The basic unit of the United States Navy's medical program.

Corpsmen fulfill many, many roles in the military, such as:

  • act as LPN's in military hospitals. can actually test and become a registered LPN in most states with little further training.
  • are EMTs and Paramedics for smaller military facilities and for military hospitals overseas.
  • perform most administrative functions within military hospitals
    • Patient Administration
    • Records/archives
    • Technical(PC) Support
  • Many technical/specialty positions:
  • Serve as medical support for Marines in the field. (8404 corpsmen)

In addition, many corpsmen perform logistical duties, supervise galley/food services, and do general health inspections upon Naval ships.