Captain Rachel Myaing, DC, USN
Commanding Officer, NML&PDC
 
CAPT Myaing was born and raised in Yangon, Myanmar (Burma) and immigrated to the United States in 1989. She studied Computer Engineering at Rangoon University before moving to Northern California. She graduated in 1995 from the University of California at Berkeley with a Bachelor of Arts in Molecular and Cell Biology with emphasis in Neurophysiology. During her junior year, she was inducted to Golden Key Honor Society.

CAPT Myaing joined the US Navy during dental school as an ensign. She entered active duty as a lieutenant upon graduation from the University of California at San Francisco, School of Dentistry in 1999. She then reported to National Naval Medical Center, San Diego as a General Practice Resident. Her next duty station was U. S. Naval Hospital Guam where she served until 2002. During this assignment, she led a dental team as part of a humanitarian mission from USNH Guam to the island country of Palau.

During her Comprehensive Dentistry Residency training, she received the Commanding Officer’s Award of Excellence and a Master of Science from George Washington University in 2004. She served as the Dental Department Head on the Sixth Fleet Command Ship USS LA SALLE home ported in Gaeta, Italy, where she earned her Surface Warfare Dental Department Officer Designation. She then accepted orders to U. S. Naval Hospital Naples as a Department Head of General Dentistry and Interim Department Head of Pediatric Dentistry. In 2007, she volunteered for Individual Augmentee and joined the Expeditionary Medical Facility, Kuwait, where she worked as the Dental Department Head at Camp Buehring.

CAPT Myaing completed an Advanced Clinical Practice in Oral Maxillofacial Surgery at Naval Medical Center Portsmouth, VA in 2010. Then she served on board the USS DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER as an Assistant Dental Officer. She was selected as the Director of Dental Services at Naval Hospital Lemoore, CA. From 2015 to 2017, she was the Program Director for Advanced Education in General Dentistry at Naval Medical Center, San Diego. She then was selected to be the Executive Officer at Naval Health Clinic New England, led over one thousand civilian and military staff members located in four different states. Following her tour at Naval Health Clinic New England, she reported to the Naval Personnel Command, Millington, Tennessee serving as the Dental Corps Senior Assignment Officer from 2017 to 2021.  She currently serves as Commanding Officer, Naval Medical Leader and Professional Development Command, Bethesda, Maryland.

CAPT Myaing’s personal awards include the Meritorious Service Medal (2), Navy Commendation Medals (4), Army Commendation Medal, Navy Achievement Medals (2) and Expert Pistol Shot Medal. She is a board certified Comprehensive Dentist, a Master and Fellow of Academy of General Dentistry. She is a member of American Board of General Dentistry, Academy of General Dentistry, American Dental Association and Interagency Institute for Federal Healthcare Executives. She has been an American Heart Association and American Red Cross Basic Life Support instructor for nineteen years and volunteers her time for American Red Cross.

 
Captain Eric R. Hoffman, MSC, USN
Executive Officer, NML&PDC 


CAPT Hoffman was born in Schenectady, New York. Prior to joining the Navy, he earned a Bachelor of Science (Biology) degree from Creighton University, Master of Science (Biological Sciences) degree from Northern Illinois University and Doctor of Philosophy (Entomology) degree from The Ohio State University. Following graduation, he received his commission and reported to Officer Indoctrination School (OIS), Newport, Rhode Island.

Following OIS, CAPT Hoffman reported to the Navy Disease Vector Ecology and Control Center, Jacksonville, Florida (DVECC JAX). During his tour, he deployed as a member of a humanitarian assistance team supporting Military Support Group (MSG) –Haiti, served as an agricultural quarantine inspector in support of Operation Fairwinds, and led a preventive medicine team to NS Roosevelt Roads, Puerto Rico following Hurricane Georges.

From DVECC JAX, CAPT Hoffman reported to the Defense Logistics Agency, Defense Supply Center Philadelphia (DSCP) Pacific Region/West Coast Support Office, Alameda, California as staff entomologist. While there, he served as a consultant to the United States Army Veterinary Corps and United States Department of Agriculture, establishing a comprehensive pre-export inspection program for food products exported to DoD activities throughout the Pacific.

