| Command Leadership
Commanding Officer - Captain José Acosta

A native of Norfolk, Virginia, CAPT Acosta graduated from Washington University in St. Louis with a Bachelor of Arts degree in biology. He completed medical school at Ponce School of Medicine in Ponce, Puerto Rico, in 1985 and residency training in General Surgery at the University of New Mexico.....  MORE

Deputy Commanding Officer - NMCSD Executive Officer - Captain Lisa Mulligan

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... MORE

Command Master Chief - NMCSD Command Master Chief - Command Master Chief (SW/EXW/FMF) Hosea Smith, Jr. 

Command Master Chief Hosea Smith was born in Lumberton, N. C. and began his naval career on 15 September 1987 at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill. followed by completion of the Hospital Corpsman “A” School in the same city. ...  MORE