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CAPT Gilliard Jr

Captain Richard Gilliard Jr., MSC, USN
Executive Officer
U.S. Navy Medicine Readiness and Training Command
Captain Richard Gilliard Jr., is a native of Gary, Indiana. He enlisted in the U.S. Navy in November 1987 as a Yeoman. He subsequently volunteered for Submarine Duty and completed Basic Submarine School in Groton, Connecticut. Captain Gilliard earned a B.S. degree in Healthcare Management from Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL. He received a commission through the Medical Service Corps In-service Procurement Program in December 1999. Captain Gilliard also holds a Master of Business Administration from the Naval Postgraduate School.

Operationally, Gilliard served onboard the USS GROTON (SSN 694) in Groton, Connecticut and USS RHODE ISLAND (SSBN 740)(BLUE) in Kings Bay, GA. He also served in the following staff positions; administrative assistant, Naval Reactors Headquarters, Washington, DC; Washington placement detailer for Shore Special Programs, Naval Personnel Command, Millington, TN; interim director for administration, Naval Medicine Information Management Center (NMIMC), Bethesda, Maryland; and Medical Service Corps/Dental Corps officer community manager, Bureau of Naval Personnel, Millington, TN.

His healthcare leadership assignments include clinic manager/division officer of Primary Care Services and special assistant to the Commanding Officer at Naval Hospital Rota, Spain. Captain Gilliard completed three tours as director for administration at Naval Health Clinic Charleston, Navy Medicine Readiness and Training Command/Naval Hospital Jacksonville, and Navy Medicine Readiness Training Command/Naval Medical Center San Diego.

Captain Gilliard reported to the Office of the Chief of Naval Operations as Branch Head, Medical Manpower and Resources (N0931C) in October 2021. He is currently slated as the Prospective Executive Officer, US Navy Medicine Readiness and Training Command/US Naval Hospital, Yokosuka, Japan.

His personal awards include Meritorious Service Medal (four awards), Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (two awards), and Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (four awards). Captain Gilliard completed Joint Military Professional Education (JPME) Phase 1 from Naval War College Monterey. He is a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) and earned the Professional in Human Resources (PHR) certification.

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