Inside Navy Medicine

Historical Notes from Navy Dentistry’s First Year

By André B. Sobocinski, Historian, BUMED On August 22, 1912, President William Taft signed into law an act creating a formal corps of uniformed dentists in the U.S. Navy.  This date did not mark the beginning of dental care in the Navy, but rather the formal establishment of a professional community of trained uniformed dentists. Some form of dental care had …

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I am Navy Medicine: Lt. Daniel Murrish

By Navy Medicine and Readiness Training Command Cherry Point Public Affairs “I am Lt. Daniel Murrish, Laboratory department head, assigned to Navy Medicine and Readiness Training Command Cherry Point (NMRTCCP), N.C.” Murrish was recently selected as NMRTCCP’s Officer of the Year for calendar year 2019. While assigned to Cherry Point, Murrish has developed an Officer Mentorship Program with input from …

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I Am Navy Medicine, and Command Managed Equal Opportunity Program Manager – Lt. Shanece Washington

Lt. Shanece Washington, Navy Medical Service Corps officer and Occupational Audiologist, Regional Hearing Conservation Program Manager, and Command Managed Equal Opportunity Program Manager at Navy Medicine Readiness and Training Command (NMRTC) Bremerton. (Official Navy photo by Mass Communication 3rd Class Meagan Christoph, NMRTC Bremerton public affairs). By Douglas Stutz, Navy Medicine Readiness and Training Command Bremerton “I am Lt. Shanece Washington, …

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Building Corpsmen Culture: The Early Years of the Hospital Corps School

By André B. Sobocinski, Historian, BUMED Students at the Hospital Corps School Newport, ca 1914 For almost as long as there has been a Hospital Corps there has existed a school charged with imparting the values, traditions and requisite tools to prospective corpsmen.  On June 18, 1914, the Navy established the Hospital Corps School at the Naval Training Station in …

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I am Navy Medicine: Roger Smith

Story by Douglas Stutz “I am Roger B. Smith, retired Navy chief petty officer and staff member working at Navy Medicine Readiness Training Command (NMRTC) Bremerton. In a Navy career – active duty and civilian federal service spanning approximately four decades – service before self is the norm for Mr. Roger B. Smith. As Navy Medicine Readiness Training Command Bremerton’s Information …

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