|Deputy Commander, Navy and Marine Corps Public Health Center|
Captain Gerald T. DeLong
Captain (CAPT) Gerald DeLong, a native of Belvidere, Illinois, graduated from Eastern Illinois University in 1994 with a Bachelor of Science degree (Zoology) and from Mississippi State University in 1995 with a Master of Science degree (Veterinary Medical Science). He joined the United States Navy in 1997 as a Medical Service Corps Officer and received his initial industrial hygiene training at Norfolk Naval Shipyard while assigned to Navy Medical Center Portsmouth.
Operationally, aboard USS Dwight D. Eisenhower, CAPT DeLong completed a Mediterranean deployment as a Division Officer in the Safety Department. CAPT DeLong served as a Department Head at Navy Environmental Preventive Medicine Unit 2. He deployed with Army Forces operating out of Kuwait where he had oversight of theatre industrial hygiene services and the detection of chemical and biological warfare agents.
Ashore, CAPT DeLong was selected for Duty Under Instruction and attended Virginia Commonwealth University where he received a Doctor of Philosophy degree (Pharmacology and Toxicology). While assigned to Uniformed Services University, CAPT DeLong was an Assistant Professor and the Director of the Environmental Health Sciences Graduate Program. In 2011, CAPT DeLong became the Officer in Charge for the Portsmouth Detachment of the Naval Inspector General where he was responsible for conducting special studies as directed by the Secretary of the Navy, the Chief of Naval Operations and the Naval Inspector General. CAPT DeLong was the Safety Assurance Division Head at the Naval Safety Center. In 2017, he reported to as the Commanding Officer of Naval Safety and Environmental Training Center. He is currently serving as the Deputy Commander of Navy and Marine Corps Public Health Center.
In 2011, CAPT DeLong earned the elite designation of Certified Industrial Hygienist awarded by the American Board of Industrial Hygiene. CAPT DeLong’s published research interests have included behavioral pharmacology, drug testing procedures, biological effects of environmental toxicants and analytical detection of toxic industrial chemicals and chemical warfare agents. His awards include the Legion of Merit, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (three), Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal, and other personal, campaign, and unit awards.