Navy Medicine Features

The Gap between Medicine, Leadership and Statecraft: The Unexpected Way this Surgeon’s War College Experience Helped Close that Wound

By  Cmdr. David Gwinn, MC, Chief of Department of Orthopaedics and Chairman of Orthopaedic Surgery, Walter Reed National Military Medical Center Associate Professor Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences  I departed for War College anticipating broad and deep exposure to the U.S. foreign policy and national security strategy process. I hoped to learn the intricacies of the national security …

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I am Navy Medicine: Hospital Corpsman 1st Class Aaron Abreu

By Hospital Corpsman 1st Class (FMF) Aaron Abreu I’m Hospital Corpsman 1st Class (Fleet Marine Force Specialist) Aaron Christian Abreu. I’m a Basic Medical Technician and Corpsman Program instructor at Navy Medicine Training Support Center aboard Joint Base San Antonio, Fort Sam Houston, Texas. I was originally born in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. At the age 10, my family moved to the Philippines …

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I am Navy Medicine: Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class Nathan Cole

By Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class (FMF) Nathan Cole I’m a native of Toomsuba, Mississippi and graduated from Northeast Lauderdale High School in 2001. Because of the lack of jobs after graduating college I joined the Navy. I had always been interested in medicine, and when I found out about the hospital corpsman rate I knew it was what I wanted …

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I am Navy Medicine: Lt. Rusty English

By Lt. M. Rustin English, MSC I remember it well; the image of the second plane hitting the World Trade Center forever changed my outlook on the world.  I had just started my first semester in Mercer’s Stetson School of Business after spending my first year Pre-med – I had realized that our medical capability had outpaced the design of our …

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Longtime Navy Medicine Historian Receives Prestigous Forrest Pogue Award

By André Sobocinski, Historian, Bureau of Medicine and Surgery (BUMED) Oral histories are basic tools used to capture first-hand accounts and memories of particular events, time periods, as well as personal and career experiences. For the last thirty years, Bureau of Medicine (BUMED) has operated an active oral history program designed to document Navy Medicine’s own stories for posterity. The …

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