Editor’s note: In support of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, the Navy Medicine Live blog will feature three “Sailor in the Spotlight” to highlight the great work that our Sailors are doing to support the Navy and Marine Corps team.
When did you join Navy? February 2003
What are your proudest Navy accomplishment(s)? My proudest Navy accomplishments are earning my two Warfare Qualifications and having served on the USS Kitty Hawk and the USS George Washington in Japan. Also, I’m proud of the many leadership opportunities that I have been given.
What is your favorite thing about serving in the Navy? My favorite thing about being in the Navy is the culture of excellence and the diversity of people and places that I encounter. The Navy also allows me to lead junior Sailors and help shape their future.
How do you achieve a life-work balance in the Navy? Careful planning of course! I get what needs to be done as soon as possible, so that I don’t stress later on. But, the people in Navy have become part of my family, naturally, because we spend so much time together. So, finding a balance personally and professionally in the military hasn’t been difficult at all.
Where do you see yourself in 5 years? I hope to have completed the Medical Service Corps In-service Procurement Program and to have completed my Masters degree in Health Care Management.
What are your hobbies? I love to run! Whether it’s to clear my head or motivate another Sailor, running is a staple in my life. Photography, cooking and spending time with my family and friends also keep me busy.
To see the first “Sailor in the Spotlight” with HM2 Pham, click here.