About Us

Captain Elizabeth M. Adriano 

Commander, Navy Medicine Readiness and Training Command 
Director, Naval Medical Center San Diego
Medical Corps, U. S. Navy

Capt. Elizabeth Adriano began her military career in the U.S. Air Force as a medical student at the Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences. Upon graduation from medical school in 1996, she transitioned to the U.S. Navy.

She successfully completed her internship at Naval Medical Center San Diego, and then served one year as a General Medical Officer, first at Naval Hospital Great Lakes and then at the Staff Sick Call clinic at Naval Medical Center San Diego.

She completed her residency training in Obstetrics and Gynecology in 2001; her first duty station as an attending provider was Naval Hospital Beaufort, where she served three years as the Department Head.

She was transferred to U.S. Naval Hospital Guam, where she was selected to the position of Department Head and was then elected President of the Medical Staff/Chair, Executive Committee of the Medical Staff. She served in this position for two years of her three-year tour.

She transferred to Naval Medical Center Portsmouth in 2007 and began her tour as Division Head for General Obstetrics and Gynecology. In 2008, she was promoted to Vice Chair of the Women’s Health Department and advanced to Chair in 2009. In 2012, she received orders to U.S. Naval Hospital Sigonella, Italy, and was selected to serve as Director for Surgical Services.

After a successful two-year tour in Sicily, she was assigned to Naval Hospital Jacksonville as a Staff Physician in the Obstetrics and Gynecology Department. She was asked to serve as the first Champion, High Reliability Working Group, in November 2014, and in February 2015 was competitively selected to serve as Director for Surgical Services.

In 2017, Capt. Adriano was assigned to Naval Hospital Pensacola as Executive Officer, providing care for over 150,000 beneficiaries at the hospital and 11 Naval Branch Health Clinics, across five states. In 2019, she became the inaugural Force Surgeon, Naval Information Forces, in Suffolk, Virginia.

In June 2021, Capt. Adriano was assigned as Commanding Officer of Navy Medicine Readiness and Training Command Cherry Point, where she led a keystone component in the medical readiness of Marine and Navy units assigned to the base, while ensuring beneficiaries and service member families received the highest quality health care possible.

Capt. Adriano assumed command of Navy Medicine Readiness and Training Command San Diego on June 5, 2023.

Her personal awards include two Legions of Merit, four Meritorious Service Medals, and a Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal.

Executive Officer

Captain Marcy M. Morlock

A native of Eureka, South Dakota, Captain Morlock graduated in 1998 from the University of South Dakota with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology and completed her Master of Business Administration in 2001. Following graduate school, she received a direct commission as a Lieutenant Junior Grade, in the Medical Service Corps. She reported to Officer Indoctrination School in Newport, Rhode Island and graduated in November.

Captain Morlock began her career as a healthcare administrator at Naval Hospital Lemoore, California. She quickly adapted to military life serving as the Department Head of Customer Relations and Health Benefits Advisors. Her final year at Naval Hospital Lemoore was dedicated to establishing the Clinic Manager role for primary care outpatient clinics.

In August 2004, Captain Morlock completed the Patient Administration Course at Naval Medical Education and Training Command at Bethesda, Maryland. She reported to U.S. Naval Hospital Naples, Italy in October 2004, where she served as the Department Head of Patient Administration until April 2007.

In May 2007, she reported to the Bureau of Medicine and Surgery (BUMED) in Washington, D.C. where she was assigned to Medical Operations, serving as a subject matter expert for Navy Medicine Patient Administration. In December 2007, she was selected to architect the new BUMED Medical Service Corps Fellowship recruiting and retention position.

In February 2009, she volunteered to serve as the Medical Regulating Control Officer onboard the USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) during Continuing Promise 2009 humanitarian mission to the Caribbean, Central and South American regions. While deployed, she qualified as a Surface Warfare Medical Department Officer.

Captain Morlock was selected in March 2010 to be the Navy Healthcare Administrator for the White House Medical Unit. She served as the senior healthcare administrator for a joint service unit that provided 24-hour healthcare to the President, Vice President and First Family.

