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U.S. Army Medicine Civilian Corps Recognizes National Nurses Week


Fort Sam Houston, Texas – The Civilian Corps of the U.S. Army Medical Command (MEDCOM) recognizes National Nurses Week as a time to honor our civilian nurses that care for our uniformed service members, the retired service members, their families and other eligible beneficiaries every day. President Nixon signed a proclamation in 1974 designating May 6th through May 12th National Nurses Week. It acknowledges the hard work and dedication of the millions of nurses in the United States.

“We recognize National Nurses Week as a time to celebrate the civilian nurses that are an integral component of Army Medicine Family,” states Dr. Joseph Harrison, Jr., Chief, Recruitment and Retention, Headquarters U.S. Army Medical Command, Civilian Human Resources. “Our nurses work tirelessly in our medical treatment facilities worldwide. We extend our deepest gratitude to them.”

The nurses in the U.S. Army Medicine Civilian Corps work alongside their military counterparts to care for our uniformed service members and other eligible beneficiaries. MEDCOM continues to actively recruit nurses and other medical professionals to staff Army medical treatment facilities across the globe. To learn more about nursing opportunities in the U.S. Army Medicine Civilian Corps, please visit

Civilian Corps

Civilians make up approximately 60% of the total Army Medicine workforce and provide day-to-day care for uniformed service members, beneficiaries and their families at Army hospitals and clinics worldwide.

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