Vice Admiral Robinson is the 36th Surgeon General of the Navy and Chief of the Navy's Bureau of Medicine and Surgery. (Photo: US Navy)
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“Our mission spans the globe, from U.S. hospitals within the TRICARE network, to our operational fleet and fleet Marine forces, overseas hospitals, Medical Battalions, Research Units, and hospital ships. None of this would be possible without a razor sharp focus on taking care of our people. Integral to that is having the right education, training, recruiting/retention, and diversity programs that attract, train, retain, and build our future force.”
~ Vice Admiral Adam M. Robinson Jr., MC, Surgeon General of the Navy
This year’s focus of the Navy Surgeon General annual Leadership Symposium was “Total Force-Focusing on the Future.” The Symposium’s focus was building the future force of Navy Medicine and objectives included: 1) Improving readiness to fully support current and future operations; 2) Attaining agility in how we lead, how we communicate, and how we support our diverse staff; 3) strengthening our delivery of primary care; and 4) adapting to the changing environmental healthcare needs of our population.
The foundation of our future force is having a highly skilled and diverse people with the right education and training in order to deliver cutting edge health care, anytime, anywhere, in support of the full range of military operations, from the benefit mission at home, to the research and development advancements that save lives, to the combat casualty care we provide, from the battlefield to the bedside.
Our personnel are the single most important asset in our organization, constituting about 70% of our O&M budget. How we educate, train, organize, and lead our people is critical to mission accomplishment. This includes Active Duty and Reserve personnel, Officers and Enlisted, Civilians, and Contractors.