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About Us


Commander and Director

Captain Kevin J. Brown
Medical Corps, United States Navy
Naval Medical Center Camp Lejeune

Captain Kevin J. Brown began his military career in 1993 upon entering the Medical University of Ohio where he attended medical school as a recipient of the United States Navy Health Professions Scholarship Program.  He graduated in 1997 and transferred to Naval Hospital Jacksonville where he completed a Family Medicine internship and residency.  Upon completion of residency in 2000, he was assigned to Robert E. Bush Naval Hospital at the Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center in Twentynine Palms where he delivered full scope medical care to include inpatient and outpatient obstetric, pediatric, and adult medicine for three years.
In September 2003, he reported to the Naval Health Clinic Annapolis at the United States Naval Academy, practicing family medicine until being selected for the Aerospace Medicine residency in 2007. He reported for training at Naval Air Station Pensacola, serving as Flight Surgery Class Leader and Chief Resident for the combined Navy/Army Aerospace Medicine program. Upon graduation, Captain Brown reported to USS ENTERPRISE as the Senior Medical Officer and Carrier Strike Group TWELVE Surgeon. During his tenure onboard, he led the team to three consecutive Blue “M” and Blue “H” awards for quality healthcare and health promotion, in addition to completing two fleet training cycles with subsequent combat deployments in 2011 and 2012. Captain Brown reported to Naval Medical Center Portsmouth in August 2013 where his duties included membership on the Command Executive Board while serving as Director, Public Health Services for one year and Director, Primary Care and Branch Health Clinics for two years. He concurrently served as the interim Chief Operating Officer and Medical Director for the Tidewater Multiservice Market from 2014 to 2015. Captain Brown was assigned as Naval Air Forces Surgeon from 2016 to 2018, and completed his Executive Officer tour at Naval Hospital Jacksonville in 2020.  In support of the COVID-19 pandemic, he deployed to Texas, Louisiana, New York and Connecticut as Commanding Officer of Expeditionary Medical Facility-Mike in March 2020.  He assumed the duties of Fleet Surgeon, U.S. Fleet Forces Command in July 2020.
Captain Brown’s medical awards include: Naval Hospital Jacksonville’s Intern of the Year, 1998; Naval Hospital Jacksonville’s Resident of the Year, 2000; Naval Hospital Jacksonville’s OB/GYN Resident of the Year, 2000; Naval Hospital Jacksonville’s Resident Teacher Award, 2000. He is board certified in both Family Medicine and Preventive Medicine (Aerospace), and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Family Practice.  He holds a Master of Public Health from the Uniformed Services University and a Master of Business Administration from the Naval Postgraduate School.
Captain Brown’s individual military awards include: Legion of Merit, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (3), Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (2), Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (3). He is a designated Naval Flight Surgeon and Surface Warfare Medical Department Officer.


Executive Officer

Captain Sean P. Barbabella
Medical Corps, United States Navy
Naval Medical Center Camp Lejeune

