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Leader in providing medical education, operational training and
certification for medical, dental and fleet personnel ashore and
afloat in support of global operations. Conduct Surface Forces
and Dive medical training annually for 224 Independent Duty
Corpsman and over 150 Surface Medical Department Officers
in support of US Fleet, Fleet Marine Force and Coalition Naval
Forces. Provides consultation and Continuing Medical education
for Surface, Submarine, Air and Fleet Marine Force Providers.

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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).

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Lieutenant Commander Gretchen Jackson, MSC, USN
Assistant Officer in Charge, Surface Warfare Medical Institute (SWMI)

LCDR Gretchen Jackson enlisted in the Navy in 1991 as a Hospital Corpsman. She served numerous leadership, operational and overseas assignments. In 2003 she was commissioned as an Ensign through the Medical Service Corps In-Service Procurement Program.

After completion of Officer Development School she reported to 3D DEN BN, 3D Force Service Support Group where she served as the Operations and Legal Officer. While there, she was named Junior Officer of the year 3D Dental Battalion/US Naval Dental Center 2007, and also completed her Masters Degree in Human Resource Management. She then reported to Navy Recruiting District Michigan, Navy Officer Recruiting Station Indianapolis, IN., where she received outstanding recruiter of the year and multiple Gold Wreath Awards for excellence in recruiting. In March 2010 she transferred to the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology, Washington, DC, where she assumed the role of the lead Project Manager for the Center for Clinical Laboratory Medicine and Legal Medicine for the Base Realignment and Closure Team. From there she transferred to Naval Hospital Twentynine Palms, CA as the Department Head for Manpower and Human Resources. During that tour she was selected as the incumbent to be Acting Director for Administration on multiple occasions. In 2013 she was screened and hand selected by VADM Bono as her Flag Aide at Joint Task Force-Capital Medicine, and later the first ever joint Defense Health Agency. After a successful Flag Aide tour she is now currently serving as the Director for Administration at the Navy Medicine Operational Training Center Detachment, Surface Warfare Medical Institute, San Diego, CA.

She has been awarded the Defense Meritorious Service Medal (2), Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (4) and the Navy Marine Corps Achievement Medal (5). She is also designated as a Fleet Marine Force Warfare Officer.

LCDR Gretchen Jackson enlisted in the Navy in 1991 as a Hospital Corpsman. She served numerous leadership, operational and overseas assignments. In 2003 she was commissioned as an Ensign through the Medical Service Corps In-Service Procurement Program.

After completion of Officer Development School she reported to 3D DEN BN, 3D Force Service Support Group where she served as the Operations and Legal Officer. While there, she was named Junior Officer of the year 3D Dental Battalion/US Naval Dental Center 2007, and also completed her Masters Degree in Human Resource Management. She then reported to Navy Recruiting District Michigan, Navy Officer Recruiting Station Indianapolis, IN., where she received outstanding recruiter of the year and multiple Gold Wreath Awards for excellence in recruiting. In March 2010 she transferred to the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology, Washington, DC, where she assumed the role of the lead Project Manager for the Center for Clinical Laboratory Medicine and Legal Medicine for the Base Realignment and Closure Team. From there she transferred to Naval Hospital Twentynine Palms, CA as the Department Head for Manpower and Human Resources. During that tour she was selected as the incumbent to be Acting Director for Administration on multiple occasions. In 2013 she was screened and hand selected by VADM Bono as her Flag Aide at Joint Task Force-Capital Medicine, and later the first ever joint Defense Health Agency. After a successful Flag Aide tour she is now currently serving as the Director for Administration at the Navy Medicine Operational Training Center Detachment, Surface Warfare Medical Institute, San Diego, CA.

She has been awarded the Defense Meritorious Service Medal (2), Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (4) and the Navy Marine Corps Achievement Medal (5). She is also designated as a Fleet Marine Force Warfare Officer.

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HMCM Eliza Rubic
Independent Duty Corpsman, United States Navy
Senior Enlisted Advisor, Surface Warfare Medical Institute (SWMI)

SWMI Senior Enlisted Advisor: HMCM Eliza Rubic , USN

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 “A” 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 Assistance/Disaster Relief.

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 January 2018.

Master Chief Rubic is a graduate of U.S. Navy Senior Enlisted Academy class 179. Master Chief Rubic’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.

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