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Captain Torrin W. Velazquez

Executive Officer, Navy Medicine Readiness and Training Center Camp Pendleton

Captain Torrin Velazquez is a native of New Orleans, Louisiana and a graduate from Xavier University of Louisiana. He earned his Doctor of Medicine degree from the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in 2005 and was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant. He completed Family Medicine Internship and Residency at Naval Hospital Pensacola and certified as a Diplomat of the American Board of Family Medicine in July 2008. 

Operationally, Captain Velazquez served from 2009-2010 as Surgeon Naval Surface Group Mid-Pacific; in 2011 he deployed as OIC, Tonga Medical Clinic during Pacific Partnership 2011; in 2013 as Senior MEF Officer for the USSOUTHCOM Brazil Bilateral Exchange Mission in Formosa Brazil; and in 2014 as Medical Director, Camp Bastion/Leatherneck/Shorebak Complex Regional Command Southwest, and Afghanistan. His staff assignments include Group Surgeon for Commander Naval Surface Group Mid-Pacific; Regimental Surgeon, Combat Logistics Regiment 1, Brigade Surgeon 1st Marine Expeditionary Brigade; Deputy/Acting Group Surgeon 1st Marine Logistics Group; and Group Surgeon, Marine Aircraft Group 16.  

In garrison, Captain Velazquez was assigned in July 2008 to Naval Branch Health Clinic Bahrain where he served as Emergency Management Officer, Public Health Emergency Officer and was the DoD Medical Liaison to the Kingdom of Bahrain Ministries of Health and Interior. In November 2009, he served as Department Head of Primary and Specialty Services, Makalapa Clinic, Naval Health Clinic Hawaii, Naval Base Pearl Harbor, HI.  In December 2014, he reported to Naval Medical Center San Diego as Senior Medical Officer, Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego (MCRD) where he oversaw the care of over 30k recruits. Additionally, he also served as a member of the Medical Executive Committee. In December 2016, he reported to Marine Aircraft Group 16 as Group Surgeon and Chair of the Marine Expeditionary Force’s Medical Executive Committee overseeing privileging for over 200 providers assigned or deployed worldwide.

In November 2019, he reported to Naval Medical Center San Diego as Department Head of the MCRD Clinic and in February 2020, he was appointed as the Director of Branch Clinics overseeing 15 Medical and Dental Clinics throughout the Southern California Region.  In February 2021, he was selected as the Director of Medical Affairs for the San Diego Market Office.

Captain Velazquez, is currently assigned as the Executive Officer for Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton as of June 2022.

Captain Velazquez is a Fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians, a Distinguished Graduate of the Marine Corps Command and Staff College, and an Adjunct Professor of Family Medicine from the Uniformed Services University. His decorations include the Meritorious Service Medal with Gold Star, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal with Gold Star, the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal, the US Army Achievement Medal and various personal, unit, service, and campaign awards. 
 
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