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Commander Jason R. Bernhard, MC, U.S. Navy
CDR Jason R. Bernhard was born in Pottstown, PA and attended Boyertown Area High School. He graduated from the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, MD in 2002 with a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry, accepting a commission into the Medical Corps. After earning his Doctorate of Medicine (MD) from the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USUHS) in May 2006, he completed a one year internship in General Surgery. CDR Bernhard then completed Flight Surgeon training from the Naval Aerospace Medical Institute (NAMI) at NAS Pensacola in 2008, and was assigned as the Flight Surgeon for Marine All Weather Fighter Attack Squadron 224 in Beaufort, SC. During this tour, CDR Bernhard completed two Unit Deployment Program deployments to Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan with the Bengals.
CDR Bernhard returned to USUHS in 2011 subsequently completing a two year General Preventive Medicine/Public Health residency program, along with earning a Master’s Degree in Public Health (MPH). His initial assignment following residency was as the Director for Public Health at Naval Hospital Beaufort, SC, focusing mainly on recruit health at Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island. Subsequently, he served as the Force Preventive Medicine Officer for III Marine Expeditionary Force in Okinawa, Japan, where he also served as the 3d Marine Expeditionary Brigade Surgeon filling critical tasking from USINDOPACOM as the region’s Alert Contingency MAGTF. CDR Bernhard returned to NAMI in 2017 after accepting selection for advanced training in Aerospace Medicine. Upon completion of the residency program in 2019, he was assigned as the Senior Medical Officer onboard the USS DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER (CVN69), successfully completing two record-breaking deployments as part of Carrier Strike Groups TEN and TWO.
CDR Bernhard is currently serving as Assistant Officer-in-Charge and Team Lead for Forward Deployable Preventive Medicine Unit - Team 3, as well as Public Health Emergency Officer for Commander, Navy Region Mid-Atlantic. CDR Bernhard holds board certifications in General Preventive Medicine/Public Health, Occupational Medicine, and Aerospace Medicine.
CDR Bernhard is married to Alexis Bernhard and calls Boyertown, PA home. They have one child, Jackson, age 10. His personal decorations include Meritorious Service Medal (2), Navy Marine Corps Commendation Medal, Joint Service Achievement Medal and the Navy Marine Corps Achievement Medal (2).
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