In February 2013, she reported as the Officer in Charge of Branch Health Clinics at Dahlgren, Virginia, and Indian Head, Maryland. She was promoted to Director of Branch Clinics, June 2014, overseeing three outlying clinics, under Naval Health Clinic Patuxent River. She subsequently served as the Director for Administration (DFA) for 3 years at U.S. Naval Hospital Yokosuka, Japan; and 2 years at Navy Medicine Readiness and Training Command Jacksonville, Florida. In May 2021, she reported to the BUMED and served as the Deputy Executive Assistant to the Navy Surgeon General. In July 2023, she reported to Navy Medicine Readiness and Training Command San Diego, California and currently serves as the Executive Officer.

Captain Morlock's decorations include the Defense Meritorious Service Medal; Meritorious Service Medal (five awards), Navy Commendation Medal (two awards), Navy Achievement Medal, Joint Meritorious Unit Award, Navy Meritorious Unit Commendation, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Sea Service Ribbon, and Overseas Service Ribbon with one bronze star and various other service decorations. She is board certified and a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives.

Command Master Chief 

CMDCM(FMF/SW/AW) Adolfo Gonzalez, USN

Command Master Chief Adolfo Gonzalez was born in Cali Colombia and was raised in Miami, Florida. He enlisted in the U.S. Navy on 25 June 2001 and attended basic training at Recruit Training Command Great Lakes, Illinois with follow on orders to Hospital Corpsman “A” School.

Upon graduating as Class Valedictorian, he selected orders to 1st Marine Division, 29 Palms California and completed Field Medical Service School in Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. He served as Senior Line Company Corpsman for Kilo Company 3d Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment.  He deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom from 21 January 2003 to 05 October 2003, serving as a Platoon Sergeant.  He was then selected as the Regimental Commander’s Jump Team Corpsman and deployed in support of OIF-II from 14 February 2004 to 19 November 2004 with Regimental Combat Team 7. He reported to Naval Hospital Twenty-Nine Palms in March 2005 supporting Staff Education and Training, Human Resources, and served as the Assistant Plans, Operations, and Medical Intelligence Officer.  In November 2008, he reported to Fleet Surgical Team SEVEN, Okinawa Japan.  He was assigned as the Intensive Care Corpsman and Leading Petty Officer. He deployed in support of PHIBLEX, Balikatan, Cobra Gold, Talisman Saber, and disaster relief efforts for the Philippines.  He reported to Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton in January 2011 serving as the Internal Medicine Department Leading Petty Officer and then Leading Chief Petty Officer until January 2014.  He reported back to 1st Marine Division in February 2015 as the Leading Chief Petty Officer, 2d Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment.  He deployed with the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit from July 2014 to February 2015 in support of Operation Inherent Resolve.  Upon his return, he was assigned as Leading Chief Petty Officer, Education and Training, and Enlisted Fleet Marine Force Warfare Program Manager.  He was later assigned as the Senior Enlisted Leader for the 11th Marine Regiment in January 2016.  He reported to Naval Health Clinic Quantico in March 2017 and served as the Senior Enlisted Leader for the Directorate for Administration.  He was selected into the Command Senior Chief Program in February 2018 and served as the Interim Command Master Chief from March 2018 until September 2018. From February 2019 until September 2021, he served as the first Command Senior Chief for NROTC Unit, Texas A&M University, and as Associate Professor of Naval Science. From November 2021 until November 2022, he served as the Command Master Chief for Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron ONE ONE THREE (VAW-113).

Command Master Chief Gonzalez assumed the duties of Command Master Chief for Navy Medicine Readiness and Training Command San Diego in November 2022.

Command Master Chief Gonzalez is qualified as an Enlisted Fleet Marine Force Warfare Specialist – Ground Combat Element, Enlisted Surface Warfare Specialist, and Enlisted Aviation Warfare Specialist. He is a graduate of the Navy Senior Enlisted Academy, Command Master Chief / Chief of the Boat Course, United States Marine Corps First Sergeant / Master Sergeant Seminar, and Recruit Division Commander “C” School. His personal awards include the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (6 awards), Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (three awards), Combat Action Ribbon, Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal (two awards), and numerous campaign, unit, and service awards.

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