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Navy Medicine delivers expeditionary medical care to the Fleet, Marine Corps, and Joint Force when and where the fight demands while always taking care of Sailors and Marines wherever they serve.


One Navy Medicine is integrated into the Naval Force across the range of military operations and trusted by our warfighters to build and sustain medical readiness as a critical component of Integrated American Naval Power.


Our North Star:

By 2027, Navy Medicine will better deliver agile, scalable, trained, and certified medical units to provide enduring support to the Fleet, Marines and Joint Forces in high end competition, crisis and combat. Navy Medicine will be organized to facilitate all phases of Force Development, Force Generation, Force Preservation and full restoration of the warfighter.

Our Priorities:

Optimization of our People, Platforms, Performance and Power will enhance lethality through the increased survivability of our fighting force.

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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