Navy IDC NAVYIDCA@YAHOO.COM Issue #3 December 2011 NAVY IDC Independent Duty Corpsman Association Newsletter THE HEART OF A HOSPITAL CORPSMAN: NEW BUMED FORCE MAKES INITIAL REMARKS By Force Master Chief Sherman Boss, U.S. Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery (BUMED). Boss is the 13th Force Master Chief of BUMED. He relieved Force Master Chief Laura Martinez, who served in the position since 2007, on Oct. 5, 2011. Inside First I’d like to thank you Force Master Chief Laura Martinez Page 2 IDC COIN for your inspirational leadership and your heartfelt commitment to our country and those who defend her. Thank you for all you have done to lead Navy Medicine this Page 3 Force Master far. You have made significant contributions at a very Chief Sherman Boss difficult time for our nation and throughout a set of circumstances that are unprecedented in U.S. Military Page 4 AFOMS 2012 History. Planning Photos I would also like to thank you for the outstanding support Page 5 IDC Spotlight you provided me during my transition. You’re truly the “Sailors, Sailor.” It has been said; success is not measured by Page 6 AFOMS 2012 Info Board what you take with you, but by what you leave behind. Laura you are leaving the Hospital Corps, a corps made of ordinary Page 7 HM1 Phibbs and Sailors that do extraordinary things, better largely due to your the USS MASON leadership and guidance. My duty here comes a bit easier Page 8 Navy Surgeon because of your efforts; you will certainly be missed. General Page 9 IDCA Info (Continued on Page 3) Independent Duty Corpsman Association: Serving the Warfighter 24 hours a day!
2 Issue #3 December 2011Exclusive serialized IDCA coin with your IDCA member IDCA OFFICERS:number will be available to our IDCA paid members.Membership is now $30.00 for annual membership. The PRESIDENT:IDCA will be donating some of the proceeds to the HMCS Raymond MeyersWounded Warriors Foundation and our new IDCA (NUMI, Groton)scholarship fund. VICE PRESIDENT:Currently the IDCA serialized coin is $15 and available HMC Randy Swanson (NSSC, Pearl Harbor)now for paid IDCA members only. Coins withoutserialization will not beavailable to the general public TREASURER:until early spring. HMCS Eliza Rubic (HQMC Washington) If you are already a paid member and would like thecoin, please complete page 9 and forward it to our SECRETARY:treasurer. If you need to renew your membership see page HMC Miguel Lugo9! Memberships renewed at the AFOMS Conference are (COMSUBPAC Pearl Harbor)good until the 2012 AFOMS Conference in Jacksonville.Visit our E-store at: http://shop.navyidc.org forexclusive Navy IDC gear. Check out page 10.
3 Issue #3 December 2011 (Continued from front page) When I joined the Navy Medicine team 27 years ago and more than 30 years ago when Force Martinez’s began her journey, neither of us could have dreamed our nation would be involved in the set of circumstance we are now in the midst of. The Sailors of yester-year are replaced by the young men and women we are blessed to lead. They are high school graduates and college graduates who only months ago were just citizens of our great nation. Today they are all volunteers tasked with protecting the freedom many take for granted. They are brighter, better educated and trained, led and equipped more than any Sailor, Soldier, Marine or Airman during any past war. Today they go to work in medical centers, clinics, and aboard ships and submarines. They fly rescue missions and dive below the water’s edge, they stand watch in our school houses and provide humanitarian assistanceand disaster relief to those in need, but tomorrow they may go to work wearing a five-pound Kevlarhelmet and a 45-pound flak jacket and they will be faced with some of the most austere environmentsknow to mankind and yet they will never complain – why – because they belong to something greaterthan themselves!Through A and C schools they have been taught forms of chemistry, physics, medicine, weapons andavionics to operate the most sophisticated weapons and equipment ever designed. They have learned touse their bodies as a weapon and their weapon as part of their body. They are trained to take a life ifnecessary, but because of their remarkable training — they save lives instead.Shipmates, it is my promise that I will not lose sight of what is important and will stay true to our CoreValues and Navy Ethos which bind us as Sailors. The heart of the Hospital Corpsman beats loudlywithin my sole and I am proud of where I am today, but more proud from which I came.I have a simple formula for success – focus on the people and allow them to focus on the mission, andalways do it with the integrity our nation expects of us. I strongly believe that the role of a leader is toprovide the tools, support and direction to highly skilled and capable men and women such as thosewho make up the Hospital Corps, and then get out of the way and allow them to take care of themission. That is why we are here – to accomplish the mission.To do that we must continue to demonstrate the highest level of integrity and the commitment tocomplete the Navy Medicine mission — always ensuring we do it correctly and safely. I have seen thisat work throughout our Navy, from the highest leaders in the Pentagon to the youngest hospital recruitat Walter Reed. Integrity to do what is right and the integrity to always ask the question is this right ofour Sailors, Navy Medicine, the Navy, or the nation. If it passes those tests, then you will always havemy support.My family and I thank you for your confidence in me as the next U.S. Navy Bureau of Medicine andSurgery Force Master Chief. I am honored and humbled beyond words and I will not let you down.
