SCPO Charles Thomas "Tom" Canterbury

SCPO Charles Thomas "Tom" Canterbury

Dates of Service: Dec 1993 - Dec 2015
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  • SR Dec 93
  • HA Sep 94
  • SN Jun 95
  • PO3 Jun 97
  • PO2 Jun 99
  • PO1 Jun 03
  • CPO Sep 05
  • SCPO May 09

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I retired from the Navy after 22 years of service, 11 years of sea duty, 6 deployments, 5 ships, 3 Naval Hospitals, and 2 assignments with the USMC. Through it all I had a wonderful time with many opportunities.

Military Experiences

Apr 2014 - Dec 2015
2nd Medical
Hospital Corpsman (HM)
Served as the Senior Enlisted for the unit for six months, thereafter transitioning to the Company Senior Enlisted Leader for H&S Company. Prior to retirement, worked with the finest Preventive Medicine Unit that one could ever experience. We had a great crew.
Jan 2011 - Jan 2014
USS Fort McHenry (LSD 43)
LCPO Medical/Dental Departments
Senior Enlisted Leader for Medical and Dental Departments. Direct report to two department heads and the Senior Watchbill Officer as the Senior Enlisted Watchbill Coordinator. Acting PAO for about 9 months.
Dec 2008 - Dec 2010
USNH Okinawa
SEL, Nursing Services Directorate / LCPO, Evans Branch Medical Clinic
Senior Enlisted Leader of Evans Branch Medical Clinic on Camp Foster until I was deployed with 2d Battalion, 23d Marines. Returned after picking up Senior Chief and was assigned as the Senior Enlisted Leader for Nursing Services. Supervised all inpatient wards and services until transferring.


(2 years, 11 months)
Jul 2012 - Dec 2012
Senior Enlisted Leader of the Medical and Dental Departments. Senior Enlisted Watchbill Coordinator working with the ATFP portion of ship security. Patrolled IVO Libya after the attacks on Benghazi.
Mar 2009 - Aug 2009
Iraq ribbon
Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF)
Battalion Independent Duty Corpsman ISO Operation Iraqi Freedom 09.1. Was part of last infantry battalion in Ramadi.
Apr 2006 - Oct 2006
Ship's IDC for USS CARDINAL (MHC 60). Patrolled IVO Central Arabian Gulf ISO Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom.
Mar 2003 - May 2003
Medical Force in response to Operation Iraqi Freedom.

Military Credentials

Professional Development Schools

Feb 2014 - Apr 2014

May 2004 - May 2005

Surface Force Independent Duty Corpsman "C" School

Mar 2004 - Apr 2004

Field Medical Service School - Camp Pendleton, CA

Individual & Special Skill Schools

Apr 2007

Command Fitness Leader

May 2004 - May 2005

Independent Duty Hospital Corpsman

Jan 2000 - Feb 2000

Instructor Training

Jan 1994 - Jun 1995

Pharmacy Technician School

Security Clearance
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