Welcome to SWMI


We support the Department of Defense by developing Navy healthcare professionals with the character and competence required for global assignments in a variety of operational platforms.


Excellence in education, to train medical professionals to be confident and contributing members of high functioning teams.


To promulgate the mission, vision, guiding principles, and core values of SWMI under the mission established by higher authority.

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Captain Daniel N. Meyerhuber
Nurse Corps, United States Navy
Officer in Charge, Surface Warfare Medical Institute (SWMI)

SWMI Officer in Charge: Captain Daniel N. Meyerhuber, USN

Captain Meyerhuber, a native of Apollo, Pennsylvania, earned a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the Pennsylvania State University, a Master of Arts in Leadership and Management from Webster University, and obtained JPME qualification as a resident student at the Army Command and General Staff College Fort Leavenworth, Kansas.

Meyerhuber has served in several staff nursing positions in various inpatient and outpatient military treatment facilities; including Medical Surgical and Critical Care National Naval Medical Center Bethesda, Division Officer for Internal Medicine at Naval Ambulatory Care Clinic Newport, and Emergency Room and Critical Care at Naval Hospital Camp Lejeune.

In 2005, he served as an Individual Augmentee with Combat Logistics Battalion 8, 2D MLG, for a level II shock trauma platoon in Fallujah, Iraq. He provided nursing trauma and stabilization as well as en route care missions. In 2006, he was assigned to Fleet Surgical Team Eight serving as the Critical Care Nurse and received qualification as Surface Warfare Medical Department Officer. He participated in the NEO Evacuation of 12,000 people from the Beirut, Lebanon embassy onboard USS Iwo Jima and the Humanitarian and disaster response to Hurricane Felix and CENTCOM surge onboard USS Wasp. In 2008, he was assigned Duty under Instruction to the US Army Command and General Staff College, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. He was awarded JPME Phase I, and also earned a Master of Arts in Management and Leadership.

From 2009 to 2012, he served as Director for Academics and Governance at Navy Medicine Operational Training Center (NMOTC) in Pensacola, Florida. He led a consolidation of the Surface and Undersea Independent Duty Corpsman training programs, and oversaw training process development, standardization, and execution for an annual training throughput of 24,000 for 67 courses of instruction. He led the creation of a performance metrics and articulated the product-line of the command, leading to the first NMOTC business plan.

From 2012 to 2015 he served as Department Head 13 Area Clinic and Special Assistant to the Executive Officer for Quality Management at Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton. He led High Reliability Organization and Partnership for Patients command-wide initiatives, and assisted with the transition to the new hospital.

Currently he serves as member of the BUMED Nurse Corps Senior Leadership team and Head, Nurse Corps Graduate Education Programs. His personal awards include the Meritorious Service Medal (two awards), Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (two awards), the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (two awards).



LCDR Robert R. Ramirez
Medical Service Corps, United States Navy
Assistant Officer in Charge, Surface Warfare Medical Institute (SWMI)




HMCM (FMF/CAC) Darnell Haskins
United States Navy
Senior Enlisted Leader, Surface Warfare Medical Institute (SWMI)

SWMI Senior Enlisted Advisor: HMCM Eliza Rubic , USN

HMCM(FMF/CAC) Darnell Haskins enlisted in the Navy on 02 January 1992 from Killeen, Texas, attending Boot Camp at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Illinois. Upon graduation, SR Haskins began training at Hospital Corpsman Basic “A” School at the Naval School of Health Sciences, San Diego, California.

HR Haskins’ first tour was at Naval Hospital 29 Palms where he was assigned to the Department of Nursing Services from July 1992 to October 1994. He worked on the Multi-Service and Labor & Delivery Wards during his tour.

In October 1994 HN Haskins reported to the Naval Hospital Yokosuka, Japan where he was selected as the Overseas Screening/Command Sponsorship/VISA Coordinator working directly with the U.S. Embassy in Tokyo to process immigration VISAs for active duty family members.

Returning stateside in 1997, HM3 Haskins chose orders to the Naval School of Health Sciences and was assigned to the Testing Department for Senior Specialty Schools. Mid-tour he transferred to the Administration Department and became the Educational Services Officer. In September 2000, HM2 Haskins attended Aviation Medicine Technician “C” School with follow-on orders to Field Medical Service School, Camp Pendleton, California.

Graduating in January 2001 he reported for duty to the 1st Marine Aircraft Wing in Okinawa Japan, with Marine Aerial Ground Refueler Transport Squadron-152 as the Senior Squadron Corpsman. During this tour with the SUMOs he went on numerous exercises/detachments such as; Balikatan 2001/2002, Cobra Gold 2002/2003, Talon Vision 2002/2004, Guam det 2002, Fishhook 2003 and most notably Operation Northern Watch 2003. HM1 Haskins opted to remain on sea-duty and transferred to 3d Marine Aircraft Wing (3d MAW), Camp Pendleton, California in February 2004.

In March 2004 he was assigned to Marine Aircraft Group-39 (MAG-39), where he deployed to Iraq with Marine Helicopter Light Attack Squadron (HMLA-369) to the volatile Al Anbar province in October 2005 ISO Operation Iraqi Freedom. During this tour with the “Gunfighters” he was selected as the Marine Forces Pacific (MARFORPAC) Senior Sailor of the Year, CY 2006, and in September 2007 he was selected to Chief Petty Officer. In 2008 he became the LCPO for the I Marine Expeditionary Force (I MEF) CASEVAC Team and returned to Iraq for a second time. His team had zero loss of life and over 700 hours of combined combat flight hours with Marine Medium Helicopter Squadrons 268 and 364 (HMM-268 “Red Dragons and HMM 364 “Purple Foxes” respectfully).

Returning from deployment in August 2008, HMC Haskins transferred to the Naval Medical Center San Diego, California where he was assigned as the Leading Chief Petty Officer of Branch Health Clinic, Naval Base San Diego and subsequently became the Senior Enlisted Leader. In 2011 HMC Haskins returned to 3d MAW as the Manning Chief. He was selected to Senior Chief Petty Officer in 2012 and served as the acting Command Master Chief for 3d MAW from 2013 to 2014.

In October 2015, Senior Chief Haskins transferred to the Naval Expeditionary Medical Training Institute (NEMTI) as an Instructor and the Detachment Leading Chief Petty Officer. In April 2016 Senior Chief Haskins was selected to Master Chief.

Master Chief Haskins transferred to the Surface Warfare Medical Institute in June 2019, where he is still currently stationed

HMCM (FMF/CAC) Haskins has earned two warfare qualifications (Enlisted Fleet Marine Force Warfare Specialist and Combat Air Crewman). His personal awards include the two Meritorious Service Medal, Air Medal (1st Strike Flight), three Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medals, and four Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medals. He is a graduate of the Resident Course of the Senior Enlisted Academy (Blue 186), and has earned an Associate Degree in Health Sciences from the American Military University. He is married to retired HMCS (SW/AW/FMF) Melissa Haskins and they have one 20 year old son, Morgan Douglas Buell.


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