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Commander NMRC

​Captain Adam W. Armstrong

Medical Corps, United States Navy
Commander NMRC
Naval Medical Research Center, Silver Spring MD

co.jpgAbout Captain Armstrong

Captain Armstrong is a native of Birmingham, Michigan, and was raised in Clearwater, Florida. He graduated from Emory University with a Bachelor of Science in Biology in 1985 and subsequently was awarded a Master of Science in Public Health in 1988 at the University of South Florida. In 1996, he graduated medical school from Des Moines University and was promoted to Lieutenant in the United Sates Navy, Medical Corps.

Before entering the United States Navy, he worked at the University of South Florida, College of Public Health as a data analyst (1988-1992). During his second year of medical school Captain Armstrong joined the US Navy after being awarded a scholarship through the Health Professional Scholarship Program.
His first duty assignment was the Internal Medicine residency program at Naval Medical Center Portsmouth where he served until 1999. After completion of residency he entered Infectious Disease Fellowship training at the National Naval Medical Center/ Walter Reed, Washington D.C.
In 2001 he reported to Naval Medical Center Portsmouth (NMCP) where he served as a staff Infectious Diseases physician. In 2004, he became the head of the Infectious Diseases Department. During his time at NMCP he also served as the Associate Program Director for Internal Medicine in 2004. In 2005, he had the opportunity to serve as the Program Head for the Clinical Trials and Military Studies Program at United States Naval Medical Research Unit Number 3, Cairo Egypt. His program oversaw clinical and epidemiological studies throughout Africa, the Eastern Mediterranean Region, and CENTCOM. During his tenure he also served as the Tropical Medicine Course Coordinator. In 2008, he was promoted to the head of the Navy Central HIV program located at National Naval Medical Center, Bethesda, Maryland, where his program administratively handled all HIV testing for the Department of the Navy and the U.S. Coast Guard.
In 2010, he was assigned as the Senior Medical Officer to a Provincial Reconstruction Team in Afghanistan under ISAF, where he helped to develop health infrastructure. Upon his return from deployment, his program was realigned under the Navy and Marine Corps Public Health Center and he became the first Officer in Charge of the newly created Navy Bloodborne Infection Management Center, Bethesda, Maryland, in 2011.
In 2013, Captain Armstrong was selected for Senior Executive Medicine and was chosen to be the Executive Officer of United States Navy Medical Research Unit Number 6, Lima, Peru, and in 2015 he became the Commanding Officer.
Captain Armstrong's awards include the Bronze Star, Meritorious Service Medal (4), Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal, and Army Achievement Medal in addition to various unit and campaign awards. Captain Armstrong is also a Fellow of the American College of Physicians and serves as an Assistant Professor of Medicine with the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda, Maryland.

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