6 types of enlisted 'docs' you'll meet at sick call
We love our Corpsmen and medics!
They perform the tasks that the average trooper would run away from, like "bore punching" and administrating the "silver bullet."
Like every profession in the military, medical is home to some of the most interesting personalities. Although they wear the same uniforms and earn the same badges, their individual personalities are entirely different from one another.
So, check out six types of enlisted 'docs' that you're likely to meet at sick call.
6. The "know it all"
It's not a bad thing for your doc to be a know-it-all, but some of them will insist on showing you just how much medical knowledge they have.
5. The "motivator"
This is the guy or gal that shows up to work blasting their MOS and branch pride via their street clothes. They're continually preparing themselves for advancement and may even quiz you on military history while you're merely checking in for an appointment.
4. The "beast"
If you think you're buff and muscular, you're wrong. This enlisted doc hits the gym six to seven days a week, preparing himself to go special forces — and they'll definitely let you that they're eventually headed in that direction.
3. The "old-young one"
We love this type of Corpsman or medic. This person joined the military later in life, so they have more wisdom and experience, but have next to no rank on their collars.
2. The "softy"
For all of our "sick-call commandos" out there, this is the staff member you should hope to get when you go to medical. They'll do everything in their power to get you that light duty chit or sick-in-quarters form you want. All you have to do is play up your pain or sickness and watch them crumble.
1. The Marine Corpsman
When a Corpsman spends time with the Marines and earns their Fleet Marine Force pin, they sometimes start to identify as "Devil Dogs."
U.S. Navy Hospital Corpsman 1st Class Adam Zani, applies camo paint before heading out on a mission with the Marines. (Image from USMC)