If you are considering becoming a combat medic and you are in the Navy, there are a few options for you. There are no medics in the Marine Corps. The Navy provides the administrative duties of the Marine Corps for the most part with medics, hospitals, churches, chaplains, and of course ships to transport Marines and their helicopters, planes, tanks, and other equipment to warzones. It can be a different language to grasp compared to the shipboard or hospital life of the average corpsman. The students are taught what the Marine Corps will demand of them from the very first day with boot camp -style inspections, relentless physical fitness training and unyielding tolerances for Marine Corps discipline, all the while being tested academically both in the classroom and in the field. You have to be both book smart and street smart because being with Marines means always thinking outside the box.
USMC Combat Medic (USN Corpsman)
2. Do Navy Corpsman Go To Boot Camp?
1. What does it take to become an HM Corpsman in the Navy?
The purpose of this article is to provide readers with answers to some of the most common questions asked regarding U. Navy Hospital Corpsmen. What does it take to become a Corpsman in the Navy? The HM rating is a five-year enlistment commitment. Boot camp is 8-weeks long and consists of seamanship training, conditioning six days a week, weapons handling, firefighting, shipboard damage control, water survival, and lessons on Navy core values, customs and etiquette.