COMMAND LEADERSHIP

Naval Medical Center San Diego
34800 Bob Wilson Drive, San Diego, CA 92134
(619) 532-6400

Commanding officer - Captain Bradford L. Smith

CAPT Smith, originally from St. Louis, attended Northwestern University and earned his Bachelor of Arts in Economics in 1988. He received his commission as an Ensign through Aviation Officer Candidate School as a Naval Aviator in 1989, earned his wings of gold and flew the F/A-18 “Hornet”. He went on to earn a Master’s of Arts in Biology with a focus in molecular and cell biology from Washington University in St Louis in 1994, and then his Medical Doctorate from Saint Louis University School of Medicine in 1998 through the Health Professions Scholarship Program. He completed his residency training in pediatrics at the Naval Medical Center, Portsmouth in 2001 and is Board Certified in Pediatrics...160;
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Executive officer - Captain Shannon J. Johnson

Captain Johnson earned a Bachelor of Arts in Education, with a Special Education Endorsement from Whitworth University in 1988. She was employed as a special education teacher while completing her Masters in Education in Counseling and Guidance, also at Whitworth. She went on to earn a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Rosemead School of Psychology in La Mirada, California. She received her commission and reported to Naval Medical Center San Diego (NMCSD) for her internship year in 1998...
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Command Master Chief - Master Chief pATRICK mANGARAN

Command Master Chief Mangaran is from Pittsburg, CA and enlisted into the Navy September 1997. He finished Hospital Corpsman “A” School on May 1998 with follow on orders to Advanced Medical Laboratory Technician “C” School, San Diego, CA via Field Medical Service School, Camp Pendleton, CA... 
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