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Capt. Raynese Roberts
Executive Officer, Navy Medicine Readiness and Training Command Jacksonville
and Naval Hospital Jacksonville

Capt. Raynese RobertsA native of Akron, Ohio, Capt. Raynese Roberts received her Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry from Fisk University and her Doctor of Dental Surgery from the University of Maryland School of Dentistry. After graduation in 1998, she received a direct commission and reported to Naval Dental Center Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. 

While assigned to USS Denver (LPD 9) as a department head, she completed a Western Pacific deployment. 

At Branch Health Clinic Port Hueneme, California, Roberts served as assistant dental officer, and was later selected as Naval Air Station Point Mugu dental annex director.

While serving at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Bethesda, Maryland, she received her certificate in periodontics from the Naval Postgraduate Dental School and a Master of Science in Oral Biology from George Washington University. Following graduation in 2009, she reported as staff periodontist and department head at 21st Dental Co., 3rd Dental Battalion, Marine Corps Base Hawaii.

At Naval Medical Center Portsmouth, Virginia, Roberts served as periodontics department head at Branch Health Clinic Naval Station Norfolk, and in 2013 she was selected as director for dental services at Naval Medical Center Portsmouth.

Roberts served as a staff periodontist, medical executive committee chairperson, and chief medical officer at  Naval Health Clinic Annapolis, Maryland.  At  Navy Medicine Professional Development Center, Naval Postgraduate Dental School, she served as chairman and department head of faculty practice, and associate dean from 2020-2022

Roberts assumed the role of executive officer of Navy Medicine Readiness and Training Command Jacksonville (and its five units) and Naval Hospital Jacksonville (and its five branch health clinics) in 2022.

Roberts is designated as a Surface Warfare Medical Department Officer.

Personal awards and decorations include the Meritorious Service Medal (three awards), Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (three awards), Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal, and Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal.


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