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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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Comment by David Tovey on August 28, 2014 at 3:16pm

My son receiving his FMF pin. 

Comment by NavyDads Admin (Paul) on August 28, 2014 at 3:05pm

Comment by NavyDads Admin (Paul) on December 19, 2013 at 10:08pm
Comment by NavyDads Co-Admin, Gary on November 1, 2013 at 4:03pm

San Diego corpsman helps save driver in car crash...

November 1, 2013 - Hospital Corpsman 3rd Class (FMF) Justin Cortes, right, receives congratulations and a command coin from Rear Adm. C. Forrest Faison, head of Navy Medicine West, for his recent off-duty lifesaving actions. (MC2 Sean Lenahan/Navy)

Comment by rog on September 22, 2013 at 10:19pm

Thanks Lyle! That's helpful.

Comment by Lyle Kritzberger on September 22, 2013 at 9:48pm
Talked to my son tonite, central and south America's are off limits to them. Wearing the uniform while traveling commercial is prohibited. Any of the other questions he said would have to go up the food chain.
Comment by rog on September 20, 2013 at 6:39pm

What does it take to get our sailer out of the country for a family vacation? What kind of permission does it take? How long does it take to get it? Are there places they specifically won't let them go? Any other details?

Comment by NavyDads Admin (Paul) on September 20, 2013 at 6:30pm

This is Petty Officer 3rd Class Ashley Roof, and she is the first woman to be promoted out of the Meritorious Combat Advancement Program. Her meritorious combat promotion was in recognition of her tireless efforts as a Corpsman who spent countless days outside the wire in Helmand Province ensuring the safety and well-being of her Marines. When Combat Outpost Shir Gazay was attacked, then HN Roof saved lives and tirelessly tended to wounded without pause or hesitation, for which she was previously awarded a Navy Achievement Medal. She is truly one of the best.

Comment by Heston on September 19, 2013 at 9:40pm
SARC stands for special amphibious recon Corpsman. It is a pipeline that includes 52 weeks and 5 schools. FMTB is an 8 week course in camp Pendleton that qualifies Corpsman to serve with the Marine Corps
Comment by Mark Garber on September 14, 2013 at 6:58pm

I have a question, my son said he was asked about SARC and if he would be interested. Is this in addition to 18 weeks at FSH and 8 weeks at FMTB? And do all recruit Corpsman get asked? Not real familiar with Navy.


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