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Mission: Navy Medicine provides well-trained People, working as expeditionary medical experts on optimized Platforms operating as cohesive teams demonstrating high reliability Performance to project Medical Power in support of Naval Superiority.

Vision: One Navy Medicine is integrated into the Naval Force across the range of military operations, providing maritime dominance for the Nation. Navy Medicine is a high reliability team trusted by our warfighters to build and sustain medical readiness as a critical component of Integrated American Naval Power.

Charlie Mike Flags

'Charlie Mike'

Rendering Assistance

In November 2021, BUMED adopted the “Charlie Mike” signal flags to convey our posture of “Rendering Assistance” to our warfighters.   These flag convey the message: we are keeping our warfighters in the fight and ensuring they are operationally ready for that next mission.  In Semaphore, Rendering Assistance is communicated by an Answer Pennant and two Flags -- “Charlie” and “Mike.” These signal flags will help guide us forward as we continue to deliver operational medical capabilities to our Sailors and Marines.
'Charlie Mike' Guiding Principles - PDF
'Charlie Mike' FAQs (Updated Feb, 7, 2022) - PDF
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