Meet the NSOMI Officer In Charge

NSOMI OICCommander Carl Edward Long Jr., an Ohio native, attended Naval Basic Training, Basic Hospital Corpsman, and Field Medical Service School during 1990-1991. He reported to Naval Hospital Pensacola for his follow-on duty. During the summer of 1992, he supported the Marine Corps’ OPERATION BULLDOG in Quantico, Virginia. He attended and graduated from Naval School of Health Sciences as a Respiratory Therapy Technician and transferred to Naval Medical Center Portsmouth, Virginia. During his tenure at Portsmouth Naval Hospital, he progressed through several leadership roles between 1993 and 1999. His dedication to duty was noted when awarded Sailor of the Year in 1998. During off duty hours, he completed his Associates of Science from Tidewater Community College, as well as, his Bachelor of Science with a minor in Management from Old Dominion University with honors.

CDR Long was selected to attend the In-Service Procurement Program-Physician Assistant at Naval School of Health Science. Upon graduation, he received a Bachelor of Science in Physician Assistant from the University of Nebraska and Commissioning. Over the following six weeks, he excelled during Officer Indoctrination School in Newport, Rhode Island. Due to his top performance in academics and military readiness, he was presented the Eadie’s Award at graduation. He went on to complete his Master of Science in Physician Assistant Family Medicine from the University of Nebraska in December of 2002.

CDR Long progressed through the junior officer ranks from 2002 − 2009 with tours at the Naval Hospital Guam, Branch Medical Clinic Kings Bay, Georgia, and Branch Medical Clinic, Atsugi, Japan. His leadership roles included Division Officer for Family Medicine, Division Head for Occupational Health, Medical Officer in Charge for a Civic Action Team within the Chuuk Islands, and lead Medical Advisor for Joint Task Force - 76th Vietnam mission. He deployed as an Individual Augmentee in 2005 to Fallujah, Iraq with a surgical company. In 2008 he reported to Taqquadum, Iraq and was hand-picked as Assistant Officer in Charge of a mobile level II surgical team providing care at multiple Forward Operating Bases near the forward edge of battle.

In 2009, he became the Assistant Medical Department Head aboard the USS CARL VINSON (CVN-70). He led his medical team through Haiti humanitarian mission, SOUTHERN SEAS and the WESTPAC deployments. Following this sea tour, he was selected as the first Officer and Physician Assistant as Medical Department Head for SEAL Team THREE. He deployed multiples times with them as the Special Operations Command Central’s Crisis Response Element Surgeon. In addition, he was the Joint Special Operations Task Force Surgeon during EAGER LION-12, supporting 10,000 joint coalition forces. In 2015, he assumed the role as Officer in Charge of Naval Special Operations Medical Institute and Navy Associate Dean at Joint Special Operations Medical Training Center.

Some of CDR Long’s personal achievements include: Executive Medicine Qualified, Fleet Marine Force Officer Qualified, Surface Warfare Medical Department Qualified, Navy Commendation Medals (8), Army Commendation Medal (1), Navy Achievements Medals (2), Army Achievement Medals (2) and Navy Good Conduct Medals (3).