Lieutenant Joshua Swift, Deputy Department Head, Undersea Medicine, Naval Medical Research Center, Silver Spring was selected as Navy Medicine’s Physiology Officer of the Year for 2016
Courtesy Navy Medical Service Corps
SILVER SPRING, Md. – Lieutenant Joshua Swift was selected as Navy Medicine’s Physiology Officer of the Year for 2016 as a testament to his outstanding research expertise, strong organizational skills, and impressive leadership and mentoring ability.
Swift serves as Deputy Department Head, Undersea Medicine, Naval Medical Research Center, Silver Spring, Maryland. He distinguished himself in the specialty and MSC community with strong, positive leadership as a mentor of multiple junior officers at the command and as an active member across our community including his recent selection as a member of the Medical Service Corps e-Mentoring Strategic Goal Group.
Swift demonstrated solid command contributions through local leadership roles, numerous collateral duties, and documented success as a Department of the Navy (DoN) researcher. He expeditiously expanded research at his command with far-reaching operational impact, including ground and aviation hypoxia. He also served as a subject matter expert reviewer in multiple capacities across a range of programmatic directives for the Department of Defense. His research successes included multiple peer-reviewed publications, which added validated expertise to his operationally impactful research studies.
As a leader in his department, Swift’s work greatly facilitated and enhanced the overall work-effort and impact of his department as a whole. Swift is a future DoN leader, and has demonstrated an impressive dedication to the Navy Medical Service Corps and Physiology Specialty mission and an unmatched commitment to Navy values.