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Hospital corpsman

Enlisted medical specialist of the United States Navy

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"Corpsman" redirects here. For the Korean War army enlisted men, see medic, combat medic, and orderly.

Hospital corpsman
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Rating insignia

Issued byUnited States Navy
TypeEnlisted rating

A hospital corpsman (HM [or corpsman]) is an enlisted medical specialist of the United States Navy, who may also serve in a U.S. Marine Corps unit. The corresponding rating within the United States Coast Guard is health services technician (HS).


Small metallic badge affixed to the left side of the MCCUU collar when worn by corpsmen; it was previously worn on the BDU and DCU
A corpsman aboard an aircraft carrier in 1999

Hospital corpsmen work in a wide variety of capacities and locations, including shore establishments such as naval hospitals and clinics, aboard ships, and as the primary medical caregivers for sailors while underway. Hospital corpsmen are frequently the only medical care-giver available in many fleet or Marine units on extended deployment. In addition, hospital corpsmen perform duties as assistants in the prevention and treatment of disease and injury and assist health care professionals in providing medical care to sailors and their families.

They may function as clinical or specialty technicians, medical administrative personnel and health care providers at medical treatment facilities. They also serve as battlefield corpsmen with the Marine Corps, rendering emergency medical treatment to include initial treatment in a combat environment. Qualified hospital corpsmen may be assigned the responsibility of independent duty aboard ships and submarines; Fleet Marine Force, SEAL and Seabee units, and at isolated duty stations where no medical officer is available.

Hospital corpsmen were previously trained at Naval Hospital Corps School, Great Lakes, Illinois, and the U.S. Naval Hospital Corps School San Diego, California, until the 2011 Base Realignment and Closure Bill caused Hospital Corps School to be relocated to the Medical Education and Training Campus (METC) at Joint Base San Antonio, Texas. Naval Hospital Corps School was also located at NRMC Balboa in San Diego, California.

During the Vietnam War, many of the 16-week Naval Hospital Corps school graduates went directly to 8404 Field Medical Service School (FMSS) at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, or Camp Pendleton, California, for nine weeks of field training, before deployment to a Marine Corps unit in South Vietnam.[1]

The colloquial form of address for a hospital corpsman is "Doc". In the United States Marine Corps, this term is generally used as a sign of respect.[2]


Hospital steward's service coat, U.S. Army Hospital Corps, 1898

Prior to the establishment of the hospital corps, enlisted medical support in the U.S. Navy was limited in scope. In the Continental Navy and the early U.S. Navy, medical assistants were assigned at random out of the ship's company. Their primary duties were to keep the irons hot and buckets of sand at the ready for the operating area. It was commonplace during battle for the surgeons to conduct amputations and irons were used to close lacerations and wounds. Sand was used to keep the surgeon from slipping on the bloody ship deck. Previously, corpsmen were commonly referred to as loblolly boys, a term borrowed from the Royal Navy, and a reference to the daily ration of porridge fed to the sick. The nickname was in common use for so many years that it was finally officially recognized by the Navy Regulations of 1814. In coming decades, the title of the enlisted medical assistant would change several times—from loblolly boy, to nurse (1861), and finally to bayman (1876). A senior enlisted medical rating, surgeon's steward, was introduced in 1841 and remained through the Civil War. Following the war, the title surgeon's steward was abolished in favor of apothecary, a position requiring completion of a course in pharmacy.

A hospital corpsman draws blood from a patient as part of his duties as an independent duty corpsman
A corpsman takes a patient's temperature in 2006

Still, there existed pressure to reform the enlisted component of the Navy's medical department—medicine as a science was advancing rapidly, foreign navies had begun training medically skilled sailors, and the U.S. Army had established an enlisted hospital corps in 1887. Navy Surgeon General J.R. Tryon and subordinate physicians lobbied the Navy administration to take action. With the Spanish–American War looming, Congress passed a bill authorizing establishment of the U.S. Navy Hospital Corps, signed into law by President William McKinley on 17 June 1898. Three ratings were created therein—hospital apprentice, hospital apprentice first class (a petty officer third class), and hospital steward, which was a chief petty officer.

