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Who We Are

NMPDC is the cornerstone of Navy Medicine’s professional development training and education mission, maintaining collaborative relationships with more than 100 military and civilian activities, and training approximately 3,000 personnel from the federal uniformed services, civilian employees, and allied foreign military members annually. ​

Command Address

Navy Medicine Professional Development Center (NMPDC)
8955 Wood Road 
Bethesda, MD 20889-5611


We are an echelon-4 command, located in Bethesda, MD reporting to the Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery (BUMED) and echelon-2 command through Navy Medicine Education and Training Command (NMETC), echelon-3 command located in San Antonio, Texas.  NMPDC is located on the Navy Support Activity (NSA) Bethesda Campus.  Our command is comprised of military and civilian staff and five directorates:  Administration, Officer Programs, Resources, Academic Programs, and Naval Postgraduate Dental School (NPDS).


Maximize Health and Readiness of the Joint Servicemember by Educating Healthcare Professionals and Leaders through instructional Excellence and Strategic Partnership.


Global Leaders in Professional Development and Health Education and Training.

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Our history​ is long and storied. We changed our name and re-scoped our mission to support medical department training and education. Other names we carried were Navy Medicine Manpower Personnel Training and Education (NMPT&E) until January 2012.


Commanding Officer (CO) - CAPT Jeffrey M. Andrews, MSC, USN
Executive Officer (XO) - CAPT Todd R. La Rock, MC, USN
Command Master Chief (CMC) - HMCM(SW/AW/FMF) Theophilus Marsh, USN

More Information

Command Brochure
Command Brief
"Building a More Effective, Responsive Navy Medicine Enterprise"
Navy Medicine Education and Training Command (NMETC)​​​​​