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About Us

Our strength lies in a union of research, teaching, and excellent patient care. 

Naval Medical Forces Pacific (NMFP) is Navy Medicine's regional command in the Western Pacific, providing medical care to more than 675,000 beneficiaries. Primary, specialty and hospital-based care services are supported by the region's Navy Medicine Readiness and Training Commands (NMRTC) at military treatment facilities within our area of operations.

 NMFP also maintains cognizance over Navy Medicine's research and development enterprise, which includes eight laboratories that conduct operationally relevant research studies in support of force health protection and warfighter survivability with an emphasis on infectious diseases, human performance, environmental health, behavioral sciences, and combat and casualty care. Navy Medicine's research centers and units have a global span with laboratories located throughout the U.S., Asia , Europe, Africa, and South America. 

 The region is headquartered at in San Diego, with NMRTCs and dental centers located along the West Coast, and in Hawaii, Japan, and Guam.

History of the Navy Medicine Regions

In August 2005, Navy Medicine implemented a realignment effort to better direct their collective shore-based assets to maintain readiness and deliver the highest quality care in the most cost-effective manner. This effort resulted in the standing up of four Echelon 3 (flag level) commands—Navy Medicine West (NMW), Navy Medicine East, Navy Medicine National Capital Area, and Navy Medicine Support Command. 

As Navy Medicine's health care system in the Pacific Rim, NMW’s subordinate commands included all Navy military treatment facilities (MTF) and dental centers on the West Coast and in Hawaii, Japan, and Guam. 

NMW, which was headquartered in San Diego, provided primary and specialty medical care to more than 690,000 beneficiaries while also deploying personnel around the world in support of operational platforms and exercises. 

In August 2015, NMW assumed cognizance over Navy Medicine’s research and development enterprise, which is headquartered in Silver Spring, Maryland at the Naval Medical Research Center (NMRC). In addition to NMRC, Navy Medicine’s research arm has seven subordinate Echelon 5 laboratories situated around the globe. 


Command Leadership

Jun 2005-Jan 2007:    Rear Adm. B. G. Brannman, SHCE, USN    
Jan 2007-May 2009:   Rear Adm. C. S. Hunter, MC, USN    
May 2009-Aug 2010:  Rear Adm. C. M. Bruzek-Kohler, NC, USN     
Aug 2010-Dec 2013:   Rear Adm. C. F. Faison III, MC USN     
Dec 2013-Dec 2016:   Rear Adm. B. L. Gillingham, MC, USN     
Dec 2016-Aug 2019:   Rear Adm. P. D. Pearigen, MC, USN     
Aug 2019-May 2022:  Rear Adm. T. H. Weber, MSC, USN
May 2022-Present:     Rear Adm. G. F. Valdes, MC, USN

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