The basic unit of the United States Navy
's medical program.
Corpsmen fulfill many, many roles in the military, such as:
Many technical/specialty positions:
Serve as medical support for Marines in the field. (8404 corpsmen)
- 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
- Technical(PC) Support
In addition, many corpsmen perform logistical duties, supervise galley/food services, and do general health inspections upon Naval ships.