Dr. Guldbek will be serving as a board examiner on the Marine Forces Reserve Surgeons FMFQO Oral Board this Thursday in New Orleans. CDR Guldbek earned his FMFQO in October 2011.
The Fleet Marine Force (FMF) Qualified Officer Insignia is earned by Navy officers assigned to the Fleet Marine Forces of the U.S. Marine Corps who have successfully completed the necessary requirements including serving for one year in a Marine Corps command, completing a written test, passing the Marine PFT, and an oral board conducted by FMF qualified officers. The FMF Qualified Officer Insignia is most commonly earned by staff officers in the medical fields.The FMFQO insignia is a metal device depicting the eagle, globe and anchor (EGA) atop two crossed rifles on a background of ocean swells breaking on a sandy beach atop a scroll with the words “Fleet Marine Force.”
The EGA makes a clear statement that the wearer is a member of the Navy/Marine Corps team. The crossed rifles symbolize the rifleman ethic of the Marine Corps; every Marine is a rifleman, just as every Sailor is a firefighter and damagecontrolman aboard ship and submarine. The surf and sand represent the “littoral zone,” the coastal regions where Sailors have served alongside Marines as they earned their reputation and world’s respect — “the shores of Tripoli” and the “sands of Iwo Jima.
By: Brian R Guldbek D.D.S.