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Introducing Navy Medicine’s New Force Master Chief

By Mariah Felipe, U.S. Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery Public Affairs   Force Master Chief (FORCM) (FMF/SW/AW) Terry J. Prince, director of the Hospital Corps, officially assumed the role as Navy Medicine’s force master chief in a change-of-charge ceremony September 25.     The force master chief of the U.S. Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery (BUMED) is the …

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The Importance of Suicide Prevention

By Master Chief Hospital Corpsman Laura Martinez, Force Master Chief and director, U.S. Navy Hospital Corps, Bureau of Medicine and Surgery (BUMED) Across all services September is recognized as Suicide Prevention and Awareness Month. While suicide numbers in the military tend to be lower than their civilian counterparts, suicides within all branches have increased. This disconcerting trend has prompted leaders …

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