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JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-FORT SAM HOUSTON – (March 27, 2024) – One of the highly professional women within Navy Medicine is Cmdr. Rachel Werner, Dental Corps, Naval Medical Research Unit (NAMRU) San Antonio’s acting chief science director. Born and raised in Cocoa Beach, Fla., Werner has been serving in America’s Navy for 15 years with the active-duty force, first being commissioned in the Navy Reserve as an ensign in 2005. Before attending dental school at the University of Missouri at Kansas City, Werner was recruited for service in the Navy Dental Corps through the Health Professions Scholarship Program (HPSP). Approximately 50 percent of NAMRU San Antonio’s military and support personnel is comprised of women. Therefore, it is fitting that the 2024 theme of Women's History Month be “Women Who Have Made Great Achievements.” 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 the Naval Medical Research Command in Silver Spring, Md. (U.S. Navy photo by Burrell Parmer, NAMRU San Antonio Public Affairs/Released)

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