DVIDS – NEWS – I’m Naval Medicine – From Pacific Partnership to 3rd Military Battalion – Commander. matte

When formal notification was sent regarding the selection of the Navy’s Office of Medicine and Surgery as the next Chief of Nursing for the Marine Corps 3D Medical Battalion, the selected top candidate was finishing an assignment with all the trademarks for the cause of his nomination.

boss. Cameron Mate was assigned to the Everett Naval Medicine Readiness Training Unit, aboard the hospital ship USNS Mercy (T-AH 19) participating in Pacific Partnership 2022 when he received news of his appointment to the position.

“I learned and applied for the position during the deployment of the Pacific Partnership 2022. Previous experience assigned to the 31st Naval Expeditionary Unit, Okinawa, Japan, provided a wealth of experience as a medical force ready to support Marine Corps mission readiness in an area of ​​operations Indo-Pacific “I am excited to be part of this mission again.”

During the 22nd Pacific Partnership, the 17th iteration of the largest annual multinational humanitarian assistance and disaster relief preparedness mission conducted in the Indo-Pacific region, Matthey was receiving a 12-bed emergency department nurse for 750 military and military personnel assigned to the Maritime Transport Command.

The mission made stops in Vietnam, Palau, the Philippines, and Solomon Island, to work with each host nation and other joint military and civilian organizations. As an integral part of providing medical care to those in need, Mathie has found his experience rewarding both personally and professionally, including the opportunity to interact with other colleagues and peers from host countries.

“Interacting with their medical staff, and knowing how they provide care, often with limited resources, is absolutely amazing. Things we’ve considered rare in Western medicine are commonplace. It really helped open your eyes to how fortunate we are, and what kind of amazing work people can do.” done even with limited resources,” Mathie said.

While visiting Palau, an archipelago of more than 500 islands in the western Pacific between the Philippines and Guam, and which includes Peleliu Island, the site of a bloody World War II battle in 1944 during the island-hopping campaign waged by the United States against Imperial Japanese forces, Mate He was called to use his clinical skills in a medical emergency.

We had something unexpected [cardiac arrest] code in Palau and our military team ran the entire code. We achieved the return of spontaneous circulation, intubation, anesthesia and management of the patient until transfer to the intensive care unit,” Mathie related.

Mathie was also busy assisting with medical care during the two weeks of cooperation in the Solomon Islands, from late August to September 10, 2022. 5,610 patients were seen, 46 surgeries were performed on board the USNS Mercy with another 15 surgeries performed ashore with the host country.

Pacific Partnership 2022 added to Mathie’s journey, which began in Chalfont, Pennsylvania, where he attended Central Bucks High School in West Doyletown, earning a Bachelor of Science in Nursing in 2006 from the University of Pittsburgh and a Master of Science in Nursing from Loyola University in Chicago 2014. He set his sights early on in a military career.

“I’ve always wanted to serve. In my last year of high school I applied for an NROTC scholarship and was accepted into a house. I wanted to practice medicine, and the Navy offered a better scholarship over the Army,” related mate, with over 16 years of active duty and Section Head, NMRTU Everett Medical Home Port.

He was also an emergency department staff nurse, charge nurse, and trauma nurse at MEU, and an emergency department clinical nursing specialist. The Navy has taken it all over the world, to 60 countries and is still going on.

“I am also looking for the most exciting and challenging opportunity. I chose not to be complacent and this has led to some interesting moments in my life. Now with a family – wife, son, daughter and dog – I am interested in finding a good work-life balance to enjoy my family,” said Matty.

His upcoming assignments with the 3rd Military Battalion will have him leading the cadre of battalion-assigned nurses, working with the leadership to ensure operational readiness to meet mission requirements, along with expanding training opportunities.

The 3D Medical Battalion is a medical support unit under the command of the 3rd Marine Logistics Group of the United States Marine Corps, headquartered in Camp Foster, Okinawa, Japan. Their mission is to provide direct and general health services support to the 3rd Marine Expeditionary Force of approximately 19,000 Marines and sailors, in order to sustain the combat effort across the full spectrum of Naval Air-Ground Task Force operations.

Mathy attests that the best part of his career has been the opportunity to travel, as well as the relationship he has built with many of his co-workers..

“Seeing so many countries not as a tourist but as a member of the Navy where we work side by side with our host country partners. Plus, they are all the people I’ve met and befriended over the years. I’ve left every duty station with a group of people I can call friends For life. Not many professions in the world offer this opportunity,” Mathie said.

When asked to summarize his experience with Navy Medicine in one sentence, Mathy replied, “It’s not always easy, but there are times when you take a step back and realize that the wonderful opportunity you’ve had cannot happen anywhere else.”

Appointment booked: 09.24.2022
Announcement date: 09.24.2022 17:47
Story ID: 430038
Site: EVERETT, WA, United States

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