About Navy Det MGMCSC

Brief History

Branch Clinic NAF Washington

Navy Det MGMCSC is now part of the Naval Health Clinic Patuxent River family.


Branch Clnic OIC

CDR Scott D. Coon, USN
Director for Branch Health Clinics

Commander Scott Coon is the Director for Branch Health Clinics at Naval Health Clinic Patuxent River and also serves as Officer in Charge of Branch Health Clinics Dahlgren, VA; Indian Head, MD; and Navy Air Facility Joint Base Andrews, MD.  A native of Boise, Idaho, he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Health Care Administration from Idaho State University, a Master of Business Administration from Northwest Nazarene University and a Master’s Degree in Federal Financial Management from Naval Post Graduate School.

Coon received his commission as a Lieutenant Junior Grade in the Medical Service Corps on September 11, 1998.  His first assignment was at the National Naval Medical Center, Bethesda MD, where he served as a Patient Administration Officer.  In 2001 he attended Amphibious Warfare School as a student at Marine Corps University, Quantico VA.  After graduation he reported to Medical Battalion, 2nd Force Service Support Group, Camp Lejeune NC, and in 2003 deployed to Iraq as the Bravo Surgical Company Commander in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.  Upon his return he was assigned as the Battalion’s Operations Officer (S3) and then served for one year as the interim Health Service Support Officer (HSSO).  In 2005 he had the privilege to attended Naval Postgraduate School, in Monterey CA, where his studies focused on Federal Financial Management.  In January 2007 he was assigned to National Naval Medical Center, Bethesda MD, in the Resources Directorate as the Budget Officer.  In May 2010 he was assigned to the Bureau of Medicine & Surgery to serve as the Executive Assistant to the Deputy Chief for Resource Management/Comptroller and subsequently as the Administrative Officer to the Deputy Surgeon General.  From October 2012 to April 2014 he served as the Director, Wounded Ill and Injured Programs Support, M9 Wounded Ill and Injured, Bureau of Medicine and Surgery.  In May 2014, Coon assumed the duties as Director for Resource Management/Comptroller, United States Naval Hospital Naples, Italy.

Coon is credentialed by the American Academy of Medical Administrators and is certified by the American Society of Military Comptrollers as a Certified Defense Financial Manager.

Coon’s personal awards include the Navy and Marine Corps Meritorious Service Medal (two awards), Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (two awards) Joint Service Achievement Medal, the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal and the Fleet Marine Force Ribbon.


Branch Health Clinics

SCPO (SW/AW/IW) April D. Harrison Branch Clinic Senior Enlisted Leader, Branch Health Clinics


Senior Chief Petty Officer Harrison is a native from Colquitt, Georgia. Upon graduation from Miller County High School, she joined the US Navy and reported to Recruit Training Command in November 1996 and completed Hospital Corpsman A School in Great Lakes, Illinois; in May 1997. After completion of RTC, she reported to Field Medical Service School (FMSS) at Camp Johnson in Camp Lejeune, North Carolina.

Her shore duty assignments include Naval Medical Center Portsmouth, Portsmouth, Virginia; Branch Health Clinic Atlanta, Marietta, Georgia; and NMCP 2nd FSSG, Portsmouth, Virginia.

Her sea duty assignments include the USS KEARSARGE (LHD 3) as a “Baby Doc;” and HELSEACOMBATRON 28 (HSC-28) as the Aerospace Medical Technician, and the USS ABRAHAM LINCOLN (CVN 72), as the Departmental Leading Chief Petty Officer of Dental Department.

She has earned the Enlisted Surface Warfare Specialist, Enlisted Aviation Warfare Specialist and Enlisted Information Dominance Warfare pins.

Awards: Navy and Marine Commendation Medal (2nd), Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (4th), Navy Battle ‘E’ Ribbon, Good Conduct Medal (6th), National Defense Medal (2nd), Global War on Terrorism, Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, and Sea Service Ribbon (3rd).

Senior Chief Harrison have three children; Victoria, Madyson, and Timothy. 

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