2011 Navy Surgeon General Change of Command

Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Jonathan Greenert was the keynote speaker for U.S. Navy Surgeon General change of command ceremony Nov 18, 2011. he detailed many of outgoing Surgeon General, VADM Adam Robinson’s achievements. According to Greenert, Robinson will leave a lasting legacy including the development of a new comprehensive care model focused on patient and family-centered care that expertly balanced the dual mission of providing readiness for thousands of Sailors and Marines deployed to war zones while maintaining world class care at home.


Vice Adm. Matthew Nathan, the newly appointed 37th Navy Surgeon General provides an overview of his vision for the future of Navy medicine during his remarks at the Navy Surgeon General Change of Command ceremony Nov 18, 2011 where he assumed the job as the top uniformed medical professional for the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps. His remarks include a focus on warfighter support, taking care of the caregiver, readiness, harnessing information management systems and joint operations.