Leadership
COMMAND LEADERSHIP

 

 

 
 
COMMANDING OFFICER
 
Captain James L. Hancock
Medical Corps, United States Navy
Naval Medical Center Camp Lejeune
 
 
Captain James Hancock is a native of Illiopolis, IL. He enlisted in the Navy in 1982, earned his Bachelor of Science in engineering in 1990 from the United States Naval Academy and his doctorate of medicine degree in 1995 from Uniform Services University of Health Sciences.
 
In 1998 Hancock made his first combat deployment with Marine Aircraft Group 31 to Kosovo, serving as the group surgeon.  In 2002, as the officer in charge of Fleet Surgical Team Seven, he made multiple deployments in support of the Global War on Terrorism with Naval Special Warfare Command.  His team developed and deployed the concept of operations for resuscitative surgery aboard small combatant ships engaged in distributed operations.
 
In the spring of 2008, Hancock deployed with 2nd Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, to Afghanistan.  Faced with extended casualty evacuation times, he developed and deployed the tactical trauma team concept with mobile trauma bays which provided advanced resuscitative trauma care to forward locations on the battle field.
 
 Following his deployment to Afghanistan, Hancock joined chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Adm. Michael Mullen's Gray Team in 2009.  The Gray Team was tasked to evaluate and advise the chairman on all facets of traumatic brain injury treatment.  Subsequently, he optimized battlefield treatment of traumatic brain injury during multiple deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan.
 
His academic appointments include assistant professor of military emergency medicine and assistant professor of neurology at Uniform Services University of Health Sciences.  He is board certified in emergency medicine and family practice.
 
Hancock previously served as the deputy commander of Naval Medical Center Portsmouth.  Hancock most recently served as the Navy fleet surgeon, U.S. Fleet Forces Command.  While at U.S. Fleet Forces Command, he was responsible for organizing, training and equipping ready health forces to meet the healthcare needs and operations of the worldwide fleet. Hancock took command of Naval Medical Center Camp Lejeune in July of 2016.
 
Hancock is qualified as a flight surgeon, surface warfare medical officer, Fleet Marine Force medical officer and has extensive service with submarine forces, Seabees and Naval Special Warfare Command. 
 
 

 
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EXECUTIVE OFFICER
 
Captain Shelley K. Perkins
Medical Corps, United States Navy
Naval Medical Center Camp Lejeune
 
 
 
Captain Perkins is assigned as the Executive Officer at Naval Medical Center Camp Lejeune.
A native of Albuquerque, New Mexico, CAPT Perkins graduated from Whittier College with a BA in Chemistry and then attended Tulane Medical School in New Orleans, Louisiana through the Health Professions Scholarship Program.  She completed internship in surgery at the National Naval Medical Center at Bethesda in 1994-95 and then flight surgery training in Pensacola, Florida.  She then served as a flight surgeon with HMM 261 at Marine Corps Air Station, New River, in North Carolina from 1996-1998 where she served on a six month deployment aboard the USS  Kearsarge and on multiple smaller exercises with the wing.
After completion of General Surgery Residency at Naval Medical Center Portsmouth from 1998 to 2002, she then served as a staff general surgeon, Department Head of General Surgery, and Assistant Director of Surgical Services at Naval Medical Center Camp LeJeune in Jacksonville, NC.  She deployed to Iraq twice as a General Surgeon in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom with both First and Second Medical Battalion in 2003 and 2006. 
From 2006 to 2012, CAPT Perkins was stationed at Naval Hospital Okinawa, Japan as a staff general surgeon where she also served as Department Head of General Surgery, Chair of the Executive Committee of the Medical Staff and the Director of Surgical Services during her tour.  She was selected for and then completed a fellowship in Breast Surgical Oncology at Anne Arundel Medical Center in Annapolis, MD, in 2013. 
She moved to Naval Medical Center, San Diego in the summer of 2013.  She deployed with First Medical Logistics Battalion to Helmand Province, Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom 14.2 where she served as the Chief of Professional Services, as well as a general surgeon.  She then served as the Director for Surgical Services leading over 900 personnel across 14 departments and managed an OPTAR of $36M. Active in teaching medical students and served on the teaching faculty for the General Surgery residency program, she is also an Assistant Professor of the Uniformed Services University for the Health Sciences (USUHS) and an Associate Master Clinician, selected in 2014.
She is board certified in general surgery and a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons.  Her personal awards include the Meritorious Service Medal and two Navy Commendation medals, in addition to campaign medals, deployment and unit awards.
 
 
 
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COMMAND MASTER CHIEF
 
CMC James F. Baker
United States Navy
Naval Medical Center Camp Lejeune
  
 
 
 
Master Chief Baker joined the Navy in 1988. He attended basic training in San Diego, Ca. After basic training, he attended Hospital Corpsman “A” school then Field Medical Service School.
The units assigned are Naval Hospital Camp Lejeune, 2d Reconnaissance Battalion, Explosive Ordnance Disposal Group 2, Army Special Warfare Center, 5th Force Reconnaissance Company, Marine Corps Mountain Warfare Training Center, 1st Reconnaissance Battalion, 3rd Reconnaissance Battalion, U.S. Navy Senior Enlisted Academy, Field Medical Training Battalion-East, and Naval Hospital Camp Lejeune.
He’s served in the capacity of student, ward corpsman, platoon corpsman, Special Amphibious Reconnaissance Corpsman, Special Operations Independent Duty Corpsman, Leading Petty Officer, Senior Medical Department Representative, Instructor, Facilitator, Faculty Advisor, Chairman for the CPO Initiation Season, Command Master Chief, and Directorate Leading Chief Petty Officer.
His personal awards include the Meritorious Service Medal, the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal, the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal, the Army Achievement Medal, and multiple campaign and service ribbons.

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