AOL finally allowed us to choose screen names, I picked HMCM since the
had been such an important part of my life.
designation HMCM is a Navy rate (rank) that stands for Master Chief
This tells a job designation (Hospital Corpsman) as well as
level of seniority
(Master Chief or paygrade E-9).
my 33 years of Naval Reserve service, I worked my way up from SR
to HMCM. During my last 18 years I was assigned to Marine
Corps units as a Fleet
Marine Force (FMF) corpsman, hence the picture of the Iwo Jima
of the figures in this monument is a Navy Corpsman.