Welcome to SWMI
Captain Daniel N. Meyerhuber
Nurse Corps, United States Navy
Officer in Charge, Surface Warfare Medical Institute (SWMI)
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).
Lieutenant Jason C. Unruh, MSC, USN
Assistant Officer in Charge, Surface Warfare Medical Institute (SWMI)
LT Jason Unruh is a native of Findlay, Ohio, and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Physician Assistant Studies from University of Nebraska 2009. He obtained his Masters of Physician Assistant Studies from University of Nebraska under the Navy Inter-Service Physician Assistant Program in 2010, he was commissioned in October of 2010.
A career Sailor, Medical Service Corps officer and Physician Assistant, LT Unruh began his career at Recruit Training Center Great Lakes, Illinois in November 1988 completed Corpsman "A" School Great Lakes, Illinois March 1989, Field Medical Service School January 1992, Surface Force Independent Duty Corpsman School March 2000 and Graduated the Navy Inter-Service Physician Assistant Program graduating with Honors in October 2010 His first duty station was at the Navy Branch Medical Clinic Beaufort South Carolina where he served as a Corpsman in the Acute Care Area. Following tours include a tour at Naval Medical Center San Diego, SECOND Battalion FIFTH Marines Camp Pendleton, California, Naval health Research Center, San Diego, Naval Mobile Construction Battalion THREE, Port Hueneme, California, Naval School Of Health Sciences, San Diego, California and Special Boat Team TWELVE, San Diego, California, FIRST Battalion FIRST Marines, Camp Pendleton California and SEAL Team FIVE, San Diego, California.
Over the course of his career LT Unruh has served as a Line Company Corpsman, Research Assistant, and Independent Duty Corpsman (IDC). Selected a Chief Petty Officer in 2004 he severed as a IDC Instructor and was selected as the first Non-Seal Senior Medical Department Representative for Special Boat Team Twelve. Upon Commissioning he assumed the duties as Battalion Surgeon completing 3 deployments in this capacity before being hand selected for a "hot fill" position with SEAL Team FIVE as the Medical Department Head.
LT Unruh has extensive operational experience having completed three training deployments with the Navy Construction Forces to the Seychelles, Korea and Gabon, six Operational deployments with the Marines and Naval Special Warfare to Somalia, Djibouti, Iraq and Afghanistan and a joint training Mission to Jordan. He is warfare qualified: Fleet Marine Force Officer, SEABEE Combat Warfare, Expeditionary Warfare, Fleet Marine Force Enlisted (ribbon) and holds a Master Training Specialist designation.
LT Unruh's military decorations include the Joint Commendation Medal, Navy Commendation Medal (3 Awards), Navy Achievement Medal (Seven Awards), Combat Action Ribbon and other personal, service and unit awards and campaign ribbons. He is a member of Alpha Pi the Physician Assistant Honor Society.
HMCM Eliza Rubic
Independent Duty Corpsman, United States Navy
Senior Enlisted Advisor, Surface Warfare Medical Institute (SWMI)
Master Chief Rubic, a native of San Diego, CA, enlisted in the Delayed Entry Program
December 1995. Following completion of basic training at Recruit Training Command Great
Lakes, Illinois, she reported to Naval School of Health Sciences for HM â€œAâ€ school.
In May 1996, she reported to her first duty station in Naval Medical Center San Diego working
in Same Day Surgery and Post Anesthesia Care Unit. After completing her tour she attended
Field Medical Service School in Camp Pendleton, CA and then stationed at Naval Air Facility
Atsugi, Japan. In 2001, she reported to Naval Medical Center San Diego and was assigned as
the LPO of Plastic Surgery Clinic and in 2003 deployed to Iraq in support of Operation Iraq
Freedom. Upon her return from deployment, she reported to Naval School Health Sciences for
Independent Duty Corpsman School. After graduating in November of 2005, she reported to
Okinawa Japan for her first tour as an Independent Duty Corpsman. While in Okinawa, she
deployed to Korea for Ulchi Focus Lens mission.
In December 2007, she reported to 2nd Marine Expeditionary Force, 2nd Marine Logistics
Command and during her second deployment to Iraq was selected to Chief Petty Officer.
Shortly after returning from deployment, she re-deployed to Haiti to assist with Humanitarian
In October 2010, she reported to Headquarters Marine Corps Health Services and worked as
the Independent Duty Corpsman Program Manager for the Marine Corps IDCs and also with
Headquarters Marine Corps Inspection General, where she was selected to Senior Chief Petty
Officer in 2011.
In April 2014 she reported to USS Mount Whitney LCC 20 in Gaeta, Italy as the Senior Medical
Department Representative and the Executive Department Leading Chief Petty Officer. After a
successful tour in the USS Mount Whitney, she reported to Afloat Training Group Mayport in
July 2016 after completing instructor school at Dam Neck VA. While in ATG Mayport, she was
promoted to Master Chief Petty Officer and transferred to Surface Warfare Medical Institute in
Master Chief Rubic is a graduate of U.S. Navy Senior Enlisted Academy class 179. Master
Chief Rubicâ€™s awards include Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (5 medals), Navy
and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (5 medals), Presidential Unit Citation and various units
and campaign awards.