Naval Medical Research Center (NMRC) Commanding Officer, Capt. Jacqueline D. Rychnovsky, recently pinned Capt. Marshall Monteville with the pin worn by all commanding officers as he offically took charge of Naval Medical Research Center-Asia (NMRC-A), November.
A small ceremony was held at NMRC with current and former collegues of Monteville attending. For more than a year, Monteville served as the acting commanding officer for NMRC-A, shortly after assuming the role as the executive officer.
His outstanding take-charge-attitude and initiative earned him the acting position and his diligence in bringing NMRC-A to the forefront earned him the title of Commanding Officer.
NMRC-A is a cooperative research initiative being established in Singapore by the Naval Medical Research Center to work closely with distinguished Singaporean researchers with a focus on infectious disease research of mutual interest. It will replace the U.S. Naval Medical Research Unit-2 (NAMRU-2) Pacific efforts currently in Singapore.
Building upon a legacy of nearly 70 years of research in the region, Navy Medicine’s global research and development (R&D) efforts are focused on identification of infectious disease threats of military and public health importance, and development and evaluation of interventions and products to mitigate those threats.
Article courtesy of by Mikelle D. Smith, Naval Medical Research Center Public Affairs, adapted.