Congratulations on your orders to Naval Medical Center San Diego (NMCSD), "The Pride of Navy Medicine," a premier teaching hospital and referral center for the Armed Forces.
You will be joining a command with a rich history and tradition. Our team of over 6,000 military and civilian professionals provides state of the art health care to our military community. We are privileged to care for the wounded from Operations IRAQI FREEDOM and ENDURING FREEDOM, as well as Sailors and Marines preparing to deploy, their family members, and those who have served our nation in the past.
In addition, NMCSD augments several operational platforms, including the USNS MERCY (TAH19), Casualty Receiving and Treatment Ships, Expeditionary Medical Facilities, and the I Marine Expeditionary Force. In the last two years, our staff has supported successful missions in Iraq, Afghanistan, Indonesia, Bangladesh, and the Philippines; providing casualty care, force health protection, disaster relief, and humanitarian assistance.
To learn more about your new command, visit our website at http://www.med.navy.mil/sites/nmcsd. Please complete the "Request a Sponsor" form in the Welcome Aboard section so your command sponsor can contact you to assist with your transition.
Upon arrival at the Medical Center, report in uniform to the Officer of the Day in Building 1 to have your orders endorsed. You may then proceed to the Human Resources Department (HRD) on the ground level of Building 2 to begin your administrative check in process. HR hours of operation are 0630-1630 and the phone number is (619) 532-6500. The NMCSD Quarterdeck can be reached at (619) 532-6400.
I'm sure you will find this assignment both personally and professionally fulfilling. Each member of the command is an essential partner on our team, and we look forward to the talent and experience you will add. Welcome Aboard!
Commanding Officer Naval Medical Center San Diego.
CAPT Jose Acosta