Friday, June 29, 2012

Navy fires 12th Commanding Officer in 2012

Captain Lisa Raimondo, Commanding Officer, Naval Health Clinic Patuxent River, Md., was fired today following an inspector general’s investigation and administrative reviews of her command.

Rear. Admiral Alton Stocks, commander of Walter Reed National Military Medical Center Bethesda, Md., and Navy Medicine National Capital Area on June 29 relieved Capt. Lisa Raimondo of command due to “a loss of confidence in the commander’s ability to command due to a significant lack of leadership and integrity that eroded good order and discipline in the command.”   No other details were provided other than the statement that the high quality of medical care at the clinic was not degraded in any way.

These actions are part of the Navy surgeon general’s continuing a crackdown on poor leadership in the medical community.  The command's Command Master Chief was also fired. 

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Captain Lambert,

I certainly have much disagreement with the actions of the Medical Community concerning leadership displayed by personnel under the Navy Surgeon General, Doctors in general do not have the foggiest idea of what military leadership is all about and each time they speak out they exhibit their total lack of knowledge of the subject. They are doctors and not military specialists and as such they should allow military specialists to assist them in their opinions on the matters of military leadership.

Very Respectfully,
Nauyman834

Anonymous said...

Being a retired HM, I concur with your feeling about MD's. That being said. The Navy does not hire them for command. They hire them for thier medical training. I always thought that MTF's would be better served with line officers as CO's, have a MSC or NC officer as XO.

When MD's and NC officers get assigned to Marine units or operational ships, that is when they see how the military hiarcy really works. I can not tell you how many times I had to as a LPO correct the uniform of MD's. One time we had a 06 surgeon walk in dressed in whites with a khaki cover on his cover. You just have to shake your head, but could he cut out a gall bladder.....

Anonymous said...

Being a retired HM, I concur with your feeling about MD's. That being said. The Navy does not hire them for command. They hire them for thier medical training. I always thought that MTF's would be better served with line officers as CO's, have a MSC or NC officer as XO.

When MD's and NC officers get assigned to Marine units or operational ships, that is when they see how the military hiarcy really works. I can not tell you how many times I had to as a LPO correct the uniform of MD's. One time we had a 06 surgeon walk in dressed in whites with a khaki cover on his cover. You just have to shake your head, but could he cut out a gall bladder.....

Robert Bjoraker said...

She is a nurse not an MD although your points about doctors have merit. There are many MDs who are solid leaders though.

Robert Bjoraker said...

She is a nurse not an MD but I hear you. Know some awfully good Navy MDand NC leaders though.

Anonymous said...

While I might share the warfighter bias, good leadership is good leadership regardless of function (line, Staff, etc...).

NC Officer said...

Nauyman834,

I'm not going to hold you to a zero defect mentality, but your way out of line on your assessment of naval leadership within the medical community. It might help to brush up on the staff corps insignia devices before giving your thoughts.

To the retired HM I find myself mentoring my Corpman on a daily basis on all related Navy matters to include fellow NC, MSC, MC and DC officers when the need arises and welcome any feedback they can offer me, I don't walk on water.

Touché Robert Bjoraker and Anon 7/5 @8:13