Atkinson, Matthew, HM2

Hospital Corpsman
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Current Service Status
USNR Active
Current/Last Rank
Petty Officer Second Class
Current/Last Primary NEC
HM-0000-Hospital Corpsman
Current/Last Rating/NEC Group
Hospital Corpsman
Primary Unit
2018-2019, Joint Medical Group (JMG), Joint Task Force Guantanamo (JTF-160/GTMO)
Previously Held NEC
BM-0000-Boatswain's Mate
Service Years
2005 - Present
Official/Unofficial US Navy Certificates
Operation Enduring Freedom
Order of the Sand Sailor
Order of the Shellback
HM-Hospital Corpsman
Three Hash Marks

 Official Badges 

 Unofficial Badges 

Order of the Shellback US Navy Honorable Discharge US Naval Reserve Honorable Discharge

 Military Associations and Other Affiliations
Post 4495, Taylorville PostPost 257
  2013, Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States (VFW), Post 4495, Taylorville Post (Member) (Taylorville, Illinois) [Verified] - Chap. Page
  2013, American Legion, Post 257 (Member) (Stonington, Illinois) - Chap. Page

 Countries Deployed To or Visited
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 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  2005, Recruit Training (Great Lakes, IL), 401
 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
Formal Schools and Training CoursesBeachmaster Unit 1 (BMU-1)(HM) Hospital Corpsman A SchoolNaval Hospital Bremerton, WA
NATO Role 3 Multi-National Medical Unit, Task Force Med South, Bureau of Medicine (BUMED)Bureau of Medicine (BUMED)Navy Operational Support Center (NOSC) Decatur, ILJoint Medical Group (JMG), Joint Task Force Guantanamo (JTF-160/GTMO)
  2005-2005, (SN) Seaman Apprenticeship School
  2006-2009, BM-0000, Beachmaster Unit 1 (BMU-1)
  2009-2009, (HM) Hospital Corpsman A School
  2009-2013, HM-0000, Naval Hospital Bremerton, WA
  2011-2011, HM-0000, NATO Role 3 Multi-National Medical Unit, Task Force Med South, Bureau of Medicine (BUMED)
  2013-Present, HM-0000, Expeditionary Medical Facility (EMF) Great Lakes One
  2013-Present, HM-0000, Navy Operational Support Center (NOSC) Decatur, IL
  2018-2019, Joint Medical Group (JMG), Joint Task Force Guantanamo (JTF-160/GTMO)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  2006-2006 Training Exercise - Cobra Gold '06
  2007-2007 Talisman Saber 2007
  2007-2007 Training Exercise - Cobra Gold '07
  2008-2008 Training Exercise - Cobra Gold '08
  2011-2011 OEF - Afghanistan/Transition I (2011-14)
  2018-2019 OEF - Caribbean and Central America
 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 helped you remember your military service and the friends you served with.
 Colleges Attended 
  2014-Present, Lincoln Land Community College
 Other News, Events and Photographs
  Sep 12, 2013, General Photos20
 Additional Information
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