I am Navy Medicine

I AM NAVY MEDICINE

A few words from a Navy Medicine Scientist … My military career began when I earned a master’s in environmental science and contacted the Naval Officer Recruiting District Tampa to explore options. At the time, Navy Medicine was looking for environmental health officers and I had seen Navy Recruiting “100% on Watch” advertisements which appealed to my personal values. My …

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I AM NAVY MEDICINE

A few words from a Navy Medicine Corpsman: When I decided to join the Navy as an undesignated seaman, my wife, Anna, a nurse, ironically knew exactly what I was doing. “She called it my “midlife crisis.” My Navy career had a very non-traditional beginning. I quit my perfectly good job as a firefighter and paramedic and joined the Navy …

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Putting it in Perspective

By Cmdr. Arlene Saitzyk, Naval Aerospace Medical Institute My journey to become a Navy Psychologist began at Michigan State University where I specialized in Child and Family Clinical Psychology. My research focused on empowering young girls to maintain their sense of self, vitality, and “voice” during the sometimes rocky transition to adolescence. Interestingly however, my first job post-licensure was working with …

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I ‘m proud to be an Independent Duty Corpsman

By Chief Hospital Corpsman  (EXW) Travis Harmon, Navy Medicine Education & Training Command I say “We”, however, this is my own perspective of what an IDC is. IDCs are a small community of highly skilled medical practitioners trained to operate in the most arduous environments. On any given day we are solely responsible for the health and well being of …

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I AM NAVY MEDICINE

A few words from a Navy Medicine corpsman: I was born on the island of Manado, Indonesia and relocated to the U.S. with the family in 1998. I have always desired to serve and give back for the opportunity I was given to live in the U.S. I initially became interested in Navy Medicine because I’ve always wanted to help as …

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