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Captain Jenny S. Burkett, Commander NMRTC / Director NHCPJenny S. Burkett
Captain, Nurse Corps,
United States Navy

Captain Burkett was raised in Roanoke, Virginia, and entered the Navy in May 1997 from Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps at the University of Virginia, where she earned a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree. She completed a Master of Business Administration from Touro University International.  She is a graduate of University of Maryland, Baltimore, where she received her Master of Science degree in Emergency, Trauma, and Critical Care Nursing in May 2005.
 
Her operational assignments include deployment to Helmand Province, Afghanistan, in support of 1st Marine Expeditionary Force (Forward), from July 2012 to February 2013. During this deployment, she served as shock trauma platoon/forward resuscitative surgical nurse for Combat Outpost Shukvani, as well as senior nurse for Charlie Company, First Medical Battalion.  She earned her Fleet Marine Force (FMF) Officer Warfare device while in Afghanistan. 
 
Burkett’s previous assignments include staff nurse positions on Inpatient Internal Medicine and Intensive Care Unit, Naval Medical Center, San Diego, California; staff nurse, Special Care Unit, US Naval Hospital, Okinawa, Japan;  staff nurse and division officer, Intensive Care Unit, and Nurse Corps Officer, Medical Evaluation and Treatment Unit, National Naval Medical Center, Bethesda, Maryland; division officer, Surgery Clinic and department head, Multi-Service Unit, US Naval Hospital Naples, Italy; critical care clinical nurse specialist (CNS), division officer, and department head, Critical Care, Naval Medical Center Portsmouth, Virginia; and CNS medical surgical/intensive care units and associate director, Nursing Services, Naval Medical Center Camp Lejeune, North Carolina.
 
Executive assignments include interim director for Quality Management, Naval Medical Center Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, and director for Nursing Services/chief nursing officer, US Naval Hospital Okinawa, Japan.  As executive officer, US Navy Medicine Readiness and Training Command/US Naval Hospital Yokosuka, Japan, she directly supported forward deployed Naval forces for the 7th Fleet area of operations within INDOPACOM.  CAPT Burkett assumed the duties of Commander, Navy Medicine Readiness and Training Command Camp Pendleton, and Director, Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton, on August 4, 2023.
 
She maintains active RN licensure with the State of Virginia and board certification as an Advanced Nurse Executive (NEA-BC) with the American Nurses Credentialing Center. She has held national certification as a Critical Care Registered Nurse and licensure as a Clinical Nurse Specialist.
 
CAPT Burkett’s personal decorations include the Meritorious Service Medal (one gold star), Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (three gold stars), the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (one gold star), and various unit and service awards.

Captain Michael J. Barry, Executive Officer, Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton  Michael J. Barry
Captain, Medical Corps,
United States Navy

Captain Barry, the youngest son of a career Army Officer and a civilian Registered Nurse was born in Fort Campbell, Kentucky. His father’s career took him and his family around the world, finally settling in the National Capitol region where his father retired from the Army. He attended the University of Maryland College Park, College Park, Maryland where he graduated in 1996 with Bachelor of Science degree in Neurobiology and Physiology. In 2002, he graduated from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, earning a Doctorate of Osteopathy. In 2015, he completed an Emergency Medicine Residency at Naval Medical Center Portsmouth, Portsmouth, Virginia.

LT Barry reported in 2002 to Naval Medical Center Portsmouth, Portsmouth, Virginia. He completed a Surgical Internship, and received orders to the Naval Aerospace Medicine Institute as a Student Naval Flight Surgeon. In 2004, graduated and earned the Navy Flight Surgeon designation with orders to the Naval Support Facility, Diego Garcia, British Indian Ocean Territory. He served as the Flight Surgeon and General Medical Officer for one year and was engaged in combat support flight operations in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.

