Kramer, Christopher, HMCS

Hospital Corpsman
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Current Service Status
USN Retired
Current/Last Rank
Senior Chief Petty Officer
Current/Last Primary NEC
HM-8404-Medical Field Service Technician/FMF Combat Corpsman
Current/Last Rating/NEC Group
Hospital Corpsman
Primary Unit
2006-2008, HM-8404, Naval Hospital 29 Palms CA
Previously Held NEC
HM-0000-Hospital Corpsman
HM-8541-Respiratory Therapy Technician
NC-9585-Navy Recruiter Canvasser
Service Years
1982 - 2008
Official/Unofficial US Navy Certificates
Plank Owner
Cold War
Desert Rat
HM-Hospital Corpsman
Six Hash Marks

 Official Badges 

Master Training Specialist Recruiting Command of Excellence

 Unofficial Badges 

 Military Association Memberships
United States Naval Institute
  1984, United States Naval Institute [Verified] - Assoc. Page

 Additional Information
What are you doing now:
Retired in March 2008 - rehabed the home in Vancouver, WA (yes, there are two Vancouvers - I'm living in the one across the Columbia River from Portland, OR).  Learned how to hang drywall, plumbing, paint, lay wood flooring and slate tile from June until Thanksgiving (think "Flip this House" to the extreme).  If you wnat me to help you out with a remodel job...better pay me well or have alot of beer and painkillers (especially for laying wood flooring - it's like getting the crap beaten out of you for 8 hours straight).

Just got hired by Vinnell Arabia...will be going over to Saudi Arabia soon to be the Training/Ops guy for the medical training program for the Saudi National Guard.  Finally figured out a way to get over there...and they are giving me about $$$$ reasons to go for a year (and get over on DA MAN come tax time).

If you want to e-mail to send me some mail to get some in return...

To those still on active duty...thanks for serving!  I miss you guys and gals...

To anyone that has one of my "minions" working for you and you're wondering why they act wierd - I got them that way...they were damaged goods...and don't believe them if they tell you that I let them do all sorts of crazy stuff (especially the Officers...)
Other Comments:
OK - someone is gonna ask..."Chris, why are there two American Flags on the map"?  Well the reason for that is that I've been to WAKE ISLAND...the C-141 had to make a stop at that scenic beacon in the middle of the Pacific (#3 engine shut down midway between Guam and Hawaii)..."Where America's Day Starts" is on the wall at the terminal (sorry, Guam).  There are more birds on the island than people (scientists reside on the island).  Got to see remnants of the Marines defense of the island during the opening days of WWII...brave men doing a difficult job.  It was memorable, almost humbling visit...

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 Ribbon Bar
FMF Warfare Specialist Badge

 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
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  1982, Recruit Training (San Diego, CA), 0471
 Duty Stations
Naval School of Health Sciences (Staff) San Diego, CANaval Hospital Camp Pendleton, CANaval School of Health Sciences (Staff)<B>US Army (USA)</b>/Army School of Health Sciences
Naval Hospital Subic Bay, PI (RMC)Naval Hospital Corpus Christi, TXInstructors Training SchoolNaval Hospital Yokosuka, Japan
Field Medical Service School, Camp Pendleton, CA7th Marine Regiment/2nd Bn (2/7)7th Marine RegimentNavy Recruiting Orientation Unit
NRD Portland Oregon3rd FSR/FSSGNaval Hospital Corps School, San Diego, CANaval Hospital 29 Palms CA
  1982-1982, HM-0000, Naval School of Health Sciences (Staff) San Diego, CA
  1982-1983, HM-0000, Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton, CA
  1984-1984, HM-8541, Naval School of Health Sciences (Staff)
  1984-1984, HM-8541, US Army (USA)/Army School of Health Sciences
  1984-1986, HM-8541, Naval Hospital Subic Bay, PI (RMC)
  1986-1988, HM-8541, Naval Hospital Corpus Christi, TX
  1988-1988, 9502, Instructors Training School
  1988-1992, 9502, Naval School of Health Sciences (Staff) San Diego, CA
  1992-1995, HM-0000, Naval Hospital Yokosuka, Japan
  1995-1995, HM-8404, Field Medical Service School, Camp Pendleton, CA
  1995-1997, HM-8404, 7th Marine Regiment/2nd Bn (2/7)
  1997-1998, HM-8404, 7th Marine Regiment
  1998-1998, NC-9585, Navy Recruiting Orientation Unit
  1998-2001, NC-9585, NRD Portland Oregon
  2001-2002, HM-8404, 3rd FSR/FSSG
  2002-2006, 9502, Naval Hospital Corps School, San Diego, CA
  2006-2008, HM-8404, Naval Hospital 29 Palms CA
 Colleges Attended 
Excelsior CollegeExcelsior CollegeWestern Governors University
  1996-2000, Excelsior College
  2003-2007, Excelsior College
  2012-2014, Western Governors University
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