A revision in 1916 established a new rate structure. With the introduction of a second junior rate there were now hospital apprentice second class (HA2c) and hospital apprentice first class (HA1c). The rating title for petty officers was established as pharmacist's mate (PhM), following the pattern of some of the Navy's other ratings (boatswain's mate, gunner's mate, etc.). Pharmacist's mate third class (PhM3c), second class (PhM2c), and first class (PhM1c) were now the petty officers, and chief pharmacist's mate (CPhM) was the chief petty officer. This structure remained in place until 1947.

A total of 684 personal awards were awarded to hospital corpsmen, including 23 Medals of Honor, 55 Navy Crosses, and 237 Silver Stars. During World War I, hospital corpsmen served throughout the fleet, earning particular distinction on the Western Front with the Marine Corps.

In the United States Navy in World War II, hospital corpsmen assigned to Marine units made beach assaults with the marines in every battle in the Pacific. Corpsmen also served on thousands of ships and submarines.[3] Three unassisted emergency appendectomies were performed by hospital corpsmen serving undersea and beyond hope of medical evacuation. The hospital corps has the distinction of being the only corps in the U.S. Navy to be commended, in a famous speech by Secretary of the Navy James Forrestal after the conclusion of the war.[4]

Following the war, the hospital corps changed its rating title to the generic term it had used all along—hospital corpsman. The rates of hospital corpsman third class (HM3), second class (HM2), and first class (HM1), and chief hospital corpsman (HMC) were supplemented by senior chief hospital corpsman (HMCS) and master chief hospital corpsman (HMCM) in 1958.

Hospital corpsmen continued to serve at sea and ashore, and accompanied marines and Marine units into battle during the Korean and Vietnam wars. Fifteen hospital corpsmen were counted among the dead following the bombing of the Marine barracks in Beirut in 1983. Hospital corpsmen also served in the Iraq and Afghanistan wars providing corpsmen for convoys, patrols, and hospital or clinic treatment.

Whether they are assigned to hospital ships, reservist installations, recruiter offices, or Marine Corps combat units, the rating of hospital corpsman is the most decorated in the United States Navy and the most decorated job in the U.S. military, with 22 Medals of Honor, 179 Navy Crosses since World War I, 31 Navy Distinguished Service Medals, 959 Silver Stars, and more than 1,600 Bronze Star Medal's with combat V's for heroism since World War II (as of 2016).[5] Twenty naval ships have been named after hospital corpsmen. Prior to selection to the command master chief program, the 11th MCPON, Joe R. Campa, was a hospital corpsman.

On 29 September 2016, the Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus terminated the corpsman rating along with all other U.S. Navy enlisted ratings. However, in late December 2016, the usage of ratings were restored by the Navy after much backlash by many in the enlisted naval ranks.

Navy and Marine Corps training[edit]

Bermuda Regiment medics and U.S. Navy corpsmen at Camp Lejeune in May 2011.

As of April 2011, training to become a hospital corpsman began at Basic Medical Technician Corpsman Program (BMTCP) located at Joint Base Fort Sam Houston in San Antonio, Texas.

Because of the need for hospital corpsmen in a vast array of foreign, domestic, and shipboard duty stations, as well as with United States Marine Corps units, the hospital corps is the largest occupational rating (Navy Enlisted Classification-HM) in the United States Navy, with about 25,000 members active duty and reserve.[clarification needed]

The basic training for hospital corpsmen is conducted at the Medical Education and Training Campus, located in Texas at a joint military base. Originally one of the Navy's "A" schools (primary rating training). Upon graduation, the hospital corpsman is given the Navy Enlisted Classification (NEC) code of HM-0000, or "quad-zero" in common usage. Students go through a 14-week course that provides in-depth and extensive training into the application of emergency medical techniques, disease and pathologies, and nursing techniques.

