Meet the NEMTI Officer In Charge
Captain Sharon House,NC, USN
Captain House is a native of Gardiner, Maine. She attended Norwich University in Northfield, Vermont on a four-year Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps scholarship where she received a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and her commission as an Ensign in 1997.
Her first duty station was Naval Hospital Jacksonville, Florida where she was assigned as a Staff Nurse on the Inpatient Psychiatry Unit and Adult Medicine/Telemetry units. In June 2000, she reported to Naval Hospital Rota, Spain where she was assigned as the Assistant Division Officer for the Multi-Service Ward.
In 2002, Commander House received orders to Naval Ambulatory Care Center Newport, Rhode Island and quickly deployed in support of Joint Task Force, Joint Medical Group, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Following deployment, she was reassigned as the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Clinic Manager and in 2004, was selected as the Clinical Educator for the five ambulatory care centers of Naval Health Care New England. From August 2005 to May 2007, Commander House attended The University of Virginia where she earned a Master of Science in Nursing, Acute Care Clinical Nurse Specialist degree with a poster master’s certificate in wound, ostomy and continence nursing. After graduation she reported to Naval Medical Center Portsmouth and and served as the Division Officer of the General/Specialty Surgery and Orthopedic Units. In 2010, she deployed with 1st Medical Battalion, Bravo and Charlie Surgical Companies in support of OPERATION MOSHTARAK and was a key member in the establishment of the Concussion Restorative Care Center. The first in country Marine Corps asset dedicated to the recovery of post-concussive casualties. In 2011, she received orders to Naval Hospital Camp Lejeune where she served as the Department Head of the Family Medicine Clinic, led their Medical Home Port implementation and National Council for Quality Assurance (NCQA) level III recognition. She was then assigned as the Deputy Director of the Marine and Sailor Concussion Center, established the state of the art Intrepid Spirit Concussion Recovery Center and earned the Association of Military Surgeons of the United States (AMSUS) Rehabilitation Award. In August 2014, she transferred to Naval Health Clinic Quantico where she served as the Director for Branch Health Clinics and the National Capital Region Enhanced Multi-Service Market Service Lead for Primary Care, implementing Specialty Referral Guidelines across 11 facilities and reducing network referral cost by $6M.
Commander House’s is a graduate of the US Air Force War College CDE, Command and Staff College. She is qualified as a Fleet Marine Force Warfare Officer. Her personal awards include the Meritorious Service Medal (two awards), Joint Commendation Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (three awards), and various campaign and service awards.