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Captain Patrick J. Fitzpatrick

Nurse Corps, United States Navy
Commanding Officer, Naval Medical Readiness and Training Command Bremerton

CAPT Fitzpatrick is the second of a three generation Navy Family.  He enlisted in the Naval Reserve as a SEABEE from Missoula, MT in 1992, and was commissioned as a Reserve Nurse Corps Officer in 1998.
 
He transferred to active duty in 2000, and was assigned as an emergency/trauma RN at Naval Hospital Bremerton (2000-2003), and then to US Naval Hospital Naples, Italy (2003-2006).  He attended graduate studies at the University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston, and was assigned to Naval Hospital Jacksonville, FL (2008-2011) as an emergency Clinical Nurse Specialist and emergency nurse practitioner.  He helped implement NH Jacksonville’s Flu Clinic in the response to the 2009 flu pandemic.

He deployed from Jacksonville to the multi-national Joint Forces Role-III hospital at Bastion in Helmand, Afghanistan as a trauma coordinator for the Joint Theater Trauma System.  While at Bastion, he participated in process improvement and research into wartime trauma.

He transferred to US Naval Hospital Guam in 2012.  He was assigned as the Command’s Transition Coordinator, and his team oversaw the final design and outfitting of a $162M state-of-the-art replacement hospital.  They managed the training and transfer of hospital staff and patients, and coordinated with regional governments to facilitate access to excess equipment.  This highly successful project was completed without degradation of hospital services.

He served as Associate Director for Medical Services at Naval Medical Center Portsmouth Virginia from April 2016-November 2018 and Interim Director for Strategy and Operations from November 2018–April 2019, overseeing initial NMRTC and DHA transition activities.  He deployed to the USNS COMFORT (T-AH-20) during Continuing Promise 2015, a humanitarian mission to 11 countries in South and Central America as a surgical care coordinator. He served as the Executive Officer of Naval Health Clinic Cherry Point, NC from May, 2019 to July 2021.  CAPT Fitzpatrick reported to NMRTC/Naval Hospital Bremerton as Commanding Officer and Director in August 2021.

CAPT Fitzpatrick is proud to have served with several high-performance teams over the course of his career.  His personal awards include the Meritorious Service Medal, the Joint Service Commendation Medal, The Navy Commendation Medal, The Joint Service achievement medal, and the Navy Achievement Medal.
 
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