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Commanding Officer

Captain Marshall R. Monteville

Medical Service Corps, United States Navy
Commanding Officer
Naval Health Research Center

Captain Marshall R. Monteville was born in Groton, Connecticut, and grew up in Honolulu, Hawaii. He received a direct commission into the United States Navy in 1994. Prior to his commissioning, Monteville worked as a research and development chemist for Hewlett- Packard.

Serving as a microbiologist in the Medical Service Corps, Monteville was initially stationed at the National Naval Medical Center where he worked as the Assistant Branch Head in the Laboratory Medicine Department. He was later assigned to the Navy Environmental Preventive Medicine Unit No. 6, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, where he served as the Department Head of Microbiology. While there, he was deployed to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia as the Officer in Charge of the Forward Deployable Laboratory supporting Operation Southern Watch. Towards the conclusion of his tour, Monteville applied for and was granted full-time, out-service training to conduct his doctoral studies in Microbiology under the Duty Under Instruction (DUINS) Program.

Upon completion of the program he was assigned to the U.S. Naval Medical Research Unit No. 3, Cairo, Egypt, where he resided for four years supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom. While in Cairo, Monteville served as Deputy Program Head of Enterics, Program Head of Enterics, and interim Executive Officer. He concluded his tour as the Program Head of Virology, charged with conducting various infectious disease surveillance activities, building regional laboratory capacity, and providing outbreak response capability to combat avian influenza across the Central Asian Republics, Africa, the Middle East, and parts of Eastern Europe. During his tenure, the World Health Organization granted the Virology Program H5 Reference Laboratory status, making them the first so designated within the DoD and third among all U.S. run laboratories. Monteville was then assigned to the Preventive Medicine Division at the Navy and Marine Corps Public Health Center (NMCPHC), Portsmouth, Virginia, where he provided program oversight for the Forward Deployed Preventive Medicine Unit.

From 2009 to 2012, Monteville was assigned as Officer in Charge of the Navy Environmental Preventive Medicine Unit No. 6, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, and then returned to the NMCPHC as Director of Environmental Health from 2012 to 2014. Monteville reported to Naval Medical Research Center–Asia (Naval Medical Research Unit-2) July 2014 as Executive Officer and was fleeted up to Commanding Officer November 2015.

In August 2017, he assumed command of Naval Health Research Center, the Department of Defense’s premier deployment health research center.

Monteville received a bachelor of science degree in Biology and a bachelor of arts degree in Chemistry from Whitworth College in 1991. In 1994, he was awarded his master of science degree in Microbiology from Oregon State University. He subsequently completed his doctor of philosophy degree in Microbiology at Washington State University in 2003. Monteville also completed a master of business administration degree from Liberty University in 2005.

Monteville’s personal awards include the Legion of Merit, Navy and Marine Corps Meritorious Service Medal (four awards), the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (three awards), the Joint Service Achievement Medal, the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (three awards), the Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal and various other medals, ribbons, and commendations.