Senior Chief Hospital Corpsman
(FMF/SW/AW) Edgar Nunez
Senior Enlisted Leader, Naval Medical Research Center
About Senior Chief Edgar Nunez
Senior Chief Hospital Corpsman Edgar Nunez is a native of Jalisco, Mexico. He enlisted in the Navy in 1999, and is a graduate of Naval Hospital Corpsmen “A” School, Surgical Technology Program and Field Medical Service School.
In his current role, Nunez is Senior Enlisted Leader of Naval Medical Research Center in Silver Spring, Maryland.
At sea he served as dental department leading petty officer (LPO), senior surgical technician, sick call supervisor, and medical supply petty officer aboard the nuclear aircraft USS Nimitz (CVN 68). While attached to Nimitz he earned his Enlisted Surface Warfare and Air Warfare devices, and in 2011 he was selected to chief petty officer. While attached to 3d Medical Battalion, 3d FSSG, as a surgical technologist, he earned his Fleet Marine Force Warfare Pin.
Shore assignments include LPO of Oak Harbor Naval Hospital’s operating room, leading chief petty officer (LCPO) of the Navy Military Training Program in conjunction with Basic Medical Corpsman Technician School at Naval Medicine Training Support Center (NMTSC), Fort Sam Houston, Texas. He also led NMTSC’s surgical technology program and became a qualified master training specialist.
Overseas deployments include deploying as a field corpsman in 2001 with First Frontline Resuscitative Surgical Suite in 3d FSSG to Thailand in support of Exercise Cobra Gold, and the following year to the Philippines in support of Balikatan Exercise. In 2005, as an individual augmentee, he was assigned to Expeditionary Medical Facility in Kuwait in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. He deployed 2009-2010 with Carrier Strike Group 11 to the 7th and 5th Fleet in support of Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan. In August 2015, while assigned to 2d Marine Division as the LCPO of the Combat Engineer Battalion and 1st Battalion, 2d Marines (1/2) he successfully completed the Black Sea Rotational Force 1-17 deployment to Romania and Norway and was a key member with planning, medical support and multi-national exercise accomplishment throughout the deployment.
His personal decorations include the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal with two gold stars, the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal with three stars, and Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal.