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Captain Jenny S. Burkett
Commanding Officer, Navy Medicine Readiness and Training Center Camp Pendleton


Captain Burkett was raised in Roanoke, Va., and entered the Navy in May 1997 from Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps at the University of Virginia, where she earned a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree. She completed a Master of Business Administration from Touro University International.  She is a graduate of University of Maryland, Baltimore, where she received her Master of Science degree in Emergency, Trauma, and Critical Care Nursing in May 2005.
 
Her operational assignments include deployment to Helmand Province, Afghanistan, in support of 1st Marine Expeditionary Force (Forward), from July 2012 to February 2013. During this deployment, she served as shock trauma platoon/forward resuscitative surgical nurse for Combat Outpost Shukvani, as well as senior nurse for Charlie Company, First Medical Battalion.  She earned her Fleet Marine Force (FMF) Officer Warfare device while in Afghanistan.
 
Burkett’s previous assignments include staff nurse positions on Inpatient Internal Medicine and Intensive Care Unit, Naval Medical Center, San Diego, California; staff nurse, Special Care Unit, US Naval Hospital, Okinawa, Japan;  staff nurse and division officer, Intensive Care Unit, and Nurse Corps Officer, Medical Evaluation and Treatment Unit, National Naval Medical Center, Bethesda, Maryland; division officer, Surgery Clinic and department head, Multi-Service Unit, US Naval Hospital Naples, Italy; critical care clinical nurse specialist (CNS), division officer, and department head, Critical Care, Naval Medical Center Portsmouth, Virginia; and CNS medical surgical/intensive care units and associate director, Nursing Services, Naval Medical Center Camp Lejeune, North Carolina.
 
Executive assignments include interim director for Quality Management, Naval Medical Center Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, and director for Nursing Services/chief nursing officer, US Naval Hospital Okinawa, Japan.  As executive officer, US Navy Medicine Readiness and Training Command/US Naval Hospital Yokosuka, Japan, she directly supported forward deployed Naval forces for the 7th Fleet area of operations within INDOPACOM.  CAPT Burkett assumed the duties of Commander, Navy Medicine Readiness and Training Center Camp Pendleton, and Director, Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton, on August 4, 2023.
 
She maintains active RN licensure with the State of Virginia and board certification as an Advanced Nurse Executive (NEA-BC) with the American Nurses Credentialing Center. She has held national certification as a Critical Care Registered Nurse and licensure as a Clinical Nurse Specialist.
 
CAPT Burkett’s personal decorations include the Meritorious Service Medal (one gold star), Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (three gold stars), the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (one gold star), and various unit and service awards.
 
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