Leadership
COMMAND LEADERSHIP

 

 

 
 
COMMANDING OFFICER
 
CAPT Reginald S. Ewing III
Medical Corps, United States Navy
Naval Medical Center Camp Lejeune
 
 
 
 
Reginald S. Ewing III, MD, MBA is the Commander of Navy Medicine Readiness and Training Command Camp Lejeune and the Director of Naval Medical Center Camp Lejeune, assuming command in July 2020. Ewing most recently served as the Fleet Surgeon for U.S. Second Fleet and as an Adolescent Medicine and Pediatric physician. Prior to that tour of duty, he was stationed at Naval Health Clinic Cherry Point, NC, where he served as the Executive Officer from July 2017 to May 2019.  He was responsible for the day to day operations and the oversight and execution of a $32M budget.  In addition to his duties, he continued to maintain his clinical skills in the pediatric clinic and is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics for the School of Medicine at Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences. 

During his tour at Naval Medical Center Portsmouth, VA he served as the Director for Medical Services (DMS) from July 2014 to July 2017.  He was responsible for a staff of over 900 personnel, 10 departments and an operating budget exceeding $16M. 

While stationed at U.S. Naval Hospital, Naples, Italy, (2011-2014) he served as Director for Medical Services and Medical Director for the Educational and Developmental Intervention Services program (EDIS).  During his tour at Navy Medicine East / Naval Medical Center Portsmouth, VA (2010-2011), Ewing served as Executive Assistant for RADM Alton Stocks, Commander NME / NMCP.

Ewing was stationed at the U.S. Naval Academy (2006-2010), where he served both as Brigade Medical Officer and Director of Health Services, having over-sight responsibilities for 5 departments, a staff of 80 personnel and budget of $1.4M.  He was a member of the Executive Steering Committee, Executive Committee of the Medical Staff and Board of Directors.  He was Director of the Independent Duty Corpsman program for NHCL Annapolis and its 4 Branch Clinics, served as the Medical Advisor to the U.S. Naval Academy Admissions Board and was a member of the Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee.

CAPT Ewing graduated from the University of Rochester, School of Medicine in 1997.  After a Pediatric internship at Naval Medical Center San Diego, he served 2 years as the General Medical Officer onboard USS GERMANTOWN (LSD-42) stationed in Sasebo, Japan.  He returned to complete his Pediatric residency at Naval Medical Center San Diego in 2003 and continued his medical education, completing a fellowship in Adolescent Medicine at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center (2003-2006) and obtained his MBA from Xavier University during that time.

CAPT Ewing is a Surface Warfare Medical Officer. His awards and personal decorations include: Meritorious Service Medal (three awards), Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (three awards), Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal and other unit and personal ribbons.
CAPT Ewing is active in the community volunteering for the Tide Swimming Club, the Ocean Lakes Math and Science Academy and enjoys cycling and fishing.

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EXECUTIVE OFFICER
 
Captain Alan B. Christian
Medical Service Corps, United States Navy
Naval Medical Center Camp Lejeune
 
 
 
Captain Alan B. Christian is assigned as the Executive Officer at Naval Medical Center Camp Lejeune.

Captain Alan B. Christian was born on January 8, 1970, in Baltimore, Maryland. He attended Pennsylvania State University in State College, Pennsylvania where he earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Health Policy and Administration and received Minors in Business Administration, Gerontology, and Labor Relations. Upon graduating from Pennsylvania State University, Captain Christian worked as a healthcare administrator while he obtained his Master in Health Administration from St. Joseph’s University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Captain Christian reported to Officer Indoctrination School in Newport, Rhode Island in April 1998. His first assignment was at Naval Hospital, Lemoore, California. He was selected to attend Fiscal and Materiel Management Training Course in January 1999, and upon his return was assigned as the Comptroller/Director for Resources and acting Supply Officer. As the Director for Resources, he was responsible for the execution of a $36 million operating budget and assisted in the relocation of the existing hospital into a newly constructed facility.

In March 2001, Captain Christian reported aboard the USS BATAAN (LHD-5), home ported in Norfolk, Virginia where he served as the Medical Administration Officer. During this assignment, Captain Christian deployed in support of Operation Enduring Freedom and earned his Surface Warfare Medical Department Officer qualification and designation. 

Selected for duty under instruction, Captain Christian attended the Naval Postgraduate School and the Navy War College in Monterey, California, where he earned a Master in Business Administration degree and completed his Joint Professional Military Education Phase One in June 2004. In July 2004, he reported to the Bureau of Medicine and Surgery, Washington, DC where he served in the Comptroller/Resource Management (M8) Code as a Fiscal Officer in the Budget Division. As a Fiscal Officer, he assisted in funding allocation, the development of the Defense Health Program and Department of Navy budgets. He was selected for Lieutenant Commander during the fiscal year 2006 promotion cycle.

