Navy Corpsmen

HoosierAnnie

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Are any of our medicos on the watery side of the house??? I have found two totally different answers about where Naval Corpsmen get the medical part of their training. One source says Great Lakes, and another says Ft Sam with all of the other services medical folks. The source that says Ft Sam seems more reliable to me, but. . . Anyone know the straight scoop?
 

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Used to be at CLNC - Field Medical School

The Docs received their initial training elsewhere - but those who chose to serve our Corps volunteered for Field Medical School at Camp Johnson I believe. I dunno cause I suffer from CRS :).

Semper Fi,

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AMRUSMCR

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Hopefully someone in the Navy will come through and correct this but what I know from previous interactions with our Corpsmen is their A school was in Great Lakes (this info was circa 2004)

I'm sure if they pick up additional NECs that specialize them in their field the location will be dependant on the school (inline with what GunnyMack stated... they go thrugh FMSS at Camp Johnson to provide medical services on our side).
 

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I was an Army medic but I have Navy corpsman friends. I heard that it was Great Lakes but if you guys go over to WWW.Corpsman.com you can find out. It is a site like this but for corpsman and medics. It is a good site but not as cool as this.:D I am on there with there same screen name.

F.M.


Glad I stumbled upon this post, my Dad is a former Corpmans, late 50's to early 60's, so I sent him a link to the Corpsman site.
 

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From what I know, Corpsman "A" school is still in great lakes. From there they decide if they want to go FMF, green side with the Marines, or stay fleet with the regular navy.
I don't know where the Ft.sam thing came about, but some corpsman like SEAL, SWCC, or the SARCS come out to Ft.bragg for the SOCM program.
 

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Glad you and he found it. It is a good site and the site admin. is on facebook with me.

F.M.



I sent my Dad a link to the Corpsman site, have to ask him if he checked it out. About 8 years ago I got him a ball cap with Caduceus on it and US Navy Corpsman. We went to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial for Memorial Day and Dad was getting stopped every few feet by former Marines wanting to shake his hand. Man that really made his day!!!
 

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Navy Corpsman go to "A" school at Naval Training Center greatlakes they earn their HM rating with a NEC (navy enlisted classification code) of 0000. from here they can go to several career paths earning many different NEC or even switch rates if they go to a SOF unit. The NEC of 8404 for FMF(Fleet Marine Force) is earned at FMSS conducted at Camp Pendleton. the fort sam thing is very old school.
 

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Former Navy Corpsman here. I went to HM "A" school in Great Lakes. It is no longer there. It's in San Antonio. Apparently, all the branches go to school there now, the military's efforts to consolidate training and save money.
When my son graduated from boot camp, I went to his graduation in Great Mistakes. I went over to the "hospital side" and was so disappointed to see the Naval Hospital closed down-abandoned. The "Corps school" was closed and our barracks also abandoned. Even the "new" barracks were no longer in use. What a waste! I confess that I shed a tear about it when I saw the hospital closed. We berthed on the 10th floor of the hospital initially because the barracks were full. I owe a lot of memories to that hospital, not all are G rated. lol Good times for certain.
I miss those days.
 

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Former Navy Corpsman here. I went to HM "A" school in Great Lakes. It is no longer there. It's in San Antonio. Apparently, all the branches go to school there now, the military's efforts to consolidate training and save money.
When my son graduated from boot camp, I went to his graduation in Great Mistakes. I went over to the "hospital side" and was so disappointed to see the Naval Hospital closed down-abandoned. The "Corps school" was closed and our barracks also abandoned. Even the "new" barracks were no longer in use. What a waste! I confess that I shed a tear about it when I saw the hospital closed. We berthed on the 10th floor of the hospital initially because the barracks were full. I owe a lot of memories to that hospital, not all are G rated. lol Good times for certain.
I miss those days.

Thanks for reviving a 6 year old thread.
 
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