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Captain Juliann Althoff, MD
Commanding Officer, Navy Medicine Readiness and Training Command Oak Harbor
Medical Corps, United States Navy

Captain Juliann Althoff received a Bachelor’s degree from Ohio Wesleyan University, a Doctor of Medicine Degree from Wright State University School of Medicine in Dayton, Ohio, a Master of Public Health from the Uniform Services University, Bethesda, MD and a Master of Arts in National Security and Strategic Studies from the U.S. Naval War College in Newport, RI.

Capt. Althoff has served in a variety of leadership positions across the Navy, Marine Corps and the joint operating force. After flight surgeon training in Pensacola, FL in 1997, she served as flight surgeon for Carrier Air Wing NINE, deploying on an “around the world cruise” aboard the USS NIMITZ (CVN 68). Her next assignments were with the Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron 10 (HS-10) training squadron in San Diego, CA, and the Presidential Helicopter Squadron (Marine One) in Quantico, VA, where she oversaw a large flight-line clinic and traveled extensively in support of overseas Presidential missions.

As a public health and preventive medicine specialist, she served with III MEF in Okinawa, Japan as the Force Health Protection Officer and 3rd Marine Expeditionary Brigade Surgeon, where she planned, conducted and oversaw numerous HA/DR missions as both a member of the Humanitarian Assistance Survey Team (HAST) and as JTF/CJTF Surgeon. After graduating from the U.S. Naval War College, Althoff was assigned to U.S. Pacific Command as the Preventive Medicine and Force Health Protection Officer, playing a key role in the coordinated medical response to Operation Tomodachi, the unprecedented earthquake, tsunami and low level radiological emergency in Japan. In 2013, Althoff stood up the Navy Environmental and Preventive Medicine Unit SEVEN (NEPMU-7) in Rota, Spain as OIC, establishing critical public health and preventive medicine support to deployed and expeditionary forces throughout the European and African theaters.

Additionally, Althoff served in key headquarters positions including Executive Assistant for the Deputy Surgeon General of the Navy, and Executive Director for the Defense Health Board, the DoD’s only Federal Advisory Committee on health, leading a team of civilian healthcare leaders and experts in providing the Military Health System with strategic, independent findings and recommendations.

In 2019, Althoff was selected as Chief Medical Officer and Director for Quality at Naval Medical Center San Diego, where she played an essential role in maintaining Joint Commission accreditation and leading the initial COVID pandemic response. Her last assignment was as Executive Officer, Naval Medical Research Unit Dayton, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio.

Althoff is board certified in Public Health and Preventive Medicine. Her awards include the Defense Superior Service Medal, the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, the Meritorious Service Medal (5 awards), the Joint Commendation Medal (2 awards) and various additional service and unit awards.

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