2011 SOY Finalist
2011 Sailor of the Year Finalist

  HM1 (SW/FMF) Eric W. Hurley

HM1 (SW/FMF) Eric Wayne Hurley is a native of Lumberton, NC. He attended Union High School and graduated in May 1998. In August 1998, he joined the Navy and attended boot camp in Great Lakes, IL. Following boot camp, he attended Hospital Corpsman “A” School at Great Lakes, IL and Field Medical Service School (FMSS) at Camp Johnson, NC.

After graduating FMSS, HM1 Hurley volunteered for temporary duty with Operation Bull Dog in Quantico VA, serving as field corpsman for Golf Company, Marine Corps Officer Candidate School. Upon successful completion of his tour at OCS, he was stationed with 2nd Battalion 2nd Marines, 2nd Marine Division, serving as 2nd Platoon and Weapons Platoon corpsman, where he was promoted to Petty Officer Third Class. In September 2003, he reported to Naval Hospital Camp Lejeune and was assigned to Caron Clinic at Courthouse Bay where he served as general duty corpsman for Marine Corps Engineer School and was promoted to Petty Officer Second Class. As a junior Petty Officer Second Class, he was accepted to Independent Duty Corpsman School. While awaiting orders in May 2005, he completed a Medical Augmentee Program (MAP) tour with Marine Wing Support Squadron 272, supporting combat operations in the Anbar Province of Iraq. Upon return to his homeport, he transferred to the Naval School of Health Sciences and completed Independent Duty Corpsman School, graduating at the top of his class with honors and distinction and ultimately advanced to Petty Officer First Class. In August 2007, he reported aboard USS Juneau (LPD-10), completing a hull swap with USS DENVER (LPD-9). Upon a successful tour in August 2010, he transferred to Commander, Littoral Combat Ship Squadron One, where he is presently assigned. During his time with COMLCSRON ONE, he served as the interim IDC for USS SAMPSON (DDG-102) and USS HALSEY (DDG-97). Petty Officer Hurley received his Associate Degree in Health Sciences from George Washington University in January 2011 and completed his Bachelor Degree in Health Sciences at George Washington University in December 2011.

Petty Officer Hurley’s personal awards include Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (3); Good Conduct Medal (4); Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal (1); and Flag Letter of Commendation (1). He is authorized to wear the Enlisted Surface Warfare and Enlisted Fleet Marine Force Specialist insignias.

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