NECs are not as analogous to MOS in the United States Army and Marine Corps, or AFSC in the Air Force as the rating in the Navy. There are primary NECs, and secondary NECs. For example, a hospital corpsman who completes Field Medical Training Battalion (FMTB) and earns the NEC HM-8404, moves that NEC to primary and has a secondary NEC of HM-0000. If that hospital corpsman attends a "C" School, then the NEC earned at the "C" School becomes their primary and HM-8404 becomes the secondary. Some hospital corpsmen go on to receive more specialized training in roles such as medical laboratory technician, optometry technician, radiology technician, aerospace medicine specialist, pharmacy technician, operating room technician, etc. This advanced education is done through "C" schools, which confer 39 additional NECs. Additionally, hospital corpsmen (E-5 and above) may attend independent duty corpsman training, qualifying for independent duty in surface ships and submarines, with diving teams, and Fleet Marine Force Recon teams, as well as at remote shore installations. In addition to advanced medical training, these hospital corpsmen receive qualification in sanitation and public health.

Of note is the Field Medical Training Battalion (FMTB), with locations at Camp Del Mar and Camp Johnson, where sailors bound for service with USMC operating forces earn the NEC HM-8404, Field Medical Service Technician. FMTB provides specialized training in advanced emergency medicine and the fundamentals of Marine Corps life, while emphasizing physical conditioning, small arms familiarity, and basic battlefield tactics. As of 2010[update], this rigorous training is 8 weeks. Training for the Fleet Marine Force (FMF) familiarizes navy corpsmen with the Marines. A bond and mutual respect is often formed between Marines and their assigned hospital corpsmen, earning respect apart from their Navy shipmates. FMF hospital corpsmen are issued the Marine Corps service uniforms and camouflage uniforms (MARPAT) while assigned to the Marine Corps and also have the option to go Marine Corps Regulations. They are then issued a new seabag containing the Marine uniforms (except dress blues) with uniform matching Navy rate chevrons instead of the Marine rank chevrons, and collar rank insignias, and wear those instead of traditional Navy uniforms. The Navy's new digitized camouflage working uniform are worn by sailors stationed at other naval facilities.

Hospital corpsmen can further specialize; they may undergo further training to become Special Amphibious Reconnaissance Corpsmen, or SARC. They are usually found in both the FMF Recon, Marine Division Recon and MARSOC units. They are trained and skilled in combat, including combatant swimming, opened/closed circuit scuba diving, military free-fall and amphibious operations. They act as advisers regarding health and injury prevention, and treat illnesses from decompression sickness as well as other conditions requiring hyperbaric treatment.

Hospital corpsmen who have received the warfare designator of enlisted fleet marine force warfare specialist are highly trained members of the Hospital Corps who specialize in all aspects of working with the United States Marine Corps operating forces. Attainment of this designation is highly prized among all corpsmen. The enlisted fleet marine force warfare designation for hospital corpsmen is the only U.S. Navy warfare device awarded solely by a U.S. Marine Corps general officer. This awarding authority cannot be delegated to U.S. Navy officers. However, obtaining the title of "FMF" is a rigorous procedure and not every hospital corpsman who has been with a Marine Corps unit will wear the FMF warfare device. U.S. Navy officers in the medical community (Medical Corps (doctor), Nurse Corps, Dental Corps, Medical Service Corps) can earn and wear the officer equivalent to this insignia. Additionally any sailor attached to a USMC unit can earn and wear an FMF warfare device. (e.g., administrative rates such as logistic specialists) provided they complete all the qualifications for the FMF warfare specialist.

The first physician assistants were selected from Navy corpsmen who had combat experience in Vietnam. They made up members of the first PA class at Duke University.[6] The Navy trained its own physician assistants drawing from the ranks of qualified petty officer second class corpsman, as well as independent duty hospital corpsmen at the Naval School of Health Sciences in Portsmouth, VA until 1985, then at San Diego, CA and current the Interservice Physician Assistant Program (IPAP) with a university affiliation of the University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC). It is conducted in two phases the first phase at the Graduate School and Academy of Health Sciences at AMEDDC&S, Ft. Sam Houston, TX and the second phase at various medical facilities and specialties. When training completed they become officers in the Medical Service Corps (MSC). Former Navy hospital corpsmen are also represented in many medical disciplines, as physicians, nurses, medical administrators and other walks of life. After completing their training, a physician assistant is promoted to the rank of lieutenant junior grade (O-2). Previously after graduating from civilian PA school, they had only been given the rank of warrant officer 2 (CWO2).

