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    Rear Adm. Gayle D. Shaffer to Serve as US Navy Deputy Surgeon General and Deputy Chief, Bureau of Medicine and Surgery

    RADM Gayle D. Shaffer to Serve as US Navy Deputy Surgeon General and Deputy Chief, Bureau of Medicine and Surgery

    Photo By BUMED PAO | FALLS CHURCH, VA (March 2, 2020) Rear Adm. Gayle D. Shaffer. US Navy photo by MC1 John...... read more read more

    FALLS CHURCH, VA, UNITED STATES

    03.04.2020

    Story by Angela Ciancio 

    U.S. Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery

    FALLS CHURCH (NNS) –Rear Adm. Gayle D. Shaffer relieved Rear Adm. Terry J. Moulton and will now serve as the Deputy Surgeon General and Deputy Chief, Bureau of Medicine and Surgery in addition to Chief of the Dental Corps as of March 2, 2020.

    Shaffer is the first dentist to ever serve in the role of Deputy Surgeon General and the 63rd person to hold the title of “Deputy Surgeon General”.

    “It is an honor to represent Navy Medicine during this incredible time of change. I look forward to serving in this new position and our focus will continue to be on readiness,” said Shaffer.

    Shaffer earned a Bachelor of Science from the University of South Alabama and a Doctor of Dental Medicine from the University of Alabama School of Dentistry. She earned a certificate in comprehensive dentistry from the Naval Postgraduate Dental School and holds a master’s in health sciences from George Washington University. She received her commission as an ensign in 1989.

    Her personal awards and decorations include the Legion of Merit (two awards), Meritorious Service Medal (four awards), Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (three awards), Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (four awards) and various other service and unit awards

    Navy Medicine is a global health care network of 63,000 personnel that provide health care support to the U.S. Navy, Marine Corps, their families and veterans in high operational tempo environments, at expeditionary medical facilities, medical treatment facilities, hospitals, clinics, hospital ships and research units around the world.

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    Date Taken: 03.04.2020
    Date Posted: 03.04.2020 09:05
    Story ID: 364448
    Location: FALLS CHURCH, VA, US 

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