Chance, Michael, HMCS

Hospital Corpsman
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Current Service Status
USN Retired
Current/Last Rank
Senior Chief Petty Officer
Current/Last Primary NEC
HM-8425-Surface Force Independent Duty Corpsman
Current/Last Rating/NEC Group
Hospital Corpsman
Primary Unit
1995-1997, HM-8425, NAVSTA Pascagoula
Previously Held NEC
HM-0000-Hospital Corpsman
HM-8404-Medical Field Service Technician/FMF Combat Corpsman
Service Years
1971 - 1997
Official/Unofficial US Navy Certificates
Cold War
Operation New Life
HM-Hospital Corpsman
Six Hash Marks

 Official Badges 

US Navy Retired 20

 Unofficial Badges 

Order of the Shellback US Navy Honorable Discharge Navy Chief Initiated Navy Chief 100 Yrs 1893-1993

Cold War Veteran

 Military Association Memberships
Branch 159Post 404Post 4010, Frank Cangelosi PostNational Association of Destroyer Veterans (Tin Can Sailors)
USS Robert H. McCard (DD-822) AssociationTexas State GuardAmerican Military Retirees Association (AMRA)Chapter 343
McLemore; Detachment 324
  1978, Fleet Reserve Association (FRA), Branch 159 (Member) (Houston, Texas) [Verified] - Chap. Page
  1980, American Legion, Post 404 (Recorder) (Missouri City, Texas) [Verified] - Chap. Page
  1985, Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States (VFW), Post 4010, Frank Cangelosi Post (Member) (Missouri City, Texas) [Verified] - Chap. Page
  2000, National Association of Destroyer Veterans (Tin Can Sailors) [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2000, USS Robert H. McCard (DD-822) Association [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2007, State Guard Association of the United States, Texas State Guard (Past Commander) (Austin, Texas)
  2015, American Military Retirees Association (AMRA) - Assoc. Page
  2017, Vietnam Veterans of America (VVA), Chapter 343 (Member) (Houston, Texas) [Verified] - Chap. Page
  2017, Marine Corps League, McLemore; Detachment 324 (Life Member) (Houston, Texas) - Chap. Page

 Additional Information
What are you doing now:

Quality Improvement Specialist.  Data collection and analysis.  Facilitate performance improvement teams. Quality Improvement Trainer
Adjunct Faculty - University of Houston

  • TLIM 3345 Human Resources in Technology
  • TLIM 3350 Emergency Management Principles
  • TLIM 3355 Project Management Principles
  • TLIM 4341 Production & Service Operations
  • TLIM 4342 Quality Improvement Methods
  • TLIM 4350 Occupational Safety & Environmental Health

Volunteer: Community Emergency Response Team.  Medical Reserve Corps.
Associations: Fleet Reserve Association, American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Vietnam Veterans of America, Marine Corps League, American Society for Quality. 

Other Comments:
Instructor Qualifications
Incident Command System Curriculum Instructor [TDEM/FEMA]
Weapons of Mass Destruction Awareness Instructor [Center for Domestic Preparedness]
Nuclear & Radiological WMD Awareness Instructor [Nevada Test Site]
Preparing Communities for Agroterrorism Awareness Instructor [Louisiana State University]
Incident Response to Terrorist Bombing Awareness Instructor [New Mexico Tech]
Preparation & Response to Suicide Bombing Incidents Awareness Instructor [New Mexico Tech]
Hospital Emergency Response Team for Mass Casualty Events Instructor [Center for Domestic Preparedness]
First Aid/CPR/AED Instructor [American Red Cross] [ASHI]
Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers [ASHI]
Bloodborne Pathogens [ASHI]
Wilderness and Remote First Aid Instructor [ASHI]


 Remembrance Profiles -  6 Sailors Remembered
  • Chance, Robert, PO2, (1941-1945)
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 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1971, Recruit Training (San Diego, CA), 9209
 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
(HM) Hospital Corpsman A School, San Diego, CANaval Hospital Charleston, SCAdvancement Schools and Courses1st Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment (1/4)
NAS Oceana, VA(HM) Hospital Corpsman Surface Force Independent Duty Corpsman School, Portsmouth, VABureau of Medicine (BUMED)USS Robert H. Mccard (DD-822)
MCAS YumaNaval Hospital Okinawa, JapanMarine Corps Logistics Base (MCLB), Barstow, CA2nd Bn, 5th Marine Regiment (2/5)
1st Marine RegimentNAVSTA Pascagoula
  1972-1972, HM-0000, (HM) Hospital Corpsman A School, San Diego, CA
  1972-1973, HM-0000, Naval Hospital Charleston, SC
  1973-1973, HM-8404, Field Medical Service School (FMSS) Camp LeJeune, NC
  1973-1975, HM-8404, 1st Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment (1/4)
  1976-1976, HM-8404, NAS Oceana, VA
  1976-1977, HM-8425, (HM) Hospital Corpsman Surface Force Independent Duty Corpsman School, Portsmouth, VA
  1977-1977, HM-8425, Naval Hospital New Orleans, LA
  1977-1980, HM-8425, USS Robert H. Mccard (DD-822)
  1980-1983, HM-8425, MCAS Yuma
  1983-1986, HM-8425, Naval Hospital Okinawa, Japan
  1986-1991, HM-8425, Marine Corps Logistics Base (MCLB), Barstow, CA
  1991-1992, HM-8425, 2nd Bn, 5th Marine Regiment (2/5)
  1992-1995, HM-8425, 1st Marine Regiment
  1995-1997, HM-8425, NAVSTA Pascagoula
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1975-1975 NEO - Operation Frequent Wind (Vietnam)
  1975-1975 Operation New Life (Vietnam)
  1975-1975 Mayaguez Incident (Cambodia)
 Colleges Attended 
George Washington UniversitySouthern Illinois University at CarbondaleTroy State UniversityUniversity of Houston - Victoria
Eastern Michigan University
  1976-1995, George Washington University
  1993-1996, Southern Illinois University at Carbondale
  1996-1997, Troy State University
  2000-2002, University of Houston - Victoria
  2006-2012, Eastern Michigan University
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