Choate, Joseph, HMC

Hospital Corpsman
 
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Current Service Status
USN Retired
Current/Last Rank
Chief Petty Officer
Current/Last Primary NEC
HM-8491-Special Operations Independent Duty Corpsman
Current/Last Rating/NEC Group
Hospital Corpsman
Primary Unit
1978-1978, HM-8491, Naval District Washington, DC/Naval Support Activity Washington (NSA Washington)
Previously Held NEC
HM-0000-Hospital Corpsman
HM-8404-Medical Field Service Technician/FMF Combat Corpsman
HM-8506-Advanced Medical Laboratory Technician
HM-8493-Medical Deep Sea Diving Technician
Service Years
1959 - 1979
HM-Hospital Corpsman
Four Hash Marks

 Official Badges 

U.S. Navy Chief Master-at-Arms Career Counselor US Navy Retired 20


 Unofficial Badges 

Combat Medical Badge


 Military Association Memberships
Post 10043, Sourdough PostMilitary Order of the Purple Heart
  1990, Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States (VFW), Post 10043, Sourdough Post (Member) (Lewiston, Idaho) - Chap. Page
  2012, Military Order of the Purple Heart - Assoc. Page


 Additional Information
What are you doing now:

On April 30th, 2008 myself and wife both retired for the third and maybe the final time.


   
Other Comments:
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 Ribbon Bar
Naval Parachutist Badge
First Class Diver Badge

 
 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1959, Recruit Training (San Diego, CA), 102
 Duty Stations
(HM) Hospital Corpsman A School, Fort Sam Houston, TexasNAS Sangley PointField Medical Service School, Camp Pendleton, CAMCB Camp Pendleton CA
NMC NorfolkUS Army Airborne SchoolNational Naval Medical Center (NNMC) Bethesda, MDNaval Hospital Great Lakes, IL
Naval Hospital Chelsea, MAUSS Monrovia (APA-31)US NavyUSS Tripoli (LPH-10)
USS Okinawa (LPH-3)USS Iwo Jima (LPH-2)Bureau of Medicine (BUMED)/Fleet Surgical Team 1 (FST 1)Naval Regional Medical Center,  Long Beach, CA
MCAS El Toro3rd Marine DivisionCommander Navy Reserve Forces Command (COMNAVRESFORCOM)Naval District Washington, DC
  1959-1959, HM-0000, (HM) Hospital Corpsman A School, Fort Sam Houston, Texas
  1959-1961, HM-0000, NAS Sangley Point
  1961-1961, HM-8404, Field Medical Service School, Camp Pendleton, CA
  1961-1961, HM-8404, MCB Camp Pendleton CA
  1962-1962, HM-8404, MCB Camp Pendleton CA
  1962-1962, HM-8491, NMC Norfolk
  1962-1962, HM-8404, US Army Airborne School
  1962-1963, HM-0000, MCB Camp Pendleton CA
  1964-1965, HM-8404, National Naval Medical Center (NNMC) Bethesda, MD
  1965-1966, HM-8506, Naval Hospital Great Lakes, IL
  1966-1967, HM-8506, Naval Hospital Chelsea, MA
  1967-1968, USS Monrovia (APA-31)
  1968-1968, HM-8493, NAVSTA - NAVBASE - NAVFAC- NAB -NOB - NOS
  1969-1969, HM-8491, USS Tripoli (LPH-10)
  1969-1969, HM-8491, NAVSUPACT (NSA)
  1969-1969, HM-8491, USS Okinawa (LPH-3)
  1969-1969, HM-8491, USS Iwo Jima (LPH-2)
  1969-1969, HM-8491, Bureau of Medicine (BUMED)/Fleet Surgical Team 1 (FST 1)
  1970-1970, HM-8506, Naval Regional Medical Center, Long Beach, CA
  1974-1974, HM-8506, Naval Regional Medical Center, Long Beach, CA
  1974-1976, HM-8491, MCAS El Toro
  1976-1976, HM-8491, 3rd Marine Division
  1977-1979, HM-8491, NMCRC Boise ID
  1978-1978, HM-8491, Naval District Washington, DC/Naval Support Activity Washington (NSA Washington)
 Colleges Attended 
Boston University
  1962-1972, Boston University
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