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Naval Hospital Corps School was the United States Navy's only basic hospital corpsman school. It was located within Lake County, Illinois, at 601 D St., Bldg 130H, Naval Station, Great Lakes, Illinois 60088, for nearly a century.


It was established in January 1913. It is an "A" School. Its mission is to field Basic Hospital Corpsmen into the fleet. The mission of Naval Hospital Corps School is to develop, teach, and put forward Hospital Corpsmen into the fleet: aboard ships, aboard Naval Hospitals, Department of Defense medical facilities, with United States Marine Corps units, or elsewhere. Previously there were hospital corps schools located in San Diego, CA and Orlando, FL.

The Great Lakes A-School closed the after the last class graduated on July 28, 2011. Its last class was Class 11-125. The school has relocated to the Medical Education and Training Campus at Fort Sam Houston, Joint Base San Antonio, Texas.[1]

See also


  1. Public Affairs Office, Navy Medicine Support Command (April 28, 2008). "Naval Medicine Training Command (NMTC) Fort Sam Houston, Commissioned". (A Medical Enlisted Military Web Community, For all Military Services). Retrieved 2010-11-20. 

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