U.S. Pacific Fleet Surgeon Capt. Christopher Culp, left, and U.S. 7th Fleet Surgeon Capt. Joel Roos discuss medical requirements with sailors onboard the dock landing ship USS Germantown during an emergency resuscitative surgery system Pacific training exercise. (U.S. Navy photo)

A Tale of Two Surgeons

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Only a handful of doctors can be fleet surgeons, the top medical officers over subdivisions of the world’s largest navy, overseeing the medical needs of 750,000 sailors, Marines and reservists. Recently, two Brenau alumni served simultaneously as fleets surgeons.

Christopher Culp, fleet surgeon for the United States Pacific Fleet, plays the piano inside his home.

Capt. Christopher Culp:
On the Move

Throughout Chris Culp’s military career, the Navy has moved him and his family 25 times. That nomadic lifestyle provided the physician with a world of experience.

U.S. 7th Fleet Surgeon Capt. Joel Roos poses for a photo. (U.S. Navy photo)

Different Lenses

For Navy doctor Joel Roos, experience teaches what you like, as well as what you don’t. But all of it build confidence and leadership abilities.

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