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Capt. Frank P. Peason

CAPT Frank P. Pearson
Medical Service Corps, United States Navy
Commanding Officer
Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton

 CAPT Pearson is a native of Monterey, CA. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Rochester Institute of Technology, a Master of Physician Assistant Studies from A.T. Still University and Master of Science and Doctor of Physical Therapy degrees from Baylor University.

In 1982 he enlisted in the Navy and served as an Electrician’s Mate Second Class (nuclear power trained) aboard the USS La Jolla (SSN 701). Following completion of his Bachelor of Science degree, he reported to the USS Valley Forge (CG 50) serving as Repair Officer during Desert Shield and Desert Storm and Navigator during Operation Restore Hope in Somalia.

In 1993, he lateral transferred to the Medical Service Corps and was selected to attend Baylor University. After completing his Master of Physical Therapy degree he was assigned to Naval Medical Center San Diego (NMCSD) in 1995. In addition to diverse Division Officer duties, he was part of an Orthopedic department team and provided physical therapy onboard the USS Constellation (CV 64) and USS Independence (CV 62) in port prior to these vessels ever being assigned permanent therapists. He transferred to Naval Hospital Twenty Nine Palms where he served as Division Officer and then as Department Head (DH). In 2002 he returned to NMCSD as Assistant DH and DIVO of nine branch clinics, Command Equal Opportunity Manager and fleeted up to Head, Physical and Occupational Therapy (PT/OT) Department. He was the Command representative during a visit from the President of the United States demonstrating the comprehensive care team approach which laid the foundation for the implementation of the Navy’s Comprehensive Combat Casualty Care Center (C5) program. In 2006 he deployed to Kuwait in support of Operation’s Iraqi and Enduring Freedom serving as physical therapist traveling to four remote camps throughout the region.

In 2007, CAPT Pearson transferred to Naval Hospital Jacksonville serving as PT/OT DH and then Director, Clinical Support Services (DCSS) where he liaised with government and non-government agencies in developing an inclusive program providing family centered patient care and rehab services for Wounded Warriors in the Southeast Region. In 2011, he transferred to NMCSD serving as DCSS managing 800 staff and $144M budget. A champion of enterprise solutions and patient safety, he was credited with overseeing development and implementation of several “first ever” DoD initiatives including an electronic Pharmacy Application, a Nuclear Medicine Pharmaceutical Administration program, a Lung Cancer Screening Program and integration of pharmacists and physical therapists into the Medical Home Port taking disease and musculoskeletal management to never seen efficiencies and purchased care recapture. He was Deputy Force Medical Officer, Naval Special Warfare Command, Coronado, CA from 2014-15.

As Executive Officer Naval Hospital Pensacola in 2015-17, he was credited with establishing the Comprehensive Accreditation and Readiness Evaluation (CARE) patient safety rounds and several unprecedented Joint Commission and Navy Medical Inspector General high reliability “best practices” culminating with best survey in all Navy Medicine for the preceding 3 ½ years.

CAPT Pearson assumed the duties as Commanding Officer of Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton June 14, 2017.

Captain Pearson’s personal decorations and military awards include Meritorious Service Medal (3 awards), Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (2 awards), Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (2 awards), Combat Action Ribbon and various unit and campaign awards.

CAPT Teresa May Allen, Captain, Medical Corps, United States Navy

CAPT Teresa M. Allen
Medical Corps, United States Navy
Executive Officer
Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton

A native of Eighty Four, Pennsylvania, CAPT Allen received her bachelor of sciences degree from Bethany College in Bethany, WV and her doctorate of medicine from the Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine. She completed a traditional Osteopathic internship at Olympia Fields Regional Medical Center in Olympia Fields, IL. Upon completion of her internship in 1999, CAPT Allen reported to the Naval Hospital Great Lakes where she spent two years serving as a general medical officer supporting the hospital corps school. She then completed her residency in Family Medicine at the Naval Hospital Jacksonville, FL.

