I am Navy Medicine

My Victim Advocate Training Experience

By Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Jacquelyn D. Childs Like any Sailor, I’m always looking for new ways to make myself better, whether personally or professionally. I don’t mean to look better on paper, because I realize some people have that intent in their careers.  I mean really, truly a better person through growth and professional development. One interest I …

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I am Navy Medicine: Navy Medicine Reservist Hospital Corpsman 1st class Ailyn Smith – Torres

By Hospital corpsman 1st class Ailyn Smith-Torres In 2001, I was attending nursing school and working as a certified medical assistant, a position I had held for more than seven years. One day, as I was driving down 32nd street in San Diego, California, I saw an advertisement for the U.S. Navy Reserve.  I wrote down the number and called the …

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I Am Navy Medicine: Lt. Cmdr. Jerri Gray

By Navy Medicine West Sexual Assault Medical Forensic Examination Program Manager, Lieutenant Commander Jerri Gray My name is Lt. Cmdr. Jerri Gray and this is my story. I was born into a military family; my father retired from the Army, so I knew from a young age I would have a career that intersected with the military. This came to …

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I Joined the Navy for Adventure – I got all that and more

By Capt. Tom Johnson, director, Intrepid Spirit Brain Recovery Center, Camp Lejeune Editor’s Note: We wrap up Brain Injury Awareness Month with a note from the director of the Marine and Sailor Concussion Recovery Center.  A board certified neurologist, Capt. Johnson has deployed to Iraq with the Marine Corps Center for Lessons Learned to evaluate the care provided to service …

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I am Navy Medicine: Naval Shore Activities Sailor of the Year Hospital Corpsman 1st Class Jessica Wentlent

Editors Note: As Naval Shore Activities Sailor of the Year Hospital Corpsman 1st Class Wentlent is competing in the 2015 Navy Shore Sailor of the Year competition on March 30, 2016. The winner of that competition will be meritoriously promoted to chief petty officer. Joining the Navy was by far the best decision I made as an 18-year-old recent high school graduate. …

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