Great experience, gained confidence, learned important life skills, emergency medical skill, and patient skills.
Hospital Corpsman (Former Employee) – Camp Pendleton, CA – February 28, 2016
From 2011-2014, I served with 1st Light Armored Reconnaissance (LAR) Battalion, as a combat medic. My duties where to maintain over a 100 marines deployable status while in garrison, by keeping their immunizations, lab work, general health and medical records up to date. While participating in field exercises I ran all of the drills with my Marines and had to be ready for any medical emergencies. 2011-2012, I deployed to Afghanistan, where I participated in over 120 combat patrols, and treated 33 casualties. 2014-2015, I transferred to Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton, where I was a general duty Corpsman for L&D, SCN, and MIU. My main job was baby care, but I also drew blood on moms and babies, started IVs, gave immunizations, and triaged patients. I worked very well with all of my co-workers. The hardest part was being separated from my family while deployed or participating in field exercises. In addition management changed very often, so it was hard to get stuff done because their were always new people telling you new ways to do things, not always the most productive environment.
Great health benefits, and job security
Many hours spent away from family, and management was average.