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Navy Corpsman: Questions & Answers to what your Sailor will be doing as a Navy Corpsman in the United States Navy. 

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Hospital Corpsman (HM) is a rating in the United States Navy that is most frequently known to the general public in their seconded role cross-services— as the equivalent of an army medic in the US Marine Corps out among the combat units in the field. Hospital Corpsman are members of the Navy's Hospital Corps, and are frequently the only medical care-givers available in many fleet or marine units on extended deployment. Hospital Corpsman serve as enlisted medical specialists for the United States Navy and United States Marine Corps. The Hospital Corpsman serves in a wide variety of capacities and locations, including shore establishments such as naval hospitals and clinics, aboard ships as the primary medical caregivers for Sailors while underway, or with Marine Corps units.

Colonel Oliver North speaking about the dedication and compassion of our Navy Corpsman. - A Medical Enlisted Military Web Community For All Military Services


Field Medical Training Battalion West - Official Website

Field Medical Training Battalion East - Official Website

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Bad roomy

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A school graduation

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Ranks, Rates

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Comment by NavyDads CoAdmin Jim Gramza on February 6, 2017 at 7:25pm
Comment by NavyDads CoAdmin Jim Gramza on February 6, 2017 at 7:24pm

Steven, This is just one small part.

OB DESCRIPTION Hospital Corpsman (HM) pay grades E-1 (Hospital Recruit/HR), E-2 (Hospitalman Apprentice/HA), and E-3 (Hospitalman/HN), able to perform duties as assistants in the prevention and treatment of disease and injury; including first aid and preventive medicine procedures; assit with physical examination; provide patient care and the administration of medicinal and parenteral solutions; perform general laboratory, pharmacy, and other patient support services; assist in the administrative supply and accounting procedures within medical departments ashore, afloat, and with the Marine Corps; instruct medical and non-medical personnel in first aid, self aid; personal hygiene, and medical records maintenance and assist in the transoportation of the sick and injured; assist in the maintenancne of environmental health standards; be prepared to assist in the prevention and treatment of chemical, biological, and radiological (CBR) casualties and other contingencies; senior hospital corpsmen perform supervisory, technical, planning, and management functions in support of medical readiness and quality healch care delivery. In addition to their general assignments, hospital corpsmen trained as technicians perform specialized functions within the operational forces, clinical specialties, administrative department, and may be assigned independent to a medical officer.

Comment by Steven DeVillier on February 6, 2017 at 5:41pm

My son just arrived at HM school and it looks like he'll be hold for 2 to 4wks before school starts. Any pre-study things he can do to be better prepared for school?  

Comment by John Alexander on January 14, 2017 at 8:46pm
My youngest daughter just graduated boot camp and arrived at A school for becoming a corpsman. I know its alot longer school than what my oldest daughter went through to be an LS.
Comment by Peter Jander on December 9, 2016 at 2:44pm

Hi everyone,

Thank you for the welcome!


Comment by NavyDads Admin (Paul) on October 20, 2016 at 6:05pm

And check our Japan group too!

Comment by NavyDads Admin (Paul) on October 20, 2016 at 6:05pm

Oh Dutchess...PLEASE keep me posted how she likes it and adapts as my son is headed to Iwakuni sometime soon.....

Comment by Dutchess on October 20, 2016 at 6:02pm

My daughter just arrived in Iwakuni, Japan as a Medical Laboratory Technician. Does anyone here have a loved one stationed there? She seems to be doing well and is excited to begin her career. 

Comment by rog on June 7, 2016 at 4:48pm

My son, a navy corpsman, is graduating from SOCOM (Special Operations Command at 18D Fort Bragg - or Advanced medical training) and is assigned to 2nd Recon Battalion as a Force Recon Marine/Corpsman. His graduation is mid-July. This is pretty big deal, and am looking for a good gift idea. Any thoughts? When he graduated from Basic Recon Course, we got him an engraved knife with his name and date on it. He liked that. But that won't work again.... Any ideas would be helpful.... 

Comment by NavyDads Admin (Paul) on April 1, 2016 at 7:15pm


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