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Navy Surgeon General’s New Strategic Priorities

By Vice Adm. C. Forrest Faison, III
Surgeon General
Chief, Bureau of Medicine and Surgery

Shipmates,

Navy Medicine is dedicated to the best readiness and health in the world and it is our mission to keep Sailors, Marines and their family ready, healthy and on the job. As your 38th Navy surgeon general, I understand the significance of quality care and the increasing role patients play in their healthcare, along with those things that influence their health care decisions. In order to continue to meet your health care needs and those we are privileged to serve, I believe we must take strides toward change in a rapidly evolving world.

NAVAL STATION ROTA, Spain (Apr. 18, 2016) – Vice Adm. Forrest Faison, surgeon general and chief of Bureau of Medicine and Surgery, speaks with Sailors assigned to the USS Ross (DDG 71) medical department as part of a tour of the ship. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Daniel James Lewis/Released)
NAVAL STATION ROTA, Spain (Apr. 18, 2016) – Vice Adm. Forrest Faison, surgeon general and chief of Bureau of Medicine and Surgery, speaks with Sailors assigned to the USS Ross (DDG 71) medical department as part of a tour of the ship. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Daniel James Lewis/Released)

 

ARABIAN GULF (March 18, 2016) Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class Lucas Roberts simulates maintaining a distressed casualty during a mass casualty drill in the hangar bay of aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Lindsay A. Preston/Released)
ARABIAN GULF (March 18, 2016) Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class Lucas Roberts simulates maintaining a distressed casualty during a mass casualty drill in the hangar bay of aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Lindsay A. Preston/Released)

As Navy Medicine adapts to change, my priority is to meet the unique needs of our Sailors, Marines and their families around the globe who have entrusted Navy Medicine with their health and well-being, ensuring they are ready to go whenever and wherever needed to do our nation’s work.

Readiness: We save lives wherever our forces operate – at and from the sea.

Our care is second to none.

Navy Medicine has the highest combat survival rate in recorded history. I am proud to say that we are dedicated and committed to selflessly serve and save the lives of our Sailors, Marines and their families. Through research, development and the rapid delivery of new capabilities, we are uniquely positioned to counter new and emerging health threats on the sea, above the sea, below the sea and on the battlefield.

Health: We will provide the best care our nation can offer to Sailors, Marines and their families to keep them healthy, ready and on the job.

The majority of our uniformed Sailors and Marines were born after 1986, and they have a different view of the world than the generations before them. Their view is driving change in the way we deliver health care today. Nothing is more important than the health and well-being of Sailors, Marines and their families and my priority is to continue ensuring that your health needs are met in ways that are convenient and acceptable to you, ensuring they are full partners in their health and readiness.

Partnerships: We will expand and strengthen our partnerships to maximize readiness and health.

Through our partnerships we are a stronger Navy Medicine health system. We aim to preserve peace and security and grow our capabilities to save lives by joining in the development efforts of our sister services, allies and the private sector. I pledge to continue investing in those uniquely inherent capabilities, making Navy Medicine America’s most reliable health care provider for Sailors, Marines and their families.

Families sleep well knowing that Navy Medicine has the watch and their loved ones will receive the best care our nation can offer, today and tomorrow. I thank each of you for your service, sacrifice, and commitment to our Navy, Marine Corps and nation. I am proud of each of you and honored to serve as your 38th Navy surgeon general.

Navy Surgeon General Commander’s Guidance

Today’s Navy and Marine Corps team is the most highly trained, educated and specialized force in history. Their needs and expectations continue to change in today’s evolving landscape. Therefore, to keep our Navy and Marine Corps team healthy, on station, and ready to do our nation’s work, Navy Medicine must adapt and provide so Sailors, Marines and their families the best care our nation can deliver.

Vision

The Navy and Marine Corps family has the best readiness and health in the world

Mission

Keep the Navy and Marine Corps family ready, healthy and on the job

Guiding Principles

  • Honor the trust to provide the best care to those who defend our freedom
  • Honor the uniform we wear
  • Honor the privilege of leadership

Commander’s Priorities

  • Readiness: We save lives wherever our forces operate – at and from the sea.
  • Health: We will provide the best care our nation can offer to Sailors, Marines and their families to keep them healthy, ready and on the job.
  • Partnerships: We will expand and strengthen our partnerships to maximize readiness and health.

We are a maritime nation and have been since our founding. Our peace and prosperity are linked to the security of the seas and littorals. To protect that peace and security, America has the greatest and most capable Navy and Marine Corps the world has ever known. The role of Navy Medicine in preserving the health and fighting readiness of that force has never been greater or more critical.

Editor’s note: This blog was originally published Nov. 15, 2016, on Navy Medicine Live.

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