NBHC Belle Chasse is one of 10 branch clinics assigned to Naval Hospital Pensacola.
Vision: To be the health system of readiness and excellence for America’s heroes, past and present, and their families.
Cdr. BoyerCommander Phillip Boyer was born in 1970 in Portsmouth, Virginia and spent
the first 18 years of his life in Maine, Washington state, and Pennsylvania.
After graduating high school in Easton, Pennsylvania he enlisted and served
four years in the U.S. Air Force at Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana.
After being honorably discharged he worked and attended college using the GI
Bill and the Navy Nurse Candidate Program. He completed his Bachelor degree
in 1999 at the University of South Alabama and was commissioned as an Ensign
in the Nurse Corps. Additional educational achievements since that time
include a graduate degree in healthcare administration from Troy University,
Alabama, and a Master of Arts degree from the U.S. Naval War College,
Newport, Rhode Island.
He arrived to his first duty station - and birthplace - Naval Medical Center
Portsmouth, in the spring of 2000. He served his inaugural three year tour
as a staff and charge nurse in the Ambulatory Procedures Department and on
the Oncology Inpatient Nursing Ward. He transferred next to Naval Hospital
Rota, Spain to serve three years in the Emergency Department through
mid-2006 followed by duty at Naval Branch Health Clinic Naval Air Station
Pensacola as the Division Officer for Primary Care and then the role of
Clinic Manager. In 2009 he was selected for attendance in-residence at the
U.S. Naval War College at Newport, Rhode Island. Another tour of duty at
Naval Medical Center Portsmouth, Virginia began in 2010 - at which he gained
three years of experience and certification in critical care.
In 2013 he was selected for service afloat aboard the forward deployed
aircraft carrier USS GEORGE WASHINGTON (CVN 73), homeported in Yokosuka,
Japan, as the 'Ship's Nurse', Medical Division Officer, and Medical Training
Officer. During his time on the GW the ship garnered three "Blue M" awards
for medical excellence, two battle "E" awards for overall excellence, and
received a Humanitarian Response award for her efforts helping the
Philippine Islands in the aftermath of Typhoon Yolanda. In mid-2015 he began
duty as Clinic Manager at Naval Branch Health Clinic Belle Chasse, Louisiana
and he assumed the role of Officer in Charge of that clinic in April of 2018
where he currently leads 104 medical professionals in the delivery of care
to 5,400 active duty, reservist, retiree, and dependent beneficiaries.
Commander Boyer deployed in 1991 with the Air Force for Operation Desert
Shield and Desert Storm, in 2008 to the Expeditionary Medical Facility in
Kuwait, and in 2012 to Nimruz and Helmand Provinces, Afghanistan (Fleet
Marine Forces qualification), as well as accruing 12 months of sea time in
the Pacific Theater of operations (Surface Warfare Medical Department
Officer qualification). He is an avid runner and also enjoys reading and
cooking. His 'Homeport Support Unit' is staffed by his loving wife Angela
and three wonderful daughters: Kendall, Reagan, and Madeleine. He has been
awarded seven Navy commendation medals, one Army commendation medal, one Air
Force commendation medal, two Navy achievement medals and other personal and