Armitage, Jim, LCDR

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Current Service Status
USN Retired
Current/Last Rank
Lieutenant Commander
Current/Last Service Branch
Medical Services
Current/Last Primary NEC
230X-Medical Service Corps Officer
Current/Last Rating/NEC Group
Staff Corps Officer
Primary Unit
2016-Present, 230X, (SWMI) Surface Warfare Medicine Institute, Naval Operational Medicine Institute (NOMI)
Previously Held NEC
HM-8404-Medical Field Service Technician/FMF Combat Corpsman
Service Years
1995 - 2018
Official/Unofficial US Navy Certificates
Operation Enduring Freedom
Operation Iraqi Freedom
Order of the Shellback
Medical Services
Lieutenant Commander

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Order of the Shellback




 Additional Information
What are you doing now:

OIC of 3D Med Bn staff at 2 clinics here on the awesome island of Okinawa, Japan.  I also see patients daily at the clinic.  I've been here on Okinawa for about 11 years now total.  5 Enlisted and 6 as an Officer.  I PCS here on island in Jan 2013 BACK to Naval Hospital Okinawa :-)  


   
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 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
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  1995, Recruit Training (Great Lakes, IL), 421
  1995, Recruit Training (Great Lakes, IL), 422
  2006, Officer Indoctrination School (OIS) (Newport, RI), 07010
 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
HQ, RTC Great Lakes, IL (Company Commander/Staff)(HM) Hospital Corpsman A School, Great Lakes, ILField Medical Service School, Camp Pendleton, CA1st Marine Division
1st Bn, 11th Marine Regiment (1/11)USS Juneau (LPD-10)13th Marine Expeditionary Unit (13TH MEU)Naval Hospital Okinawa, Japan
National Registry for EMT Basic CourseIII MEFBureau of Medicine (BUMED)Advancement Schools and Courses
Marine Logistics Group 1 (MLG-1)1st Medical Bn2nd Bn, 7th Marine Regiment (2/7)3rd Meidcal Battalion
NMC San Diego (Balboa Naval Hospital)Naval Operational Medicine Institute   (NOMI), Naval Medical Education and Training Command (NMETC)
  1995-1995, HQ, RTC Great Lakes, IL (Company Commander/Staff)
  1995-1996, (HM) Hospital Corpsman A School, Great Lakes, IL
  1996-1996, Field Medical Service School, Camp Pendleton, CA
  1996-1999, HM-8404, 1st Marine Division
  1996-1999, 1st Bn, 11th Marine Regiment (1/11)
  1997-1998, HM-8404, USS Juneau (LPD-10)
  1997-1998, HM-8404, 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit (13TH MEU)
  1999-2003, HM-8404, Naval Hospital Okinawa, Japan
  1999-2003, HM-8404, National Registry for EMT Basic Course
  2003-2004, HM-8404, III MEF
  2004-2005, HM-8404, Fort Sam Houston Detachment, Naval School of Health Sciences (Staff)
  2004-2006, HM-8404, Physicians' Assistant School
  2006-Present, 230X, Naval Hospital Okinawa, Japan
  2007-2008, 230X, Marine Logistics Group 1 (MLG-1)
  2007-2008, 1st Medical Bn
  2008-2008, 2nd Bn, 7th Marine Regiment (2/7)
  2009-2013, 230X, 3rd Meidcal Battalion
  2013-2016, NMC San Diego (Balboa Naval Hospital)
  2016-Present, 230X, (SWMI) Surface Warfare Medicine Institute, Naval Operational Medicine Institute (NOMI)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1998-1998 Operation Desert Fox (Iraq)
  2003-2010 Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF)
  2008-2008 OEF - Afghanistan/Consolidation II (2006-09)
 Reflections on Service
Please describe who or what influenced your decision to join the Navy.
Whether you were in the service for several years or as a career, please describe the direction or path you took. What was your reason for leaving?
If you participated in any military operations, including combat, humanitarian and peacekeeping operations, please describe those which made a lasting impact on you and, if life-changing, in what way?
Of all your duty stations or assignments, which one do you have fondest memories of and why? Which was your least favorite?
From your entire military service, describe any memories you still reflect back on to this day.
Of all the medals, awards, formal presentations and qualification badges you received, or other memorabilia, which one is the most meaningful to you and why?
Which individual(s) from your time in the military stand out as having the most positive impact on you and why?
Can you recount a particular incident from your service, which may or may not have been funny at the time, but still makes you laugh?
What profession did you follow after your military service and what are you doing now? If you are currently serving, what is your present occupational specialty?
What military associations are you a member of, if any? What specific benefits do you derive from your memberships?
In what ways has serving in the military influenced the way you have approached your life and your career? What do you miss most about your time in the service?
Based on your own experiences, what advice would you give to those who have recently joined the Navy?
In what ways has TogetherWeServed.com helped you remember your military service and the friends you served with.
 Colleges Attended 
Central Texas CollegeUniversity of Maryland University CollegeUniversity of Nebraska, Lincoln
  1997-1998, Central Texas College
  1999-2003, University of Maryland University College
  2004-2006, University of Nebraska, Lincoln
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