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Captain Amy Branstetter, NC
                                       Commanding Officer, Naval Hospital Pensacola, Florida




Captain Amy Branstetter was born and raised in Brookville, Indiana and was commissioned in the United States Navy in 1992 following the completion of her Bachelors of Science in Nursing from Indiana University.  Her initial assignment was at the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland, where she worked as a nurse on the Labor and Delivery and Pediatric units.
In 1996 CAPT Branstetter was assigned to Naval Hospital Pensacola, Florida, as a staff nurse on Labor and Delivery and Division Officer of the Obstetrics and Gynecology Clinic.  In 1999 she was selected as the Association of Women’s Health, Obstetrics, and Neonatal Nursing, Armed Forces District Junior Nurse of the Year.  She subsequently transferred to Dayton, Ohio, for Duty Under Instruction at The Ohio State in Columbus, Ohio.  In 2001 she graduated with a Masters of Science as a Maternal Child Clinical Nurse Specialist and Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner.
Following graduate school, CAPT Branstetter transferred to Okinawa, Japan, as the Division Officer of Labor and Delivery and as a Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner in the Family Practice and Obstetrics and Gynecology clinics at Naval Hospital Okinawa.  
In 2004 CAPT Branstetter transferred back to the National Naval Medical Center as Department Head of the Obstetrics and Gynecology Clinic.  In 2006 she was appointed as the Officer in Charge of the Medical Evaluation and Treatment Unit and coordinated medical care for the President of the United States, Vice President and their family members.  In 2007 she was selected as the Assistant Director of Clinical Support Services and provided leadership for six departments and 650 staff.  In 2008 she was selected as the Association of Women’s Health, Obstetrics, and Neonatal Nursing, Armed Forces District Advanced Practice Nurse of the Year.
CAPT Branstetter transferred to Pensacola, Florida in August of 2009.  In 2010 she was awarded the Department of Defense Communicators of Excellence award for best Internal Communication video “Military Medicine, a Bridge to the Future.”  She was also selected as the Director of 10 Branch Health Clinics across five states, providing leadership for 750 staff members.  She also served as the Medical Home Port Champion for the Command and led the establishment of 16 Medical Home Port teams and the successful level III recognition of 14 practices by the National Committee for Quality Assurance, to include the first Fleet Centered Medical Home to achieve this recognition within the Department of Defense.   
In June 2015, CAPT Branstetter completed the Naval War College Fleet Seminar Program before reporting to Naval Hospital Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, where she served as the Executive Officer.  During her tour, she led 2,700 staff in the successful re-designation of the facility as a Medical Center.  She is currently serving as the Commanding Officer, Naval Hospital Pensacola.
Her decorations include the Meritorious Service Medal (two awards), Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (two awards), Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (two awards), and various service and unit awards.     
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