Hospital Corps

Navy Medicine’s 2017 Sailors of the Year, Across the Enterprise

Editor’s note: These hospital corpsmen were recognized as the Senior Sailors of the Year at their prospective regional commands, Navy Medicine East, Navy Medicine West, Navy Medicine Education Training and Logistics Command, and U.S. Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery. These four sailors will now compete for the title of Navy Medicine’s 2017  Sailor of the Year, who will move on to …

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Five Things You Need to Know About the New Hospital Corps PQS

A new Navy Personnel Qualification Standards (PQS) developed by Navy Medicine Education, Training and Logistics Command (NMETLC) becomes mandatory Oct. 1 for Hospital Corps “A” School graduates assigned to a Navy military treatment facility. The new PQS is designed to provide commands a proven method for successful training that supports the commanding officer, benefits the command and guides the Sailor’s …

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Navy Surgeon General Visits Gulf Coast

Shipmates, I Recently traveled to the Gulf Coast to visit Sailors, students, leaders and staff members throughout the south, Oct. 2 through Oct. 6, 2017. While visiting our clinics and hospitals, I witnessed all the hard work taking place throughout the fleet. Here are a few trip highlights: On Monday, October 2, I visited Naval Branch Health Clinic Millington in Millington, …

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Meet Navy Medicine’s Force Master Chief

Navy Medicine’s force master chief is the Navy surgeon general’s senior enlisted advisor. He or she is also dual-hatted as the director of the Hospital Corps, the Navy’s largest enlisted rating and only enlisted corps. Force Master Chief Hosea Smith Jr. assumed this position in March 2017. As the new force master chief, Smith reflects on his career and the …

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A Message from the Navy Surgeon General: Hospital Corps 119th Birthday

On behalf of the Navy Medicine family, I would like to thank the men and women of the Hospital Corps and help them commemorate 119 years of excellence. Today we celebrate the strength, valor, fidelity, and compassion of our Corpsmen. As we celebrate, we should also take this time to reflect on those who have come before us. I recently …

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