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On March 29, 2024, Cmdr. Christopher Barnes, MSC, USN, NMRLC's executive officer, was frocked to the rank of captain. Surrounded by family, friends and former shipmates, Rear Adm. (Ret). Michael Mittelman was the presiding officer who also shared stories of his service with Capt. Barnes when he was a junior officer. Mittelman was the Deputy Surgeon General of the Navy and Deputy Chief, Bureau of Medicine and Surgery.

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