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CAPT Clark

Captain Dan Clark

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

Captain Dan Clark enlisted in the Navy August 1990. After graduating Naval Hospital Corps School and Field Medical Service School, he reported to Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, IL.
In August 1991, HA Clark was accepted to the Nurse Corps ROTC Scholarship Program. He graduated in 1996 with a Bachelor’s in Nursing Science from the University of Illinois at Chicago, and commissioned as an Ensign in the Navy Nurse Corps.
He reported to Naval Medical Center San Diego, assigned as a staff nurse to the orthopedic and gynecology/oncology surgical ward and robust Same Day Surgery Unit. His tour included a six- month rotation at Marine Corps Recruit Depot Branch Medical Clinic.
In June 2000 Lieutenant Clark reported to Branch Medical Clinic, Sasebo Japan as the clinic manager. He returned to CONUS in 2003 to Naval Hospital Great Lakes, spending 1 year as charge nurse of the Multiservice Ward and two years as Division Officer, General Surgery Clinic. During this tour, he deployed to the USNS Comfort in support of Hurricane Katrina relief efforts.
In June 2006 he was assigned to U.S. Naval Hospital, Sigonella Sicily as Department Head of the Multiservice Ward and promoted to Lieutenant Commander. In 2007, he deployed to EMF Kuwait overseeing in-theater medical rehabilitation for Army Soldiers. After Sicily, LCDR Clark was assigned to Naval Hospital Camp Lejeune as Department Head of the Ambulatory Surgery Unit.
Following a deployment to Camp Leatherneck in 2011 as the Officer in Charge of the Concussion Restoration Care Unit’s Extended Care Ward, and achieving Fleet Marine Force warfare designation, he assumed head of Branch Medical Clinic Camp Geiger and promoted to Commander in 2013.
In July 2013, he reported to U.S. Naval Hospital Guam, serving in multiple Director roles. In 2016 he returned to Branch Health Clinic Sasebo as the Officer in Charge and promoted to CAPT in 2018. He assumed the role of Senior Nurse Executive of Navy Medicine Readiness and Training Command, New England in 2019 and in summer of 2021, returned to U.S. Naval Hospital Guam as the Executive Officer. CAPT Clark will assume command of Navy Medicine Readiness and Training Command in summer of 2023.
CAPT Clark is a member of the American Academy of Ambulatory Care Nurses and holds master’s degrees in Nursing Science and Healthcare Management. His personal decorations include the Meritorious Service Medal (2 awards), Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (5 awards), and Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (2 awards). CAPT Clark and his wife Vickie have been married 25 years and have three sons.

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