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Rear Admiral Rebecca McCormick-Boyle, Nurse Corps, U.S. Navy, spoke to students and faculty about Navy Medicine's humanitarian assistance/ disaster response missions; research and development; battlefield medicine; and Navy Medicine's role in the Maritime Strategy.
The Admiral is currently the chief of staff for the U.S. Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery, headquarters of Navy and Marine Corps medicine. She is also a native of Griffins Mills, NY, and a former alum of University at Buffalo’s School of Nursing. Following her graduation from UB, she was commissioned an ensign in 1981 and reported to Naval Hospital, Orlando, FL, for her first military assignment where she gained first-hand experience in surgical and critical care nursing.
Throughout her extensive career, McCormick-Boyle has held many positions for Navy Medicine around the world. From Bethesda, MD to Okinawa, Japan, McCormick-Boyle has served in many positions such as a coronary care staff nurse, Fleet hospital senior nurse, and executive officer of Naval Health Clinic Great Lakes, to name a few.
In 1992 McCormick-Boyle was recognized as the Military Nurse of the Year.
She led early efforts to establish Navy Medicine’s primary care model, Medical Home Port, and has played a pivotal role in coordinating humanitarian assistance/disaster relief and contingency support activities on a global scale.
Her decorations include the Legion of Merit, Meritorious Service Medal (four awards), the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (two awards), and the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal. A certified health care executive, she is an American College of Health Care Executives fellow, and received the 2011 Navy Regent’s Senior Health Care Executive Award.
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