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Executive Officer
CAPTAIN TODD R. LA ROCK, MEDICAL CORPS, UNITED STATES NAVY
 
Todd La Rock was born in Seattle, Washington.  He received a degree in Biology at the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) and was commissioned an Ensign upon graduation. 
 
Ensign La Rock attended Surface Warfare Officer School and then completed Basic Diving Officer School before reporting aboard the USS Mauna Kea (AE 22). He qualified as a Surface Warfare Officer and then Lieutenant Junior Grade La Rock completed Mixed Gas Diving Officer School.  He then reported aboard the USS Pigeon (ASR 21) where he qualified as a Special Operations Officer (1140) and Engineering Officer of the Watch (Diesel).  Lieutenant La Rock was serving as the Navigator when the Pigeon salvaged a CH-46 Sea Knight helicopter off Southern California.    
 
Lieutenant La Rock attended the Navy’s new Total Quality Leadership courses and then transferred to the Explosive Ordnance Disposal School, Indian Head, Maryland.  He served as the TQL coordinator, Assistant Training Department Head, and then Training Support Department Head.  He completed his Master of Arts in Management, qualified as a Master Training Specialist, and completed the Mk 16 Underwater Breathing Apparatus course.
 
Lieutenant La Rock became Ensign La Rock, Medical Corps, and began medical school in 1998 at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine.  He graduated a Doctor of Osteopathy in 2002 and began his internship and residency in Internal Medicine, finishing in 2005. 
 
Lieutenant Commander La Rock transferred to Naval Hospital, Cherry Point where he served as the Internal Medicine Division Officer.
 
In June, 2007 He reported to the National Naval Medical Center as a Gastroenterology Fellow.  Commander La Rock completed his training in 2010 and reported aboard Naval Hospital Camp Lejeune as the Staff Gastroenterologist.  He later served as the Internal Medicine Department Head. 
 
Commander La Rock reported aboard Naval Hospital, Bremerton in August, 2014 as the Director for Branch Clinics and, in February, 2015, assumed duties as the newly created Director for Public Health as well.  He was designated the Gastroenterology Specialty Leader in June 2015 and promoted to Captain in September, 2016.
 
Captain La Rock reported aboard the Navy Medicine Professional Development Center as the Executive Officer in June, 2017.
 
Captain La Rock’s military decorations include the Joint Service Commendation Medal (three awards), the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal, and the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (two awards).