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Captain Donna Bradley

Executive Officer

A native of Saline, Michigan, Capt. Bradley graduated from Northwestern Michigan College in 1987 as a Licensed Practical Nurse. In 1991, she graduated from Kirtland Community College with an Associate Degree in Nursing, and received her commission through the Technical Nurse Warrant Officer Program.  She graduated from the University of Connecticut with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree in 1997 and a Master of Science degree as a Perioperative Clinical Nurse Specialist in 1999.

Following Officer Indoctrination School in Newport, Rhode Island, Capt. Bradley reported to the Naval Hospital San Diego, California. During her tour she was assigned as a staff nurse on the Mother Infant and the Same Day Surgery Units. Capt. Bradley was selected for Full Time Out Service Training and reported in March 1995, to the University of Connecticut in Storrs, Connecticut.

Capt. Bradley reported to Naval Hospital Groton, Connecticut in 1997 as a staff nurse on the Medical Surgical Nursing Unit and served as the Command Managed Equal Opportunity Officer. In 1999, she attended the Perioperative Nurse Training Program in Jacksonville, Florida and upon her return served as Division Officer, Main Operating Room.  Capt. Bradley was awarded the Senior Leadership Award in 1998.

In 2001, Capt. Bradley reported to Naval Hospital Rota, Spain as a staff operating room nurse and served with the Department of Defense Space Shuttle Medical Support Operations Team. She assumed the Perioperative Services Department Head role and served as the Command Managed Equal Opportunity Officer. Capt. Bradley deployed to Er-Rachidia, Morocco in support of Operation MEDFLAG in 2003. Capt. Bradley was awarded the Clinical Nurse Excellence Award in 2002.

In 2004, Capt. Bradley was assigned as Medical Programs Officer Recruiter, Navy Recruiting District Michigan and served as the command Casualty Calls Assistance Officer. Capt. Bradley was selected as Navy Recruiting District Michigan’s 2005 Officer Recruiter of the Year and Diversity Officer Recruiter of the Year and in 2006 was selected as Officer Recruiter of the Year.

Capt. Bradley reported to Naval Hospital Jacksonville, Florida in 2007 and served as Main Operating Room, Post Anesthesia Care Unit and Sterile Processing Department Head. In 2010, she deployed as the Division Officer for the Joint Medical Group in support of the Joint Task Force, Guantanamo Bay Cuba. 

In 2010, Capt. Bradley reported to U.S. Naval Hospital Yokosuka, Japan where she served as Department Head, Perioperative Services. In 2011, she was competitively selected as the Director Branch Health Clinics where she led 390 personnel at seven geographically dispersed and remote Branch Health Clinics. Capt. Bradley served as a member of the BUMED Clinical Nurse Specialist Force Strategic Goal Committee.

Capt. Bradley reported to the Office of the Naval Inspector General in March 2013 and served as an Assistant Inspector General for Medical Programs.

In July 2016, Capt. Bradley reported as the Executive Officer for Naval Hospital Beaufort and Naval Support Facility Beaufort and served as the Commanding Officer, Expeditionary Medical Facility Golf.

Prior to assuming the Naval Support Activity Bethesda Executive Officer role in December 2019, Capt. Bradley served as Special Assistant and Region Sexual Assault and Prevention Officer for Naval District Washington.

Captain Bradley’s awards include three Meritorious Service Medals, a Joint Service Commendation Medal, four Navy Commendation Medals, two Navy Achievement Medals, the Navy Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal and various awards and service ribbons. 

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