In 2003, CAPT Allen’s first assignment after residency was as staff physician to Fleet Surgical Team Seven, Okinawa, Japan. With FST-7 she was aboard the USS ESSEX deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom (OIF/OEF). While deployed on the USS ESSEX, she participated in Operation Unified Assistance that provided medical care and six million pounds of relief packages to tsunami victims in Indonesia. She then did an Obstetrical Fellowship at the University of Rochester in Rochester, NY where she was appointed as faculty in the Department of Family Medicine. After fellowship, she went to Naval Hospital Camp Lejeune where she served as family medicine teaching faculty and the medical director of the Maternal Infant Child Center.

In 2008, she deployed as part of EMF Kuwait where she served as the Senior Medical Officer at Camp Beuhring, a remote branch clinic providing care to more than 34,000 U.S. and Coalition forces in support of OIF/OEF. In 2009, she was selected for a highly competitive faculty development fellowship at the University of North Carolina. In June 2011, she was named the Department Head of Force and Family Medicine and the Senior Medical Officer for the Directorate of Branch Clinics at Naval Medical Center Portsmouth, VA where she spearheaded new initiatives in medical home and deployment health.

In July 2015, CAPT Allen reported to Naval Branch Health Clinic Portsmouth, NH as Officer in Charge, where she launched an innovative program in leadership development. She was personally selected in April 2016 to be Naval Health Clinic New England’s inaugural Chief Medical Officer implementing novel customer service strategies across the command.

CAPT Allen assumed the duties as Executive Officer Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton 09 July 2018.

Her personal awards include the Meritorious Service Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (three awards), and the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (two awards).

CMDCM(SS/SW/FMF) Richard E. Bolton

Richard E. Bolton
United States Navy
Command Master Chief
Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton

Master Chief Petty Officer (Submarine Warfare/Surface Warfare/Fleet Marine Force) Richard Bolton is a native of California. He enlisted in the Navy in April 1995 and attended basic training at Recruit Training Center in Great Lakes, Illinois. He attended Hospital Corps "A" School Great Lakes followed by Field Medical Service School at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. Upon successful completion of this training, he was assigned to his first command at Naval Medical Center, Portsmouth, Virginia.

Master Chief Bolton’s first sea duty tour was to VMFA-224, Marine Aircraft Group 31, Beaufort, South Carolina. During this tour, he completed a WESTPAC and qualified Fleet Marine Force (FMF). Upon completion of his tour, he reported to US Naval Hospital Keflavik, Iceland, from 2000-2002. While in Iceland, he served as Leading Petty Officer, Materials Management Department.

In 2002, he reported to the Naval Undersea Medical Institute (NUMI) in Groton, Connecticut for Submarine Independent Duty Corpsman “C” School. He graduated as the class “Honorman” in October 2003 and was meritoriously promoted to HM1. In late 2003, he reported as Medical Department Representative (MDR), USS Nevada (SSBN 733) (GOLD). Master Chief Bolton qualified Enlisted Submarine Warfare, made five SSBN deterrent patrols and was the ships Sailor of the Year for 2004 and 2005.

In 2006, after checking out of his command, he was selected for Chief Petty Officer and expedited his PCS to serve as Staff Corpsman, Commander Submarine Forces. Upon his detachment in 2009, he was selected to Senior Chief. His next sea assignment was on the USS Maine (SSBN 741) (Gold) where he served as MDR and ACOB from 2009-2012. He reported for his next shore assignment as Senior Enlisted Leader for Naval Branch Health Clinic Naval Base San Diego followed by Senior Enlisted Leader for the Directorate for Surgical Services at Naval Medical Center San Diego. He was selected for Command Senior Chief in February 2016 and reported to PRECOM LCS Crew 210. In May 2016, he was promoted to Master Chief and thereafter commissioned the USS GABRIELLE GIFFORDS (LCS-10).

Master Chief Bolton assumed the duties of Command Master Chief for Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton in April 2018.

Master Chief Bolton is a graduate of Senior Enlisted Academy class 182 and Command Master Chief / Chief of the Boat class 155. Master Chief Bolton holds a Bachelors degree in Healthcare Management from Trident University International. His personal awards include the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (4 awards), Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (5 awards), Good Conduct Medal (7 awards) and various unit and campaign awards.