The United States Navy Medical Service Corps is a staff corps of the U.S. Navy, consisting of officers engaged in medical support duties. It includes healthcare scientists and researchers, comprising around 60% of its personnel, and healthcare administrators, comprising the remaining 40%. Many of the latter are former enlisted hospital corpsmen, the Medical Service Corps Inservice Procurement Program (MSC-IPP) being one of several routes from enlisted service to commissioned status. The Medical Service Corps has around 2,600 serving commissioned officers.
|United States Navy Medical Service Corps|
|Founded||August 4, 1947|
|Country||United States of America|
|Branch||United States Navy|
|Role||Military medical support and research|
|Size||2,600 officers (approximately)|
Prior Chiefs / DirectorsEdit
|RADM Timothy H. Weber||2019–Present|
|RADM Anne M. Swap||2015-2019|
|RADM Terry J. Moulton||2012-2015|
|RADM Eleanor V. Valentin||2009-2012|
|RADM Michael Mittelman ||2006-2009|
|CAPT Brian G. Brannman||2004-2006|
|RADM J. Philip Van Landingham||1999-2004|
|RADM H. Edward Phillips||1995-1999|
|RADM S. Todd Fisher||1993-1995|
|RADM Charles Loar||1991-1993|
|RADM Donald Shuler||1987-1991|
|RADM Lewis Angelo||1982-1978|
|CAPT Paul Nelson||1978-1982|
|CAPT William Green Jr.||1976-1978|
|CAPT Albert Schwab||1973-1976|
|CAPT Emmett VanLandingham||1968-1973|
|CAPT Robert Hermann||1962-1968|
|CAPT Leo J. Elsasser||1958-1962|
|CAPT Willard C. Caukins||1954-1958|
The Navy Medical Service Corps was created on 4 August 1947 by act of the United States Congress. Originally it had four specialist sections: Supply and Administration, Optometry, Allied Sciences, and Pharmacy. Currently the Navy Medical Service Corps has three sections: Healthcare Administration, Healthcare Sciences, and Clinical Care Providers.
Healthcare Sciences are subdivided into the following fields of specialty:
- Aerospace Experimental Psychology
- Aerospace Physiology
- Environmental Health
- Industrial Hygiene
- Medical Technology
- Research Physiology
- Radiation Health
- Research Psychology
Clinical Care Providers are subdivided into the following fields of specialty:
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