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5 Issue #3 December 2011 IDCA SPOTLIGHT Hospital Corpsman Senior Chief (FMF) Eliza Santillan Rubic United States Navy, Headquarters Marine Corps Senior Chief Rubic enlisted in the United States Navy in delayed entry program in December 1995. She graduated from Mira Mesa High School in San Diego California June 1992 and attended San Diego College in San Diego. Completed recruit training in Great Lakes Illinois in 1996 and Hospital Corpsman “A” School in San Diego, California May 1996. Senior Chief Rubic’s first duty station was Naval Medical Center San Diego California. She was assigned to Post Anesthesia Care Unit from June 1996 to June 1999. Enroute to her new duty station to Naval Air Facility Atsugi, Japan she completed Field Medical Training School in Camp Pendleton, CA on Sep 1999. Completed her tour in mainland Japan on Oct 2001 and reported back to Naval Medical Center San Diego Nov 2001 and worked as the Leading Petty Officerof the Plastic Surgery Department. While working at Plastic Surgery she did an IA tour in Iraqin 2003 with 3rd Marine Air Wing from Miramar California and earned her Fleet Marine Forcepin. After her first deployment she transferred to Naval School of Health Sciences in SanDiego, Ca in Oct 2004. While in school she promoted to Petty Officer First Class andcompleted Surface Force Independent Duty Corpsman School in Nov 2005. She then reportedto Naval Hospital Okinawa, Japan in December 2005 and was assigned to work at Torii Stationwith the Army and deployed to Korea for Operation Ulchi Focus Lens. She completed her tourin Okinawa, Japan on December 2007 and transferred to 2nd MLG in Camp Jejune, NorthCarolina. While on deployment, Senior Chief Rubic was promoted to Chief Petty Officer in2008. She also deployed to Haiti for the earthquake disaster relief. Completed her tour at 2ndMLG on Oct 2010 and transferred to Head Quarters Marine Corps, Washington, DC Oct 2010and was promoted to Senior Chief Petty Officer in June 2011. Her personal awards include the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (twoawards), Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (five awards), Navy UnitCommendation, Meritorious Unit Commendation, Good Conduct Medal (three awards) andseveral personal and command awards.
6 Issue #3 December 2011 2012 AFOMS INFORMATION BOARDConference DatesThe Armed Forces Operational Medicine Symposium (AFOMS) for 2012 will be held inJacksonvile, Florida from 22-29 June 2012 at the Hyatt Regency Jacksonville. Pre-symposium: 22-24 Jun 2012 Main Symposium: 25-29 Jun 2012Courses and SchedulePre-symposium topics include: • TCCC Train-the-trainer (22-24 Jun) • ACLS Initial (students need workbooks 30 days ahead of class) (22-24 Jun) • Food Sanitation (22 Jun) • Health and Wellness Basic Certification Course, Level II (pre-requisite online training) (22 Jun) • Pest Control (23 Jun) • Tobacco Facilitator training (23 Jun)More specific information on available courses and schedule will be posted in the comingweeks.FundingMore information on how to request funding to attend will be coming in the following weeks.Hotel InformationThe Armed Forces Operational Medicine Symposium (AFOMS) Conference for 2012 will beheld in Jacksonville, Florida at the Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront from 22-29 June2012.Reservations must be made by 21 May 2012 to qualify for the conference rate of $80.The hotel is located at:Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront225 East Coast Line DriveJacksonville, FL 32202Remember the current hotel Per-Diem rate is $80. Ensure you select the correct rate whenmaking your reservations.ReservationsA dedicated booking website has been created so you will be able to make, modify andcancel your hotel reservations online, as well as take advantage of any room upgrades,amenities or other services offered by the hotel. This link and other helpful links are locatedon the AFOMS site: IDCAFOUNDATION.ORGIf you wish to make your reservations by phone you can call: 1-800-233-1234Make your reservation under "AFOMS" to receive the conference rate. http://www.idcafoundation.org/home/AFOMS-2012
7 Issue #3 December 2011Bravo Zulu HM1 Phibbs and USS MASON Medical Dept! HM1 Roger Phibbs (SMDR/IDC) with fellow corpsman onboard USS MASON (DDG-87) celebrating the Hospital Corps Birthday. The medical department of the USS Mason (DDG- 87) along with their Commanding Officer and Command Master Chief, receiving their first Green “H” Award for superior Health Promotions Programs onboard the ship.