In 2005, LT Barry received orders to Naval Air Station Oceana, Virginia Beach, Virginia, where he held the positions of the Medical Department Head and Senior Flight Surgeon, Carrier Air Wing 1. While assigned to CVW-1, he deployed twice aboard the USS Enterprise in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom, and earned the Surface Warfare Medical Department Officer Qualification. He was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant Commander in 2008 at Naval Medical Center Portsmouth, where he completed three of the five training years and due to a change in personal priorities, changed his career path. In 2010, assumed the postion of Senior Flight Surgeon, Carrier Air Wing 3, and served as the Senior Flight Surgeon until 2012. Soon after completing those orders, he was accepted to the Emergency Medicine residency program at Naval Medical Center Portsmouth and graduated from the program in 2015.

CDR Barry reported to Combat Logistics Battalion 31, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, III Marine Expeditionary Force, Okinawa, Japan, where he served as MEU Surgeon, and earned the Fleet Marine Force Warfare Officer Qualification. He transferred to Navy Medicine Readiness and Training Command Twentynine Palms, Twentynine Palms, California, in 2017 where he served as the Director of Branch Clinics, the Director of Medical Services, and the Corps Advisor for both the Medical and Dental Corps staff. In 2020, CDR Barry reported as the Group Surgeon, 2d Marine Logistics Group, Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. While stationed there he served as the Task Force Surgeon, Camp Upshur, Quantico, Virginia, for Operation Allies Welcome. In 2022, CDR Barry reported as the Force Surgeon, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. While there he directly supported the medical planning and execution for Nordic Response 24, a NATO-led exercise in Norway which served to certify II MEF as a Joint Task Force Capable Headquarters.

CAPT Barry is a diplomat of the American Board of Emergency Medicine and an Assistant Professor to the Uniformed Services University Medical School at Bethesda, Maryland. He has published 4 scientific articles, and 6 scientific abstracts. He is married, and his wife is a Navy nurse who is serving as a staff Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist at Expeditionary Medical Facility Kilo, Camp Lejeune, North Carolina.

He currently serves as the Executive Officer, Naval Medical Readiness and Training Command, Camp Pendleton, California.

CAPT Barry’s personal awards include the Meritorious Service Medal (4), Air Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (2), Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (2), and qualifications for Fleet Marine Force Warfare Officer, Flight Surgeon, and Surface Warfare Medical Department Officer. 

CMC Wayne M. GeorgeWayne M. George
Command Master Chief (FMF / AW)
United States Navy

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Master Chief George is a native of Bloomfield, New Mexico. He enlisted in 1994 and attended Recruit Training at Great Lakes, Illinois, before reporting to the Navy’s Religious Program Specialist School in Meridian, Mississippi. After completing the school, he reported to Marine Combat Training Battalion, School of Infantry - East, Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, for combat training and earned the prestigious title of Honor Graduate.

He earned his Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice from Colorado Technical University. He is a Graduate of the Senior Enlisted Academy Class 224 (Khaki)
and Command Master Chief / Chief of the Boat Course Class 20070.

Master Chief George’s sea duty assignments include: 1st Marine Division Detachment, Twentynine Palms, California, with 2nd Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment; 1st Tank Battalion; and 1st Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment. Additional sea duty assignments include: 1st Force Service Support Group; 1st Marine Logistics Group; 1st Marine Division Headquarters; and I Marine Expeditionary Force, all aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California; and Strike Fighter Squadron TWO aboard Naval Air Station, Lemoore, California.

Master Chief George’s shore assignments include: Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, San Diego, California; Naval Medical Center San Diego, San Diego, California; Commander, Navy Region Southwest, San Diego, California; and Marine Corps Installations - West / Marine Corps Base, Camp Pendleton, California.

He assumed his current position as Command Master Chief aboard Navy Medicine Readiness and Training Command / Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton in October 2022.

His awards and decorations include the Meritorious Service Medal (two awards), Joint Service Commendation Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (four awards), Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal, Presidential Unit Citation, Fleet Marine Force Ribbon, Afghanistan Campaign Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal, Global War on Terror Expeditionary & Service Medals, and various other decorations. He has earned the Enlisted Fleet Marine Force Warfare and Aviation Warfare Specialist insignias.

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