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 (kôr′mən, kôrz′mən)
1. An enlisted person in the US Navy, serving either with the Navy or the Marines, who has been trained to give first aid and basic medical treatment, especially in combat situations.
2. A member of a government-sponsored group designated as a corps: Peace Corpsmen.
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n, pl -men
(Military) military US a medical orderly or stretcher-bearer
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(ˈkɔr mən, ˈkoʊr-)

n., pl. -men.
1. an enlisted person in the U.S. Navy working as a pharmacist or hospital assistant.
2. an enlisted person in the Medical Corps of the U.S. Army who gives first aid to the wounded on the battlefield.
3. a member of any corps, as of the Peace Corps.
[1940–45, Amer.]
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"Our corpsmen are arguably the best special operations medical personnel in the military."
The two chief hospital corpsmen were students at the School of Hospital Administration at the National Naval Medical Center, Bethesda, Md.
On the hilltop, the other corpsmen and I stabilized the wounded Marines and sent them on stretchers down the hill to the forward aid tent on the main service road.
This session will focus on the challenges faced by combat medics and corpsmen and the training, materiel, and tactics, techniques, and procedures necessary to improve the efficacy of battlefield medicine and reduce fatalities through continued excellence in medical care.
Most often field or mobile hospitals provided 200-250 beds, and were staffed by up to approximately 55 medical officers, 5 dental officers, 5 hospital corpsman officers, and 500 corpsmen.
Rather, Chivers has reconstructed the moment-by-moment experiences of Navy corpsmen, helicopter pilots, soldiers and Marines at their most narrow and fundamental level." ROBERT D.
Cook County Health and Hospitals System honored the third class of corpsmen to graduate from Hospital Corpsman Trauma Training, a partnership between Navy Medicine, the Capt.
A billet once reserved for Navy corpsmen, logistics specialists are responsible for ensuring the FMF and the Navy Medical Corps have the necessary Class VIII medical and dental supplies and equipment to carry out the Marine Corps mission.
When soldiers are wounded in battle their first cries are for "Doc," the Army medics or Navy corpsmen first responders trained to handle almost anything but surgery.
The Marines knew I was no doctor, but in most cases, my fellow corpsmen and I were the closest thing to one.
Navy nurses also have a large responsibility in teaching corpsmen, who provide much of the bedside care.