CAPT Hodapp
Captain Kristin R. Hodapp, MSC USN
Captain Kris Hodapp, a Mason City, Iowa resident, attended Clarke University and obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree in Human Health Sciences in 1997 and a Master of Science degree in Physical Therapy in 1998. She was commissioned in 1998, and her initial duty station was Naval Hospital in Jacksonville, Florida. Other tours include: United States Naval Hospital in Keflavik, Iceland, Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton (NHCP), the nuclear aircraft carrier USS RONALD REAGAN (CVN-76), Naval Medical Center San Diego (NMCSD), and Naval Hospital Bremerton (NHB).

Career highlights include being the first billeted physical therapist in Iceland and onboard the Ronald Reagan, along with becoming a certified strength and conditioning specialist in 2005 and board certified in Orthopaedics in 2009. In 2006, she was selected for a Physical Therapy project with Naval Special Warfare, which resulted in permanent Physical Therapy billets being assigned to Navy SEAL teams. In 2009, she was recognized as Navy Medicine’s Senior Physical Therapist of the Year. She played a key role in the development of eight Medical Service Corps (MSC) embedded proof of concept demonstrations with the Navy and Marine Corps while serving as the MSC Operational Support Goal Group Leader. She served as the Interim Director of Clinical Support Services (DCSS) while stationed at NHCP. During her tenure at NMCSD, she served as the DCSS and was responsible for five complex and highly regulated departments with 894 personnel, an annual budget of $132 million and equipment valued at $93 million. In January 2017, she reported to NHB and was assigned as Director of Branch Clinics and Public Health. Her leadership of 300 staff members led to seven successful external audits, highlighted by an unprecedented zero error rate on Radiation Health Audits by Naval Sea Systems Command and Bureau of Medicine and Surgery in 2018 and 2019. Her change management skills were essential during the Department of Defense’s transition to its new electronic health record, MHS GENESIS, as an initial operating capability site. Her keen focus on readiness resulted in the implementation of a comprehensive regional Coronavirus pandemic strategy for the initial, sustainment, and recovery phases. Her mitigation strategies helped flatten the curve, ensuring uncompromised high priority mission capabilities for the third largest Fleet concentration area. She also capably served as NHB’s Interim Executive Officer for a command with (approximately) 1,300 staff. In August 2020, she reported to Naval Health Clinic/Navy Medicine Readiness Training Command Annapolis as the Executive Officer.

Captain Hodapp’s awards include: Meritorious Service Medal (3), Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (3), Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (3), and various service and unit awards. She is a qualified Surface Warfare Medical Department Officer.
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