“Captain, U S Navy, Departing”

Tom Snyder

Tom Snyder

With a shrill call of the bos’n’s pipe, a Naval officer is “piped over the side” – and departs.

Thus, it’s “Captain, U S Navy, departing” the Society for the History of Navy Medicine. I leave the Society in good hands. I look forward to its growing and flourishing under Jim Dolbow’s leadership. 

About thomaslsnyder

Retired urological surgeon and navy reservist. Researching to write the history of the Navy's first hospital on the U S west coast, at Mare Island, California. Founder and Executive Director, the Society for the History of Navy Medicine. Immediate Past Commander of the San Francisco Commandery of the Naval Order of the United States and founder and immediate past Commander of the Naval Order's "virtual" Continental Commandery. Naval Order Ship's Store manager. Member of the Solano County (California) Historical Records Commission
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5 Responses to “Captain, U S Navy, Departing”

  1. southpoledoc says:


    Fair winds and following seas shipmate! Bravo zulu on a job well done…and best wishes for continued success!

    Your shipmate,
    CAPT Dale Mole’, MC USN, Retired

  2. Ship ahoy, Mate! Best wishes to you on your next journey! I hope to see you soon. Regards, Bonnie Portnoy

  3. William L Brannon Capt MC USN ret. says:

    Thank you Tom for your leadership and dedicated service in nurturing the society to its current excellence.

  4. Gene MD says:

    Best wishes and GodSpeed……..
    Gene MD

  5. Tom, Thank you for the kind words. I won’t let you down. Thank you for all you have done to make this a smooth transition. Happy birthday too! v/r Jim

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