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Camp Pendleton field medical training battalion commander fired

Navy Capt. Michael Enriquez (Marine Corps/Released)

The commander of a key medical training battalion that trains Fleet Marine Force corpsman — “docs” for combat Marines — was relieved of command Monday the Navy announced in a statement.

Marine Brig. Gen. Jason Morris, the commander of the Marine Corps Training Command, fired Navy Capt. Michael Enriquez due to a “loss of trust and confidence,” the statement said.

While corpsman and all Navy Department medical staff are sailors, Field Medical Training Battalion West is a Marine command.

Navy Capt. Michael Enriquez took command of the battalion in June 2018. He began his Navy career as an enlisted corpsman in 1989 before earning his commission as a Medical Service Corps officer in 1999.

More information on the cause of the dismissal was not immediately available Monday.


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