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JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-FORT SAM HOUSTON – (Aug. 4, 2023) – Capt. Gerald DeLong, Medical Service Corps (MSC), of Belvidere, Ill., former commanding officer of Naval Medical Research Unit (NAMRU) San Antonio, is “Piped Ashore” at the conclusion of a Change of Command Ceremony held at the Fort Sam Houston Theatre. Commanding NAMRU San Antonio since May 2021, DeLong took command during the COVID-19 pandemic with limited and or suspended research projects with less than 50 percent facilities occupancy for unit personnel. DeLong led the command out of the pandemic and into full operations while regaining the confidence of research sponsors. NAMRU San Antonio’s mission is to conduct gap driven combat casualty care, craniofacial, and directed energy research to improve survival, operational readiness, and safety of Department of Defense (DoD) personnel engaged in routine and expeditionary operations. It is one of the leading research and development laboratories for the U.S. Navy under the DoD and is one of eight subordinate research commands in the global network of laboratories operating under NMRC in Silver Spring, Md. (U.S. Navy photo by Burrell Parmer, NAMRU San Antonio Public Affairs/Released)

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