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NML&PDC, located in Bethesda, Maryland, is the cornerstone of Navy Medicine’s professional training, leadership development, and education mission; maintaining collaborative relationships with more than 300 military and civilian higher learning institutions while annually supporting 3,000 Federal uniformed services, civilian, and allied foreign military members.  NMPDC is an Echelon-four command reporting to Navy Medicine Forces Support Command (NMFSC), San Antonio, Texas.

Command Address

Naval Medical Leader & Professional Development Command (NML&PDC)
8955 Wood Road 
Bethesda, MD 20889-5611


We are an echelon-4 command, located in Bethesda, MD reporting to the Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery (BUMED) and echelon-2 command through Navy Medicine Forces Support Command (NMFSC), echelon-3 command located in San Antonio, Texas.  NML&PDC is located on the Navy Support Activity (NSA) Bethesda Campus.  Our command is comprised of military and civilian staff and eight directorates:  Administration, Officer Programs, Resources, Academic Programs, Leader Development, Visual Information Directorate, Tri-Service Optician School and Naval Postgraduate Dental School (NPDS).


We develop leaders and their professional careers


Leaders Developing Leaders

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Our history​ is long and storied. We changed our name and re-scoped our mission to support medical department training and education. Other names we carried were Navy Medicine Professional Development Center until July 31, 2020 and Navy Medicine Manpower Personnel Training and Education (NMPT&E) until January 2012.


Commanding Officer (CO) - CAPT Barry D. Adams, MSC, USN
Executive Officer (XO) - CAPT Steven J. Parks, NC, USN 
Command Senior Enlisted Advisor (CSEA) - HMCM John E. Rollinger, USN

More Information

Command Brochure - Update Forthcoming
Command Brief - Update Forthcoming

Commander, NMFSC
Navy Medicine Forces Support Command (NMFSC)​​​​​


7840 Roswell Road
Building 300, Suite 325
Atlanta, GA 30350
Phone Numbers
Telephone (Local): 770-396-3898
Telephone (Toll-Free): 800-917-2081
Fax: 770-396-3790
COE is the institutional accrediting body for the NMETLC AOR and is available for students and staff who have submitted issues through normal grievance channels but feel that their grievance is still unresolved.  Please click the logo for contact information.