Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jason Howard
The Navy doesn’t like being lied to, especially when it comes to fitness scores. And Master Chief Hospital Corpsman Rachel Watson learned firsthand what branch officials will do if you try to fudge sailors’ physical readiness assessment scores.
Want to know how to lose your job at a naval hospital? Post photos of yourself and a coworker flashing the finger at a newborn infant. If that’s not enough, you can call the fresh babies “mini Satans.” If you’re really gunning for that boot out the door, you can film yourself making an infant dance.
Medics and corpsmen are generally one of two distinct personality types: guys who think they’re god’s gift to the military, or weirdos with a morbid streak. But no matter how much of an oddball Doc is, his role as platoon caretaker demands an occasional reminder that, yes, he is loved and appreciated. Lest we forget, here are five undisputable reasons why you need to stop what you’re doing right now and embrace the one who might one day save your life.
U.S. Marine Corps Photo by Sgt. Scott A. Achtemeier
On April 25, 2013, Petty Officer 1st Class Kevin D. Baskin, a Navy Corpsman, with 3rd Marine Special Operations Battalion, set out with his team on a mission to the Kushe Village in Herat province, Afghanistan.