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Captain Mark Lund
Medical Corps, United States Navy
Executive Officer, Navy Medicine Readiness and Training Command Bremerton

Mark grew up in Klawock, Alaska, and began his naval career through the Health Professions Scholarship Program.  He earned his Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science in 2000 from George Washington University in Washington, DC and followed his passion as an undergraduate by walking on the varsity basketball team, where he earned a scholarship and was team captain his senior year.  He graduated from the George Washington University School of Medicine in 2004 and was commissioned a Lieutenant in the same year.
Mark completed an internship in Family Medicine at Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton, California and deployed twice with 2nd Battalion 7th Marine Regiment from 2005-2007 in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.  After his return to Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton, he completed the Family Medicine residency and successfully achieved American Board of Family Medicine certification.
His first staff assignment was to U.S. Naval Hospital Guam where he received appointment as head, Branch Medical Clinic Naval Station Guam.  He was instrumental in developing the first Medical Home Port Team at the command and laid the foundation for the National Committee on Quality Assurance level III recognition.  While stationed in Guam, he was selected and promoted to the rank of lieutenant commander.

In September 2012, Mark transferred to Naval Health Clinic Cherry Point, Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, North Carolina.  There, he served as a staff family physician and department head of the Medical Home Port, where his proactive and engaged leadership efforts were instrumental in the command achieving a 99 out 100 score for the National Committee on Quality Assurance level III recognition.

In 2016, he reported to Naval Hospital Twentynine Palms, California where he serve as the first chief medical officer for the command, with the responsibility of driving evidenced based process improvement, the principles of the high reliability organization, and promoting a culture of trust and patient safety to the staff.  He was promoted to the rank of commander in 2016 and continued to fulfil the role of the chief medical officer and a full scope family physician.
Mark was selected as the first billeted CMO at U.S. Navy Medicine Readiness Training Command Yokosuka, Japan. He supported USS Ronald Reagan (CVN-76) sea trials, promoted a patient safety culture and systematically optimized underway COVID-19 medical response. He was also instrumental in helping the lab accomplish high complexity molecular testing accreditation, greatly increasing the COVID testing capabilities in support of U.S. Forces Japan medical readiness.  He was selected to present a virtual classroom session on Clinical Quality Improvement for the Quality and Safety Leadership Academy for Naval Medicine operational and quality leads.

Currently Mark currently serves as executive officer of NMRTC Bremerton and was promoted to his current rank of captain, Sept. 9, 2022.
CDR Lund is married to the former Rachel Christian and they have three kids, Benjamin (10) Mariah (8) and Caleb (5).  His military awards include the Meritorious Service Medals, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (2nd award), Navy Achievement Medal, and Fleet Marine Force qualification. 

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