Naval Medical Logistics Command Celebrates Medical Service Corps’ 72nd Birthday
Story by Julius Evans on 08/05/2019
Naval Medical Logistics Command (NMLC), Fort Detrick, Md., celebrated the United States Navy Medical Service Corps’ 72nd Birthday at a ceremony held on its quarterdeck, Aug. 1.
Headed by Cmdr. Steve Aboona, NMLC delivers patient-centered logistics solutions to military medicine around the globe.
The Medical Service Corps (MSC) was created by Congress in 1947 out of the post-war need for the skills and expertise of administrators, logisticians, clinicians and scientists. Four sections make up the MSC which are administration and supply, optometry, pharmacy and medical allied services. Their end-strength has grown throughout the years and today, the MSC stands at about 2,700 personnel.
Lt. j.g. T.J. Kucera served as the NMLC Master of Ceremonies for this event and was also the youngest Medical Service Corps officer present. He and Cmdr. Aboona cut the ceremonial cake representing the most senior and the most junior active duty MSC officers in the command.
The MSC officers of NMLC are a highly dedicated cadre of professionals who support each aspect of the medical duties earmarked by their specialty. They have and will continue to play integral roles across the Navy Medicine enterprise in support of worldwide missions.