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.
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I told my kids that when you are stationed at some of these places. Get out and see them because you probably won't be back there any time soon.
My son is currently an E-3 (Hospitalman/HN) based at MCAS Iwakuni, Japan. He is really enjoying his time in Japan and uses his off time to explore the sites, temples and other places worth visiting in the areas surrounding the base.
I am a former HM and my son is a HM1 (FMF)
After boot camp we have HM A school. Your son needs to do well here because that may allow him to be more selective in the next training phase. Sometimes the Navy has open billets for a particular pipeline and pushes people that way. The recon option is a vigorous training option and is just below BUDS. The other two are less demanding. If your son is rolled back for many reasons (medical, fails swimming? whatever) the options become more complicated The Navy may reassign him or reset him in another training tract. Hard to say. The HM rate is the Navy's largest rate and advancement can be slow. If your son does well in training and performs well he should have no problem there. Welcome him to the best and proudest rate in the Navy HM's have been awarded 22 (23 if you count SOCOM) Medals of Honor.
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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.
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?
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And check our Japan group too!
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