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As a Maritime Medical Force, we develop and deliver manned, trained, equipped, maintained, and certified medical forces that develop, generate, and preserve the Naval human weapon system.

Our North Star:

By 2027, Navy Medicine will deliver agile, scalable, trained, and certified medical units to provide enduring support to the Fleet, Fleet Marine Force, 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 Lines of Effort:

LOE 1. Deliver Expeditionary Medicine Systems (EXMEDS)
LOE 2. Increase Sailor and Marine Deployability
LOE 3. Provide Quality Healthcare and Patient Safety Programs Across the Naval Force
LOE 4. Recruit and Retain Navy Medicine Shipmates

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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