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172ND ANNIVERSARY OF THE U.S. NAVY MEDICAL DEPARTMENT

Date Signed: 8/26/2014
ALMARS Number: 033/14

R 261852Z AUG 14
UNCLASSIFIED/
ALMAR 33/14
MSGID/GENADMIN,USMTF,2007/CMC WASHINGTON DC DMCS(UC)/F002//
SUBJ/172ND ANNIVERSARY OF THE U.S. NAVY MEDICAL DEPARTMENT//
GENTEXT/REMARKS/1. ON BEHALF OF ALL MARINES, I EXTEND OUR WARMEST REGARDS AND HEARTFELT CONGRATULATIONS TO THE MEN AND WOMEN OF THE NAVY MEDICAL DEPARTMENT AS YOU CELEBRATE YOUR 172ND ANNIVERSARY ON 31 AUGUST 2014.
2. SINCE 1842, PROFESSIONALISM, COMPASSION, AND DEDICATION HAVE BEEN THE HALLMARK OF THE SAILORS WHO HAVE SERVED IN THE NAVY MEDICAL DEPARTMENT. THEY HAVE CONSISTENTLY PROVIDED A SENSE OF WELL BEING TO MARINES AND THEIR FAMILIES, SAVING COUNTLESS LIVES ON THE BATTLEFIELD, AND PROVIDING WORLD CLASS CARE AT HOME. AS WE READY OURSELVES FOR THE MANY CHALLENGES AHEAD, WE TAKE GREAT COMFORT IN KNOWING THAT THE NAVY MEDICAL DEPARTMENT WILL REMAIN BY OUR SIDE AS YOU HAVE DONE FOR THE PAST 172 YEARS.
3. CELEBRATE YOUR HERITAGE, AND KNOW THAT YOUR MANY SACRIFICES AND SELFLESS DEDICATION TO COUNTRY, FAMILIES, AND THE NAVAL SERVICE HAVE MADE A DIFFERENCE. WE ARE PROUD TO SERVE ALONGSIDE YOU.
4. SEMPER FIDELIS, JAMES F. AMOS, GENERAL, U.S. MARINE CORPS, COMMANDANT OF THE MARINE CORPS.//