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Rear Adm. Matthew Case, a native of Nottingham, New Hampshire, was a direct accession and commissioned in 1994. He received a Bachelor of Arts in English from the University of New Hampshire in 1989. Case earned a Master of Science in Health Care Administration in 1993.
He served operationally as Plans, Operations and Medical Intelligence officer with II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, North Carolina and U.S. Naval Forces Europe/U.S. 6th Fleet. In 2007, Case served on an Individual Augmentee tour to Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa, Djibouti and again in 2012 with 1st Marine Logistics Group, Helmand Province, Afghanistan.
During his ashore tours, Case served in various positions throughout Navy Medicine to include administrative officer to the Director of Clinical Services at Naval Hospital (NH), Camp Lejeune, North Carolina; director for Administration at Naval Ambulatory Care Center, Portsmouth NH, Naval Health Clinic Annapolis, Maryland, Naval Hospital Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, and Naval Medical Center Portsmouth, Virginia; placement officer and assistant branch head, Medical Officer Assignment (PERS 4415) at Navy Personnel Command; and executive officer, Naval Medical Center Portsmouth, Virginia. In 2020, he assumed command of Naval Hospital Jacksonville, Florida. During this assignment he was the first Commander to assume responsibility as Naval Medical Readiness Training Command CO and DHA MTF director. Following his command tour, he served as executive assistant to the Surgeon General, U.S. Navy and Chief, Bureau of Medicine and Surgery in Falls Church, Virginia. In June 2022, Case assumed command of Naval Medical Forces Atlantic in Portsmouth, Virginia.
His personal decorations include the Legion of Merit, Meritorious Service Medal (six awards), Joint Service Commendation Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (three awards), Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (two awards), as well as the Surface Warfare Medical Department Officer qualification and Fleet Marine Force Qualified Officer designation.
Case is a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives and was selected for the 2012 American Hospital Association’s Federal Health Care Executive Special Achievement Award.
Last Updated: 19 May 2023
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