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NEWS | July 27, 2023

Commander of Naval Medical Forces Support Command visits NAMRU San Antonio

By Burrell Parmer Naval Medical Research Unit San Antonio Public Affairs

Capt. William Brafford, commander, Naval Medical Forces Support Command, joined by Command Master Chief Veronica Brittenum, visited and toured facilities of Naval Medical Research Unit San Antonio at the Battlefield Health and Trauma Research Institute and Tri-Service Research Laboratory at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston July 25.

In April 2023, Brafford was appointed as the 40th Chief of the Navy Dental Corps and assumed duties as NMFSC commander on May 25, 2023.

NAMRU San Antonio’s mission is to conduct gap-driven combat casualty care, craniofacial, and directed energy research to improve the survival, operational readiness, and safety of Department of Defense personnel engaged in routine and expeditionary operations.

It is one of the leading research and development laboratories for the U.S. Navy under the DOD and is one of eight subordinate research commands in the global network of laboratories operating under the Naval Medical Research Command in Silver Spring, Maryland.