People, Process, Progress

People, Process, Progress


PPP09: History of the U.S. Navy Hospital Corps

March 02, 2020

The United States Navy Hospital Corps has provided over 121 years of selfless service to Sailors and Marines around the world and through peace time and at war.  In this episode I share my history as a Corpsman, the history of the Corps through the decades and the parallel advancements in military medicine that were spawned through the process of trial and error in war.  Godspeed to all the men and women who have served and are currently serving as Corpsmen.  Hooyah Navy!


"The Hospital Corps is the most decorated rating in the Navy and one of the most decorated in the military. Navy corpsmen have earned 22 Medals of Honor, 179 Navy Crosses, 959 Silver Stars and more than 1,600 Bronze Stars. 20 ships have been named in honor of corpsmen. - USO.org"


Godspeed, Kevin


Episode Resources:



  • NAVEDTRA 14295B

  • https://www.navy.com/careers/medical-support

  • http://navylog.navymemorial.org/stanley-robert-8

  • https://www.jbsa.mil/News/News/Article/1726086/the-navy-corpsman-carrying-the-legacy/

  • https://www.fpri.org/article/2018/02/advances-in-medicine-during-wars/

  • www.uso.org/stories/2378-7-things-you-didn-t-know-about-the-navy-hospital-corps




Kevin Pannell, PMP, Prosci Change Practitioner | Listen, subscribe, review on iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher, iHeart Radio or directly at Blubrry.com | Facebook: peopleprocessprogress | Instagram: @peopleprocessprogress


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