The Naval Medical Research Center (NMRC) conducts health and medical research, development, testing, evaluation and surveillance to enhance the operational readiness and performance of DoD personnel worldwide. NMRC is the Navy’s largest biomedical research facility and serves as the Echelon-4 headquarters command to ninesubordinate Navy medical research and development (NMR&D) laboratories through-out the U.S. and overseas (Indonesia,Egypt and Peru). With a staff of nearly 1,700, the NMRC research covers infectious diseases, biological warfare defense, directed energy bioeffects, combat casualty care, dental, environmental health, bone marrow transplantation, aerospace and undersea medicine, medical modeling, simulation and mission support, warfighter performance, epidemiology and behavioral science. The NMRC headquarters are located in the Inouye Bldg. on the Walter Reed Army Medical Center Forest Glen Annex in Silver Spring, Md.