Rate/rating structure[edit]

Main article: List of United States Navy ratings

  • HR: Hospitalman Recruit (E-1)
  • HA: Hospitalman Apprentice (E-2)
  • HN: Hospitalman (E-3) (See USN apprenticeships)
  • HM3: Hospital Corpsman Third Class (E-4)
  • HM2: Hospital Corpsman Second Class (E-5)
  • HM1: Hospital Corpsman First Class (E-6)
  • HMC: Chief Hospital Corpsman (E-7)
  • HMCS: Senior Chief Hospital Corpsman (E-8)
  • HMCM: Master Chief Hospital Corpsman (E-9)


Effective 2 April 1948 the Navy changed the names and insignia of the hospital corps. The new titles were Hospitalman Recruit, Hospitalman Apprentice, Hospitalman, Hospital Corpsman Third, Second, and First Class, and Chief Hospital Corpsman. The red Geneva cross, which had marked corpsmen for 50 years, was replaced in the rating badge with the misattributed mark of the winged caduceus.[7] The rates of Senior Chief and Master Chief Hospital Corpsman were added in 1958.

See: List of United States Navy ratings § Administration, deck, technical, and weapons specialty ratings

See also: Badges of the United States Navy § Warfare Qualifications, and Uniforms of the United States Navy § Navy personnel attached to Marine Corps units

Ships named in honor of hospital corpsmen[edit]

Reference: Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships

U.S. Navy enlisted medical personnel killed in action[edit]

  • American Civil War (1861–1865), 6
  • Spanish–American War (1898), 3
  • World War I (1917–1918), 20
  • Nicaragua (1932), 1
  • World War II (1941–1945), 1,170
  • Korean War (1950–1953), 109
  • Dominican Republic (1965), 1
  • Vietnam War (1962–1975), 639
  • Beirut, (1983), 15
  • Gulf War (1990–1991), 0
  • Afghanistan (2001–21), 14
  • Iraq War (2003–2010), 29
  • Total in all conflicts: 2,013

Decorations of valor awarded to Hospital Corpsmen[edit]

Medal of Honor recipients[edit]

Afghanistan War

United States Maritime Service hospital corpsmen[edit]

During World War II, the United States Maritime Service created a Hospital Corps similar to the U.S. Navy's and sent pursers through this hospital corpsman training, to serve in a combined administrative and medical role on civilian tankers, freighters, and oilers. Prior to this, there were no competent trained personnel to perform first aid aboard these vessels. The purser-corpsman was trained in anatomy, physiology, pharmacy, clinical laboratory, hygiene and sanitation, emergency treatment, first aid, and nursing. They were taught how to administer injections, treat compound fractures, administer blood plasma, and suture wounds.

The Maritime Service's Hospital Corps School was founded at the Sheepshead Bay Maritime Service Training Station on 7 December 1942. Surgeon S.S. Heilwell (R), United States Uniformed Public Health Service, was placed in charge of training. The course was taught over four months, with a 12-week period of didactic classroom experience and four weeks of practical experience at a Marine hospital. The original class of 331 students resulted in 239 graduates on 12 March 1943, but demand saw an increase in the class to 600 students, to cycle in 50 student classes starting on a weekly basis. Training stations were instructed to provide careful scrutiny by examining boards for all candidates. Pursers on sea duty started arriving at the station on 10 August 1943. By 1 January 1944, there were 600 purser-corpsmen at sea, with 1,324 graduates in the Maritime Service. Selection required an above average mark on the General Classification Test and interest in both administration and health care.[8]

