I'm not totally sure about the HMs attached to the Fleet Marine Force (FMF). I know they are authorized to wear the Marine MARPAT uniform, and they can earn a special qualification while attached to the FMF. Now, I don't know this for a FACT, but I would assume that HMs are issued rifles alongside the other Marines. Once again, just my assumption.Originally posted by cessnastud
Excuse my ignorance, but I had some quetions about Navy Hospital Corpsmen serving with the USMC. Do HMs carry rifles, or do they only have a sidearm? Do HMs attached to Marine units wear Marine uniforms and insignia? I have other questions about the carrier field, but I think those are more for a recruiter. I met a guy in passing who said he used to be a corpman (radiology IIRC), but we didn't get around to talking about the in's and out's of his work. Anyway, It got me thinking about HMs and the work they do. God bless 'em all. Thank for any info about the job.
As far as the "Carrier field" - there's isn't a field in the Navy that is totally dedicated to being on carriers. What else were you thinking of doing?