R 281822Z AUG 20
MSGID/GENADMIN/CMC WASHINGTON DC DMCS//
SUBJ/178TH BIRTHDAY OF THE U.S. NAVY MEDICAL DEPARTMENT//
GENTEXT/REMARKS/1. I wish to extend my sincerest congratulations to the Navy Medical Department on the commemoration of your 178th anniversary.
2. Since its establishment on 31 August 1842, Navy Medicine has played a crucial role in supporting our Marines and Sailors. Those who serve in this vital department consistently care for our Marines, Sailors, and families with a selfless devotion to duty. Compassion and dedication are enduring hallmarks of the Sailors serving in Navy Medicine. Whether tackling emerging pandemic threats on the home front or providing world-class care on the front lines of our Fleet Marine Forces, you stand at the ready to take on complex health challenges as they arise.
3. As you celebrate Navy Medicine’s heritage, know that your continued sacrifices and firm commitment to country, family, and our Marines make a profound difference to our national security and are much appreciated. Marines are proud to serve alongside you.
4. Semper Fidelis, David H. Berger, General, U.S. Marine Corps, Commandant of the Marine Corps.//