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Further reading[edit]

  • Cowdrey, Albert E. Fighting for Life: American Military Medicine in World War II (1994), pp 51–72

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  • "BLUE SIDE" to the "GREEN SIDE"  Navy 
  • After completing Navy Boot Camp and Hospital Corps School at  Great Lakes in 1966, I found myself stationed at St. Albans Naval Hospital, Long Island, NY. I entered the Navy as an HN (E-3) due to my 2 years+ of College.
  •  My first assignment was to the Thoracic Surgery Ward.  Chest Tube bottles at the side of every bedside.  I worked day and night shifts, learned how to tend and medicate young and old active military and their dependents. The first bedbath I had to give was to an Navy Airdale that was stationed on a wooden decked Aircraft Carrier duringWorld War II.  The thing I remember most was that it was the first time I ever shaved another person with a straight edge razor blade (no holder, just a blade....later as an OR Technician, I would give full body preps, using that blade to shave "nipples to knees", etc.) Now in my early 60's myself, I look into the mirror and see that same .....What a flashback to know that I am just as old as that old sailor.  I enjoyed my time on that Hospital Ward....those of us at night gave the patients Seconal for sleep....Question: Do you wake-up a sleeping patient to give them a prescribed sleeping pill? Did not get that question answered in Corps School. We completed our entries in the patients' Medical Charts at the end of our nightshift when only a Corpsman was on duty....a nurse could be called if a narcotic was needed from the locked cabinet.  After awhile, we Ward Corpsmen figured out that we could note our final entries in our patients' Medical Charts, such as ( 0600 - Patient Slept Well with no Complaints) a little early, like say at 0400. We could then leave the Hospital as soon as the day staff and Corpsmen reported in at 0700 morning and we could go back to our barracks and sleep! Well, early one morning after 0430, I had 2 patients go into Chain-Stokes, gasping for their last breath, and subsequently dying at about the same time.  The Doctor on call checked their vitals and let us complete the process.  The junior Corpsman helped me to tie the patients legs together, tag their toe, cross and secure their arms across their chest, place a chin strap under the jaw and secured to the deceased's head....last step was to use a BIG syringe and needle to draw all the urine out of the bladder before taking them to the non-staffed morgue.  Did the same for the other patient.....but, by the time I returned from the morgue to my Ward, YIKES, the day staff had arrived.  The Head Nurse called me over with the patients' Medical Charts in her hand....obviously I did not have time to change the entries and times in those deceased patient's Medical Charts,and she said, " HN Steinberg, I see that you charted out at 0600 (actually written at 0400) that both "Patients Slept Well with no Complaints". OPPS....busted.  They laughed and I was told to chart out at the right time and not try to beat the system. Enough said!
  • I was able to transfer as an On-The-Job Operating Room Technician  8483.  I learned quickly and soon was scrubbing and circulating surgical case after case. The night crew would prepare, sterilize basic and specialty packs and instruments by steam or gas and put the right ones in each room for the day's schedule operations.  The walls were Mary Mopped and the furniture and floors were drown in Betadine after each case....and short of an emergency case...the rooms were cleaned and awaited the sound of guernies being wheeled into the OR hallway for the 0800 operations. During the day, we moved the patients from the guerney to the operating table with a heave and a grunt...the patient was put under and the Circulating Corpsman would prep the patient with that straight-edged razor according to what the cards on the piano, where each caseor doctor's expected set-up and instruments were listed....some needed to be added from the Central Sterile Cabinet.   One was assigned the Scrub he did his thing at the scrub sink and the Circulating nurse, ultimately responsible for over-seeing that we did things by the book. The Scrub Corpsman came in with his sterile arms out stretched so he could slide his arms into his sterile gown, held by sterile forceps...once he stuck his hands into the sleeves, the circulating Corpsman pulled the gown on from the back and tied it off on the back...then the Scrub Corpsman would stretch his one hand into the first glove on the Mayo Stand....then he did contortions to get the other glove on without contaminating himself. He as now ready to gown the doctors and put their sterile gloves on...then the sterile sheets were placed on the patient and secured into the skin around the operating site with sharppointed towel clips.....OUCH...but then the patient was in dreamland. The instruments were set-up along a towel and the sutures (including those catgut ones in the glass vials that needed to be broken with a provided small metal file.  