Captain Eric S. Evans
Dental Corps, U.S. Navy
Naval Health Clinic Corpus Christi, Texas
Captain Eric S. Evans earned a Bachelor of Science from Butler University and a Doctor of Dental Surgery from Indiana University, School of Dentistry. He also earned a certificate in comprehensive dentistry from the Naval Postgraduate Dental School and holds a Master’s in Health Sciences from George Washington University. He received his commission and reported for active duty in 2000.
Evans completed advanced education in general dentistry at Naval Dental Center, Mid-Atlantic in 2001.
At sea, Evans deployed with the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit aboard USS Nashville (LPD 13), participating in Operation Iraqi Freedom and Joint Task Force Liberia. Ashore, his assignments include assistant dental officer, 2nd Dental Battalion, Camp Lejeune; dental department head, Joint Maritime Facility, St. Mawgan, United Kingdom; dental department head, and interim officer-in-charge, Naval Branch Health Clinic Fallon, Nevada; director, Dental Services, Naval Hospital Pensacola, and regional dental officer, Navy Medicine East.
Evans comes to Corpus Christi after serving as executive officer, Navy Medicine Training Support Center, Joint Base San Antonio – Fort Sam Houston.
On June 7, 2019, he became the 40th commanding officer of Naval Health Clinic Corpus Christi in its 78 year history.
Evans maintains board certification in the American Board of General Dentistry, and is a fellow of the Academy of General Dentistry. He is the recipient of the LTJG Weedon E. Osborne award for significant contributions to operational readiness while serving with the Fleet Marine Force, and he is authorized to wear the Surface Warfare Medical Department Officer Insignia.
Evans’ personal awards and decorations include the Meritorious Service Medal (two awards), Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (two awards), Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (two awards) and various other service and unit awards.