Navy Hospital Corpsman

Events

Surgeon C.A. Sigfried Informs Surgeon General That Reforms are Needed

1897

The Most Basic Form of the Navy Hospital Corps is Signed into Existence by President McKinley

June 17, 1898

The First Hospital Corps School is Opened

2 Sept. 1902

The Hospital Corps Grows 33x in size as the US is Entrenched in WWII

1941 - 1945

The First Submarine Surgery Is Performed

11 Sept. 1942

The Corps name is Officially Solidified as "Navy Hospital Corpsman"

1947

Corpsmen join Marines and Special Forces in Vietnam

1962

Corpsmen Lives are Lost in a Military Barrack Bombing in Beruit

1983

The "Corpsman" rating was Temporarily Terminated

September 29, 2016 - December 2016