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CAPT Shelley K. Perkins
Medical Corps, United States Navy
Commanding Officer
Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton

  A native of Albuquerque, New Mexico, CAPT Perkins graduated from Whittier College with a BA in Chemistry and then attended Tulane Medical School in New Orleans, Louisiana through the Health Professions Scholarship Program. She completed internship in surgery at the National Naval Medical Center at Bethesda in 1994-95 and then flight surgery training in Pensacola, Florida. She then served as a flight surgeon with HMM 261 at Marine Corps Air Station, New River, in North Carolina from 1996-1998 where she served on a six month deployment aboard the U.S.S. Kearsarge and on multiple smaller exercises with the wing.

After completion of General Surgery Residency at Naval Medical Center Portsmouth from 1998 to 2002, she then served as a staff general surgeon, Department Head of General Surgery, and Assistant Director of Surgical Services at Naval Hospital Camp Lejeune in Jacksonville, NC. She deployed to Iraq twice as a General Surgeon in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom with both First and Second Medical Battalion in 2003 and 2006.

From 2006 to 2012, CAPT Perkins was stationed at Naval Hospital Okinawa, Japan as a staff general surgeon where she also served as Department Head of General Surgery, Chair of the Executive Committee of the Medical Staff and the Director of Surgical Services during her tour. She was selected for and then completed a fellowship in Breast Surgical Oncology at Anne Arundel Medical Center in Annapolis, MD, in 2013.

She moved to Naval Medical Center, San Diego in the summer of 2013. She deployed with First Medical Logistics Battalion to Helmand Province, Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom 14.2 where she served as the Chief of Professional Services, as well as a general surgeon. She then served as the Director for Surgical Services leading over 900 personnel across 14 departments and managed an OPTAR of $36M. Active in teaching medical students and on the teaching faculty for the General Surgery residency program an Associate Master Clinician, selected in 2014.

CAPT Perkins served as Executive Officer at Naval Medical Center Camp Lejeune from April 2017 to May 2019. She led a team of 2600 staff and was instrumental in standing up and directing the Navy’s first regional American College of Surgeons verified and North Carolina State designated Level III trauma center, caring for both military and civilian trauma patients.

She is board certified in general surgery and a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, and an Assistant Professor of the Uniformed Services University for the Health Sciences (USUHS). Her personal awards include two Meritorious Service Medals and two Navy Commendation medals, in addition to campaign medals, deployment and unit 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.