Commanding Officer

A native of Illinois, Captain Via graduated from Millikin University with a Bachelor of Science in Biology in 1987. In 1985, he enlisted in the United States Navy Reserve as a Hospital Corpsman. In 1987, he was discharged from the Navy Reserve and entered active duty as an Ensign at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, where he obtained his Doctor of Medicine in 1991.

Via was assigned to the National Naval Medical Center, Bethesda, Md., as a transitional intern. He subsequently attended the Naval Undersea Medical Institute in Groton, Conn., and Naval Diving and Salvage Training Center in Panama City, Fla. He was assigned to Mobile Diving and Salvage Unit TWO as department head and Diving Medical Officer, and also served on the Commodore’s staff of Combat Support Squadron EIGHT. He received his Submarine Medical Officer Qualifications prior to returning to residency in 1995.
. ... more...

Darin K. Via
Medical Corps,
United States Navy

Executive Officer

Capt. Bradford L. Smith is originally from St. Louis. He attended Northwestern University in Evanston, Ill., and earned his Bachelor of Arts in Economics in 1988. He received his commission as an ensign through Aviation Officer Candidate School as a Naval Aviator in 1989, earned his wings of gold and flew the F/A-18 “Hornet.”  He went on to earn a Master’s of Arts in Biology with a focus in molecular and cell biology from Washington University in St. Louis in 1994, and then his Medical Doctorate from Saint Louis University School of Medicine in 1998 through the Health Professions Scholarship Program. He completed his residency training in pediatrics at Naval Medical Center Portsmouth, Va., in 2001 and is board certified in pediatrics.

... more ...

Bradford L. Smith
Medical Corps,
United States Navy

Command Master Chief

Master Chief VanDall was born in Holyoke, MA and graduated from Chicopee Comprehensive High School. He enlisted in the Navy through the Delayed Entry Program October 1989. In October 1990, he attended Basic Training at Recruit Training Center, Great Lakes, Illinois and Hospital Corpsman “A” School. Upon graduation his first assignment was to Naval Hospital Corpus Christi, Texas.

His subsequent tours included: student Naval School of Health Science, Surgical Technician “C” School, student Field Medical Service School Camp Lejeune , 3rd Medical Battalion, 3rd Force Service Support Group , more...

Aaron B. Vandall
Master Chief (EXW/FMF/SW)
United States Navy

American Red Cross Armed Services Blood Program Industrial Hygiene Medical Service Corps Association Operational Forces Medical Liaison Naval Criminal Investigative Services Navy Marine Corps Relief Society Morale Welfare & Recreation (MWR) Ombudsman Enhanced Mutil-Service Market
Boone BHC Chesapeake TPC Dam Neck BHC NAVSTA Norfolk BHC Norfolk Naval Shipyard BHC Northwest BHC Northwest TPC Oceana BHC Yorktown BHC Virginia Beach TPC
Affilliates General Information About Us Branch Clinics Leadership Our History Quality Management WebSiteMap Welcome Aboard Public Information The Courier
Deployment Health Center Physical Health Assessments (PHA)
Emergency Medical Home Port Patient Services Pharmacy Provider Info TRICARE X-Ray
Administration Directions Fisher House Galley Menu Parking Patient Services Directory Patient Services Map
Education Graduate Medical & Dental Program Simulation Center Staff Education Research Clinical Research Library Services IMD Training
Careers Contact Us FAQs Maps