CDR Steven D. Schutt

Officer-in-Charge, Navy Environmental and Preventive Medicine Unit TWO
 

Commander Schutt is originally from Shelby Township, Michigan. He graduated from Central Michigan University in 1998 with a Bachelor of Science in Biology, Environmental Science, and Earth Science. He holds a Master of Science in Environmental Science and Management from Duquesne University, which he earned in 2001.

He was commissioned as a Lieutenant Junior Grade in the United States Navy in September, 2001. His first assignment as an Environmental Health Officer was to Naval Medical Center Portsmouth, VA, in November 2001, as the Preventive Medicine Division Officer.
His next assignment was to 1st Medical Battalion, 1st Marine Logistics Group, Camp Pendleton, CA, as the Officer-in-Charge of the Preventive Medicine Unit in March 2004; during this tour he completed two successful deployments to Al Anbar, Iraq, in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom (2004-2005 and 2006-2007).

In October 2007 he was stationed at Naval Hospital Rota, Spain, as the Occupational Medicine Department Head, also serving as the interim Director of Public Health Services and Command Legal Officer. He then transferred to Navy Environmental Preventive Medicine Unit-Six, Pearl Harbor, HI, as the Environmental Health Department Head in October 2010; while there he conducted country health baseline assessments in the South Pacific in support of Pacific Partnership 2013, a first for PACFLT. Also during this tour he deployed as the Force Health Protection Officer, Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa, where he was responsible for the force health protection of 1,800 CJTF-HOA personnel disaggregated across East Africa.
CDR Schutt transferred to Naval Hospital Bremerton, Washington in October 2013 where he served as the Preventive Medicine Department Head; during this assignment he deployed on the USNS MERCY (T-AH-19) in support of Pacific Partnership 2015, planning and executing global health engagements at six ports of call in the South Pacific and Southeast Asia. His most recent tour was in Naples, Italy, as the Force Health Protection Lead, Force Medical, Naval Forces Europe and Africa, and US 6th Fleet. He is currently serving as the Officer-in-Charge of Navy Environmental Preventive Medicine Unit-Two, Norfolk, Va.

His personal decorations include the Meritorious Service Medal, Joint Commendation Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (6), Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal, various other unit and campaign service awards, and he has earned the Fleet Marine Force Qualified Officer device. He is professionally certified as a Registered Environmental Health Specialist.

His family includes his wife Monica, son’s Keller and Campbell, and daughter Mackenzie.

 
 
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