Issue #3 December 2011Nathan Receives Third Star, Promoted to Navy Surgeon GeneralBy Sarah Fortney, Walter Reed National Military Medical Center PublicAffairsBETHESDA, Md. (NNS) -- Rear Adm. Matthew L. Nathan, commander ofNavy Medicine for the National Capital Area, officially received his thirdadmirals star Nov. 18, during his promotion to Surgeon General of the U.S.Navy.During a ceremony at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, atBethesda (WRNMMC), the former WRNMMC commander was pinned byhis wife, Tammy and daughter, Bobbie. Adm. Jonathan Greenert, Chief ofNaval Operations, promoted Nathan. Nathan will relieve Vice Adm. AdamRobinson, who retires Nov. 18 during a separate ceremony at the hospital."Im very honored to do this," said Greenert of promoting Nathan.After receiving his third star, Nathan asked a long-time friend, Lisa Hudson,to assist him with his new uniform jacket, which signifies his position as vice admiral. Hudsons husband, JohnHudson, encouraged Nathan to join the Navy, unfortunately, in October 1983, he was killed in the line of duty. Nathansaid he was honored to have Lisa participate in the ceremony, as she has kept her husbands memory alive.He went on to express his appreciation for his family and their support."This promotion, its really a result of Tammy and Bobbie," he said.Nathan has achieved many milestones throughout his naval career. As commander of the former National MilitaryMedical Center (NNMC), he helped oversee the largest military medical integration and construction project in thehistory of military medicine.Additionally, Nathan holds an appointment as clinical professor of medicine at the Uniform University of the HealthSciences, and has received the American Hospital Association Excellence in Leadership award for the Federal Sector.His personal awards include the Distinguished Service Medal; Legion of Merit (5); Meritorious Service Medal (2);Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal and Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (2).Having received his Bachelor of Science from Georgia Tech and Doctor of Medicine from the Medical College ofGeorgia, Nathan completed his internal medicine specialty training in 1984 at the University of South Florida. He thenserved as the Internal Medicine department head at Naval Hospital Guantanamo Bay, in Cuba. In 1985, he transferredto the Naval Hospital, Groton, Conn., as leader of the Medical Mobilization Amphibious Surgical Support Team, thenwent on to Naval Medical Center San Diego in 1987 to serve as head of the Division of Internal Medicine, withadditional duty to the Marine Corps, 1st Marine Division.In 1990, Nathan served as a department head at the Naval Hospital Beaufort, S.C. He then reported to Naval ClinicsCommand in London where he participated in military-to-military engagements with post-Soviet Eastern Eurpoeancountries, and in 1995, was assigned as specialist assignment officer at the Bureau of Naval Personnel providingguidance to more than 1,500 Medical Corps officers. In 1998, he accepted a seat at the joint Industrial College of theArmed Forces in Washington, D.C., then served as the fleet surgeon, Forward Deployed Naval Forces commander,U.S. 7th Fleet aboard the flagship USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19) out of Yokosuka, Japan.Board certified with fellow status in the American College of Physician and the American College of HealthcareExecutives, Nathan has also served as deputy commander of Naval Medical Center Portsmouth, Va., in 2001, thenassumed command of Naval Hospital Pensacola, Fla. There, he oversaw Navy medical relief efforts in the wake ofHurricanes Ivan, Dennis and Katrina.In 2006, Nathan transferred from fleet surgeon to commander of U.S. Fleet Forces Command, where he assisted inorganizing the Fleet Health Domain integration with the Fleet Readiness Enterprise. He was then assigned, in 2007, ascommander of Naval Medical Center Portsmouth and Navy Medicine Region East, before serving as commander ofNNMC from August 2008 until September 2011.
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