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COMMANDER JAMES MUCCIARONE
OFFICER IN CHARGE, NAVAL UNDERSEA MEDICAL INSTITUTE
MEDICAL CORPS, US NAVY

 

Commander Mucciarone was born in Atlantic City, NJ. He graduated with merit from the United States Naval Academy in 1991 and reported directly to Basic Underwater Demolition/SEAL training. After training he served in SEAL Team FOUR, completing four deployments to the United States SOUTHERN Command, including tours as a SEAL Platoon Officer- in-Charge and as an advisor to the Venezuelan National Guard. Next he reported to Naval Sea Systems Command working in acquisitions and project management. During this assignment he applied for, and was accepted to, the Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences Medical School.

Upon graduation from medical school CDR Mucciarone completed a Transitional Internship at Naval Medical Center Portsmouth and was selected as Command Intern of the Year. He then attended the Undersea Medical Officer Course, where he was awarded the Honor Man Award and the Surgeon General’s Award for Leadership. Next he was assigned as the Senior Medical Officer at Naval Special Warfare Group TWO. During this tour he was responsible for the care of combat injured personnel during the surge period in Operation Iraqi Freedom and he deployed to Baghdad as a Joint Task Force Surgeon.

He completed a Diagnostic Radiology residency at Naval Medical Center Portsmouth, where he also served as the chief resident and was on the Institutional Review Board. After residency he was a staff radiologist and the Radiology Department Head at Naval Hospital Camp Lejeune. Other duties during this tour included serving as the Acting Director of Clinical Support Services and as a voting member on the Executive Committee of the Medical Staff.

CDR Mucciarone is currently the Officer-in-Charge of the Naval Undersea Medical Institute at Naval Submarine Base New London where he is responsible for training Undersea Medical Officers, Submarine Force Independent Duty Corpsmen and Radiation Health Professionals.

His personal awards include the Joint Commendation Medal, Navy Commendation Medal with four stars, and Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal, in addition to unit, service and campaign awards.

CDR Mucciarone holds the Certified Physician Executive credential, is board-certified by the American Board of Radiology and is qualified as a Submarine Medical Officer. He has been selected for Captain by the FY2018 Medical Corps Promotion Board.