In December 2006, Captain Christian reported to Naval Health Clinic, Quantico, Virginia as the Head of Patient Administration. In this position, he was responsible for the management of more than 20,000 patient medical records, directed the Oversea Screening/Suitability Screening and Medical Board process, and was the Medical Operations Officer for the 32nd Marine Corps Marathon. During his tour, he deployed to the Expeditionary Medical Facility, Kuwait in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. While deployed, he served as the Head of the Patient Administration Department, Medical Regulating Office, and Warrior Return Unit. Upon his return, he served as the Acting Director for Administration for the remainder of his tour. 

Captain Christian served as the Director for Administration, U.S. Naval Hospital Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, where he oversaw numerous facility projects and a major renovation projects to repair damage to a wing of the hospital caused by flooding. During this tour, he was selected for Commander for the fiscal year 2011 promotion cycle. Captain Christian was selected to serve as the Director for Administration, Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton, CA, where he oversaw the Command’s preparation and relocation to a 500,000 square foot replacement facility. In 2013, Captain Christian was selected to serve as the Officer in Charge of Naval Branch Health Clinic, Diego Garcia, where he successfully led his unit through the Navy Inspector General and Medical Inspector General Inspections and The Joint Commission survey. Captain Christian reported to Naval Medical Center San Diego as the Director for Administration in July 2015, and was selected for Captain during the fiscal year 2017 promotion cycle. In this position, he led his team through a successful Medical Inspector General Inspection and Joint Commission survey. Additionally, he oversaw more than $230 million dollars in facility projects.

Captain Christian’s military decorations include the Meritorious Service Medal (two awards), Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (six awards), Navy Achievement Medal (two awards), Navy Unit Commendation, Navy Meritorious Unit Commendation (Bronze Star), Navy “E”, National Defense Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal, Sea Service Deployment Ribbon, Oversea Service Ribbon (Bronze Star), Navy Rifle Shot, and Navy Pistol Shot.

 
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COMMAND MASTER CHIEF
 
CMC Morais M. McDermott
United States Navy
Naval Medical Center Camp Lejeune
 
  
Master Chief Petty Officer Morais M. McDermott was born in Lysson, ST. Thomas Jamaica WI, and was raised in Jamaica, NY. He enlisted in the United States Navy September 1996 and attended Recruit Training and Seaman ATD School in Great lakes, IL.  Master Chief McDermott’s first fleet assignment was in Charleston, SC onboard USS SANTA BARBARA (AE28) where he served as a Deck Seaman. He was promoted to Third Class Petty Officer September 1998 and assigned as part of the decommissioning crew for USS SANTA BARBARA in October 1998.  In December 1998, he was assigned to USS GEORGE WASHINGTON (CVN73) in Norfolk, VA and deployed to the Mediterranean and Arabian Gulf as work center supervisor. In March 2000, he was promoted to Second Class Petty Officer.  In September 2001, he reported to Navy Recruiting District New York and in April of 2002, he assumed the duties as Recruiter-In–Charge for Navy Recruiting Station.  In October 2004, Master Chief McDermott reported to USS KLAKRING (FFG42) as Deck Leading Petty Officer where he was promoted to First Class Petty Officer September 2005. He deployed in support of Joint Warrior and Counter Narcotic Interdiction Operation.  In January 2008, he reported to Navy Recruiting District Atlanta where he was assigned to Navy Recruiting Station Lawrenceville and served as Recruiter-In-Charge, and was promoted to Chief Petty Officer in September of 2008. He was then assigned Zone Supervisor for all recruiting efforts for northern Georgia.  In February 2010, he reported to USS OSCAR AUSTIN (DDG 79) as Chief Boatswain’s Mate and served as Operations Department Leading Chief Petty Officer and was promoted to Senior Chief in June 2012. He served 46 months onboard and selected for the Command Senior Chief Program in 2013.  In March 2015, He reported to FACSFAC VACAPES where he served as the Senior Enlisted Advisor and was promoted to Master Chief.  He served as the CMC for USS RAMAGE from January 2017 to June 2020. During his tour on RAMAGE he earned the Battle “E” award and the 2018 and 2019 Retention Excellence Award. He currently serve as the Command Master Chief for NMRTC CAMP LEJEUNE.
 
Master Chief Petty Officer McDermott is a graduate of the CMC/COB Course and the Senior Enlisted Academy (class 185).  He holds a Bachelor's of Science Degree in Business and Management.  His personal decorations include the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (Three Awards), Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (Seven Awards) and a host of other decorations.
 
 

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