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Capt Salee Oboza
Captain Salee Jane P. Oboza
United States Navy
Commanding Officer of Navy Medicine Readiness and Training Command Pearl Harbor

Born in Manila, Philippines, CAPT Oboza immigrated to the United States with her family in 1982 and grew up in Rockford, Illinois. She completed her Bachelor of Science in Nursing in conjunction with fulfilling midshipmen requirements as an NROTC student at Northwestern University and graduated with honors in May 1997. Since her commissioning, she has served as a staff nurse, division officer, and department head at Naval Hospital Great Lakes and Naval Hospital Yokosuka in inpatient and outpatient clinical settings. CAPT Oboza enjoyed three years of instructor duty at Naval Hospital Corps School in Great Lakes prior to her selection for Duty Under Instruction at Rush University Chicago. She graduated with honors in 2010 with a Master of Science in Nursing and received her American Nursing Credentialing Center (ANCC) board certification as a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner.

She reported for her utilization tour in 2010 to Naval Hospital Okinawa. She served as the Inpatient Mental Health Unit department head, then became the first inpatient hospitalist as a nurse practitioner for the Inpatient Psychiatric Unit. CAPT Oboza transferred to Naval Medical Center San Diego in 2012 and led as the division officer and department head for the 26-bed Inpatient Mental Health Unit. She deployed to the Warrior Transition Program in Sembach, Germany, from January to October 2014 in support of Contingency Operations. As the department head of the Care Team charged with delivering Combat Operational Stress Control for redeployers, she received a Meritorious Service Medal for exemplary work and servant leadership.

Prior to departing NMCSD in 2016 for the 3rd Marine Division, she relished the unique opportunity of being an embedded mental health asset to Submarine Group Eleven. She went on a brief, underway period and embarked on the submarine USS Alexandria. She worked with Marines and Sailors in an operational billet as an Operational Stress Control and Readiness (OSCAR) embedded mental health provider with 3rd Marine Division and earned her Fleet Marine Force Warfare Officer qualification. Before reporting as the executive officer to Navy Medicine Readiness and Training Command Great Lakes, CAPT Oboza served as the director for Quality Management at Navy Medicine Readiness and Training Command Okinawa, Japan.

On June 28, 2024, she reported to Navy Medicine Readiness and Training Command Pearl Harbor as the commanding officer.
CAPT Oboza's personal decorations include Meritorious Service Medal (three awards), Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (three awards), Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (two awards), and various service awards. 

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