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CAPT Damin

Captain Virginia H. Damin
Nurse Corps, Executive Officer

Captain (Gini) Damin graduated from Purdue University in 2003 with a Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing and commissioned as an Ensign through the Reserve Officer Training Corps.

CAPT Damin reported to Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton (NHCP) and worked as a staff nurse.  One year into her initial tour, she deployed to Al Taqaddum, Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF) where she served as an En Route Care/trauma nurse.  In July, 2006 CAPT Damin transferred to Naval Medical Center San Diego where she deployed for a second tour in support of OIF, and subsequently found her niche as a critical care nurse.  In 2010, CAPT Damin transferred to Norfolk, VA where she served as critical care nurse, Fleet Surgical Team II (FST 2).  During this tour, she deployed aboard the USS Iwo Jima and participated in pre-deployment exercises aboard the USS Kearsarge.

In May 2012 CAPT Damin transferred back to NHCP where she served as Department Head of the Multi-Service Ward and Intensive Care Unit.  In 2015 CAPT Damin earned a Master’s Degree in Healthcare Administration and was selected for full time out-service Duty Under Instruction.

CAPT Damin graduated from ODU in May 2017 with a second Master’s Degree focused on the Education and Training Master Specialist program.  She reported to NHCP for a third tour and served as the head of Staff Education and Training and then as Associate Director for Nursing Services.  CAPT Damin most recently served as Officer in Charge, Navy Medicine Operational Training Command Detachment Naval Expeditionary Medical Training Institute.

CAPT Damin maintains professional certification and clinical expertise as a Certified Critical Care Nurse. Qualifications include Fleet Marine Force Qualified Officer and Surface Warfare Medical Department Qualified Officer. Personal awards include Meritorious Service Medal (2 awards), Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (5 awards) and Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (3 awards).

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