After leaving DSCP, CAPT Hoffman returned to DVECC JAX serving as training/readiness coordinator for staff members deployed in support of Operations Enduring Freedom, Iraqi Freedom, Secure Tomorrow, Unified Assistance and hurricane relief. Additionally, he deployed in support of Operation Enduring Freedom/Iraqi Freedom (OIF) as entomologist for Preventive Medicine Mobile Augmentation Readiness (PM MART) Team Two supporting the 1st Force Service Support Group (FSSG), 1st Marine Expeditionary Force (I MEF).

Following his second tour at DVECC JAX, CAPT Hoffman reported to the Navy Environmental Health Center (NEHC)/Navy and Marine Corps Public Health Center (NMCPHC) serving as Deputy Director, Expeditionary Preventive Medicine and Forward Deployable Preventive Medicine Unit (FDPMU) Doctrine and Training Officer. He led development and implementation of a comprehensive FDPMU doctrine, standardized training program and streamlined logistic support for deployed teams.

Following his tour at NMCPHC, CAPT Hoffman reported to the Navy Drug Screening Laboratory, Jacksonville, Florida (NDSL JAX) as Commanding Officer, implementing numerous process improvement initiatives. From NDSL JAX, he reported to the Navy Entomology Center of Excellence (NECE), Jacksonville, Florida, as Officer in Charge. While at NECE, CAPT Hoffman led efforts to establish the unit as an internationally recognized center for testing and evaluating insect surveillance and control products and techniques. Following his tour, he reported as Executive Officer, Navy and Marine Corps Public Health Center, Portsmouth, Virginia.

Following his tour at the Navy and Marine Corps Public Health Center, he reported as Director, Armed Forces Pest Management Board/Department of Defense (DoD) Pest Management, Silver Spring, Maryland, recommending policy, providing guidance and coordinating the exchange of information on all matters related to pest management throughout the DoD. Additionally, he served DoD liaison to many interagency and international working groups focused on vector-borne disease and pest management. In 2021, he reported as Executive Officer, Naval Medical Leader and Professional Development Command, Bethesda, Maryland.

CAPT Hoffman’s personal awards include the Defense Superior Service Medal, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (4), Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (2), Joint Service Achievement Medal, and Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (2).
   

HMCM Atiba D. Mathlin (SW/AW/FMF), USN
Command Senior Enlisted Advisor

 

Master Chief Mathlin was born in Grenada, West Indies and raised in Brooklyn, NY. He entered the Navy after graduating high school in September 1999. He began his career as an undesignated seaman onboard USS THACH (FFG 43) in San Diego, CA where he completed a Western Pacific Deployment to 7th and 5th Fleet AOR. During this tour he was selected for Hospital Corpsman "A' School with follow-on training at Field Medical Service School in Camp LeJeune, NC earning the 8404 NEC. Upon completion of his training he was assigned to the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, MD as part of the USNS Comfort Detachment. While station at Bethesda he was assigned to the Surgery Department. He deployed with the USNS Comfort to OIF in 2003 and served as the Leading Petty Officer for the Intensive Care Unit.

After returning from OIF he reported to 3RD Marine Logistics Group in Okinawa, Japan where he was assigned to Engineer Support Battalion. While there he completed several deployments/joint training exercises throughout the Pacific AOR and returned to Iraq in support of mobility enhancement and counter IED operations. HMCS Mathlin Graduated the Surface Force Independent Duty Corpsman "C" School in June 2009 and reported to Combined Arms Training Center Camp Fuji, Japan as the Senior Medical Department Representative. His subsequent SMDR tours included Marine Corps Security Forces Regiment in Williamsburg, VA and USS PAUL HAMILTON (DDG 60) in Pearl Harbor, HI.

HMCS Mathlin completed his most recent assignment at the Afloat Training Group in Norfolk, VA and reported onboard USS CHANCELLORSVILLE (CG 62) as the SMDR in January 2020. He currently serves as Command Master Chief, Naval Medical Leader and Professional Development Command, Bethesda, Maryland.

Senior Chief Mathlin is a graduate of the U.S. Navy War College, Senior Enlisted Academy, the Navy Medical Professional Development Center, Executive Medical Department Enlisted Course, and the Surface Warfare Medical Institute, Surface Force Independent Duty Corpsman course. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Management from Trident University International and a Masters in Business Administration from the George Washington University.

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