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Past Leadership

Past Chiefs of Bureau of Medicine and Surgery

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William P.C. Barton

Surgeon

(1842-1844)
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Thomas Harris

Surgeon

(1844-1853)
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William Whelan

Surgeon

(1853-1865)
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Phineas J. Horwitz

Assistant Surgeon

(1865-1869)
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William M. Wood

Surgeon

(1869-1871)

Past Surgeons General of the US Navy

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William M. Wood

Commodore

(1869-1871)
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Jonathan M. Foltz

Commodore

(1871-1872)
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James C. Palmer

Commodore

(1872-1873)
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Joeseph Beale

Commodore

(1873-1877)
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William Grier

Commodore

(1877-1878)
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J. Winthrop Taylor

Commodore

(1878-1879)
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Philip S. Wales

Commodore

(1879-1884)
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Francis M. Gunnell

Commodore

(1884-1888)
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James M. Browne

Commodore

(1888-1893)
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James R. Tryon

Commodore

(1893-1897)
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Newton L. Bates

Commodore

(Oct 1897 - Oct 1897)
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William K. Van Reypen

Rear Admiral

(1897-1902)
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Presley M. Rixey

Rear Admiral

(1902-1910)
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Charles F. Stokes

Rear Admiral

(1910-1914)
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William C. Braisted

Rear Admiral

(1914-1920)
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Edward R. Stitt

Rear Admiral

(1920-1928)
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Charles E. Riggs

Rear Admiral

(1928-1933)
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Percival S. Rossitter

Rear Admiral

(1933-1938)
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Ross T. McIntire

Vice Admiral

(1938-1946)
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Clifford A. Swanson

Rear Admiral

(1946-1951)
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H. Lamont Pugh

Rear Admiral

(1951-1955)
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Bartholomew W. Hogan

Rear Admiral

(1955-1961)
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Edward C. Kenney

Rear Admiral

(1961-1965)
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Robert B. Brown

Vice Admiral

(1965-1969)
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George M. Davis

Vice Admiral

(1969-1973)
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Donald L. Custis

Vice Admiral

(1973-1976)
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Willard P. Arentzen

Vice Admiral

(1976-1980)
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J. William Cox

Vice Admiral

(1980-1983)
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Lewis H. Seaton

Vice Admiral

(1983-1987)
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James A. Zimble

Vice Admiral

(1987-1991)
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Donald F. Hagen

Vice Admiral

(1991-1995)
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Harold M. Koenig

Vice Admiral

(1995-1998)
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Richard A. Nelson

Vice Admiral

(1998-2001)
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Michael L. Cowen

Vice Admiral

(2001-2004)
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Donald C. Arthur

Vice Admiral

(2004-2007)
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Adam M. Robinson Jr.

Vice Admiral

(2007-2011)
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Matthew Nathan

Vice Admiral

(2011-2015)
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C. Forrest Faison III

Vice Admiral

(2015-2019)

Past Navy Medicine Force Master Chiefs

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Robert J. Swartout

HMCM

(1969-1973)
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Horace S. Anderson

HMCM

(1973-1977)
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Harry A. Olszak

HMCM

(1977-1980)
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Stephen W. Brown

HMCM

(1980-1983)
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Louis V. Green Jr.

HMCM

(1983-1987)
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William M. Griffith

HMCM

(1987-1991)
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Charles P. Williams

HMCM

(1991-1994)
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Michael L. Stewart

HMCM

(1994-1998)
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Mark R. Weldon

HMCM

(1998-2002)
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Jacqueline L. K. DiRosa

FORCM (SW/AW)

(2002-2006)
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Robert Elliott

FORCM (FMF/SS/SW)

(2006-2007)
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Laura Martinez

FORCM (FMF)

(2007-2011)
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Sherman Boss

FORCM (FMF/SS/SW)

(2011-2015)
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Terry Prince

FORCM (FMF/SW/AW)

(2015-2017)