Captain Mary Seymour is from the mid-west and earned her Bachelor of Science Degree from Ball State University in 1990. She joined the Navy in 1991 as a Medical Service Corps Officer.
During her first assignment as an Ensign at Naval Hospital, Corpus Christi, Texas, Captain Seymour held several positions to include Administrative Assistant for Medical and Surgical Services; Efficiency Review Officer; and Assistant and Head of Patient Administration. In May 1994, she transferred to Navy Recruiting District, Indianapolis, Indiana where she served as an Officer Recruiter and Officer-in-Charge of all officer recruiting programs—line and staff recruitment and scholarship programs.
Captain Seymour attended the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California from June 1997 to December 1998 where she earned a Master of Science in Management degree specializing in Financial Management. Following graduation, she attended Navy Medicine’s Financial and Materials Management Training Course and then reported to Naval Medical Clinic, Annapolis, Maryland. In addition to being the Comptroller at Annapolis, Captain Seymour had the opportunity to serve as the Department Head for Materials Management and Management Information.
In July 2002, she joined the staff at the Navy Personnel Command in Millington, Tennessee as the Technical Advisor for all staff corps promotion boards. During her tour, she was selected to fill the position of Branch Head for all officer selection boards. In June 2005, Captain Seymour reported as the Director, Resources Management, U.S. Naval Hospital, Rota, Spain. She served at the Bureau of Medicine and Surgery from July 2008 until September 2009, as the Headquarters Director for Resources. She then reported to the Naval Medical Logistics Command where she served as the Executive Officer until her transfer in July 2012 to the National War College, Washington, D.C. She graduated from the National War College in June 2013 with a Master of Science Degree in National Security Strategy. Additionally, she served as the Navy Medical Service Corps Financial Management Specialty Leader from December 2009 until September 2014.
In September 2013, Captain Seymour assumed command of the Naval Medical Logistics Command. In this position, she also served as the Navy Medicine Logistics Chief and was dual-hatted as the Bureau of Medicine and Surgery’s M46, Logistics Execution.
Captain Seymour reported to the Bureau of Medicine and Surgery in October 2017 as the Director of Medical Logistics, M42, while retaining responsibilities and oversight for the Expeditionary Medical Logistics program and continuing to fulfill the role as Navy Medicine’s Logistics Chief. Immediately prior to assuming the role of NSAB commanding officer, Captain Seymour provided onsite support to the Navy and Marine Corps Wounded Warrior and Limited Duty communities at the Navy Medicine Element Bethesda, Maryland.
Captain Seymour’s personal awards include: Legion of Merit, Navy Meritorious Service Medal (4 awards), Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (4 awards), Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (3 Awards), and Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal. She is also a recipient of the Admiral Stanley R. Arthur Award for Logistics Excellence—2011 Joint Logistics Team of the Year.