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NEWS | Jan. 25, 2024

BUMED Force Master Chief visits Medical Education and Training Campus

By Burrell Parmer Naval Medical Forces Support Command Public Affairs

Force Master Chief PatrickPaul Mangaran, director, Hospital Corps, U.S. Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery, joined by Master Chiefs Hospital Corpsman Hansen LaFoucade, deputy director, Hospital Corps, and Leslie Giuy, lead hospital corpsman planner, met with leadership and academic staff of the Defense Health Agency’s Medical Training and Education Campus at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston, Texas, on Jan. 24.

After receiving a briefing, Mangaran and his team toured facilities at Heritage and Freedom Halls.

METC is a leader in military medical education with more than 48 academic programs in various medical specialties.

With 48 medical programs, and 16,500 graduates a year, METC is a state-of-the-art Department of Defense healthcare education campus that trains enlisted medical personnel.