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CAPT  Leah Geislinger
Captain Rodolfo G. San Juan
Interim Executive Officer, U.S. Navy Medicine Readiness and Training Command Okinawa

              Captain San Juan enlisted in the Navy on January 21, 1987. He attended boot camp at Recruit Training Command (RTC) San Diego where he was meritoriously promoted to Seaman Apprentice upon completion. His follow-on training after boot camp was Naval School of Health and Sciences in San Diego, CA to attend Hospital Corps “A” School where he graduated in the top ten of his class.
            Following graduation from Hospital Corps “A” School, Captain San Juan’s first assignment was Naval Hospital San Diego where he served as a basic technician in the Laboratory Department from 1987-1989. After his first hospital tour, he reported to Fleet Marine Force School (FMSS) (NEC 8404) in Camp Pendleton, CA for training and a follow on assignment with 1st Marine Expeditionary Brigade, 3rd Battalion 3rd Marines, Kaneohe Bay, HI  from 1989-1993. From 1993-1994, he returned to Naval School of Health and Sciences in San Diego to attend Advanced X-Ray Technician School (NEC 8452) where he graduated 1 out of 52 in his class. Upon graduation, he reported to Naval Health Clinic Hawaii as a staff Advanced X-ray Technician from 1994-1999. During this period, he was selected and promoted from Petty Officer First Class (E6) to Chief Petty Officer (E7).
            Captain San Juan was selected to complete his Bachelors of Science in Nursing through the Medical Enlisted Commissioning Program (MECP) from 1999-2001 and he received his commission as a Nurse Corps Officer in May 2001 after graduation from Hawaii Pacific University. He received his post-graduate degree from San Diego State University under Duty Under Instruction (DUINS) as an Acute Care Clinical Nurse Specialist with primary focus on Adult-Gerontology population and Acute Care Primary Care Nurse Practitioner.
            Following his commission in 2001, Captain San Juan’s first assignment as a Nurse Corps Officer was Naval Hospital Yokosuka, Japan where he served as a staff nurse in both the Medical/Surgical and Intensive Care Unit from 2001-2004. His subsequent duty assignments include(s): Staff Nurse/Division Officer, Intensive Care Unit, Naval Hospital Bremerton (2004-2007); Division Officer/Senior Nurse Manager, Branch Medical Clinic Makalapa, Naval Health Clinic, Hawaii (2007-2011); Student, Uniformed Services University, Bethesda Maryland (2011-2012); Department Head/Division Officer for General Surgery Clinic, Division Officer Ambulatory Procedures Unit (APU)/Post Anesthesia Care Unit (PACU), and Division Officer Intensive Care Unit (ICU) Naval Hospital Okinawa (2012-2015); Service Chief of Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) and Department Chief of Maternal Child Nursing, Walter Reed National Military Medical Center (WRNMMC) (2015-2018); Duty Under Instruction (DUINS) student, San Diego State University (SDSU) (2018-2020). He reported to NMRTC Okinawa as  Department Head/Clinical Nurse Specialist in Ambulatory Procedures Unit (APU)/Post Anesthesia Care Unit (PACU) from July 2020 to July 2021, Associate Director for Nursing Services from July 2021 to September 2022, and Director for Branch Clinics from October 2022 to May 2023. Currently, Captain San Juan re-toured in USNHO/NMRTC Okinawa for another 3 years and serves as Chief Nursing Officer and Director for Inpatient Services.  Captain San Juan is currently serving as the Interim Executive Officer for Naval Hospital Okinawa.
            Captain San Juan’s operational deployments include: Unit Deployment Program, 3rd Battalion 3rd Marines, Camp Hansen, Okinawa Japan (January-August 1990); Cobra Gold, Kingdom of Thailand (March 1990); Operation Desert Shield/Desert Storm, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (August 1990-March 1991); Ulchi Focus Lens, Yongsan, South Korea (Sept 1992); Fleet Hospital Three (3), Camp Arifjan, Kingdom of Kuwait (September-March 2006); Operation Enduring Freedom, Camp Bastion, Helmand Province, Afghanistan (March-October 2009).
            Captain San Juan is board certified as an Adult Gerontology Acute Care Clinical Nurse Specialist and Adult Critical Care Nurse through American Association of Critical Care Nurse (AACN). He is also a board certified as Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner through American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC).
            Captain San Juan’s personal decorations include the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Navy Commendation Medal (with 4 gold stars), Army Commendation Medal, Joint Service Achievement Medal, Navy Achievement Medal (with 4 gold stars), Combat Action Ribbon, Fleet Marine Force (FMF) Enlisted Warfare Pin, and various unit and campaign awards.

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