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Capt. Lisa Mulligan

CAPT Lisa P. Mulligan
Medical Corps, United States Navy
Commanding Officer
Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton

     Capt. Mulligan is a native of Lawrenceville, N.J. She attended Harvard College where she earned a bachelor's degree in Biology in 1989. From there, she attended the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences where she earned her medical degree. After completing her surgical internship at the National Naval Medical Center (NNMC), she spent a year as a general medical officer with 3rd Force Service Support Group (FSSG) in Okinawa, Japan.

Upon her return she entered the Neurosurgical residency at NNMC and subsequently completed a fellowship in Epilepsy Surgery from Yale University in 2000. Mulligan served in various capacities at NNMC between 2000 and 2013 to include serving as a staff surgeon and the director of Functional and Epilepsy Surgery as a member of the teaching faculty for the combined National Capital Consortium Neurosurgery residency. Mulligan deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom in the spring of 2003 aboard USNS Comfort (T-AH 20), then returned to resume her previous duties.

In 2004, she became the department head of neurosurgery and shortly thereafter was named the associate program director for the residency. In 2006, she became the Specialty Leader for Neurosurgery and in 2008 became the first integrated Neurosurgery Service Chief, responsible for both NNMC and Walter Reed Army Medical Center (WRAMC) Neurosurgery Services. From 2009 to 2010 she served as the Executive Committee of the Medical Staff (ECOMS) chair at NNMC. From 2011 to 2013, she served as the Deputy Commander for Surgery, overseeing the final integration of surgical services at WRAMC and NNMC culminating in the opening of the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center (WRNMMC).

Mulligan served as Deputy Commander/Executive Officer, Naval Medical Center San Diego from July 2013 until assuming the duties as the Commanding Officer of Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton July 10, 2015.

Mulligan's awards include the Legion of Merit Medal, Meritorious Service Medal with Gold Star, Joint Service Achievement Medal, Navy Achievement Medal and numerous unit and deployment awards.

CAPT Maria Young, Nurse Corps USN

CAPT Maria A. Young
Nurse Corps, United States Navy
Executive Officer
Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton

    A native of Monroe, New York, Captain Young earned her License for Practical Nursing (LPN) in 1987 while completing her high school diploma. As an LPN, she worked on a respiratory step down unit, while earning her Bachelor’s in Science and Nursing from Dominican College. She joined the Navy under the Bachelor’s Degree Completion Program in 1989. In 1991, she began active naval service, as a staff nurse on a surgical ward and then as interim Division Officer (DO) for the pediatric ward at Naval Hospital, Camp Pendleton (NHCP). Next she reported to Naval Hospital Okinawa, Japan where she served as a staff nurse on a multi-purpose unit and then as DO for the Ambulatory Procedure Unit.

     In 1997, she transferred to Naval Ambulatory Care Center Port Hueneme and ultimately served as Department Head (DH) for the Branch Medical Clinic at Point Mugu. In July 2000, Captain Young transferred to Naval Hospital Twenty-nine Palms (NHTP), California and was the Commands Utilization Manager, Clinic Manager for the General and Orthopedic Surgery Clinics and DH of Managed Care. During her tour at NHTP, she established the command’s first dashboard/Business Goal Team and completed her Masters Degree in Business Administration. She transferred to Naval Medical Center Portsmouth in 2003, serving as DO for a Specialty Surgery Ward and then Bone and Joint Associate Service Line Leader. In July 2006, she returned to Naval Hospital Okinawa, Japan this time as Risk Manager and then DH, Quality Management. During this tour, she became the command’s expert on Joint Commission (JC) readiness. In 2009, Captain Young returned to NHTP as the Director Healthcare Business. Simultaneously she served as the Interim Director of Nursing Services (DNS) (15 months), Interim Director for Surgical Services (6 months) and Interim Director for Branch Clinics (5 months). From 2013-2016 she served as the DNS Naval Hospital Yokosuka, Japan. Captain Young returned to NHCP where she is currently the Executive Officer.

      Captain Young holds a Masters in Business Administration from National University and is a member of the National Navy Nurses Association. Her personal awards include the Meritorious Service Medal (2), Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medals (5) and the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (1).

CMC (SW/AW) Myla Presco

Myla Presco
United States Navy
Command Master Chief
Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton

     Master Chief Petty Officer (Surface Warfare/Air Warfare) Myla Presco is a native of Cavite, Philippines. She enlisted in the Navy in September 1992 and attended Basic Training at Recruit Training Command in Orlando, Florida.

     Master Chief Presco's first duty assignment was onboard USS SAMUEL GOMPERS (AD-37) as a Seaman. During this tour, she completed a six month Western Pacific deployment before reporting to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion Four (NMCB Four) in Port Hueneme, CA. In February 1997, she reported to Naval Regional Contracting Center (NRCC), Singapore as Fleet Logistics Support Representative. Upon completion of her tour, she reported to USS ESSEX (LHD-2) in San Diego, CA. While onboard the ESSEX, she completed various deployments including humanitarian assistance and disaster relief operations in EAST TIMOR and FOAL EAGLE, as well as a successful HULLSWAP with USS BELLEAUWOOD (LHA-3) in Sasebo, Japan. In 2002, she was selected to Chief Petty Officer. 

     In March 2003, she reported to Commander Naval Personnel Command in Millington, TN, where she served as a Storekeeper detailer and was selected to Senior Chief Petty Officer. Her next assignment was onboard forward-deployed USS COWPENS (CG-63) in Yokosuka, Japan as the Supply Department Leading Chief Petty Officer. During this tour, she completed various deployments to include ANNUALEX, FOAL EAGLE, EXERCISE TALISMAN SABER, VALIANT SHIELD 2007 off the coast of Guam, and US-Japan EXERCISE KEEN SWORD 2008.

     In November 2009, she completed an IA/GSA tour with the staff of CENTCOM Deployment Distribution and Operations Center as the Senior Enlisted Advisor, deployed to Kuwait in support of Operations Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom. She reported to NAVSUP Fleet Logistics Center Sigonella in December 2010 serving as the Senior Enlisted Leader until her selection to Master Chief Petty Officer. In February 2012, she was selected for the Command Master Chief Program.

     In June 2012, she assumed the duties of Command Master Chief for USS WINSTON S. CHURCHILL (DDG-81) in
Norfolk, VA. During this tour, she completed a nine-month deployment to the FIFTH Fleet area of responsibility with the DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER and JOHN C. STENNIS Carrier Strike Groups, as well as a short deployment with the THEODORE E. ROOSEVELT Carrier Strike Group.

     In June 2015, she assumed the duties of Command Master Chief for Naval Hospital in Camp Pendleton.

     Master Chief Presco is a graduate of the Navy's Senior Enlisted Academy and Command Master Chief Course in Newport, RI. Her personal awards include the Meritorious Service Medal, Joint Commendation Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (4 awards), Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (7 awards), Good Conduct Medal (5 awards) and various unit and campaign awards.