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  1. Devil Doc

    Devil Doc Teufel Doc

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    Hello, I’m a retired Navy Senior Chief Independent Duty Corpsman. I did 26 years, four ships, three times with the Marines, instructor duty, and two HQ commands including BUMED. I now teach high school medical sciences and biotechnology (CTE department). My son is the commanding officer of a unit in the 1st Marine Division. He, and I, went through the football recruiting and admissions process with four of the five service academies a few years ago as well as VMI, Rutgers, and a few D-IIIs. He took a non-football route and graduated from a non-military school and was commissioned via the Marines’ PLC program. One of my life’s greatest honors was rendering him his first salute at his commissioning at the Marine Corps museum. This appears to be a great website to learn and contribute and I can comment on among other things: real world stories on why certain medical conditions are NPQ for people going to sea or down range without a physician or full lab and x-ray, college prep and admissions process, campus visits and football games and camps, commissioning ceremony planning, other parent type issues, and medical career information.
     
  2. USMCGrunt

    USMCGrunt 5-Year Member

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    Welcome Doc. Your experience can be very valuable to the Forum members and I know you will be called on quickly.

    As you know, Marines love and respect their Corpsmen. Glad you joined and volunteered to provide information, insight and experience.
     
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  3. kinnem

    kinnem Moderator 5-Year Member

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    Welcome aboard Doc. I happened to be at the museum when an OCS class commissioned. Hell of a lot of Service Alphas in one day. Spoke to a few in Tun Tavern. Great young men and women. Looking forward to seeing your skills used in the DoDMERB forum and PLC questions on others. Thanks for joining. You will be an invaluable resource.
     
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  4. AROTC-dad

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    Welcome to the Forum, Doc! We all appreciate yours and your son's service.
     
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  5. BTCS/USN

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    Welcome aboard Doc. BZ on your son's achievements and thanks for your service. BTW, I have this mild pain in my lower back if you have time.
     
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  6. Capt MJ

    Capt MJ 10-Year Member

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    @Devil Doc
    Welcome, I have the greatest respect for IDC corpsmen - taught me all about Vitamin M!
     
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    kinnem Moderator 5-Year Member

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    LOL. Had to google that one!
     
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    Capt MJ 10-Year Member

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    I was on the staff of a flag officer whose temperament, shall we say, was incandescent at times. There was some staff flap going on. I had such a pounding tension headache I fled to, not the staff doc, but the Master Chief IDC. There was no opportunity to go decompress, have a bite to eat or other options. Master Chief pulled out the Vitamin M bottle, dispensary-sized, gave me one of the 800 mg tabs, a Snickers bar and a bottle of cold water. Magic.
     
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  9. AROTC-dad

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    You see? THIS is why DoDMERB is so wary of nut allergies! :p
     
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  10. Devil Doc

    Devil Doc Teufel Doc

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    @USMCGrunt we love our Marines.
    @kinnem thank you. DS stayed in school during the summer semester to earn a minor in CJ. We did a solo commissioning ceremony. I put out 30 chairs to start until the crowd swelled to around one hundred. We live a couple miles from the museum and he had met people throughout the years from the gym and some of my contacts. Also, a cousin of mine, Cory Helms, just graduated from South Carolina, USCe we call it in Alabama. He was an offensive lineman and is expected to be drafted to the NFL. Not tonight but definitely before the draft is over in three days.
    @AROTC-dad thank you very much. It is an honor and privilege to wear the cloth of this great nation.
    @BTCS/USN thanks Senior. It's good to see another member of the Mess here. Bed rest for the back pain. @Capt MJ thanks captain. Without Motrin, keeping sea lanes open and projection of American sovereignty would screech to a halt.
     
  11. BTCS/USN

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    Would rather see an IDC than a Doctor any day of the week ! Get in, get your Motrin and get back to work. No exploring everything that doesn't hurt.
     
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  12. TacticalNuke

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    Welcome to the forum!

    -TN
     
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