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NMPDC, 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 Education Training and Logistics Command, San Antonio, Texas.

Command Address

Navy Medicine Professional Development Center (NMPDC)
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 Education, Training and Logistics Command (NMETLC), echelon-3 command located in San Antonio, Texas.  NMPDC is `located on the Navy Support Activity (NSA) Bethesda Campus.  Our command is comprised of military and civilian staff and five directorates:  Administration, Officer Programs, Resources, Academic Programs, and Naval Postgraduate Dental School (NPDS).


Provide 21st Century Naval Medical professionals with a comprehensive portfolio of competency-based leadership and professional development products that foster operational readiness and state-of-the-art medical readiness knowledge, skills, and abilities throughout their navy career.


Excellence for Navy Operational Medicine Leadership and Professional Development to support the global operational medicine enterprise throughout each provider’s entire career.

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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 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, NMETLC
Navy Medicine Education, Training and Logistics Command (NMETC)​​​​​