Rear Adm. David Lane, former U.S. Marine Corps medical officer and director of health services, has been appointed as the director for the Defense Health Agency‘s national capital region medical directorate.
NCR MD works to exercise authority, direction and control over the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Fort Belvoir Community Hospital, Joint Pathology Center and their subordinate clinics.
Lane currently serves as the director of the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, the Defense Department said Tuesday.
Lane enlisted with the U.S. Navy in 1975 and has since remained on active duty and served on the medical staff at clinics including Naval Hospital Camp Lejeune, Naval Hospital Bremerton, Naval Health Clinic Groton, Naval Medical Center San Diego, Naval Health Clinic Newport and the U.S. Naval Hospitals in Rota, Spain, and Okinawa, Japan.
He has been deployed to the field as a surgeon or medical adviser for the Marines and has participated in disaster relief missions in Japan, Bangladesh, Pakistan, the Indian Ocean, Indonesia and the Philippines.
He also joined the Order of Military Medical Merit, is a fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians and is certified by the American Board of Family Medicine.
The four-decade veteran received numerous awards during his stint with the military including the Legion of Merit, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, Henry Christian Award and several other personal awards.