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CAPT Wallace

Captain Grant C. Wallace

Medical Corps, USN
Commanding Officer, Navy Medicine Readiness and Training Command Twentynine Palms

Captain Grant C. Wallace joined the Navy after accepting a medical school scholarship from the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USUHS). He began his military career by entering Officer Indoctrination School at the Naval Education and Training Center, Newport, Rhode Island in 1989. Upon completion, he began his medical training at USUHS. After graduating from medical school in the summer of 1993, CAPT Wallace spent a year completing a surgery internship at Naval Medical Center San Diego. He then began flight surgery training in Pensacola, Florida in the fall of 1994, after which he was assigned to VMFA (AW)-242 at Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) El Toro. Following a six month deployment, he moved with his squadron to their new home at MCAS Miramar where he was recognized as the 1995 3rd Marine Air Wing Flight Surgeon of the Year. Following his operational tour with the Marines, CAPT Wallace completed a radiology residency at Naval Medical Center San Diego.
CAPT Wallace joined the staff at Naval Hospital (NH) Corpus Christi in August 2001 where he served on the Executive Steering Committee as the Director of Clinical Support Services. During his time at NH Corpus Christi he also served as President of the Medical Staff, Chairman of the Executive Committee of the Medical Staff (ECOMS), Chairman of the Credentialing Committee, Performance Improvement Physician Advisor and the Department Head of Radiology. He also served as the NH Corpus Christi Acting Executive Officer on multiple occasions and was recognized as the 2004 Junior Officer of the Year for NH Corpus Christi and all associated Navy Branch Health Clinics in the state of Texas.
CAPT Wallace finished a one-year musculoskeletal radiology fellowship at Stanford University Hospital and Clinics in August 2009. He joined the staff at NH Camp Pendleton in September of 2009 where he served on the Executive Steering Committee as the Director of Clinical Support Services and was an active member of the Executive Committee of the Medical Staff while serving as the Special Advisor to ECOMS and the NH Camp Pendleton Quality Management Physician Advisor. His other collateral duties while stationed at NH Camp Pendleton included serving on the Position Management Board, Quality Council, and Credentialing Committee. He also served as the Director of Clinical Support Services aboard the USNS MERCY (T-AH19) for PACIFIC PARTNERSHIP 2012. In June of 2013 he reported to Naval Health Clinic (NHC) New England to serve as the Executive Officer.
After completing a successful tour as Executive Officer of NHC New England he reported to USS CARL VINSON (CVN 70) in August of 2015 to serve as the ship’s Senior Medical Officer and CARRIER STRIKE GROUP ONE Surgeon. During his time, he completed two deployments (WESTPAC 2017 and WESTPAC 2018) to the 3rd Fleet and 7th Fleet areas of responsibility for which he was responsible for the medical care of more than 7,000 Sailors attached to COMBINED TASK FORCE (CTF) 30. He also served as the CTF 170 Surgeon during the 2018 RIM OF THE PACIFIC EXERCISE and served as the senior medical authority onboard the medical guard ship for the 40 participating coalition ships to ensure quality care for 25,000 Sailors. CAPT Wallace has served in his current position as the Commander, Naval Air Forces, Force Surgeon since August of 2018. He will assume command of Navy Medicine Readiness and Training Command Twentynine Palms in July of 2021.
His military awards and decorations include the Legion of Merit Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (Gold Star in lieu of fourth award), Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (Gold Star in lieu of second award), Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal, several Meritorious Unit Commendations, two CVN Battle “E” Ribbons, Navy Fleet Marine Force Ribbon, National Defense Service Medals (Bronze Star in lieu of second award), Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, and Sea Service Deployment Ribbon (Bronze Star in lieu of second award). He is also qualified as a Naval Flight Surgeon and Surface Warfare Medical Department Officer.
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