“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 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. Former Surgeon General of the Naval Order of the United States. Founding / Former Executive Director, the Society for the History of Navy Medicine.
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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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