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Captain Stephen P. Arles
U.S. Navy
 Executive Officer
Naval Health Clinic Corpus Christi, Texas



CAPT Arles is a native of New Rochelle, N.Y. He attended Lafayette College in Easton, PA graduating Cum Laude in Engineering in 1987. CAPT Arles earned his medical degree from Duke University in 1996 and completed a Family Medicine residency at Duke University Medical Center. After serving stateside and abroad as a Family Physician, CAPT Arles completed a residency in Diagnostic Radiology at Naval Medical Center San Diego and a Fellowship in Nuclear Medicine at Weill Cornell Medical Center / New York Presbyterian Hospital. His professional qualifications have included Board Certification in Family Medicine, Diagnostic Radiology and Nuclear Medicine.
CAPT Arles served as a Family Physician and Senior Medical Officer at Naval Air Station Atlanta from 2000 to 2003 and at Naval Branch Health Clinic La Maddalena (Sardinia) from 2003 to 2006. He received an Academic Appointment from the Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences in 2011 and has been active faculty member in the Diagnostic Radiology residency at Naval Medical Center San Diego (NMCSD). From July 2012 to 2014, he served as Division Officer of Nuclear Medicine at NMCSD overseeing an expansion of clinical services and implementation of a comprehensive radiopharmaceutical safety program. CAPT Arles was appointed Subspecialty Advisor for Nuclear Medicine in June 2013 advising on personnel, capital equipment, and clinical policies. In January 2014, CAPT Arles was appointed as Department Head Naval Branch Health Clinic Naval Base San Diego leading 190 active-duty and civilian staff in the provision of Medical and Dental services to 14,000 beneficiaries while providing critical clinical and leadership input into a $14.7 million facility renovation project. CAPT Arles’ application of Lean Six Sigma Black Belt and Team STEPPS Instructor techniques helped ensure the delivery of safe, high-quality patient care leading to the Clinic Award for "Sustained Top Performer" for Calendar Year 2014. In September 2017, CAPT Arles completed an Executive MBA program through the Naval Postgraduate School. In November he reported to the Forward-Deployed Amphibious Assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD6) as Senior Medical Officer where his leadership ensured the seamless integration of 120 Officers, Chiefs and Junior Corpsman across Fleet Surgical Teams SEVEN, NINE and FIVE; 7 embarked Marine Medical Units; and ship’s forces to establish the only Role II capable vessel in the 7th Fleet AOR providing critical medical services for more than 4,000 Sailors, Marines and Allied Forces.In August 2020, CAPT Arles was appointed Executive Officer at Navy Medicine Readiness and Training Command Corpus Christi, TX to further the Command's Mission of supporting the Fleet and the Defense Health Agency's transformation of the Military Health System.CAPT Arles’ decorations include a Meritorious Service Medal, two Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medals, two Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medals and various unit and campaign awards.