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President Roosevelt, Rear Admiral Rixey and the Brownson Affair of December 1907

By André B. Sobocinski, Historian, BUMED On Christmas Eve 1907, Rear Adm. Willard Brownson, Chief of the U.S. Navy Bureau of Navigation, submitted his resignation to President Theodore Roosevelt in protest against the president’s controversial decision granting medical officers full domain and command over naval hospital ships. Sometimes known as the “Brownson Affair,” the president’s action would slice into heart …

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Profiles in Medical Power – HMC Delita Shields

HMC (SW/FMF/AW) Delita Shields Surface Force Independent Duty Corpsman & Fleet Liaison for the Navy and Marine Corps Public Health Center PEOPLE HMC Shields completed a 53 week course of intensive studies to train in advance patient care and medical administrative duties to function independently of a medical officer in various isolated ship and shore activities of the Navy and …

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Profiles in Medical Power – LT Kristofer Ceredon

LT Kristofer Ceredon General Dentist PEOPLE LT Ceredon earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree at Loma Linda University School of Dentistry.  After joining the Navy, he successfully completed a 12-month residency in Advanced Education in General Dentistry at Naval Dental Clinic Norfolk. PLATFORMS LT Ceredon is assigned to Navy Medical Readiness and Training Command Portsmouth and serves in …

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Profiles in Medical Power – LT Ruth Johns

LT Ruth Johns Registered Nurse – Critical Care PEOPLE LT Johns attended Northern Arizona University and obtained her Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree in 2010.  After graduation, she was accepted into a new graduate nursing program at Flagstaff Medical Center, a level I trauma center in Arizona, training to be a nurse in the critical care environment.  In 2011, …

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Profiles in Medical Power

Dr. Francis Obuseh Epidemiologist/Public Health Educator PEOPLE Dr. Obuseh completed his doctorate in Public Health at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB). He also earned a Master in Public Health (MPH) in Epidemiology and International Health from UAB and an M.S. in Human Nutrition from the University of Ibadan, Nigeria. Dr. Obuseh is a United States Air Force veteran …

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