The case proceeded when the doc asked for the scalpel...the OR tech needed to know which type of blade and ALL instruments needed for the case as it progressed ....there was NO asking by the surgeon for the right instrument.......however, I did keep a large, heavy Hemostat on my instrument stand to WACK the hand of any Resident Doctor that wanted to take an instrument off my tray.
  • Sponges had a blue opaque thread, the large LapSponges had a big metal ring.....all so that we did not leave a sponge in the bloody cavity of the operating site...While the Circulating Corpsman would layout the used sponges, the RN was responsible to account for all used during the case...she kept count and gave the word that the count was verified before the doctor closed.  Sometimes the Circulating Corpsman, like me,would hide a sponge so that the RN would get flustered that she could not account for all the sponges, and even begin to call for the portableX-Ray machine.....Oh, here it is.....chuckle, chuckle, chuckle! 
  • Don't ask when someone nicked the patient's bowl and the words CONTAMINATED echoed throughout the room... the room, with all the instruments, equipment and packs, including all the suture boxes on the Piano...could not leave theroom ....HELP...All gowns and packs were placed in laundry bag with contaminated taped all over the room and everything in it were drown in Betadone and suture boxes and instruments placed in a laundry bag, which would be placed in a large laundry bag that was stuffed in the large steamor gas claves.  Once, the staff placed the sutures and plastic items in the steam clave by mistake and we had a bag with a melted expensive mess was thrown out.......What a Life!!! 
  • .....But in a few months, as an HM3 (E-4), after a few months of Fleet Marine Force training at Camp Pendleton (and spending my weekends washing my clothes in beautiful Oceanside), I would enter LIFE now as an 8404 "Green Navy DOC".  Immediately, I flew across the pond via Continental Airlines, left my seabag at Camp Hansen, Oki , arrived in DaNang, where due to urgent  need of Corpsmen, my orders were changed from 1st Mar Div to 3d Mar Div (and told to forget that rating as an Operating Room Technician...I was going to Camp Evans' BAS and on that famous day in January 1968, I would leave the 3/26 BAS and join my beloved MARINES on Hill 881S Khe Sanh with 3rd Platoon near the saddle with Mike Co. from Jan - April. Later, I was promoted to HM2 (E-5) and would continue to follow Lt. Boudria's 3rd Platoon (it was a good thing that our Lt. completed Vietnamese language school) on patrol along the Perfume River in Hue and then off Hill 55 into the deep triple canopy jungles and leech-infested rice patties of NAM. 
  • FINALLY, I was ordered to 3rd Med in QuangTri, where once again I was scrubbing and circulating surgical cases as an Operating Room Technician, in an environment far different from the stateside OR Suites.  We did surgery in a large Quonset Hut with a drain in the middleof the floor to wash the blood down and surgical packs and packed instrument sets sitting on open wooden racks......I will cover that adventure in a future article.  My hats off to all the OR TECHS and the DOCTORS I had the honor of working with.....there were NO Navy NURSES or WAVES above I never had the pleasure of their skills.  

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Corpsman blue side

And when joys and sweets happen suddenly, they tend to be colored in such ultramarine tones that no spectral analysis can comprehend this crazy rainbow. The orange petals of. The rays rested against the glass of the windows and gilded everything inside.

BLUE side Navy Corpsman - Whats it like?

She, as a future sorceress, was deprived of all sorts of fun and any adventures. Her usual weekdays consisted of regular activities. She did not consider herself a diligent student and she did not have a great desire to learn, but she had to do it.

Now discussing:

She said cheerfully to her beloved and got up, stood up on tiptoe and kissed her husband on the cheek. Good evening, Chris, - the. Husband greeted quietly, - do we have a holiday today. Anniversary of living together.

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