Captain James L. Hancock
Medical Corps, United States Navy
Naval Medical Center Camp Lejeune
Captain James Hancock is a native of Illiopolis, IL. He enlisted in the Navy in 1982, earned his Bachelor of Science in engineering in 1990 from the United States Naval Academy and his doctorate of medicine degree in 1995 from Uniform Services University of Health Sciences.
In 1998 Hancock made his first combat deployment with Marine Aircraft Group 31 to Kosovo, serving as the group surgeon. In 2002, as the officer in charge of Fleet Surgical Team Seven, he made multiple deployments in support of the Global War on Terrorism with Naval Special Warfare Command. His team developed and deployed the concept of operations for resuscitative surgery aboard small combatant ships engaged in distributed operations.
In the spring of 2008, Hancock deployed with 2nd Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, to Afghanistan. Faced with extended casualty evacuation times, he developed and deployed the tactical trauma team concept with mobile trauma bays which provided advanced resuscitative trauma care to forward locations on the battle field.
Following his deployment to Afghanistan, Hancock joined chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Adm. Michael Mullen's Gray Team in 2009. The Gray Team was tasked to evaluate and advise the chairman on all facets of traumatic brain injury treatment. Subsequently, he optimized battlefield treatment of traumatic brain injury during multiple deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan.
His academic appointments include assistant professor of military emergency medicine and assistant professor of neurology at Uniform Services University of Health Sciences. He is board certified in emergency medicine and family practice.
Hancock previously served as the deputy commander of Naval Medical Center Portsmouth. Hancock most recently served as the Navy fleet surgeon, U.S. Fleet Forces Command. While at U.S. Fleet Forces Command, he was responsible for organizing, training and equipping ready health forces to meet the healthcare needs and operations of the worldwide fleet. Hancock took command of Naval Medical Center Camp Lejeune in July of 2016.
Hancock is qualified as a flight surgeon, surface warfare medical officer, Fleet Marine Force medical officer and has extensive service with submarine forces, Seabees and Naval Special Warfare Command.
Captain Shelley K. Perkins
Medical Corps, United States Navy
Naval Medical Center Camp Lejeune
Captain Perkins is assigned as the Executive Officer at Naval Medical Center Camp Lejeune.
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 USS 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 Medical Center 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 served on the teaching faculty for the General Surgery residency program, she is also an Assistant Professor of the Uniformed Services University for the Health Sciences (USUHS) and an Associate Master Clinician, selected in 2014.
She is board certified in general surgery and a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. Her personal awards include the Meritorious Service Medal and two Navy Commendation medals, in addition to campaign medals, deployment and unit awards.
CMDCM (AW) Michelle L. Brooks is a native of Viola, Wisconsin.
She graduated from Kickapoo High School in 1987 and enlisted in the Navy July 10, 1990. Upon completion of Recruit Basic Training in Orlando, FL she attended PN “A” school at Naval Training Center Meridian, MS and was meritoriously advanced to Petty Officer Third Class upon graduation. Master Chief Brooks’ career assignments as a PN include PSD Dallas, TX, Navy Reserve Center Fort Carson, CO, and Navy Reserve Center Quincy, MA. She converted to NC in January of 1999 and transferred to Helicopter Anti-Submarine Light 84 (HSL-84) in San Diego. Her follow on tours as an NC include Fleet Logistics Support Squadron 57 (VR-57), Commander, Helicopter Wing Reserve, Task Force Warrior, Navy Expeditionary Combat Command, Commander, Task Force-IA, and in May of 2011, she was selected for Master Chief and reported to Commander, Navy Reserve Forces Command as the Reserve Force Career Counselor.
In February of 2012, Master Chief Brooks was selected for the Command Master Chief program and upon completion of the Command Master Chief Course in July of 2013, she reported to Helicopter Sea Squadron HSC 26 as the Command Master Chief. In May, 2016, she served as the CMC of Naval Station Rota, Spain. Upon her completion of her tour she reported to Naval Medical Center Camp Lejeune where she is currently serving as the CMC.
Her personal awards include 3 Meritorious Service Medals, 3 Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medals, 5 Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medals, along with various other personal and unit awards. Master Chief is qualified as an Enlisted Aviation Warfare Specialist and holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Human Resource Management from Park University.