Captain Sean P. Barbabella is a native of southwestern Pennsylvania. He earned his Bachelor of Science in biology from the University of Pittsburgh in 1992 and his Doctorate of Osteopathic Medicine from Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine in 1996. He was commissioned as an ensign in the Naval Reserve in 1992 on a Health Professions Scholarship.
After completing an Internal Medicine Internship at Naval Medical Center Portsmouth in 1997, he was assigned to Carrier Air Wing Seventeen at Naval Air Station Oceana. He served as a Flight Surgeon and completed two deployments to the Persian Gulf.
In 2001, he returned to Naval Medical Center Portsmouth and completed his Emergency Medicine Residency, serving as Chief Resident in his senior year. After residency, he served an overseas tour as an Emergency Medicine Physician (2004-2006) at U.S. Naval Hospital Okinawa, Japan where he was Director of the Japanese Internship Program for the Emergency Department.
CAPT Barbabella was assigned to Naval Medical Center Portsmouth as Assistant Residency Director for Emergency Medicine (2006-2010). In 2007, he deployed as the Officer in Charge of the Mobile Shock Trauma Platoon at Camp Taqqadum Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. In 2009, he deployed to Helmand Province, Afghanistan with 2nd Medical Battalion, 2D Marine Expeditionary Brigade as the Officer in Charge of the Mobile Trauma Bay.
From 2010 to 2012, CAPT Barbabella served as the 2D Marine Division (Forward) Surgeon in Camp Lejeune, N.C. He deployed to Camp Leatherneck, Afghanistan as the Division Surgeon (2011-2012) in support of combat operations and Afghan National Army health care development. Upon returning from Afghanistan, he was selected as the Department Head, Emergency Medicine Department at Naval Hospital Camp Lejeune (2012-2015).
In 2013, the Surgeon General of Navy selected CAPT Barbabella to be the Navy Emergency Medicine Specialty Leader, leading one of the largest communities in the Medical Corps with over 250 physicians working in 15 emergency departments in the Department of Defense. While at Naval Hospital Camp Lejeune, he was elected to Chair the Executive Committee of the Medical Staff and President of the Medical Staff. During this tour, he was selected to serve on the Department of Defense Committee of Tactical Combat Casualty Care.
CAPT Barbabella was hand selected by the Medical Officer of the Marine Corps in 2015 to be the II Marine Expeditionary Force Surgeon where he led more than 1,500 Health Services personnel and 15 clinics maximizing health care for 43,000 Sailors and Marines. In 2018, he was selected to serve overseas as the first U.S. Marine Forces Europe and Africa Force Surgeon in Stuttgart, Germany. He was the senior medical representative for the Marine Corps to both the  U.S. European Command and U.S. Africa Command. In July 2021, he reported to Naval Medical Center Camp Lejeune as the Executive Officer.
CAPT Barbabella is qualified as a Naval Flight Surgeon, Fleet Marine Force Medical Officer, and Surface Warfare Medical Department Officer. His personal awards and decorations include the Legion of Merit (three awards), Purple Heart, Meritorious Service Medal (two awards), Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal with Combat “V”, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (four awards), Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (two awards), Combat Action Ribbon, multiple campaign and unit awards. CAPT Barbabella maintains board certification with the American Board of Emergency Medicine and is a fellow of the American Academy of Emergency Medicine.

Command Master Chief

CMDCM Morais M. McDermott
United States Navy
Naval Medical Center Camp Lejeune

Master Chief Petty Officer Morais M. McDermott was born in Lysson, ST. Thomas Jamaica WI, and was raised in Jamaica, NY. He enlisted in the United States Navy September 1996 and attended Recruit Training and Seaman ATD School in Great lakes, IL. Master Chief McDermott’s first fleet assignment was in Charleston, SC onboard USS SANTA BARBARA (AE28) where he served as a Deck Seaman. He was promoted to Third Class Petty Officer September 1998 and assigned as part of the decommissioning crew for USS SANTA BARBARA in October 1998.

In December 1998, he was assigned to USS GEORGE WASHINGTON (CVN73) in Norfolk, VA and deployed to the Mediterranean and Arabian Gulf as work center supervisor. In March 2000, he was promoted to Second Class Petty Officer. In September 2001, he reported to Navy Recruiting District New York and in April of 2002, he assumed the duties as Recruiter-In–Charge for Navy Recruiting Station.

In October 2004, Master Chief McDermott reported to USS KLAKRING (FFG42) as Deck Leading Petty Officer where he was promoted to First Class Petty Officer September 2005. He deployed in support of Joint Warrior and Counter Narcotic Interdiction Operation. In January 2008, he reported to Navy Recruiting District Atlanta where he was assigned to Navy Recruiting Station Lawrenceville and served as Recruiter-In-Charge, and was promoted to Chief Petty Officer in September of 2008. He was then assigned Zone Supervisor for all recruiting efforts for northern Georgia.

In February 2010, he reported to USS OSCAR AUSTIN (DDG 79) as Chief Boatswain’s Mate and served as Operations Department Leading Chief Petty Officer and was promoted to Senior Chief in June 2012. He served 46 months onboard and selected for the Command Senior Chief Program in 2013.

In March 2015, He reported to FACSFAC VACAPES where he served as the Senior Enlisted Advisor and was promoted to Master Chief. He served as the CMC for USS RAMAGE from January 2017 to June 2020. During his tour on RAMAGE he earned the Battle “E” award and the 2018 and 2019 Retention Excellence Award. He currently serves as the Command Master Chief for NMRTC CAMP LEJEUNE.

Master Chief Petty Officer McDermott is a graduate of the CMC/COB Course and the Senior Enlisted Academy (class 185). He holds a Bachelor's of Science Degree in Business and Management. His personal decorations include the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (Three Awards), Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (Seven Awards) and a host of other decorations.

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